Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! (Dempsey loves it too!)  It has a ton of health benefits and is low calorie and super versatile! From movie watching to studying to late night drunchies (drunk munchies) popcorn is the perfect snack for any occasion.  To help ...

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Fitness Gadgets and Gear You Must Try

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the long weekend!  Last year, I spent Labor Day in Massachusetts, relaxing on the beach and enjoying all that New England has to offer.  There’s something really special about spending summers back ...

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Raspberry Spinach Salad

Summer is not over yet! Here is a yummy and refreshing summer recipe for a Raspberry Spinach Salad with Ginger Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing.  It is super yummy and packed with tons of nutrients.  Both Dempsey and I love raspberries and luckily they are one ...

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Quick and Easy Paella

I had the privilege of making paella, a signature Spanish dish, when I visited Spain in July.  I learned how to cook the dish from Maruchi, a chef I met in Spain.  Maruchi grew all of her own vegetables and even raised her ...

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Best Arm Exercises for Women

I have been active my whole life, but one part of my body that I neglected for a long time was my arms.  I knew exercises I needed to do to get strong legs…squats, lunges, etc.  But when it came to my upper ...

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Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Ingredients: 6 large portobello mushroom tops, stems removed 2 ½ cups cherry tomatoes ¼ cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 cup pesto 3 cups fresh mozzarella cheese 2 tbs fresh parsley Directions: Preheat broiler Drizzle olive ...

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How To Get the Ideal Body

The other day I came across an article in the Huffington Post that EVERY woman should read. Actress Elizabeth Banks admitted something that very few celebrities (or anyone, for that matter) would confess.  She credited her figure to genetics rather than hard work… ...

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Strawberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl

I’m finally back in Lala Land after a week and a half of traveling!  It’s always tough to come back from a vacation, but it also feels good to get back into a routine 🙂  I had a blast in NYC and in ...

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Guilt-Free Brownie Batter Bites

Ingredients: 1 tbs agave 3 tbs cocoa powder 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup pitted dried dates 1/4 cup coconut Directions: Blend walnuts in a food processor until finely ground Add cocoa powder, dates, coconut, and agave and pulse until ingredients are well-mixed ...

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Best Healthy Travel Snacks

Dempsey and I have been traveling a lot lately (Spain, Mexico, New York, San Diego, and back and forth from LA to Boston!) And with traveling comes the dreaded “Travel Munchies.”  You know what we’re talking about.  You’re cooped up on a plane ...

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