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Here you will find numerous articles from me on the various way you can Be Healthy By Design. If you’re interested in my recipes to help you along the way, click here to go directly to them!

Even as I child I loved to write letters. I had numerous pen pals around the world. Long before the internet, I created a monthly newsetter on my first Apple computer. It included family updates, pictures and recipe exchanges. My distribution list was made up of siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles. It was sent snail mail to some 40 different households. Yes I am from a big family. It was fun and helped us all stay connected.

Today Facebook and online newsletters having left old fashioned letters and printed newsletters in the dust.  I enjoy Facebook and newsletters and also love blogging.  I think it’s also a wonderful means of staying in touch.

I hope you enjoy these blogs posts!



Making It Through The Stressful Times

This last year was full of bumps in the road.  These weren’t little bitty bumps – they were major and it was a focus on keeping healthy through good food and a lot of self care that got me through it all! First, there were three major restructures at my company. A lot of people lost their jobs!  Fortunately, I wasn’t affected, but the stress of wondering and then of saying goodbye to co-workers was a lot to bear.  Next, someone very close to me was sick from breast implant toxicity (yes, that’s a real illness) and had an explant…
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Eating Healthy While Taking a Trip

Summer is the only time for vacations! While the season for family vacations may be soon be coming to an end, summer isn’t the only time we travel. You may have a long-awaited fall vacation coming up, a family reunion, or you are already planning your winter ski trip.  Over the past couple of summers, I’ve helped many of many of my clients with another component of their trips – how to eat healthy while away from home so they could stay on track! As a health coach, I have such a sense of pride when my clients share that…
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Chocolate Smoothie

Chocolate Smoothie 2017-07-28 16:47:38 Serves 2 Amazing vegan chocolate smoothie - power packed with maca! Delicious enough for dessert! Print 844 calories 90 g 0 g 56 g 12 g 44 g 1042 g 36 g 39 g 0 g 4 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1042g Servings 2 Amount Per Serving Calories 844 Calories from Fat 425 % Daily Value * Total Fat 56g 86% Saturated Fat 44g 220% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 36mg 2% Total Carbohydrates 90g 30% Dietary Fiber 17g 66% Sugars 39g Protein 12g Vitamin A4%Vitamin C48%…
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How to Sprout Mung Beans

If you’re looking for additional ways to add more plant based protein to your diet, sprouted mung beans may be your new favorite bean.  It is mine!  Sprouted mung beans are not only delicious, they’re highly nutritious – and super easy to sprout yourself, which helps you know exactly how fresh they are!   They’re great in raw salads, make a great addition to vegetarian sandwiches, and hold up well in a quick stir fry, which may minimize some of the nutrients but also kills any bacteria. Lightly salted, raw sprouted mung beans also make a great snack!   Low in…
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Sprouted Mung Bean Bowl

Sprouted Mung Bean Bowl 2017-07-07 17:22:58 Serves 1 Quick, easy, and nutritious, stir fried sprouted mung beans, diced zucchini with brown rice. Print Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 3 min Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 3 min 644 calories 104 g 0 g 13 g 31 g 2 g 388 g 30 g 11 g 0 g 10 g Nutrition Facts Serving Size 388g Servings 1 Amount Per Serving Calories 644 Calories from Fat 115 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 20% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 0mg…
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