February 17, 2016

Soy-Free Living

Even though soy is one of the top eight allergens in the U.S., it isn’t one that you hear of as often as gluten, dairy or shellfish. The good news is that since it’s covered by Food Allergen Labeling Consumer Protection Act, soy must be clearly labeled. Soy tends to show up in unexpected places and it is used as an ingredient in many processed foods, so beware!
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February 11, 2016

Thai Sea Scallops with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds pack a huge nutritional punch in a little package. They are a rich source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and copper. About a handful also contains over 8 grams of protein and are loaded with essential fatty acids.

Curry Paste
Curry paste contains a mixture of ingredients that have beneficial properties. Turmeric, which gives curry paste its rich yellow color, is a strong detoxifier and cancer-fighter. While chili peppers, which gives curry paste its spicy flavor, acts as a stimulant for the digestive and circulatory systems and is rich in Vitamins A and C.
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February 11, 2016

Crush Cravings

If you are like most Americans, you make the same weight-loss resolutions year after year but they rarely stick. Do you struggle with willpower? Do you tend to give into your cravings? Is there not enough time in the day to do everything you need to do AND spend hours on meal prep? If you answered yes to any of these questions we are here to help.

It’s a new year and you have a renewed determination to lose weight and eat healthier. But the average weight-loss resolution fails after a few weeks.
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February 2, 2016

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Here is a simple soup recipe to get you through those cold winter evenings. It uses one of our favorite gluten-free carbohydrates, the Sweet Potato. One Sweet potato can provide over 400% of our daily needs for Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamin b6, copper, manganese and fiber. This soup calls for boiling sweet potatoes, as boiling preserves more of its cancer-fighting properties than roasting.
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January 27, 2016

Roasted Beets & Baby Bella Salad

Their garnet color and earthy sweetness is enough reason to roast them, but beets also pack nutrients that boost stamina, lower blood pressure and fight cancer. This is all thanks to powerful antioxidants called betalains – which also give beets their rich purple and red pigments..

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January 19, 2016

Metabolic Meals: A Top Personal Trainers Review

As a strength and conditioning professional for over 13 years, I have prided myself on giving the best and most up to date advise on all health and performance related info. Numerous time scouring research, taking seminars, and self-testing nutrition and performance protocols has led me to fine tune my approach when it comes to repairing and building the body. Some of the most difficult aspects of helping people become their best is getting them to buy into your nutrition and supplementation goals for them. Naturally, there is no one size fits all plan for anyone.  This is where having access to good whole food in varying amounts has elevated my business tremendously.

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January 19, 2016

Chia Pudding with Granola and Blueberries

Since the days of the ancient Egyptians, man has loved honey. It may have been at first due to that irresistible flavor. However, the reasons we now love this sweet nectar extend way beyond flavor and into its health benefits.

For this snack we use MANUKA HONEY. This particular honey is produced in Southern New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka plant. It contains a compound called methylglyoxal (MG), which is known for its strong antimicrobial properties.

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January 16, 2016

Anthony Pettis Gets Ready For UFC Fight Night 81

The evolution of Mixed Martial Arts has not only taken place within the sport itself, but also in the athlete’s preparation. Nutritional Science has garnered a lot of attention in the last few years and it’s for good reason. Athletes and their coaches have put a major emphasis on diet not only for “making weight”, but also performance enhancement. Read More

January 13, 2016

Salmon Fillet with Watercress Pesto

Watercress is a cruciferous green that’s often overlooked in the green leafy section, but it’s extremely high in vitamin K and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Its benefits have gotten the attention of William Patterson University researchers, who gave it the top spot on their list of 41 Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables.

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January 7, 2016

Duck Egg Frittata with Super Greens, Salsa, and Avocado

Looking for a quick and easy, protein-packed breakfast?  Well you’re in luck!  Our Duck Egg Frittata with Super Greens, Salsa, and Avocado takes about 5 minutes to prep and between 5 to 10 minutes to cook.  In no time you can have a hot, filling breakfast to start your day.

In this recipe we use duck eggs, which are a great alternative to free-range chicken eggs.  Compared to conventional eggs, duck eggs have almost twice the nutritional value, are higher in omega 3’s and contain a higher concentration of albumen – which is makes a richer and fluffier baked good.  If duck eggs are a little too exotic for your taste, feel free to use quail or free-range chicken eggs.
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