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Say YES to Your Strengths

April 2nd, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 3 Comments
Say YES to your strengths!

It’s rare that I go more than four or five days without sharing a new recipe or some other super healthy tidbit with you guys, so the fact that I haven’t posted in over a week has sort of shocked me! What have I been up to? Well, the quote above says it all. Gotta […]

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5 Stress Busters I Practice Every Week

March 20th, 2014 at 7:07 pm · Post a comment · 5 Comments
5 Natural Stress Busters |

Work, bills, life transitions, family issues, dieting, decisions to make, ties to cut, relationships to forge, problems to handle, appointments to juggle, kids to raise, health obstacles to work around—it all stacks up to that 5 letter word we use on almost a daily basis: STRESS! It doesn’t matter how “go with the flow” you […]

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Protein Powder: Helpful or Harmful?

January 28th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 45 Comments
Protein Powder: Helpful or Harmful?

Navigating the seas of protein powder options should be an Olympic sport. Rarely a week goes by where I don’t encounter recipes, advertisements, and samples relating to powdered proteins. They are without a doubt one of the most widely available “health food products,” and consequently the most confusing. So I thought I’d clear the air, […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Ingredient Tips, Nutrition

Detox Update: Is Sugar Really the Culprit?

January 23rd, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 6 Comments
Eat your greens!

(Photo from my green smoothies cooking class last weekend!) First of all, you guys are the best. Thank you for all of your comments and emails since I announced my sugar detox and invited you to join in with me. I appreciate it so much! I haven’t done the best job at keeping to my […]

Filed under: Egg-free, Food for Thought, Nutrition, This & That

Sugar Cleansing FAQ’s

January 16th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments
Questions Answered

Thanks for all of your support in response to my post earlier this week about the sugar cleanse. I appreciate every one of your comments and emails! So I’m on Day 2 and things are going okay. I actually ate part of an apple yesterday, which was a bit of a no-no since fruit is […]

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It’s Time for a Sugar Cleanse…

January 14th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 41 Comments
Sayonara Sugar

Ready for a little dose of honesty today? I’m not sure I am, but let’s get to it before I chicken out! For about 8 weeks now, I’ve felt like my health has taken a downhill turn. In November I started having stomach aches a few times per week, usually fairly mild and brief. I […]

Filed under: Announcements, Food for Thought, Nutrition

The Best (and Worst) Books I Read in 2013

January 9th, 2014 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 16 Comments
The Best (and Worst) Books I Read in 2013

You’re looking at a corner of my 2014 vision board. And as you can see, I love to read! One of my visions for the year is to continue reading regularly, everything from non-fiction to fiction. Since I was young, fiction has been my fave, so I would say the majority of what I read […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Links, Reading Room, This & That

Video: My 2014 Intentions!

January 1st, 2014 at 10:10 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

Happy New Year! I’m so excited about the next 12 months. I’ve been setting some intentions for the New Year—some large, some small—and I can’t wait to see what unfolds as I pursue them. When I set goals, I try keep the ART acronym in mind: Achievable: I set intentions that are realistic and doable […]

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Making Spirits Bright

December 19th, 2013 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 21 Comments

I don’t have any new cookie recipes for you guys today. No lose-5-pounds-fast tips to help you fit into your New Year’s Eve dress in a few weeks. (Although if you want to do that, you probably shouldn’t be looking for cookie recipes right now.) No amazing dairy-free eggnog recipes or advice for setting New […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Holidays, This & That

Gingerbread Houses Through the Years

December 16th, 2013 at 6:06 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments

Warning: Get ready to feast your eyes on a whole lot of sugar, artificial dyes, gluten, corn syrup, and other stuff that is totally not the norm here at Daily Bites! Over the weekend I was going through old photos of past holidays and I came upon my collection of gingerbread house photos. It made […]

Filed under: Food for Thought, Holidays, This & That

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