The best diet promotes good health not just in the short-term, but in the long-term as well.  Think about it as a

The Best Diet

The best diet promotes good health not just in the short-term, but in the long-term as well. Think about it as a “nutritional lifestyle”. Crash diets, or overly restrictive diets, do not make the cut.

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Zucchini is one of the very lowest calorie vegetables, coming in under 20 calories per cup.  It's a good source of fiber and packed with beneficial nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, and folate.  Zucchini is super versatile and is as tasty eaten raw as it is cooked.  If you are craving a little crunch, try cutting raw zucchini into sticks and pair it with healthy condiments, like hummus or guacamole.  If you prefer zucchini cooked, saute spiralized zucchini noodles (

Zucchini is one of the very lowest calorie vegetables

Zucchini is one of the very lowest calorie vegetables, coming in under 20 calories per cup. It’s a good source of fiber and packed with beneficial nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, and folate. Zucchini is super versatile and is as tasty eaten raw as it is cooked. If you are craving a little crunch, try cutting raw zucchini into sticks and pair it with healthy condiments, like hummus or guacamole. If you prefer zucchini cooked, saute spiralized zucchini noodles (“zoodles”) in a little olive oil with garlic and tomatoes for a nice light “pasta” meal, or serve a yummy protein packed turkey and spinach spaghetti sauce over your zoodles (shown). You can also mix grated zucchini into your baking. My kids love zucchini cookies and zucchini muffins. The zucchini not only adds fiber but it also adds moisture to the baking, and when paired with a no sugar added applesauce substitution for the oil, you’ve got yourself a much healthier muffin! How do you like to eat zucchini?

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Taco(less) salad with turkey and black beans. A great protein and fiber packed meal that will leave you satiated and help you meet your goals. I use fresh squeezed lime and salsa as dressing. Mmmmmm de-lish! Clean eating doesn't have to be boring or tasteless. What is your favorite healthy meal?

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Taco(less) salad with turkey and black beans

Taco(less) salad with turkey and black beans. A great protein and fiber packed meal that will leave you satiated and help you meet your goals. I use fresh squeezed lime and salsa as dressing. Mmmmmm de-lish! Clean eating doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless. What is your favorite healthy meal?

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Chicken salad...salad.  A high protein, high fiber lunch or snack. Quick and easy. Recipe: canned chicken breast, mixed with fat free cottage cheese, chopped Thai lime almonds, dried cranberries, pickles and/or banana peppers, and sriracha to taste. 
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Chicken salad…salad

Chicken salad…salad. A high protein, high fiber lunch or snack. Quick and easy. Recipe: canned chicken breast, mixed with fat free cottage cheese, chopped Thai lime almonds, dried cranberries, pickles and/or banana peppers, and sriracha to taste.
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The effect that diet can have on you now and in the future is astounding.  Putting the right food in your body, is akin to putting the right gasoline in your car - the type of fuel affects how well it functions.  Making the right food choices can reduce, eliminate, or prevent a variety of ailments.  In the case of salmon, this “SuperFood” has been shown to lower heart disease risk, help arthritis, reduce depression and possibly help with memory loss and Alzheimer’s.  When I think of food as fuel for my most important machine, I tend to make better choices. Today’s lunch is last night’s grilled salmon (in Montreal Steak Spice) over salad with a splash of rice vinegar as dressing. Yummy AND healthy! In addition to salmon’s amazing Omega-3 benefits, several recent studies have shown that salmon also contains bioactive peptides that provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and the control of inflammation in the digestive tract.  It’s also chock full of vitamins and minerals and high in protein! High protein foods require more energy from the body to process and are also good for muscle building, which in turn helps to increase fat burning and metabolism (assuming you are also working out). So go eat some salmon this week!

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The effect that diet can have on you now and in the future is astounding

The effect that diet can have on you now and in the future is astounding. Putting the right food in your body, is akin to putting the right gasoline in your car – the type of fuel affects how well it functions. Making the right food choices can reduce, eliminate, or prevent a variety of ailments. In the case of salmon, this “SuperFood” has been shown to lower heart disease risk, help arthritis, reduce depression and possibly help with memory loss and Alzheimer’s. When I think of food as fuel for my most important machine, I tend to make better choices. Today’s lunch is last night’s grilled salmon (in Montreal Steak Spice) over salad with a splash of rice vinegar as dressing. Yummy AND healthy! In addition to salmon’s amazing Omega-3 benefits, several recent studies have shown that salmon also contains bioactive peptides that provide special support for joint cartilage, insulin effectiveness, and the control of inflammation in the digestive tract. It’s also chock full of vitamins and minerals and high in protein! High protein foods require more energy from the body to process and are also good for muscle building, which in turn helps to increase fat burning and metabolism (assuming you are also working out). So go eat some salmon this week!

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Easy healthy lentil stew. High in protein and fiber, low in fat! My lentil and bean-hating husband loves this and the kids will eat it too! Quick and easy - ready in 15 mins on the stove or you can do it in the crockpot so it's ready when you want it. Ingredients: 1 tetra pack TJ's low sodium chicken broth, 1/2 package frozen TJ's Chimmichuri rice & veggie mix, 1/2 jar TJ's eggplant spread, 1 or 2 cans canned chicken breast, 1/2 pack TJ's cooked lentils.

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Easy, Healthy lentil stew

Easy healthy lentil stew. High in protein and fiber, low in fat! My lentil and bean-hating husband loves this and the kids will eat it too! Quick and easy – ready in 15 mins on the stove or you can do it in the crockpot so it’s ready when you want it. Ingredients: 1 tetra pack TJ’s low sodium chicken broth, 1/2 package frozen TJ’s Chimmichuri rice & veggie mix, 1/2 jar TJ’s eggplant spread, 1 or 2 cans canned chicken breast, 1/2 pack TJ’s cooked lentils.

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