Create Your Masterpiece

Making each day your masterpiece means focusing on what you are doing right now to the best of your ability. It is about recognizing that nothing can be done about what happened yesterday, and that you can only affect what will happen tomorrow by what you do today. A useful application of this wisdom is…

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Lettuce Be Free

Plum Caprese Salad Plums are a slightly sweeter stand-in for tomatoes, and they have compounds that may help fight metabolic syndrome, a condition related to obesity, and chronic inflammation in the body.   Ingredients 2 cups balsamic vinegar 4 Tbsp. honey 8 plums, pitted and sliced into 8 pieces each 1/2 cup fresh basil 8…

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Healthy Granola Bar

Healthy Granola Bar   Ingredients   1 cup rolled oats   1/4 tsp baking soda   1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. oat flour   1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract   2 tbsp. coconut oil   1/4 cup honey   1/4 tsp salt   2 tbsp. applesauce (banana or pumpkin would work as well)   Add-ins:…

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Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl

Cantaloupe Breakfast Bowl Ingredients 1/2 cantaloupe 6 ounces non-fat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh raspberries 1 tablespoon fresh blueberries 2 teaspoon raw pepita seeds or Granola (Optional)   Directions Scoop out seeds from the center of your half cantaloupe. Fill the hole with six ounces of non-fat Greek yogurt. Add berries to the yogurt and sprinkle with…

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Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow If you find you’re always choosing the same fruits and vegetables getting the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals from your diet just got a little easier. Simply focus on picking a “rainbow” of different colors of fruits and vegetables  from dark leafy greens to bright citrus fruits. The nutrients in fruits…

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Sweet Breakfast Muffin

Peach Breakfast Muffin   Instructions   2 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese   1 teaspoon reduced-fat sour cream   ½ English muffin   1 small ripe peach, peeled and sliced   ground cinnamon to taste   Drizzle with honey to finish   Directions   Preheat broiler.   In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and sour…

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Health Benefits of Coffee

Health Benefits of Coffee Increase your Workout & Cut the Pain A cup of black coffee about an hour before workout and your performance can improve by 11-12%. Caffeine increases adrenaline levels in your blood. Adrenaline is your body’s “fight or flight” hormone which helps you to prepare for physical exertion and can cut post-workout…

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Weight a Minute

Weight a Minute There is a misconception when it comes to weight training; most people presume that if they incorporate weight training into their workout routine that they will bulk up. That’s just simply is not the case. Weight training provides a stress to the muscles that causes them to adapt and get stronger, similar…

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