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What Is A Health Coach?

People are 42 percent more likely to achieve their goals just by writing them down, according to Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University in California. But, most of us never get around to writing them down in the first place!   That probably explains why 25% of people who set New Year’s […]

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The Best Superfoods Smoothie Ingredients

For any of you who follow Thrive by Food on Instagram, you know I’m obsessed with smoothies. I have one for breakfast almost every day of the week — both green smoothies and fruit smoothies. There are a few essential ingredients I add into my smoothies each day for different benefits.  Plant-Based Protein Powder Most protein […]

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Dairy-Free Spiralized Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Pasta and all things cheese were my go-to foods — before I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. For the longest time after I had to eliminate those foods (and much more) from my diet, I absolutely craved them both. I tried everything from taking dairy pills before having some cheese (no luck, FYI) to trying out various veggie-based […]

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Veggie Breakfast Frittata

If you think that putting anything other than eggs or pancakes together for breakfast takes too much time, i’m about to change your mind! I’m the type of person (perhaps you are too) that needs breakfast pretty soon after I get up…or I get “hangry”…literally. But I fell in love with this breakfast frittata because it […]

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Dairy-Free Chicken Parm With Spaghetti Squash

Chicken Parmesan was hands down my favorite dinner recipe up until I learned I had Colitis and had to ban dairy and grains from my diet. Once I switched to the Paleo diet to ease my symptoms, I made several new chicken dishes but they just weren’t cutting it. A few summers ago, I was shopping at a local farmers market back […]

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Blueberry Chia Pudding Recipe

Chia seeds are an incredible superfood. Not only do I add them to many of my smoothies, but I use them to create an overnight pudding, too. I’ve tried making several variations of this recipe and finally found one that hits the mark. I couldn’t believe how easy and simple it was to make. See below and […]

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How to Set the Right Expectations For Your Day

What is the maximum amount of water you can put in a 16-ounce glass? 16 ounces — no more. Pretty obvious, right? Well, then why don’t we treat ourselves the same way? Our culture promotes putting a lot of pressure on ourselves to accomplish an unattainable amount of work in too little time (too much […]

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almond butter bar

Almond Butter Bars Dessert

I used to crave sweets — a lot. But ever since I transitioned my diet to a no-processed, low-sugar, grain-free way of eating, my sweet cravings naturally decreased. But every now and then, I do want a little something sweet, so I ensure it’s grain-free and using only the highest quality and unprocessed ingredients.  Save this recipe […]

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