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Holiday Pumpkin Cake

This recipe was given to me from a friend, and I’ve taken a few liberties with it. It is actually called “Thanksgiving Cake” and rightly so, it is made with pumpkin. That said, I think it is a great dessert…...

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Quinoa

Now that it is fall, a whole host of new ingredients and flavors are available.  Quinoa is a wonderful substitute for rice, containing a greater amount of protein and a tasty nutty flavor. I keep testing out different ways to…...

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Pineapple Smoothie

I’ve completely fallen head over heels for my newest breakfast smoothie. It isn’t very complicated, but the way the flavors combine is absolutely delectable. I call it “heaven in a glass.” Pineapple is loaded with Vitamin C and Bromelain –…...

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Hummus and Avocado Sandwich

Eating small snacks between meals can be a healthy way to keep your metabolism revved and hunger pains at bay. I have completely fallen in love with this sandwich as my afternoon snack. It is extremely healthy and delicious. It…...

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Jicama Salad

This jicama salad recipe is refreshing, light and tasty…great for summer as a salad, appetizer or side-dish. Jicama is especially beneficial due to its high vitamin C and fiber content. It is instrumental in strengthening the structure of our capillaries,…...

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Mango Salsa

If you’re tired of the good ol’ tomato based salsa, try this fresh and tasty mango salsa recipe. It is absolutely delicious and because of the mangos, provides wonderful health benefits too! It improves digestions, lowers cholesterol, is high in…...

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Fresh made guacamole is absolutely delicious. The best part: it’s really easy to make! Avocados are super-healthy due to their high content of healthy monounsaturated fats, promoting heart health. Avocados are also known for their ability to lower cholesterol, to…...

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Chocolate Pear Smoothie

If you love chocolate, this protein smoothie will have you swooning. Besides being high in fiber and protein, you’ll get a healthy dose of antioxidants as a result of the unsweetened cocoa....

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Chicken and Sundried Tomatoes

This is an absolutely delicious chicken salad recipe, that is low-fat and tasty. The sundried tomatoes and pistachios give the chicken an amazing flavor that you’ll swoon over, while the spinach provides some essential vitamins and minerals. This chicken salad…...

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I love this shake and like to refer to it as the “Lean Green Machine.”  Because of the Kale, the shake is extremely high in both Vitamin A and Vitamin C.  To round out the protein, I’ll often will have…...

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