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Quinoa for Dessert?

February 12, 2016

Quinoa Basics When I saw quinoa on the 21 day fix carb list, I had NO idea what it was and really had zero intentions of finding out. Then I started to see a bunch of recipes for quinoa and decided I’d give it a try – I also had to learn how to pronounce it! (KEEN-wah) Especially once I saw a recipe that looked like a dessert, but can be eaten any time of day! Scroll down for an…

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The Great Carrot Debate

February 4, 2016

Carrots were never a go to vegetable for me! I would only eat them cooked and with plenty of butter!  For one of my daily snacks I like to eat hummus and since I’m a dipper, it’s perfect. I started with celery as my dipper of choice, but tired of that pretty quickly. I don’t like the stringiness and also realize celery isn’t that nutritious. I love tomatoes, but cherry tomatoes are messy as dippers and expensive in the off…

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Pasta-bilities!

December 3, 2015

With the transition to clean eating, I had pretty much given up eating pasta. Not an easy feat! I was raised in an Italian family where just about every family meal had a pasta dish!! We had angel hair pasta, pasta with shrimp, lasagna, vegetable lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, pasta with butter, soup with pasta. You get the picture! Last week on my grocery shopping trip, I decided to try the fresh pasta. You know, the kind that is in…

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What about Lettuce?

November 24, 2015

The greener the better? Is that the answer? I like to eat salad and we all know that a salad is an excellent way to get the veggies in! I grew up eating iceberg lettuce and I like the crunch that comes with iceberg lettuce. For a good while now, I have been eating much more romaine lettuce, sometimes with spinach and sometimes with kale. Darker lettuces like romaine and red leaf are richer in vitamin A, beta-carotene and other…

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