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Healthy Cauliflower Cranberry Stuffing

What if I told you you could indulge in stuffing every night. Would you believe me? I bet you'd think there was a catch. And, well, there is, sorta. But not so much of a catch as a swap. A swap from heavy to light, carbo-loaded to nutritious, delicious to still very yummy. You should know that I will never swear off indulgent foods, like stuffing. But I also know that eating a plateful of bread and gravy each night won't help me feel or look my best. So, I save the real deal for special occasions. The rest of the year, I make a few healthier swaps to turn my favorite treats into daily meals. You guessed it, I've

6 Tips That Will Change the Way You Lose Weight

A lot of people ask me what I do to prepare for photo shoots and events to feel confident and look my best. I've never been shy about sharing my short-term exercise and nutrition habits before big occasions. But let's get one thing straight. The rest of the year, I practice a balanced approach to health and fitness. I treat my body with love and respect by eating mainly whole, unprocessed foods, taking daily vitamins and supplements, and staying active. The week before a shoot is just a little umph to give my abs a bit more definition. So don't expect any crash diet secrets here. Hello! Do you even know me? Life is too short to go without chocolate , wine,

#pumpkineverything protein muffins

#Pumpkineverything Protein Muffins

It's October, so naturally I'm due for a delicious and super nutritious pumpkin recipe. Oh yes, count me in for this #pumpkineverything time of year! Pumpkin is the obvious superstar of fall. Go into Trader Joe's and you'll see aisle after aisle of pumpkin products - sauces, cereals, snacks, chips, teas, treats, and canned pumpkin itself. So why do we obsess over this special squash? For me, it's its creamy texture, rich taste, and nutrition value. It's the perfect butter alternative in healthy baked goods and flavorful addition to pasta sauces for my zoodles. It's also full of antioxidants  vitamin-A, C, E, and radical fighting B-carotene. Not to mention, this fall gift also contains folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin,

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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I'm angry, I bake. When I'm happy, I bake. When I'm sad, I bake. When I'm anxious, I bake. So you'd think I'd have this long list of baking masterpieces I've created over the years. Well, there's a list but it looks a little like this: Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts You get the picture. I love a good, mindless activity when my emotions run deep. So, creating the same recipe over-and-over again (I don't even use measuring utensils anymore) is therapeutic for me. There's also nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie. Am I right? And my friend's,

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Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Pancakes

I admit, I am a breakfast food junkie. Oats and eggs have special places in my heart, but I am absolutely addicted to protein pancakes. I will gladly eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night sweet treat. They satisfy all my basic needs - 1) easy to prepare 2) filling 3)healthy 4) taste like dessert! What more could a girl ask for? I've outdone myself with this new protein pancake recipe. And I didn't think that could be done after concocting these Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes. I was inspired by Rootz Nutrition Chocolate Banana Nut Protein-Superfood powder. They sent me a couple samples and as soon as I opened the bag, smelled the powder, and tasted the stuff bare, my