Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

By Marie | August 22, 2012

There is a world outside of boxed cake mixes! Whether it’s for a birthday party, special treat, or just because…. many of us enjoy… ok… LOVE cake!  I love the smell of cake cooking in the oven, and have always enjoyed making special cakes for my kids on their birthdays.  With 6 {going on 7}…

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Eating For Two ~ My Special Announcement + My Favorite Banana Bread Recipe

By Marie | August 14, 2012

I haven’t really said much about my pregnancy until now {most of my clients found out as I popped out} – but, for everyone else – here it goes!  I am 26 weeks pregnant with my 5th baby, and so excited about it!  This will be our 7th child together {I also have 2 step-children}…

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Magical Coconut Oil {Includes a yummy popcorn recipe}!

By Marie | July 25, 2012

Any of my clients, family, or friends know that I am a HUGE believer in coconut oil.  Why?? First of all, please notice in the picture above that it is solid at room temperature if you go looking for it – which I KNOW you will after reading this – it will NOT be with…

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No Sugar Yumminess!

By Marie | June 14, 2012

I love chocolate.  It is one of my big downfalls, and I can admit it. My 4-year-old said it all today when we asked him what fun shape he wanted for his birthday cake, and he said “It doesn’t matter what it looks like, as long as it’s chocolate!”.  That’s my boy! The problem with…

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Protein Bars – Yes Or No?!

By Marie | June 14, 2012

Protein is essential for building proper hormones, to ensure your immune system is functioning at it’s best & building muscles… just to name a few things! As a society, most people get enough protein if they eat meat, but more and more women are coming to me in a very protein-deficient state.  The two biggest…

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Pancakes For Pancake Tuesday

By Marie | June 14, 2012

Today is Shrove Tuesday – or ‘pancake day’ as many people call it.  To celebrate here is a delicious pancake recipe for you:   Yummy Banana Pancakes Serves 2-3 2 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons oil (I use coconut) 1/2 cup milk (I used almond milk) 1/2 cup water 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1 tbs…

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Green Me Up For St. Patrick’s Day!

By Marie | June 14, 2012

I can’t think of a better day than today to increase your greens.  What exactly are classified as leafy greens?  All of these delicious foods: Spinach Kale Swiss Chards Collard Greens Arugula Romaine Mixed Green Lettuce Broccoli GREENING up your diet will not only help increase your energy, clear up your skin & give you…

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Yummy Yummy Apples!

By Marie | June 14, 2012

Mmmmm Mmmm Apples! Fall is a beautiful time of the year – one of my favorite {although I’m not a fan of the cold weather it brings after!}. I love the colors, the smells, the crunchy sound the leaves make, and the excitement my kids get when they realize they can jump into that huge…

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Eat Healthy While You Travel!

By Marie | June 14, 2012

With any healthy diet plan, think of preparation ahead of time. I promise you it will be worth it – for your health, your diet, and your waistline! I suggest to my clients that when following a healthy eating plan focus what you are eating, rather than what you are avoiding, even when you are…

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Quinoa is Delicious

By Marie | June 14, 2012

Delicious Quinoa Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is an ancient grain from South America. It is not only high in protein, but is a ‘complete protein’ which means it contains all 9 essential amino acids our body needs. It can be used in any recipe in which you would use rice, and can be served hot, or…

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