Healthy Harvest

October is here, fall is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited for harvest season! We’ve put together a list of the freshest fall produce available, and Farmers Markets around the valley where you can “pick” them up. Apples: What screams fall harvest more than a beautiful crisp apple? Exactly! Apples help protect your heart, promote digestion, improve …

Un-Beet-able

Today we’re talking about a superfood that is often neglected and is the perfect addition to your fall menu: Beets! The unique flavor and vibrant  colors of beets help add a little flare to your meal. Beets have been proven to: Lower Blood Pressure Boost Stamina Fight Inflammation Contain Anti-Cancer Properties Provide Detoxification Support Reduce Menstrual Cycle Pain Here are a few …

Shrimp Quesadillas

By Taylor Thurston. I have an inexplicable love affair with seafood. Probably my favorite thing about it is that you get so much flavor, without adding a ton of calories. Probably my least favorite thing about it is that sometimes it tries to murder my husband. He developed an allergy to seafood a couple of months after we got married, …

Clam Spaghetti

By Taylor Thurston. This stuff makes for an insanely delicious dinner. Unlike other pastas, this stuff doesn’t call for gallons of sauce to provide flavor, so it’s a great option if you are carb-loading for a race, or even just needing to get your whole grains in for the day! Carbs are a great source of energy and many runners, swimmers, …

Biggest Loser

By Taylor Thurston, of Playz With Food. “Biggest Loser” Oatmeal Pancakes It’s almost Father’s Day, and you know what that means. It means that you’ll be waking up early to prepare Dad’s breakfast in bed. That’s what it means. I know you’re tired though, and the last thing you want to be doing is slaving in the kitchen in the …

Healthy Chicken Salad

By Taylor Thurston. Who doesn’t love a good chicken salad sandwich for lunch? With all that fatty mayonnaise though, it’s hard to justify having it very often, right? Well, friends… think again!  This recipe utilizes the creaminess of plain non-fat greek yogurt to offer that fresh flavor we’ve all come to love and expect from chicken salad. Without sacrificing any …

Zucchini Fries

Article by Taylor Thurston I have always been a huge fan of sports. Any sport. I love absolutely everything about them. I love the pressure, the cheering, the teamwork, the competition, the victory; even the losses come with certain lessons and experience. Sports meant everything to me growing up and when I was 12, I became very competitive and decided that …

Grilled Fish Steaks

Recipe by Taylor Thurston. This fish, this fish…It’s criminal. (Faith Hill, anybody?) Seriously though, people. This is one of my absolute favorite meals. It’s light, it’s fresh, it’s packed with protein and loaded with flavor. Grilled Fish Steaks Serves 2, 363 Calories Ingredients: 1 clove garlic, minced 6 Tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 …

DIY Juice Cleanse

  By Lauren Parry. Purpose of a juice cleanse: There are multiple purposes of a juice cleanse. Among these, the most popular are to rid your body of toxins, to feel better, to look better, and to jumpstart your weight loss goals. Price: A juice cleanse can be quite pricey if you order it through a company. A three day …

Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad

By Lauren Parry. YIELD: Serves two Ingredients 2 Cup Chicken Breast, cooked and shredded (We used shredded rotisserie chicken to save time) 1/2 Cup canned corn 1/2 Cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 Cup Green Onions, chopped 3/4 Cup tomatoes, diced 1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped 3/4  Cup tortilla chips, crushed 4 T white wine vinegar 7 T Reduced …