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Training through an injury

Training through an injury

Ironically, I was going to be writing about how to stay injury free while training for this week's blog post.  Unfortunately, in the fifth mile of yesterday's run up at Deer Creek Canyon, I rolled the daylights out of my ankle.  Now I'm going to share with you the...

Is Supplementing Necessary

Is Supplementing Necessary

A question that I get asked by many patients is if supplementing is necessary. The thought is if you're eating a very clean, unprocessed, organic, locally grown whole food diet, you should be able to get all of your vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients...

Kelly’s Events for 2015

Kelly’s Events for 2015

Hi All! As mentioned in my eBook "12 Steps to Making 2015 Your Healthiest Year Yet," I'm going to be sharing with you my journey as I take on 4 , maybe 5 half marathons this summer/fall.  Have I taken on more than I can handle?  I have no idea!  This will be a first...

8 Heart Healthy Foods You Wouldn’t Have Expected….

Subway Sandwiches - while the whole menu isn't fair game, there are some sandwiches that meet the American Heart Associations approval.  Those included are the black forest ham, oven roasted chicken and the club on 9-grain bread at 6 inches - all meet the American...

Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burger With Avocado

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers makes 7-8 large patties Ingredients:  2 cans cannellini white beans, drained 1 large sweet potato, baked/peeled/mashed (about 2 cups) 2 Tbsp tahini 2 tsp maple or agave syrup 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning OR Cajun seasoning (or another fave...

Homemade Mosquito Repellant

This is a GREAT, much more cost-effective alternative to the "natural" bug repellents out on the market today.  I'll be making us some before we head up North at the end of the summer! Ingredients: 15 drops Lavender essential oil 3-4 Tablespoons Homemade Vanilla...

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Ingredients: 3  tablespoons  olive oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces each) 1  teaspoon  paprika 2  teaspoons  ground cumin kosher salt and black pepper 3?4  cup couscous 3/4  pound cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered 1/4  pound snap peas, thinly...

Pat’s Tacoritos

This is one of our family's favorite dishes.  We normally triple the batch when making it so we have leftovers.  If you would like to do the same, our trick is to make up all of the tacoritos and then only bake what you're going to eat.  When you're ready for the...

Seven Layer Dip

Our family loves anything Mexican food wise.  One of our favorite appetizers to make is the seven layer dip.  It's delicious and ALWAYS is a crowd pleaser! Ingredients: 21 ounces jalapeno bean dip MASH: 3 medium avocados 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4...

Steak Diane

When I was growing up, this was the meal that I requested for my birthday for a number of years.  I LOVED it! Ingredients: Sauce 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons onion, mincded 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1...

Our 4th of July Breakfast

Every year on the 4th of July, our family gets together to celebrate.  Traditionally, we were always in Breckenridge, CO.  That morning we kicked the day off with Nana's Swedish pancakes with homemade whip cream, blueberries & strawberries accompanied by kielbasa...

Grilled Cheese for Grownups

Ingredients: 4 slices french bread (sourdough would be great too) 4 slices monterey jack cheese (slice as thick/thin as you would like) 1 ripe avocado - pitted and sliced tomato - sliced bacon - already cooked (you could use any meat here, or leave it off) salt and...

Superfoods: How Many Are You Eating?

Apricots Avocados Raspberries Tomatoes Cantaloupe Cranberry juice Raisins Figs Lemons/limes Onions Artichokes Ginger Broccoli Spinach Bok choy Pumpkin or squash Garlic Arugula Wheat germ/oatmeal Quinoa Nuts & peanuts Lentils Yogurt & skim milk Salmon &...

Salt: Good or Bad for Your Health?

One would not normally consider salt to be a healthy addition to a diet.  Although our bodies do require a certain amount of sodium, we are warned by health officials and nutritionists that too much sodium is bad for us, and instructed to use salt in moderation.  Salt...

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