Why Water is a Part of My Meal Plan : Kidney Stones, Skin & Sleep : Are you drinking 8oz water before your first cup of coffee? 

Aside from carbohydrates, if there is one thing you take away from this program, let it be how important water is to the human body. The body is composed of 70-99% water. Without an adequate supply, many internal functions such as digestion, absorption of nutrients, circulation of blood, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of body […]

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What’s Up with Ketogenic Diets?

Many factors come into play when selecting the right vegetable for you. How you prioritize each factor also depends on a number of factors such as budget, availability, shelf life. For my Ketogenic Meal Plan, I try and stick with vegetables lowest in carbohydrates (numbers 1-15 below). A complete list from lowest to highest in […]

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Grilled Curry Chicken

      This is one of my favorite marinades to spice up batch cooked chicken. With only 5 ingredients and them all being regular spices you can find at your local grocery store and may have some already in your cabinet – how can you go wrong?  INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil  2 tsp curry […]

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Spicy Spanish Quinoa

Directions    Measure Quinoa  Place quinoa in fine strainer. Quinoa has a bitter coating that can through off the taste. Make sure to rinse this off vigorously.  Place quinoa under water and run fingers through quinoa 1-2 min. Let drain (can’t put wet grains in heated oil)  Chop veggies. I realized this would be much […]

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Batch Cooked Sweet Potatoes

   Preheat oven to 450     Wash yams     Cut in 1/2-1″ slices          Cut each slice into 4 wedges        Drizzle wedges in oil. See …     Toss     Place on baking pan     Place in oven      Set timer for 30 minutes  Ingredients:  4-7 large yams (sweet potatoes ok if yams […]

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Hummus Sandwich

Ingredients: 2 slices whole grain bread 2 oz. hummus, see p. __ 1/2 c. shredded lettuce or cabbage 1/2 roma tomato 1/2 medium avocado salt and pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 small lime or lemon Directions: 1. Toast two pieces of whole grain bread. 2. Spread hummus evenly on one piece of toast. 3. Slice […]

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Toasted Oats

    Are you tired of boring, un tasteful oats? Do you not take advantage of these wonderful complex carbs (see complex carb post) because of taste? Try out this decedent way of preparing them!  Toasting Oats (old fashioned, not quick or instant) can help bring out the natural sugars and make oats much sweeter.  INGREDIENTS/UTENSILS:  […]

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Baked Asparagus

INGREDIENTS  2 tbsp cooking oil Garlic Powder Crushed Sea Salt Crushed Black Pepper DIRECTIONS: Wash, cut hard ends off & dry asparagus Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees Pour olive oil in hands, smother asparagus with oil by rubbing the stalks between your hands place on shallow baking pan (like a brownie pan) sprinkle lightly – […]

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Oatmeal & Eggwhite Pancakes

These super versatile little gems of pancakes have been monumental in my move away from white flour and simple carbohydrates. I’ve been eating them for 5+ years now. They are great for  gaining healthy weight (i.e. “Bulking) or making a healthy subsitute for regular pancakes. Share this recipe and/or video with a friend or loved […]

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How Spices can Actually Save you Money

Some of my recipes call for a little bit of spice. Anyone who knows me knows I’m all about the Benjamins – meaning money. I like to spend as little money as possible, work as little as possible and get lots of sleep and friend time. Which brings me to talk about wasting money when […]

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