Active, diets, food, nutrition, wellness

7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Most people try to lose weight at some point in their life...and unfortunately, diet culture promotes quick fixes that do not last a lifetime. If you've ever restricted, yo-yo dieted, over-exercised, or participated in a fad diet--this blog is for YOU! Here are the 7 reasons you're NOT losing weight. You're not setting specific goals.… Continue reading 7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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“Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

Cheese is one of my favorite things (next to chocolate), and I probably eat some form of cheese most days of the week...cheddar, feta, mozzarella, bleu...I love them all! One thing my husband and I love to do is order queso at a Mexican restaurant...I have no self control! We don't do this very often,… Continue reading “Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

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CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Okay, so I joined the chickpea craze... Actually, I've been on the chickpea craze for a while now...chickpea pasta, chickpea pizza crust, roasted chickpeas, chickpea curry...lot's of savory chickpea dishes! I have seen many people make "chickpea blondies"--a healthified, fiber filled dessert...so I decided to make my own version of chickpea blondies + dark cocoa… Continue reading CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

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ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

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Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.Ā  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo

Baking, Breakfast, food, nutrition, recipes

Bunny Pancakes

It wouldn't be a holiday if I didn't post a bunch of festive favorites šŸ™‚ Today I am sharing my PERFECTED pancake recipe--they're fluffy, golden, cook perfectly, and don't crumble when trying to flip! The best part? These pancakes taste like regular pancakes BUT are filled with fiber and protein! Score. Simply make the pancakes… Continue reading Bunny Pancakes

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HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

Easter is just a few days away, and if you're looking for a more nutritious dessert to take to the family Egg Hunt, I've got ya covered! One of my favorite Easter candies is Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs...why are they better than regular Reese's? I have no idea...they just are! And I am thrilled that… Continue reading HEALTHIFIED Reese’s PB Eggs

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Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

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HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Say what? Who would put tahini in a dessert?" IĀ  thought the same thing when I first saw a recipe using it...tahini is usually used as a creamy binder in hummus and salad dressings... However, I formed my own chocolate chip cookie recipe using it and I'm never going back! 100% husband approved, too!  … Continue reading HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Homemade Granola Bars

Another one of my go-to mid day snacks! Perfect for a pre-workout snack or dessert. This recipe is a variation of my chocolate chip peanut butter energy bitesĀ Ā , and they areĀ  even easier to make. Essentially using the same ingredients with different ratios, this recipe does not require any ball-forming but just a simple mixture… Continue reading Homemade Granola Bars