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Light As A Feather Pasta Sauce

This quick and easy pasta with light sauce will leave you full but not bloated like the heavier versions might do.  It can be transformed into a side dish, main dish, gluten-free, vegetarian, or full of your favorite beef, fish, or shrimp.  We prepared it as a vegetarian main dish and the kids LOVED it! READ MORE

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Blueberry Protein Pancakes (Freezable)

My kids go WILD for these protein packed pancakes!  Move over boring cereal!  There is a new quick and easy breakfast for those busy rushed mornings… Ingredients: 1 cup of rolled oats (I prefer the gluten-free kind) 6 egg whites (3/4 cup) 1 cup of cottage cheese 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon READ MORE

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Quick & Easy Hummus Recipe

Hummus is one of the easiest dips to make from scratch. This way you know exactly what is in your food and control how much spice you would like to add. Here it is, quick and simple… Ingredients: 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium garlic clove, peeled READ MORE

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Coconut Energy Balls

  Made this yummy snack for a health workshop I taught this weekend and they were a HUGE favorite for everyone! These power bites are even made with Wild Orange essential oil and will help keep your body full of energy during your busy day!  The great thing about this snack- is you can make READ MORE

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DIY Citrus Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs can be expensive, but are great for exfoliation of dead skin cells.  Throughout the summer and winter months, our dry skin needs lots of self-care. This scrub will leave your skin looking smooth and improved. Here is an affordable way to make your own luxurious sugar scrub. Ingredients: 3/4 cup raw brown sugar (you READ MORE

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When Life Gives You Lemons… Drink Warm Lemon Water!

Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning has surprisingly helped my overall health more than any other singular action I’ve taken to achieve wellness.  It’s not surprising, since lemons are a good source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. But why drink it warm and first thing READ MORE

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Black Bean Peppermint Brownies

Black bean brownies are a delicious and unique twist to a traditional chocolate brownie and they are gluten-free!  Don’t be scared of the black beans–they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of fiber & protein. You can also boost the flavor of your brownie with essential oils such READ MORE

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