SUGAR FREE Chocolate Mug Cake

chocolate mug cake

I’m not the biggest fan of cooking in a microwave – let alone BAKING in one. However, just as there is an exception to EVERY rule – there is an exception to this one too. More specifically, when craving chocolate, or a piece of cake! Enter: my Sugar Free (!!!!) Chocolate Mug Cake. If you’re […]

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How to Burn 100 Calories Right NOW!

burn 100 calories right now

    Let’s be honest – weight loss isn’t fun. So for me, anything that makes it seem less daunting wins in my book. Reading something that says do THIS much exercise and burn THIS many calories, makes it almost MOTIVATING – especially if you’ve cheated and eaten something you shouldn’t have (face palm). It […]

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The BEST Beef Stew

The Best Beef Stew

At this time of year, I’m sure a warm, hearty stew is a weekly staple. Definitely in our house! This one is by far my favorite: The BEST Beef Stew… If you’re someone that’s never made a stew before…DO NOT FEAR! This is definitely NOT the type of dish you need to fret about. It […]

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Smashed Sweet Potato with Mexican Bean “Ragu”

smashed sweet potato with mexican bean "ragu"

If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet filling, satisfying AND healthy meal to make…you’ve come to the right place! Last week I made a delicious and hearty Mexican Bean Ragu (you can check out the recipe below). I love having it with smashed sweet potatoes! So good, deeply fulfilling – AND LESS THAN 400 CALORIES! […]

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Hearty Mexican BEAN “Ragu”

Mexican Bean "Ragu"

Prepare yourself for a HEARTY, HEALTHY, EASY and super INEXPENSIVE meal…my Mexican Bean “Ragu”. Right off the bat, I’m sure you’re wondering: first – what the heck is ragu? And second – what’s with the inverted commas? When I first made this dish…I thought: Hey, this reminds me of a ragu! So I was like: […]

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SUGAR FREE Lindt Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate

It’s winter time! Yes…okay…I’m sure I am stating the OBVIOUS. The point is, what is winter without hot chocolate? Not winter at all – that’s what! The problem is getting into summer-body-shape AND drinking hot chocolate at the same time. Such a predicament, am I right? Well, what if I told you that hot chocolate […]

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The Best Guacamole you will EVER have

best guacamole recipe

A good guacamole is the perfect accompaniment for SO MANY THINGS: an awesome dip for potato crisps, nachos, quesadillas, and so much more 🙂 Try this wonderfully fresh guacamole recipe…IT’S SO GOOD – I promise 😉 And not to mention SUPER EASY! Use avocados that are nice and ripe to make the guacamole extra creamy. […]

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The BEST Tomato Salsa you will ever have!

best tomato salsa

Making nachos and need the best tomato salsa to go with it? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Salsa is a MUST if you’re making nachos! Please never make nachos without salsa. It is so quick and easy…DELICIOUS…and incredibly healthy! Nothing bad in this one – I promise you that! Only fresh, wholesome ingredients […]

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Healthier Mexican Nachos on a DIET

mexican nachos

Did you know that the average portion of nachos contain around 350 calories?! And that’s 6-8 PLAIN nachos with ONLY cheese…no meat…no guacamole…and NO sour cream! Can you imagine how high that number would be if you went to a restaurant and had ‘the works’? Sure – nachos aren’t your typical “diet food”… But I […]

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Hormones That Affect Weight Management: CORTISOL

cortisol

If you’ve heard about cortisol, I’m sure you see it as you arch nemesis – the hormone that completely disregards all your efforts to stay in shape. You are right – cortisol can definitely have a huge impact on your weight-loss efforts. However, you need to realise that this hormone is also ESSENTIAL for our […]

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