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27

JUN

2013

Just when I thought I had made everything under the sun with quinoa, I had and idea: A Peruvian Power Brownie! While brownies are almost always served as a dessert item, I made this brownie using quinoa flour, cooked quinoa, cacao powder and coconut oil, easily doubling its use as an energy bar!  Not only…

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18

JUN

2013

Are you struggling with a summertime sweet tooth? It’s hard to resist tasty treats like popsicles, ice cream and sugary iced coffee drinks when the sun is pounding down on you and you’re looking for a refreshing quick-fix!  Try our Iced Lucuma Cocoa the next time you have the urge for something sweet, cold and…

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29

OCT

2012

Halloween is upon us and candy and treats are everywhere! How can you keep yourself and your family healthy this holiday when temptations are constant? Use our candy friendly chart below to find your best options. When offering or eating candy choose those towards the top of the chart, as they are lower in calories…

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04

OCT

2012

10 Reasons To Eat Apples Every Day! SUPPORTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. Apples are a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C (providing 14 percent of the daily value). HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS.  Packing in quite a bit of soluble fiber (4 grams per medium apple) for a modest amount of calories (95) makes apples a filling,…

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19

JUL

2012

To Buy Pichuberries visit our Eating Free online store I am always amazed at finding historical foods that our ancestors used to kept their vitality. The Andes are known to produce many nutrient dense foods, from 3,000 different types of potatoes, quinoa, to this exotic secret fruit of the Incas: the Pichuberry. What Is It?…

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18

JUN

2012

Find many more great recipes and sample menus in the Eating Free book! Get a FREE gift with purchase! Banana bread is a traditional favorite. By substituting agave nectar for sugar and applesauce for oil, you can enjoy this sweet treat with less sugar, less fat – and no guilt. Your children will love it!…

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06

MAY

2012

I am surrounded by people who offer support and encouragement to me on a regular basis regarding my workout program and nutrition. I value and appreciate it all but I have begun to notice a couple of behavioral changes emerging from those around me. First of all, whenever food is involved in any activity I…

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20

DEC

2011

Before you say yes to dessert, chew on this: a small 2.5 x 3 inch piece of tiramisu can have 430 calories and 31 grams of fat!  How could something so light and airy be so high in fat and calories?  Blame the whole milk, egg yolks, and mascarpone cheese (an Italian cream cheese).  Here…

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23

NOV

2011

The holidays are here again. Time for celebration with family and loved ones. Celebration in my household always includes food and drinks. In fact, the whole time spent seems to be centered on food: planning, coordinating, preparing, and eating. So how do I maintain my weight during the holidays? Here are my top 5 tips:…

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29

JUL

2011

Eat Chocolate! But not just any kind of chocolate. The darker the better- dark chocolate (at least 72% cocoa) contains more flavanols than its sweeter counterpart – milk.  The low-down: cocoa beans contain flavonoids which reduce cell damage, lower blood pressure, and improve vascular function all for a better functioning cardiovascular system. But don’t trade…

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