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Nibbles of Nutrition

July 21, 2014

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If you love mashed potatoes you will love this side dish! Using cauliflower instead of white potatoes is a fun alternative and boosts fiber intake! Blended with creamy coconut milk it will be hard to even notice a difference between this dish and traditional mashed white potatoes.


Whipped Cauliflower

Makes 4-6 servings


1 head of cauliflower

10 cups of water *for steaming

Pinch of sea salt

Pinch of freshly ground pepper

1 tablespoons of organic unrefined coconut oil

¼ cup unsweetened canned coconut milk

Optional* Fresh herbs such a parsley


Wash and chop cauliflower into 1-inch size pieces. In a large stockpot, add in about 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower to a large a vegetable steamer, and place on top of stockpot to steam for 10 minutes or until soft and tender. Transfer steamed cauliflower into…

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July 16, 2014

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I have been traveling quite a bit for work lately (which i’m loving!). However, being away from home and still taking good care of myself takes some mindful planning! I’m sure you can relate! A few weeks ago I shared my Healthy Travel Snacks, which you can watch by clicking HERE. Beyond eating healthy, the products we put on our body and how we care for our skin is so important. Travel can really take a toll on our skin when we are go-go-go, from dry and scaly to breakouts or looking dull and lifeless. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! In today’s episode I share some items that I love to travel with to keep my skin glowing and healthy. Watch, enjoy and let me know if you try any of these…

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July 15, 2014

Hummus is a great dip, spread and …. salad dressing?! Yes it’s true! Hummus makes a great ingredient to whip up a creamy tangy salty salad dressing. I partnered with Pacific Foods to create this delicious and simple recipe! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Nutritionally, I love that this dressing also adds a touch of protein, from the creamy hummus made of garbanzo beans. This dressing is also dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based!

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Creamy Hummus Dressing

Makes 16 one tablespoon servings


1 cup original or plain hummus *I use Pacific Foods

4 tablespoons organic virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons water

1 medium lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon sea salt


Add all ingredients to a small  food processor and pulse together until creamy. Enjoy immediately or place in the refrigerator to chill for one…

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July 14, 2014

When it’s hot outside, it’s more enjoyable to relax than stand over a hot stove in the kitchen. To help speed up meal prep… try this quick quinoa salad! This dish can be ready in under 30 minutes and is a “one pot meal” making it easy to serve and clean up! You can vary this recipe by using brown rice, wild rice or even a whole-wheat pasta noodles instead of quinoa. Also try mixing up the veggies and beans depending on what you have on hand or like!

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Quick Quinoa Salad

Makes 4 servings 


1 cup dry quinoa, rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans

2 small avocados

1 medium cucumber, chopped

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1 large carrot, chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

Pinch of sea salt

Optional: fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley



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July 11, 2014

I am a BIG fan of quick, simple and delicious recipes. I love to cook, but I like to eat even more! Recipes that can be prepared in minutes are always the recipes I can’t wait to try. I think you’ll agree that this recipe is one you’ll want to try too!! One ingredient fruit popsicles are delicious and you can really get creative with what fruit you choose to make your pops.

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One Ingredient Fruit Popsicles

1 whole melon or pineapple makes 6-10 popsicles


1 medium watermelon, 1 pineapple and / or 1 cantaloupe

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Slice fruit into long popsicle shaped pieces. Place popsicle sticks into one end of each piece of fruit. Place fruit on parchment paper, cover and let set in the freezer for a minimum of 2-3 hours. Best if…

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