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Morning Routine Activities to Jumpstart Your Day

Morning Routine Activities to Jumpstart Your Day

It only took me 49 years to figure this out. Having a morning routine is KEY to having a day that is productive, stress-free and focused on healthy habits. Do you have a morning routine? Like, one or more things that you do every morning no matter what?  I bet you do, but you don’t […]

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Three tips for increasing your energy

Three Easy Tips for Increasing Your Energy

Do you drag yourself through the day, looking forward to that moment when you can collapse on the couch and grab a nap, or better yet, go to sleep for 12 hours?  Being tired is a common ailment in today’s modern society.  There can be many things that can cause us to feel groggy, especially […]

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Recipe: CBP Golden Milk

February is American Heart Month, so to celebrate, I’ve whipped up delicious golden milk that is full of heart-healthy benefits. While it might seem that golden milk is a modern day fad, it’s been part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Why am I a celebrating heart month with this orange colored drink? Well, the ingredients […]

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Recipe: CBP Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Do you ever have a craving for an old-fashioned favorite and wish there was a gluten-free version?  A few years back my husband asked for a carrot cake for his birthday. I was gluten-free at the time, so I definitely wanted to make a cake that I could enjoy too on his special day.  As […]

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Should You Be Gluten-Free?

Lately, all the buzz these days seems to be about gluten and the big question: should I be gluten-free? Today I’ll review what all the fuss is about, beginning with what gluten is, and whether or not you should consider removing it from your diet (my answer might surprise you). What is Gluten? In a […]

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Recipe: Maple Nut Granola

One of my weaknesses is good granola. It’s a crunch thing. Yes, I’m a crunchy girl, but only because I love crunchy food.  I used to buy granola, trying to find the healthiest version. I was able to find some that we like, but it was a bit pricey. With my husband eating it too, we […]

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Thanksgiving Nutrition 101 – 4 Food Facts and More

It’s that time of the year when we gather with our family and friends and eat until we can’t move. At least, that used to be the case with me. Now, I’m more mindful of how I eat and that includes all holidays. There is always the day after Thanksgiving to eat more, right? Here […]

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Recipe: Herb Yogurt Dip

We like eating raw vegetables around our house. My husband has his favorite bottled dressing that is relatively healthy, but not my favorite (jalapeno flavor). I headed to the kitchen to finally create a crudites dip that I could eat knowing that it was healthy and tastes great. I used organic Greek yogurt in this recipe; […]

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6 Food and Beverages to Keep You Cool

Right now it is HOT, and the inside of my house is hotter than outside.  I hate when that happens.  Luckily, the ocean breeze is starting to kick up and soon we should feel some relief.  I wanted to share a few suggestions on what to eat and drink when it is too hot to […]

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Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Recipe: Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace, but it’s a start.”  ~ Anthony Bourdain   Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil½ medium onion, diced small2 large cloves of minced garlic1 cup ketchup (homemade or your favorite bottled)1/3 cup coconut sugar1/3 cup dark molasses¼ cup minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce1 […]

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