Avocado Popsicles? Really?? Plus a bonus avocado recipe

By Marie | March 13, 2013

Are you afraid of avocados?  Many people I meet ARE!  That’s just because they haven’t had a chance to get to know this wonderful fruit (yep it’s a fruit).  So, in case you are one of the people,  let me introduce you to your avocado: Yes, avocados are relatively high in fat and calories (138 calories…


Happy International Women’s Day – yep more chocolate… 🙂

By Marie | March 8, 2013

Happy International Women’s Day to all the beautiful women out there! I’m so grateful that I have such an amazing job & that I am able to work with wonderful women just like YOU! To celebrate, I would like to introduce you to chocolate.  Ok, yes – I’m sure you know it all too well…


Happy Valentines Day From One Chocolate-Lover To Another

By Marie | February 14, 2013

  PrintAlmond Coconut Joy BarsPrep 15 minsTotal 15 minsYield 25-35 Bars Happy Valentines Day! I am a HUGE chocolate fan so today I am going to indulge a little.  🙂 Here is one of my favorites! Ingredients½ – ¾ cup Brazil nuts, coarsely chopped1 cup pure honey1 ½ cups dried unsweetened coconut1 ½ cups almond…


It’s Pancake Day Again!

By Marie | February 12, 2013

Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner, and I’m no exception – neither are my kids.  🙂 In honor or Shrove Tuesday (or pancake day as many people call it), here is one of our most favorite pancake recipes, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip pancakes.  Yep, chocolate chips – because everything is better with a few dark chocolate…


Do You Ever Just Want A Cookie??!

By Marie | January 29, 2013

Do you ever have one of those days where eating healthy is just hard?  I get it.  It CAN be hard sometimes. Like those days where you just want a cookie – maybe even NEED a cookie?!  You see your friends eating them, you see your family eating them, you see the stranger at the…


When It’s Cold Outside…

By Marie | January 22, 2013

One of my favorite winter meals is delicious, nutritious, body-warming soup! Here are 3 reasons soup is a great addition to your health eating habits: It can suppress your appetite:   Whether you are at a restaurant or home – have a cup of soup before your dinner — the low-calorie appetizer will help fill you…


2013 Declared “Year of Quinoa”!

By Marie | January 9, 2013

According to the United Nations, 2013 is the year of quinoa (Read the article here). I LOVE quinoa for myself, my family & my clients – I even have another blog post on it (here) that explains exactly why I love it so much. I tried this recipe out a few weeks ago and absolutely…


Coconut Macaroons

By Marie | December 14, 2012

If you want a break from the chocolate this Christmas, try these delicious coconut macaroons!  They are a great one to add to the holiday baking plates for your neighbors.  🙂 Coconut Macaroons  2 large egg whites ¼ cup honey ¼ teaspoon sea salt 2 ½ cups coconut flakes In a medium bowl, whisk together…


Pecan Cookies – Gluten & Dairy-Free

By Marie | December 11, 2012

These cookies are honestly to die for!  D-E-L-C-I-O-U-S!  My kids eat these up almost faster than I can.  🙂  I will be posting a picture soon. As an added bonus they are even gluten & dairy free!   To-Die-For Pecan Cookies Makes about 18 cookies Filling: 1/3 cup dates, chopped roughly 5 tablespoons maple syrup…


My Favorite Christmas Recipes ~ Chocolate Truffles & Peanut Butter Carob Balls!

By Marie | December 10, 2012

  Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting some of my favorite Christmas recipes for you to try.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Chocolate and Carob and Nuts – oh my! I LOVE both of these recipes and make them every year {ok, I admit, I make…