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Decadent Vegan Truffles Recipe

Decadent Vegan Truffles Recipe

Decadent Vegan Truffles 3/4 cup raw cashews3/4 cup cold water1 lb bittersweet chocolateCocoa powder (unsweetened)Raw coconut Place cashews and cold water in a blender. Blend at high speed for 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the inside walls of the blender and blend again...

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bites Recipe

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bites Recipe

Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Bites I am so grateful that a friend passed this recipe along to me. I have made these bite sized morsels of deliciousness now dozens of times with rave results from adults and children alike! Originally called Nikki’s Cookies after the mom...

Mix & Match Trail Mix

Mix & Match Trail Mix

Mix & Match Trail Mix This energy boosting snack packed with protein and fiber will satisfy your sugar and chocolate cravings while also giving you a healthy dose of antioxidants and omega 3’s. Great for eating on-the-go, and much cheaper than an energy bar! Pack...

​5 Tips for Creative, Healthy Cooking Under Quarantine

​5 Tips for Creative, Healthy Cooking Under Quarantine

In this unusual time during the pandemic, my clients are asking for ideas on how to make this extended time at home a little easier around meal planning and preparation.  Here are five creative ways to make meals healthy and enjoyable and enable your family members to join in the fun! Cook Once, Eat TwiceI’m a big fan of batch cooking!  Dinners, lunch staples, or snacks — create a shopping list, so you buy double the ingredients to make a double batch.  It takes […]

Angela Talks Chocolate – No Guilt this Valentine’s Day

Angela Talks Chocolate – No Guilt this Valentine’s Day

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The Light and Dark of Chocolate

The Light and Dark of Chocolate

Being a Nutritionist, many people feel very guilty when they talk to me about how much they love chocolate.  People are pleasantly surprised to hear that I also LOVE chocolate – the darker the better! Clients are also surprised to hear that I eat dark chocolate or more often raw cacao every day as a prescriptive health food, and by the end of reading this post you will know why. What is chocolate?Chocolate is made from roasted and ground cacao [kuh-kah-oh] beans which are actu […]

Choosing a Cleanse Right for You

Choosing a Cleanse Right for You

As we begin a new year, some people turn to cleansing to jumpstart themselves into a healthier lifestyle, rid their bodies of toxic buildup and shed a few pounds. Many turn to programs that are based on eating refined powders, drinking only shakes and/or taking pills. There are natural alternatives available, however, which involve eating whole foods that are recognizable in the produce aisle. These whole-foods programs give you equal results, with the added benefit of an easy transition into a […]

Sweeten up the Holidays without Added Sugars

Sweeten up the Holidays without Added Sugars

They holidays are synonymous with celebrations and parties filled with extra treats and sweets.  We can enjoy these festivities with fervor and flavor without all the added sugar that is contributing to inflammation and illnesses including diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome.  In fact one-third of our children are battling obesity, and it is projected that 1 in 4 children born in 2000 will develop diabetes.  This really hits home for me because my oldest daughter was born in […]

Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

Color Your Holiday Meals with Nutrition

​Halloween is Friday.  People are booking their flights home for Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations are already for sale everywhere!  As we decorate for the holidays, let us not forget how to plan our menus and adorn our plates with plenty of colorful, whole foods in season.  It’s easy when you start thinking of what to serve based on what is in season.  Let Mother Nature be your guide.  She provides us with foods in a variety of colors wrapped up in fi […]

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