Lunch Bowls: Tons of combos for amazing flavors!

Lunch Bowls! Clients ask me all the time, “what should I eat for lunch?” I have found that if it isn’t easy to throw together, they won’t do it no matter how healthy it is! This is why I love lunch bowls! I often eat these myself using a variety of vegetables and leftovers that are already prepared in my refrigerator. Below are 4 different options and ideas to create your perfect lunch! You can follow the chart horizontally to stick with similar flavors, or you can mix and match…

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Asian Flavors Dressing

Asian Flavors Dressing This dressing is a wonderful addition to any salad or bowl or you can use it as a marinade for shrimp, pork, or poultry! Yum! Once you discover how easy it is to make your own, you will never buy store bought again! When you use it in a bowl, you can combine tons of veggies for a flavorful and high antioxidant lunch option! Ingredients 1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1/4 cup Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup 1…

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Why Ditch the Diet?

Intentional Eating

Have you been on a diet before? Almost all of us have at some point in our lives. Many times people will tell me they are a “professional dieter” or they have been on so many diets they can’t even count them. Or even that they have lost over 1,000 pounds! If this is you, please keep reading! Even if you have only been on 1 diet, or if you are considering starting one sometime soon, you should also keep reading! I realize I am going counter-cultural here as I…

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Simple Mediterranean Dressing

Simple Mediterranean Dressing We know that the flavors of the Mediterranean are especially good for our health. Fresh lemon juice gives us a good dose of vitamin C, and olive oil is filled with beneficial monounsaturated fats. This simple Mediterranean dressing recipe is perfect to make your diet a little more Mediterranean! This dressing is the perfect addition to any salad or bowl. You can also use it as a marinade for chicken, pork or beef. Fresh lemon juice and plenty of oregano give it a Mediterranean flavor that is…

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Let’s Stop Making Weight Loss our Goal

Why I Can’t Help you if Weight Loss is your #1 Goal Over and over again we read that diets just don’t work. The data is a bit scattered here, but this article from the Scientific American published in 2020 estimated that 80-95% of people who lose a significant amount of body fat do not maintain that loss at 1 year. In a 2019 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that dieting actually predicts future weight gain. I know this first hand as I worked in…

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Can Science and Faith Come Together in the Nutrition World?

Heart healthy

Can Science and Faith Come Together in the Nutrition World? Science and Faith I have been thinking about this question a lot lately. Confusion abounds when we consider how to believe science and still continue in our faith. Let me first just say they are absolutely not mutually exclusive. I firmly believe that God gave us science to help us understand His creation! We also must remember that His creation is so beautifully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) that it is certain, we will never know everything. It helps us…

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Intentional Eating: Using the Hunger Scale

Intentional Eating: What is it? Intentional eating is not a new concept, but we seem to have forgotten the benefits of being intentional about life in general and also about our food and nutrition. I have used the phrase Intentional Eating to describe a combination of Intuitive Eating concepts and Biblical Concepts and how they can come together. Intuitive eating consists of 10 principles. Each of these principles focus on getting rid of dieting! In fact, three of the principles involve getting back to feeling and understanding your hunger. Principle…

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Savory Oatmeal

Who said oatmeal has to be sweet? This savory oatmeal will be the healthy highlight of your morning routine. With a little veggie prep the night before, you can whip up a serving of this delicious oatmeal in under 10 minutes! I don’t know about you, but I definitely need fast and filling ideas for my mornings. This recipe below is for 1 serving of savory oatmeal, but of course, you can double or quadruple it so it can feed the whole family! Let me know what you think! Makes…

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Does God Care About Nutrition?

herbs and spices

Does God Care About Nutrition? Nutrition is a hot topic Nutrition is a hot topic in our culture today.  So hot in fact that the last 30 years we see passion, arguing, struggling, and idolizing relating to all things nutrition.  We often see many obsessing about which diet to follow, which new supplement to try, and what type of fitness routine should we adopt.  Our culture is completely distracted from what really matters and our mental, physical, and spiritual health is suffering from it all. The diet mentality Fleeting motivations…

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Genetic Testing for Nutrition

Healthy Balance Salad

Genetic Testing for Nutrition Genetic Testing for Nutrition made its debut in the early 2000’s with the promise of helping people refine their health habits with more personalized nutrition and exercise recommendations. These tests search for SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms) within your genetic code. We have millions of SNP’s in our code and most of them don’t actually make an impact on how our body works, but some do. These tests look at the SNP’s that are associated with variations nutrient metabolism, health, weight management, physical activity, and much more!…

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