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Seth and I were more than 12,000 miles apart when we celebrated 24 years of marriage in January! I was at KTLA’s studios in Los Angeles to talk about how to make healthier food choices without feeling deprived. This was timely because “Quitter’s Day” comes around just a couple of weeks into January. I hadn’t […]

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carrrot banana muffins gluten free

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Back in my New York City college days my friends and I used to walk 20 blocks to line up for the most amazing giant carrot muffins. They were way too good and way too bad for you all at the same time. I’ve since given up anything with copious amounts of sugar and any […]

Gluten-Free Carrot Banana Muffins

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Eggs and vegetables are my all-time favorite breakfast combo. Since I’m always rushing to get out the door in the morning (but refuse to compromise with a to-go muffin), I’ve devised this simple one-pan breakfast. The veggies remind me of a potato hash, but this version packs a nutritious punch without the starchy carbs that […]

Sunrise Eggs with Vegetable Hash

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Breakfast parfait

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Are you pressed for time in the mornings? Great meals don’t have to be complicated or involve a lot of prep.  Sometimes there’s nothing better than upgrading store bought ingredients and assembling them with flair and love. Enter my healthy yogurt and granola breakfast parfait. To save time, prepare it before you go to bed […]

Healthy Yogurt and Granola Breakfast Parfait

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Eat more vegetables

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Take a moment and review everything you ate yesterday. What did you have for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner? Be honest. Take a mental look at your plate. What percentage of your daily food consumption came from vegetables? One way to make a radical shift in the way you eat is to consider making vegetables – […]

7 Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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I made these the other day as I was in experiment mode and am still drooling over the thought of chocolate for breakfast. The appearance of coconut in so many of my dishes had the kids protesting, but these chocolate pancakes have a sneaky way of hiding the coconut flavor. The salted raw chocolate sauce is so decadent […]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Salted Raw Chocolate Syrup

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Pumpkin season is around the corner and I couldn’t think of a better cozy Fall breakfast that tastes delicious and is loaded with healthy beta carotene and packed with iron. These Gluten Free Almond Flour Pumpkin Pecan Muffins are a spin off from my Carrot Banana Muffins with room for flexibility to incorporate applesauce or […]

Gluten Free Almond Flour Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

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raw muesli

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With Passover approaching, breakfast is often the hardest meal of the day for my family to plan. Eggs and spinach are my daily go-to. But for some variety, and to please hungry kids, this a great hearty option. Let me just say this raw muesli is an easy breakfast idea. It’s a no-rules sort of recipe, […]

Raw-licious Muesli: An Easy Breakfast Idea

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Nealy's Green Juice

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Have you eaten too much over the holiday? The best way to get back on track is to, well, get right back on track. Stock your fridge with greens and apples, lemons and fresh herbs to make this refreshing and cleansing green juice. You don’t have to be on an all-juice cleanse to reap the […]

Nealy’s Green Power Juice

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gluten free banana bread

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Gooey, flavorful, light and satisfying. Need I say more? The original inspiration for this recipe came from one of my visits to Canyon Ranch. They serve their version of this bread every morning at their rocking breakfast buffet (I don’t recommend eating this daily, it’s extremely hard to resist). Here is my spiced up gluten-free […]

Amazing Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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Does 5:00 pm ever roll around and you still have no clue what to make for dinner? Here are my fallback dinner meals that take 20 minutes or less!

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Despite all the best laid out plans, sometimes 5:00 pm rolls around and I have no ideas for dinner. I may not even have my usually fully stocked fridge, forcing me to rely on just a few staples. Here are my fallback dinner meal ideas for when you have no idea what to cook… plus […]

gluten free banana bread

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Gooey, flavorful, light and satisfying. Need I say more? The original inspiration for this recipe came from one of my visits to Canyon Ranch. They serve their version of this bread every morning at their rocking breakfast buffet (I don’t recommend eating this daily, it’s extremely hard to resist). Here is my spiced up gluten-free […]

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