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bone broth

Now that the holidays are behind us – and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – it’s time to get back on track. The increased alcohol and sugar we ate during the holidays has likely created some inflammation within our gut, and it takes some time to diminish. We need to help it along by eating a wide range of vegetables, fiber, clean protein, and healthy fats…

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detox lunch

During the holiday season, it’s difficult to stay balanced – even with the best intentions. To balance out the hors d’oeuvres and desserts, I have some healthier lunch ideas that will help you feel better after a night of indulgence!

Let’s dig right in.

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 healthy sports drink

 

Did you just return from an intense workout at the gym or attend a Soul Cycle class? You probably broke a good sweat and are feeling great but a bit dehydrated.  When you sweat during your workouts, you loose essential minerals and electrolytes. Replacing and replenishing these lost minerals and electrolytes is key to your recovery.

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salad

 

 

This interpretation of the Ivy Salad is from GOOP’s, My Father’s Daughter Cookbook. It is a detox-friendly combination of hot and cold ingredients. Perfect after a weekend filled with holiday parties so you can set the reset button. You can substitute the chicken or salmon for tofu, which will add a vegetarian option for protein.

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apple pie

Heading to a holiday party this season? Before you start worrying about all the delicious treats (and the consequences that come with them), remember there are steps you can take to eat healthier over the holidays!

These five tips will help you take a different approach this holiday season. You’ll be able to go to the party without anxiety, and instead be full of confidence about making smart, healthy choices.

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This is a perfect detox meal for lunch or dinner. It is full of nutrient dense vegetables, healthy fats, clean protein and black sesame seeds pack in extra minerals. You can meal prep the chicken on your prep day. Prep day for me is Sunday’s but it can be any day that you choose to make your life easier during the holiday’s.  You can add the chicken then to other dishes or you can add quinoa to this bowl to add an extra punch of protein.

 

Creamy Tahini Salad with Smoked Paprika Chicken
Author: Exploring Healthy Foods
A perfect detox recipe that will leave you feeling balanced and satisfied.
Ingredients:
Chicken
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
    Salad Ingredients
  • 5 cups greens (I mixed romaine, arugula and spinach)
  • ½ cup cucumbers, sliced and then chopped into fourths
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
    Salad Dressing
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
    Toppings
  • ½ avocado for each serving
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat chicken breast with olive oil, then sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt on both sides.
  3. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, turn over chicken and bake for another 15 minutes.
  5. After chicken has been cooking for 30 minutes, check to make sure it is fully cooked (no pink). If it’s not add back into oven until fully cooked. When ready, remove chicken from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, add all salad ingredients to a small bowl and whisk ingredients together. Dressing should be thick and have a creamy texture. Set aside.
  7. In a large bowl, add greens, cucumber, tomatoes and carrots. Then add dressing and toss together. Separate salad into 2 bowls (recipe makes 2 servings)
  8. Slice chicken breast and top onto each salad bowl.
  9. Top with avocado and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

The truth is we all want beautiful and radiant skin. Right? Well, the old saying, “You are what you eat” may actually have some truth to it. There are many factors that contribute to glowing skin that everyone strives for, including but not limited to genetics. Often the causes of acne and dark circles are more than skin deep.

 

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Have you ever heard of turmeric milk? If not you are in for a real treat. This time of year with winter quickly approaching our immune systems need a little TLC to ward of those nasty colds and flus. Here is my little secret to beating the cold before it takes over.

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IBS, short for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is characterized by a cluster of symptoms: gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, mucus in your stool — and often, pain and cramping.

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broccoli flatbread

Broccoli flatbread. Sound interesting? This is a healthy option to your typical bread you use for lunch. There are only 3 ingredients needed and takes minimal preparation. They are simply made with a vegetable of your choice, which could be beets, carrots or broccoli, and then add eggs and ground almonds.

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