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Heart Healthy Foods

Heart disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the USA. However, heart disease and it's complications can be prevented through lifestyle. Let's take a look at some of the most important, and tasty ways to enhance your heart health through diet. Fill up on Fiber. Fiber gets no love, but it is so important! Fiber is the indigestible part of plant foods. Great sources of fiber include vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and seeds. Soluble fiber is especially good for reducing cholesterol levels. Foods higher in soluble fiber include beans and oats. Fiber also balances your blood sugar and fills you up, thereby helping to decrease overall caloric intake. Daily intake should optimally be 30+ grams per day. Eating 3 cups of veggies every day, [...]

Rosemary Roasted Nuts

  Rosemary Roasted Nuts This is a simple recipe to add a mouthful of flavor and a heart full of health to your favorite nuts! The rosemary takes these nuts to a whole new level. Rosemary also contains phyto-chemicals that are anti-inflammatory and heart healthy.  3 cups mixed nuts, raw4 tbsp rosemary, roughly chopped1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1/2 tsp sea salt Roast 3 cups of raw, unsalted nuts of your choice in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Stir once half-way through baking time. Transfer the hot nuts to a bowl, and toss in the 3 Tablespoons of chopped rosemary and stir. Drizzle the olive oil on the nuts, and stir again. Finish by sprinkling with sea salt. Adjust to [...]

Meal Planning Made Simple

I hope your New Year is off to a great start! Eating healthier in the New Year is a top priority for many of my clients. Making it into a routine through meal planning is one key way to keep that resolution come springtime, summer, and even fall. We have all had those days (or weeks) when we didn’t have a plan, and take-out food took-over our lives! Well today, I’m here to help. I am going to give you simple tips to make meal planning easy. I also want to share a meal planning app called Real Plans that can take all this information, and set it in motion—basically stream lining the process by making it easier and less complicated. For most busy individuals and families, it makes the most [...]