Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

Another winning recipe from Alexis from Hummisapien.  Check out her web site here. I am all about tasty, fast, and flexible.  Like you, I am a busy person just trying to stay as healthy as I can so when I cook it has to meet four criteria.   1. It must be nutrient dense. 2. It can't take longer than one hour to make. 3. It has to taste really good. 4.…


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Orange Tahini Buddha Bowl

This is recipe is adapted from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book, "Isa Does It."   Isa's recipes are always a slam dunk for me.  Easy to use ingredients and no complicated techniques.  This dish is pretty and light, and a perfect summer time supper dish. I used black rice to provide a color contrast against the tofu and bok choy. Enjoy! Ingredients Marinade ½…


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Exercising Too Hard. Rhabdomyolysis

Intensity is in. Soul Cycle, Cross Fit, P90X, and HIIT workouts.  Benefits of high intensity workouts health and fitness benefits such as, increased calorie burn, decreasing body fat, boosting  metabolism, increased human growth hormone, and helps to build aerobic fitness. But there is also a risk in working out too hard. If a high intensity workout…


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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

 My friend Chris gave me Dr. Joel Fuhrman's new cookbook, "Eat to Live, Quick and Easy" for my birthday last spring.  This is a cookbook worth having.  The recipes are really healthy and quick and easy.  These cookies are delicious and very nutrient dense.  They pack well and are perfect to take on a bike ride or hike, or to have in the afternoon to…


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The American College of Sports Medicine Announces Top Fitness Trends for 2017

Now in its eleventh year, a survey was completed by more than 1,800 health and fitness professionals worldwide. Forty-two potential trends were given as choices, and the top 20 were ranked and published by ACSM. The top 10 fitness trends for 2017 are: 1. Wearable Technology: Fitness tracker sales are expected to hit $4 billion in sales this year. 2.…


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Apricot Oat Bars

This is a recipe from one my favorite chefs, Mark Reinfeld.  I love  taking  cooking classes from him because I always leave inspired!  I was in Denver last weekend and attended a cooking demo he did and it seems he just gets better and better, he is always progressing!   I made these bars and my hubby loved them and so I brought them in for some of…


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Don't Make These Five Mistakes When It Comes To Your Health and Fitness

1.     Too Much Too Soon This is the most common mistake I see people make.  Change takes time, and making small, sustainable changes that you can stay with in the long run will get you where you want to go.  Don’t over exercise and starve yourself believing that it will get you to a fit, healthy and trim body faster.  I watch people get injured or…


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Cold and Creamy Cucumber Soup

Cold soups are so refreshing during the hot summer months.  The avocados make the soup creamy and gives it some substance and the color is beautiful.  This recipe has been adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, "It's All Good."   I garnished the soup with chopped mint, but chives would also work nicely.  This soup comes together in no time because…


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Hot Fudge Sundae

Aspen Valley hosted a meatless Monday event last Monday that focused on getting kids to eat their vegetables. A huge thank you to Kristy Bates RD, and Sandy Holmes RD, for creating a delicious and inspiring menu that even the fussiest of kids got excited about.  The hot fudge sundae was a HUGE hit.  The fact that it was made from whole foods with no…


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Weight Loss and Plant-Based Diets

I don’t like talking about dieting programs because they cause suffering and, simply, don’t work.  You gain more weight back, negatively impact your metabolism, and you end up feeling like a failure. Dieting sucks on so many levels. Instead, developing healthy habits that you can stick with for life can create a happy, healthy and balanced person. We…


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