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Sun, skin and aging

Aging skin is unavoidable. However, exposure to the sun contributes dramatically to the premature aging of our skin resulting in wrinkles, leathery skin, and skin discoloration to name a few. Most importantly it can increase the chance of developing skin cancer.  And as we age our skin is even more susceptible to the detrimental effects […]

Cleaned Up S'mores

Nothing brings more memories of warm summer nights around a campfire than s’mores! Laughter, singing, fun and gooey chocolate heaven! But did you ever look at the ingredients in marshmallows?  Here are ingredients right from the package of a popular brand: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Dextrose, Modified Cornstarch, Water, Contains Less than 2% of Gelatin, Tetrasodium […]

Good for You Popsicles: These are made of just a few simple ingredients, no artificial ingredients or processed sugar or ingredients you can't pronounce!

It is hot out there and sometimes the sound of the ice cream truck sets off the desire for an icy refreshing treat! I remember as a child on hot summer days hearing that musical truck and running to the end of the driveway just waiting for him to stop at our house!  Do you […]

Ice cream is always the perfect treat on a hot day or after a long workout but if you are trying to eat clean all of that added sugar does not go with your plan! So what is one to do? Make your own of course! And what better for your base than Shakeology!  This […]

Chicken and Apple Burgers! An unusual burger that is bursting with flavor and healthy!

It is summer and that means dinners and cookouts with burgers as the main course.  As the summer goes on do you get tired of the same old turkey burgers and hamburgers? Then fire up the grill and try grilling chicken and apple burgers. These burgers were recommended by my friend, neighbor and fellow coach, Lisa […]

Health Black Bean Burgers! Enjoy without guilt!

Move over hamburgers! Make room for black bean burgers!  Hamburgers are a staple for the grill in the summer times. But grilling isn’t just for hamburgers!  Black bean burgers are a great meatless option! These burgers are full of flavor, moist and glutton free.  Some black bean burgers tend to be dry but not these! In place of […]

Basil, Scallop and Peach Kabobs - Healthy dinner perfect for company!

Living on the coast we are seafood lovers! And living in the south we are peach lovers! So why not combine the two?  These Basil, Scallop and Peach Kabobs are succulent and flavorful! The basil adds just the right touch (who doesn’t like fresh basil?).  Don’t like scallops? You can easily substitute peeled uncooked shrimp […]

Farm Stand Shopping: Healthy Fresh Foods Perfect for 21 Day Fix

It is summer and that means fresh vegetables! And fresh fruits and vegetables important for a healthy, clean eating lifestyle. One thing I love during the summer is the local farm stands and market days. They open in the spring with offerings of local crops such as asparagus and strawberries.  Then move onto blueberries, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, […]