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When it comes to putting together lunch, I always have a stand by.  When it comes to eating clean, my lunch staple requires a bunch of fresh ingredients but typically I plan ahead.  Most than often, I remember to buy enough veggies but forget a good protein!  Luckily, I usually have a can of tuna […]

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When Opposites Attract

August 18, 2011 · 15 comments

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Peanut butter and jelly are a classic pairing that have been a staple in school lunches for decades.  There are many other food combinations that we rarely deviate from but when we do, that’s when you have a flavor explosion.  Eating a clean diet plan can get boring if you are afraid to experiment.  Plain […]

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It is hot, hot, hot!  This morning I woke up early and got in my most difficult day of interval training.  I did cardio workout #2 from my post earlier this week.  Afterwards, I watched my heart rate monitor as I burned an additional 100 calories after I had stopped.  That was fun. I needed […]

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Today, I went to Panera Bread to do some blogging in a climate controlled environment.  Boston is hitting close to 90-degree weather and I do not have air conditioning.  Since I was taking up a table, I decided to have some lunch as well.  Panera lists their calorie counts on the menu, even though I […]

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I’m thrilled that Spring has finally decided to arrive here in New England.  Too bad it always seems so short.  Winter and Summer are attention whores.  Poor Spring and Fall don’t last long enough and never seem to receive the praise they deserve.  The mild weather seasons are the best months in my opinion for […]

Green Goddess Dip with Vegetables & Homemade Pita Chips  3 6-inch whole-wheat pitas 2 tsp canola oil Cumin Chili powder Kosher salt 2 cups chopped avocado (about 2) 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (such as Fage) or plain nonfat yogurt 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 2/3 cup chopped fresh chives, divided 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 7 cups assorted fresh vegetables, raw […]

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I may have a photo shoot coming up, so for the next two weeks, I’m doing my best to eat extra clean.  The thing with cooking and dieting is that if the food tastes so good, you keep wanting more bites until you are overly stuffed (case study: Cheesecake Factory dessert).  With my recipes, I […]