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Evolution Fresh and the Challenge: 8 Recipes to Restart Your Resolution

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Recently, our friends at Evolution Fresh came to us with a very interesting (and sobering) statistic — after running a survey of 1,001 adults regarding their New Year’s resolutions, they found that 53% of them had abandoned their resolutions by the third week of January.

While we’re not super surprised (because change can be difficult), we’ve decided to help alter the pattern with a very simple solution — a downloadable collection of recipes and smoothies to help people get back in the groove of healthy eating, created to go hand-in-hand with Evolution Fresh’s National Green Juice Day.…

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Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

Hazelnut Parsnip Soup

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Winter soups are a fantastic way to feel satisfied and healthy without doing too much work. Unlike many healthy meals, they tend to garner fewer objections from the pickier members of your household. And if you live solo, they’re a great way to spend less time cooking and have plenty of leftovers to reheat.

Winter soups also provide a fantastic opportunity to do a little vegetable exploration.…

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When You Should Be Eating if You Want to Lose Weight

When You Should Be Eating if You Want to Lose Weight

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There are so many aspects to eating for weight loss. What to eat is one aspect. How the body processes your food is also incredibly important. But when you eat is an often overlooked and critical component of successfully losing weight.

I wrote recently about how your body processes calories based on your metabolism and how dieting and long-term calorie restriction can destroy your metabolism — making it nearly impossible to lose fat.…

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How Going Sugar-Free Actually Made My Life Sweeter

How Going Sugar-Free Actually Made My Life Sweeter

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Years ago, when I first became a mother, I was at the playground trying to shield my son from germy interactions with runny-nosed toddlers, when one mom posed what I considered a ludicrous question.

“Do you think it’s just a coincidence that ‘cold season’ comes right on the heels of our kids eating their weight in Halloween candy?”

Was she insinuating that eating candy made people sick?!…

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Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

Pumpkin Apple Curry with Shrimp

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Nothing says “winter” better than pumpkin. It is delicious and nutritious, and can be blended with other ingredients to make a sumptuous meal — without all the processed carbs.

Pumpkin packs a punch when it comes to vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and plenty more. That means it could be good for everything from preventing cancer to preventing heart disease to keeping your skin free of wrinkles.…

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Why You Should Question Nutrition Research and What Happened in 1980

Why You Should Question Nutrition Research and What Happened in 1980

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There was a time when the words of moms and grandmothers ruled the nutritional roost. For the most part, their advice boiled down to this: eat your vegetables, don’t drink soda, eat fruit for snacks, and don’t watch too much TV.

That last one was sneaky. Our moms and grandmothers knew that watching TV tended to promote mindless snacking, and it also meant you were not active.…

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Gluten-Free "Rice Krispies" Cacao Energy Bars

Gluten-Free “Rice Krispies” Cacao Energy Bars

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My youngest daughter is a twelve-year-old dancer who spends on average around ten to twelve hours a week at her studio. Needless to say, I am often in the kitchen preparing snacks that will help keep her fueled between classes. One of her favorite snacks right now (okay, I confess, it’s one of our favorites), is this gluten-free “healthier” version of Rice Krispies treats.…

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Golden Latte: The Simple Winter Drink with a Health Punch

Golden Latte: The Simple Winter Drink with a Health Punch

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Before I got rolling on the good-for-you food train, if you had told me I’d regularly drink turmeric and like it, I’d have sworn you off as a quackish spice-hugger. No way that can taste good or have enough health benefit to be worth choking down with any regularity, right? To my mind, turmeric was just another super/titanic/power-packed [insert other superlative for incredible health punch] food on someone’s clever list that perhaps I should be eating, if I loved my taste buds less.…

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Shrimp, Sausage, and Mushroom Wild Rice Dinner

Shrimp, Sausage, and Mushroom Wild Rice Dinner

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As I always say, cooking for one is awesome because you can use more expensive ingredients and it won’t cost you a fortune. Eating shrimp always makes me feel pampered — although my wallet doesn’t necessarily enjoy it as much. But when you’re on your own, you can feel free to indulge!

To round out the flavors in this meal, I added chicken sausage, mushrooms, and wild rice.…

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Fresh Chicken and Sausage Stir Fry

Fresh Chicken and Sausage Stir Fry

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Rainbow-colored veggies, butcher-fresh sausage, and air-chilled chicken combine to make the perfect one-pan dish. This recipe is an awesome way to up your vegetable intake with a minimum of effort, packing an entire season of vegetables into every serving.

Fresh Chicken and Sausage Stir Fry

Servings: 6
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds, air-chilled chicken tenderloins
  • 1 pound, sweet Italian sausage
  • 5 Brussels sprouts
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 summer squash
  • 1 bunch, asparagus
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1/2 white onion
  • fresh basil
  • Salt, pepper, cayenne powder
  • Olive oil
  • Tools:

  • 3-quart saute pan with lid
  • Spatula
  • Preparation:

    1. Shred Brussels sprouts.
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    Oatmeal Hemp Pancakes with Blueberry Cacao Syrup

    Oatmeal Hemp Pancakes with Blueberry Cacao Syrup

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    These are one of my favorite weekend pancake recipes. They not only satisfy my appetite after a long morning run, but they also keep me feeling full for hours. One of the reasons they promote satiety is because they contain a half cup of hemp protein powder, and if you didn’t already know, hemp seeds are a great source of fiber (and iron!).…

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