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01Aug

Drink Your Salads!

3 Salad Smoothie Recipes; using fruit, salad greens and vegetables!

Drink Your Salads!

Yes, you read that right. I am urging you to drink your salads. I spend a lot of time trying to constantly improve my eating habits. Last year, I began having salads for lunch everyday. I added all kinds of things to my salads (all healthy choices, of course).

What happened, though, was that the bulky nature of the salad filled up volume in my stomach without providing me with enough caloric density to power me through the afternoon hours.

What to do? Keep the salad by blending it with fruit and milk substitute, add other calorie dense food to lunch and feel more satisfied! It was a super delicious and nutritious decision. I am able to control my afternoon cravings, have more fruit and veggies during the day, and I love the fresh taste the smoothies provide.

Most salad greens work well –

Posted in Fitness, Culinary

08Sep

Metabolism, Energy, Glucose and You: The Mystery Solved!

Daily Menu and Workout Ideas Included

Metabolism, Energy, Glucose and You: The Mystery Solved!

Do you ever wonder how to unravel all of the advice you hear, read and watch on TV about the “right” way to eat in order to maximize your weight loss, raise your metabolic rate, and increase your energy?  I am going to help you sift through all of that information and give you a plan to follow each day.

Posted in Coaching, Fitness, Culinary

30Sep

Oatmeal Flour Waffles with Mixed Seeds, Toasted Walnuts and Sweet Potato “Butter”

Perfect for a post-workout snack!

Oatmeal Flour Waffles with Mixed Seeds, Toasted Walnuts and Sweet Potato “Butter”

I was "Inspired" to make the following breakfast meal by some very wonderful clients that brought me a delicious jar of sweet potato "butter" from a farmer's market in North Carolina. First of all, I LOVE homemade waffles – not just any kind – but the way I make them...oh, and by the way, I almost never make these for breakfast – but I prefer to use them for snacks!

We decided to include this post on both our Inspired Culinary and our Inspired Fitness Facebook pages because the waffle recipe is not only a great and yummy snack idea – it is one that is perfect for a post-workout snack. These waffles can be stashed in a container in your gym bag – no heating or toasting required before munching. You can spread the sweet potato butter on like peanut butter and stack your waffles for travel – or just skip the butter on the "to go" waffles – you won't even miss it! I love the added protein and good fats in these waffles.

Posted in Culinary

17Oct

TREAT! Easy, Fool-Proof & Delicious Kale Chips at Home

SImple, Nutritious and Addicting - Kale Chips

TREAT! Easy, Fool-Proof & Delicious Kale Chips at Home

We can't tell you how many times we have been asked how we make our Kale Chips so crispy and delicious. While we have the benefit of a food dehydrator for our culinary business, we have developed a recipe for ovens that gives dehydrator quality at home. This recipe has been used many times by our chefs in real homes and is less expensive than packaged kale chips, not to mention healthier and better tasting.

Kale Chips can be the ultimate healthy snack. They can be mixed into salads, stirred into soups, or used as a pasta topper. Try our recipe for delicious homemade Kale Chips!

Posted in Culinary

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