Eat to Burn Belly Fat

The simplest and most effective thing you can do to target belly fat: cut down on your daily carb intake. Here are 5 practical ways you can do just that. Breakfast Replace cereal/toast/bagels with eggs/Greek yogurt topped with nuts & berries. Lunch Choose a salad over a sandwich. Or ditch at least half of the…

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Dark chocolate peanut butter squares. ‘Nuff said!

We’ve known for decades that chocolate and peanut butter is a winning combination. While Reece’s PB cups might not be the best choice for a fabulous figure, an easy homemade alternative tastes even better and supports your healthy lifestyle! I came across this amazing recipe online for dark chocolate peanut butter cups, but you can…

Easy & decadent dessert: dark chocolate with coconut butter

Who doesn’t like to finish a meal with a few bites of decadence? This combination is deliciously satisfying, and it’s compatible with low-carb lifestyles. Ingredients: 2-3 pieces of dark chocolate (at least 70%, my pick: Green & Black’s 85%) 2-3 teaspoons coconut butter (Artisana is a good brand, available at Whole Foods and Amazon) Directions:…

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Healthy and delicious chocolate mousse!

This crowd pleaser has ‘wowed’ everyone from my foodie friends to finicky guests, and this weekend it passed the ultimate test: a picky 4 year old reluctant to try new foods asked for seconds! Creamy cocoa mousse presents itself as a decadent dessert, but it is secretly packed with powerful nutrients and perfect for all…

add delicious, nutritious greens to your meals with this easy recipe

Coconut & kale: the perfect combo

A couple years ago I happened upon a delightful taste combination that incorporates two terrific super foods: coconut oil and kale (or other greens of your choice). The natural sweetness of the coconut oil cuts the bitter edge of the kale. This simple recipe turned my husband from a kale-hater to a kale-enjoyer (kale-lover would…