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Chocolate Espresso Pudding

Rich, dark, decadent … and just in time for the holiday season!  It’s hard to believe this simple treat is loaded with powerful antioxidants, bioflavonoids and magnesium. The rich chocolate flavor comes from the cacao powder.  Cacao, or “food of the gods,” is chocolate in its rawest form.  Unroasted cocoa beans are cold-pressed, leaving all…

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Diabetic Meal Plans: 3 Experts Share What Works Best

Crafting a good diabetic meal plan — and sticking to it — takes more than just switching out animal proteins for plants and eggs. A good diabetic meal plan consists of everything your body needs to function optimally and to prevent your blood sugar from spiking. Those needs are different for everyone, which is why the “best” meal plan is, too.

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Grilled Grass-Fed Top Sirloin Steak with Au Jus and Roasted Fall Squash

You hear it all the time, “To get lean, you need to eat meat and vegetables.” But no matter how many times you hear this, you always find yourself eating the same boring dishes without any flavor. After marinating in a seasoned blend of fresh herbs and spices, our chefs hand-pepper each aged, grass-fed top…

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Can Genetics Influence Which Fats Are ‘Healthy’ for You?

To talk about nutrition, we can’t always rely on simple umbrella terms such as “good” and “bad.” After all, what’s not ideal for one person might not be as concerning for someone else, and this holds true for different kinds of dietary fat we consume. If we want to keep it simple, we can divide…

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Pumpkin Tomato Soup with Balsamic Reduction

As much as we love all the pumpkin treats this time of year, pumpkin has a lot more to offer than just the flavor of your favorite latte. It helps with weight loss, boosts immunity, and can even improve eye and heart health. Pumpkin shines in this perfectly creamy and colorful soup, with all the…

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Grilled Chicken with Bruschetta Pasta

In this transformed version of an Italian classic, our chefs have crafted the traditional toppings of our favorite appetizer, bruschetta, into a unique and flavorful pasta dish. Ripe tomatoes, sweet basil, red onion, aromatic garlic, Parmesan cheese and cold-pressed olive oil blend to create a pesto-like sauce that tastes as if it was freshly picked…

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The 5 Best Ways to Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

Why do people gain weight during the holidays? Because they eat more. It’s a no-brainer. However, that doesn’t answer the more important underlying question: Why do people go into a flurry of overeating at the same time every year? The answer could be social pressure. End-of-year holidays are socially sanctioned occasions to relax and eat…

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Asparagus and Mushroom Sauté

This quick and easy veggie side dish is simple to make but full of nutrients, fiber and of course, delicious flavor. For this recipe, we use heart-healthy avocado oil, a great source of monounsaturated fat that helps increase the nutrient absorption of those veggies! Pair with your choice of protein for a low-carb meal ready…

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Teriyaki Grass-Fed Beef & Broccoli

Our Teriyaki Grass-Fed Beef & Broccoli may be low in carbs, but it’s definitely not low in flavor! After one bite of this centuries old Japanese favorite, you’ll wish you had ordered more.

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Age Management: Is Insulin Sensitivity The Holy Grail?

Metabolic syndrome describes a variety of chronic health conditions, each of which can increase your risks of heart disease, diabetes, and death. The metabolic conditions most strongly related to age are often referred to as insulin resistance syndrome. In most of them, the body’s resistance to insulin leads to the excessive production of the hormone….

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