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Category: Your Ideal Kitchen

I would not have gotten through my family’s Thanksgiving party successfully this year if it weren’t for all the pre-planning I did. At our last workshop “Surviving the Holidays” we had everyone fill out a few worksheets clearly stating their goals, what foods they want to stay away from, what they’re giving themselves permission to have, and how they are going to achieve this. I am so thankful I filled one out because it helped me visualize all the things I wanted to avoid (rice, Read more…

With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to plan. Don’t you want to be the person who brings a new healthy dish to pass that everyone is talking about? All it takes is a little searching and experimenting.  Be sure to give yourself enough time to plan out your holiday cooking in the first couple of weeks of December, before things get too busy. This way, if you make something you’re not in love with, Read more…

We all know what’s coming up this week, Halloween! Are you ready? It’s a fun time of year to dress up, carve pumpkins, and spend time with friends and family. Unfortunately, candy is bound to be everywhere you look (in stores, at home, and at work.) Over the years, we’ve helped our clients stick to a strategic plan that not only helps you survive Halloween, but it also helps you feel ALIVE on Halloween. We all know what a sugar crash feels like, Read more…

Preparing and eating meals is a day-to-day excursion. Let’s face it, we must put food on our plates every single day to live a healthy lifestyle. For the most of us, this can become quite the challenge especially when you feel like you’re “flying by the seat of your pants.” We all know we should pack our lunch every day, but how many of us actually do? Many of us end up running out to grab a quick bite just to hold us over until dinner. Read more…

“I could never give up bread!” This is one of the most common roadblocks I hear people putting up for themselves the minute they find out they would have to give up their favorite Wonder Bread if they want to follow a low carb lifestyle.
Most Americans tend to eat some sort of sandwich or bread at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or all three. For example, eggs on a biscuit, toast or croissant, turkey sandwich at lunch, Read more…

Air Fryers have become one of the most popular kitchen gadgets of 2018 and I know why! There are endless benefits to using an air fryer and a few different types to select from.  Many of our clients share with me that after buying one, they eat more vegetables because they love the way it crisps them up. If you have been on the fence about buying an air fryer, read on to discover how easy they are to use and try our delicious recipes below to get your feet wet. Read more…

There are endless ways to mix and match superfoods and good fats to create healthy low carb snacks. I want to share this recipe with you because I had never made anything like it until this point. And trust me, I’m ALWAYS experimenting. These cookie dough bites hit the spot with their creamy, velvety texture and chocolate flakes scattered throughout. Wheather you like having something sweet to nibble on with your morning coffee, or you need a healthy pick-me-up at 3 pm, Read more…

I am so happy that Brussels sprouts have finally received their long overdue moment in the spotlight. For years, families have been serving over steamed, without any flavor, Brussels sprouts only to have everyone turn their noses up at them. Today roasted Brussels sprouts are a fan favorite, they are even being served as an appetizer in many restaurants.
Brussels sprouts provide many important health benefits. They have plenty of antioxidants to help fight cancer and heart disease, Read more…

When it comes to weight loss, radishes are one of the top foods to eat. Radishes are filling, which means they satisfy your hunger without a lot of calories. They are also low in digestible carbohydrates, high in roughage, and contain a lot of water. So it is probably no surprise that radishes contain fiber, aka indigestible carbohydrates. Fiber helps your system flush and function with regularity. Ironically, these naturally-heated veggies may help put an end to any burning sensation experienced during urination. Read more…

Where do I begin. Kale is one of the best vegetables to eat. The benefits are all there. Kale has a potent cocktail of B Complex, K, C and A vitamins. It is also an excellent source of manganese, copper, and iron. One cup of Kale contains 1328% of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin K, necessary for the synthesis of protein.
With over 192% of the RDA for Vitamin A in one cup, kale is excellent for boosting immunity, Read more…

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