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Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. I absolutely love roasted vegetables. Cauliflower provides a great source of Vitamin C, which boosts immune function, as well as Dietary Fiber, which helps in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The basic roasting technique in this recipe can be applied to any [...]

February 13, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 1

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

If you’re like me, long-term meal planning is typically something reserved for party planning only. Although I make my weekly shopping list, which may even include some specialty items from a recipe I’ve wanted to try, I tend to go for the same staple items and whatever is in season at the Farmer’s Market. By [...]

July 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 3

Peanut Butter Raisin Recovery Bites (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Peanut Butter Raisin Recovery Bites (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I am so excited about these recovery snacks! Made with all-natural ingredients, these bites contain the necessary protein and carbohydrates required to increase recovery and protein synthesis post-workout. Be sure to ingest this snack within 90 minutes of a workout for maximum benefits. For best results, [...]

May 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 1

Almond Coconut Raisin Energy Bars (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Almond Coconut Raisin Energy Bars (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I’m a big fan of natural energy/granola bars, but I’m not a fan of paying high prices for them. The ones I like the best—the ones that are the healthiest and taste the best, seem to be so pricey at the store! Especially when you eat [...]

April 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 8

Your Game Plan for a Healthy Superbowl Sunday

Your Game Plan for a Healthy Superbowl Sunday

Finally! The holidays are over, you’re full swing into your new year’s resolution… and then it arrives… Superbowl Sunday. The first “holiday” of the year, synonymous with laziness and an overindulgence in food and alcohol, here to test your willpower. Maybe for you, it’s no big deal, but for the majority of Americans, this is [...]

February 3, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 0

How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

I’m an avid watcher of The Biggest Loser TV show. Although it can be incredibly frustrating to watch at times, I love seeing these people transform their lives. They start out as these incredibly sad, broken people, and through time they are on the show, they begin to find themselves. They end the show with [...]

September 28, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation 2

Raw Nuts for a Healthy Snack

Raw Nuts for a Healthy Snack

Raw nuts are a great source of protein, fiber and healthy fats. But if you’re watching your calories, you’ll have to watch the amount of nuts you consume, as they’re fairly high in calories. A 1 ounce serving is a good amount for a snack. If you don’t have a scale handy… I mean, come [...]

August 8, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0