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Article: Try Triple Chocolate Mint Treats for a healthy alternative on Valentine’s Day


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, chocolate is on the minds of many! Cacao beans, from which chocolate is made, is one of the most nutrient packed plants on the planet, supplying a plethora of phytonutrients, fiber, amino acids, essential fatty acids, and whole host of vitamins and minerals!  The trick is to get the nutritional benefits of the cacao without ...

Article: Eat healthy inexpensive snacks by making some sweet iBars


My secret recipe is out… iBars for everyone - to enjoy or give as gifts! Avoiding all of the preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, processed grains and refined sweeteners can be quite a challenge when shopping for "energy" or snack bars.  If you are lucky enough to find a bar made with whole food ingredients, it ...

Article: Chocolate brownie hummus can double as a dessert or snack


A delicious dessert that can double as a snack… protein, fiber and phytonutrients! Oh, my! Scary fact: The #1 source of calories in the American diet is desserts! Yikes! When I learned that statistic, and think about the heavily processed, empty calorie dessert foods most people are eating, my challenge became clear! I wanted to come ...