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  1. A Nutritionist’s Top 10 Staple Foods

    Last month, a friend and fellow-blogger, Margaret (http://www.smarthomeeconomics.com), asked me to share some of my favorite foods to keep on hand at all times. Being the creature of habit that I am, it wasn’t hard for me to rattle off my go-tos. With these staples, you can whip up easy meals and snacks that will fill you up without filling you out. My top 10 food staples are… Mixed Nuts…. Read More

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  2. Why You Should Eat Rice & Beans Every Week

    Rice and beans is one of my all time favorite dishes. It’s easy to whip up, incredibly tasty, satisfying, and so cheap! Plus, it’s a meatless, plant-based protein with some great health benefits. An all around winning meal that deserves a place at every dinner table. Beans are a decent source of protein and amazing source of fiber. We know now that protein is what keeps us satiated, so we’re… Read More

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  3. 8 Workday Lunch Ideas to Fit Any Busy Schedule

    When your job is #1, your body doesn’t have to be #2. Here are 8 healthy lunch ideas to help satiate you and steady your blood sugar so you stay focused, fresh and fit.   Hearty Homemade Salad. Grab your leftover roasted veggies (think: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, fennel, etc.), add to a bed of greens, and top with protein of choice—ideally whatever you have leftover from the night… Read More

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  4. Tip #20 | You do you | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Be on your own mission. FYI, nobody has it “all together.” Forget what everyone else is eating, wearing, spinning or tucking. Focus on you and what makes you feel good and strong. That’s a wrap on my 20 days, 20 ways to get in shape for spring! Remember, tomorrow is a new day. Take the first step. ‪#‎springiton‬ ‪#‎youdoyou‬ ‪#‎fitness‬

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  5. Tip #19 | Eat pizza | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s your everyday routine that matters. So yes, you can enjoy pizza (especially when Roberta’s decides to open a pop-up-shop 3 blocks away. Please don’t ever leave!) If it’s a weekly routine, order a salad too and split half your typical helping or take it home for lunch tomorrow. The point is, some foods taste too good to live without. Don’t… Read More

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  6. Tip #18 | Share Your Plans | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Secretly start a new fitness routine? Trying to cut back on your boozing? Find a buddy. Phone a friend. Tell someone what you’re up to. It’ll keep you accountable and make you less likely to skip out on your plan. Your friend will likely have a mission of their own to share so you can celebrate (and commiserate!) together. ‪#‎springiton‬ ‪#‎share‬ ‪#‎goals‬ ‪#‎youusedtocallmeonmycellphone‬

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  7. Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)

    I’m pretty sure if I entered these into a baking contest they would win. I’m not much of a baker—savory’s more my jam. And with all the sugar my kids are bombarded with on a daily basis, I’m usually looking for ways to slash anything sweet (yay, Mom). These muffins have just the right hint of sweetness from maple syrup and a dash of brown sugar. So if you’re looking… Read More

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  8. Tip #17 | Get good sleep | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    It’s pretty hard to leap into action when you’re not well rested. Not to mention your metabolism shifts to sloth mode, making it virtually impossible to burn fat. A lack of sleep dulls your brain’s decision-making ability, and, well, you know how this story goes… Aim for 7-9 hours per night. Keep your room cool and dark, have a bedtime routine that includes no phone or computer before bed (literally… Read More

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  9. Tip #16 | Focus on flavor | 20 days, 20 ways to get in shape for spring

    It’s a lot harder to “eat good” if it tastes bad. Can’t stand raw veggies? Roast and season them instead. If you can only stomach your broccoli with a dollop of butter, go for it. Find what you do like, and experiment with ways to amp the flavor. Try my Chocolate Cherry Spinach Smoothie for inspiration. It’s so decadent, you’d never suspect the greens. Just mix 1 cup frozen cherries,… Read More

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  10. Tip #15 | Take the first step | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    You don’t have to be eating chia pudding, drinking green juice and working out with a trainer every day to be on your way to health. Like a friend of mine once said, “better is better.” Approach every day as Day one. Don’t dwell on the past and don’t make a mountain out of your goals. Just begin. Pick one thing right now that you’ll be better at tomorrow. Tomorrow,… Read More

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