Almond Joy Bars Ingredients For the crust 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon tapioca flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup melted ghee or coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup pinch of salt For the coconut layer 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For the chocolate layer 2 cups mini ch ...[Read More]
Ever been on vacation felt all of your eating rules flying right out the window? It’s that moment when you’re not in your natural habitat, and suddenly you feel like you have a license to eat everything in sight. Only when you do get home, you feel sluggish, exhausted, and guilty instead of refreshed, rested, and revived. Hardly the point of a vacation, is it?
My name is Monica and I am a mother of three. Having three children certainly keeps me active but I was finding that my weight was gradually increasing and I found my self-esteem deteriorate as a result. That is when I decided to join Karen’s fall fitness challenge on Facebook. I thought to myself “what do I have to lose!” Not knowing what to expect, I was quickly taken back and overwhelmed by the ...[Read More]
This is such a delicious salad. I know, you are looking at that ingredients thinking…what?! Trust me on this one! Raw sweet potatoes never tasted so good! This salad recipe comes from my Culinary Nutrition Coach Meghan Telpner’s cookbook The Undiet Cookbook. You will find delicious and easy to follow recipes, and loads of useful nutritional information in her cookbook. Give it a try a ...[Read More]
You have probably heard the term “cortisol” before. It’s usually used in reference to stress and body fat. But what is cortisol?
When you hear the word “meditation,” what images come to mind? Sitting cross-legged on a pillow, eyes closed, possibly chanting? A religious group engaged in deep and mindful concentration?
For over 20 years I have worked closely with thousands of women to help them achieve their highest health potential. I noticed one common challenge that they shared and this was emotional eating, dieting/binging and simply feeling crazy around food. As enrollment for my 6 Month Vitality Program kicks into high gear this week, I thought I’d address some of the most common questions and concerns I ...[Read More]
This Baked Tuscan Chicken is stupid delicious and is so simple to make!
Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.
With only 10 days into the New Year, I must admit it does feel great to start fresh on a new journey! 2016 seemed to be a challenging year for many and especially world wide with deadly attacks, natural disasters and political let downs….it seemed that with each week there was “something” that was creating a stir in the world.
As seen on the Today Show….The combination of avocado and salmon is deeply satisfying and full of good-for-you fats and vitamins. Here, the grilled salmon with avocado butter is finished with citrusy sumac and basil. The perfect super food main dish! If you don’t want to grill outside, this dish is easy to make with a grill pan.
When meeting a client for the first time I always focus on asking questions about their health history and their goals going forward. This helps me determine if their goals are realistic and what motivated them to reach out and to talk to me for support. Within a few minutes of the conversation I can tell how dedicated this person will be, the steps we will need to take to achieve these goals, the ...[Read More]