August 12, 2015

Save Time in the Kitchen, Part 1

Who wouldn’t want to get more done in less time?

Like most of my clients, I lead a busy life. I bet you do too. Some overworked and busy people don’t prioritize healthful meals because they think they don’t have time. Fortunately, you don’t need tons of time to make improvements to your diet. Here are several timesaving, health-boosting ideas I share with my clients.

Time Saving Meal Prep Tips, Part One


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August 11, 2015

Beat the Heat with Guilt-Free Treats

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Seems like it took forever, but we are finally in the dog days of summer. As hot as it’s been, I know it won’t last and pretty soon I’ll be missing it terribly. So, I try to spend time outside as often as I can, whether I’m walking my dog, “unplugging” and doing some work on my porch, or enjoying dinner on the deck with my family.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy this short-lived summertime heat is by eating or drinking something cool and refreshing. But I know how easy it is to let those extra calories sneak up on you if you’re not careful. That’s why I choose treats I can enjoy while still keeping my calories in check.

Since I find myself thirsty more often or having a taste for something cold and creamy, I make sure to have my go-to options on hand when the weather heats up. But I’ve also been trying some new recipes and want to share some of my favorites with you.


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August 7, 2015

Confession: I Let My Kids Drink Diet Soda

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Approaching almost 40, you would think I wouldn’t be concerned about writing this post. Having had multiple conversations with my almost nine year old daughter that go something like this, “You just can’t worry about what other people think,” and “If they don’t like you for who you are, then you don’t want to be their friend anyway,” you would think I would be self-confident and assured.

Having survived middle school, gone to college and graduate school you would think I would feel secure and poised about what I am about to write.

But the truth is, I feel I am about to be skewered.  Let’s face it, if you have to go into hiding or quit your job over a Facebook post or tweet, it’s clear that people have opinions and are passionate about them.

So cue the firing squad…. Ready the guillotine…. Here’s my confession:


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August 6, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Cranberry Lime Margarita Punch

Summer days are slipping away, and Fall will be here before we know it. But before the summer ends, you need to try this Cranberry Lime Margarita Punch recipe. Easy to make, this tangy and refreshing punch is the perfect companion for your end of summer festivities that the whole family will enjoy.

Skinny Recipe: Cranberry Lime Margarita Punch
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