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[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]

So much better than store bought! There is no oil… this is a healthier choice than the brands in the grocery stores.
2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained.
1/4 c Kalmata olives, chopped
2 to 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
vegetable broth
1 Tbs tahini, optional
1 to 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, optional
Place beans, olives and garlic in a food processor and process for about 2 minutes, scraping sides as necessary. Add tahini if you want, and enough vegetable broth to make hummus smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.
Serve with baked …

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[10 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome ~ Avoid it or make the change to improve your health!

Metabolic Syndrome: (also known as syndrome X or the dysmetabolic syndrome) – is a diagnosis that has been around since the 1980′s to describe a combination of health risks. It includes, but not limited to, obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, high cholesterol and an increased risk for the formation of blood clots.
The definition and criteria actually depends on which source that you are looking at. The 2001 National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III), uses any …

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[28 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Low Fat Shrimp Scampi
with Spinach and Tomatoes
This is a great lower fat recipe for shrimp scampi, and I love the fact the the vegetables are already mixed in. It is easy to prepare and my family loved it! It is still a little high in fat, and you could omit the butter (I didn’t miss it), but it’s a nice treat and is very tasty! Remember to weigh and measure everything to be certain you are not over eating!
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, finely …

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[6 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Flax Seed, Fun Facts

Flax Seed, Fun Facts
What is Flaxseed? Derived from the flax plant, an annual herb believed to have originated in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed for nutritional and medicinal purposes. They also used the fiber contained in the flax plant to make clothes, fishnets, and other products. Throughout history, flaxseed has been primarily used as a laxative. It is high in fiber and a gummy material called mucilage. These substances expand when they come in contact with water, so they add bulk to stool and help it move more quickly …

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[31 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Chocolate Shakeology Brownies

Chocolate Shakeology Brownies
Tastes great, eliminates cravings and tastes good! Imagine that?
These tasty treats are a no-bake option and are a cross between a brownie and a chocolate bon bon… awesome!
1 cup Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup instant Quaker oatmeal (I used regular, which also works)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Peanut butter or Almond butter (creamy)
~ 1/4 cup crushed almonds
Mix together the first 4 ingredients into a soft dough. Roll into 30 balls and roll in crushed almonds (or other nut). Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy!
Each ball has 80 calories
Just another way to …

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[29 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

Moving on…. and now? Insanity! Well, not literally, although sometimes I feel as though that describes my life in a nut shell!
Well, I feel as though I completely lost this past week. I was in GA visiting the medical college with my daughter from Saturday through Tuesday, worked out only twice and definitely splurged on some good old fashioned “southern” food (nothing fried, but still off my track of eating 100% healthy). I drove back the day that the earthquake hit (epicenter 7 miles from my home)… no damage thank …

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[13 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

I am always looking for ways to improve my diet and eat healthy. I am lucky, because I love fruits and vegetable. I like meat, but don’t need “plate sized steaks” to be happy. I actually prefer chicken and fish. But… one thing that I have learned, is that is it not always easy to get enough healthy vegetables during the day.
Fortunately, I have discovered a way to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. I have added Shakeology to my daily nutrition plan and have been absolutely amazed at …

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[12 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

I just threw this together for lunch and was amazed at how yummy it tasted! Just thought I would share:
Healthy omelet
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
2 pieces of cooked Turkey bacon
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
4 or 5 chopped grape tomatoes
4 egg whites
1 Tbsp shredded fresh asiago cheese
Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onion, mushrooms and bacon… cook til tender. Add tomatoes and spinach… saute til spinach is wilted. Push mixture to the side of pan, add eggs and cook til almost set. Stir all together …

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[5 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]
Benefits of Being Fit and Healthy

It goes without saying that exercise and healthy eating makes you feel better. Most people (if they stick to meeting their goals) notice that they have more energy, are less tired (and sleep better) and are therefore able to better tackle life’s daily challenges. When I first started my journey to better health I was tired, felt old, and was not happy inside or out with my appearance or attitude. I hear almost daily (from patients, family and friends – older and younger than me) that their aches, pains, lack of …

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[2 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

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