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Meal Plan For The Week

Happy New Year!

My Ask a Nutritionist column for Fleet Feet Tucson this month focused on one essential change for the New Year and my recommendation is to create a weekly meal plan. This is the key to achieving any food- or health-related goal. From weight loss, to fitness and to managing health concerns, it all begins with thinking ahead to ensure that you have the food available that your body needs.

Make time to plan your meals for the coming week and shop accordingly. I do this each and every week. No matter what. Is is a non-negotiable part of the weekend. Continue reading

No Added Sugar Desserts Cookbook (Special today)

If you follow this blog, you may have noticed I’ve been a little quiet. The holidays are in full swing and we are doing a lot of cooking and baking in our house! From Thanksgiving to New Year, gathering for holiday meals is important to our family. Desserts are a part of these meals, and I love when the dessert we’ve prepared is full of good-for-us ingredients. I gives me great pleasure to know that when I serve my family a Nourishing Dessert, that I’m also contributing to their good health. That’s our Thanksgiving Apple Crumble pictured above. Continue reading

Nutrition & Thyroid Disease

A friend of mine asked if there was anything that I recommend for thyroid issues. The answer is YES!! Nutrients are involved every step of the way in creating and transforming thyroid hormones, and supporting the use of thyroid hormones in tissues throughout the body. Additionally, nearly all thyroid diseases are autoimmune diseases however this is rarely discussed in conventional medicine. Thus, the typical management of thyroid disease is narrow and limited to hormone replacement and invasive procedures. However, the reality is that diet and lifestyle play a huge role in treating, and possibly reversing, thyroid disease.

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No Added Sugar Treats

If you’ve tried some of the delicious no added sugar treats that I’ve posted before, you know that “no added sugar” does not mean boring. Challenge yourself to include amazing no added sugar treats into your holiday repertoire. Learn how in a fun hands-on cooking class!

Guilt Free Holiday Desserts Cooking Class

Click here for more info and to register.

  • Friday, November 21
  • 3-5 pm
  • Make desserts, enjoy tasting your creations and take home recipes

Need some examples of delicious no added sugar treats? Here are some of my favorites:

Go beyond these ideas in the Guilt Free Holiday Desserts Class. In this Hands-On cooking class you will equip yourself with new ideas and recipes, taste your delicious creations and and have a great time! Register Now!!

Celeriac Breakfast Scramble

“Breakfast foods” are typically heavily processed foods containing refined grains, sugar and processed meats. Move away from cereal, toast and conventional bacon and you will feel energized with your appetite in check all day. This recipe is colorful, balanced and can easily be made ahead for a few days. This recipe also fits nicely into the Fall Detox ChallengeContinue reading

Fall Detox Challenge

I heard a lot about cleanses and detox diets for weight loss this week. Friends on Facebook, clients and people in workshops are all asking the same thing, “How can I lose weight and clean up my diet? I want to feel refreshed!”.

Can you detox to lose weight? Why would detoxing work for weight loss? I’ll tell you why detox matters, and give you a checklist to get started. Continue reading