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Why Having an Exercise Support Group Matters

Over two years ago, I sat in the goodbye circle at Diabetes Training Camp and nervously awaited my turn to speak. Our instructions in the circle were to share what we learned at camp and what things we were going to take away from camp to implement in our lives back home. As I sat […]

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The Best Homemade Energy Bars

Energy bars, granola bars and power bars are everywhere these days. From your local grocery store to your local gas station, these are positioned as a healthy grab-and-go snack. They can be great additions to a healthy eating plan. However, the cost and sometimes additional artificial ingredients and preservatives are a downside to store-bought bars. […]

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Banana-Date-Cacao-Pow! Smoothie

Nothing packs a nutritional punch like the combination of organic vegan protein powder with the high potassium duo of bananas and dates. Add raw cacao and you’ve got the party of my favorite post-workout smoothie: the Banana-Date-Cacao-Pow! After getting so many questions about protein supplementation over the years, I’ve taken it upon myself to research […]

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Best Summer Quinoa Tabouli

Once the warm weather hits, I turn to cool, refreshing salads for lunch almost daily.  Since I’m training for a few summer triathlons, I love the amazing nutritional punch that this quinoa tabouli packs.  Nowhere else can I find this much vegetarian protein and fiber in one delicious sitting.  I find myself craving it, and […]

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Steel Cut Oats

Our best friends visited us from Chicago last weekend. Since we have young children and a party of 9 all together, going to restaurants is not usually on the agenda when we get together. We all enjoy cooking, eating, celebrating and enjoying each other’s company so much…why would we ever go out? We couldn’t decide […]

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Edamame Fried Rice

Fried rice does not have to be unhealthy or difficult. This recipe is super easy and ready in minutes. I adapted it from a Rachel Ray recipe, using the frozen edamame I had on hand instead of the traditional frozen peas. My family loves this recipe and it is ready faster than you can say […]

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