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Vegetarian Chili

Now that the weather is cooling down and Christmas is on the way, I love a hearty chili. What I love more is this vegetarian version of chili.  It is so healthy and satisfying. With Christmas around the corner, we are all mindful to not gain those extra pounds before the new year. Try this

Thanksgiving Leftover Makeover

I don’t know about all of you, but I usually get stuck with all of the leftovers from Thanksgiving. Let me tell you…I could feed a small village with all of the food left in my fridge. Splurging on Thanksgiving Day isn’t so bad, but when you are left with enough food to repeat Thanksgiving

Our Healthy Houston Foodie Fave – Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen Logo Hey friends! I’m so happy to be home after my extended stay on the west coast in beautiful, fitness crazed, Santa Monica. Yes, I’ll miss my peaceful walks on the beach, Chris Ploudre, my guru/spinning instructor (Buddha on a bike), the always unbelievably perfect weather, but mostly I’ll miss my

Take it Outside!

Here in Houston we’ve been enjoying some beautiful weather lately! When it’s nice outside, I enjoy nothing more than getting out in nature to get some exercise and unwind from the craziness of the workweek. Lately, I’ve been venturing out to try out new locations for my walks with my trusty dog, Sydney, and I

Autumn Gluten Free Recipes

While the temperature in Houston may disagree, the calendar says it’s autumn. I love this time of year when the morning and evening start getting that crispy cool feeling (eventually)! Apple cider appears in the grocery store and I start thinking about fall baking. I love the smell of fresh breads in the oven making

Breakfast Smoothie

Years ago I began having a smoothie for breakfast 5 mornings a week.  I found it easy and delicious.  I make my shake quick and easy and have it on the drive to work. When you have a busy day and need that quick meal to get your day going, consider a smoothie. Many of

Don’t Sweat It

When the summers in Houston get intensely hot, it doesn’t take much effort to work up a sweat. Has anyone else experienced unfortunate pit stains just from walking from the grocery store to your car? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Fortunately for us hot Houstonians, our bodies have a built-in cooling system to help keep

Summer Salad

Liz’s favorite summer salad with balsamic dressing! Salad in the summer time is a daily meal in my house. Here is one of my favorite summer salads with my easy low calorie balsamic vinegar recipe for you to enjoy. Balsamic Dressing 2 tablespoons of Modena balsamic vinegar 1- 1/2 tablespoons of chilled water 1/2 teaspoon

Summer Green Smoothie

Summer Green Smoothie Light refreshing and full of flavor!   Add the following ingredients in order to a blender and press start!! 1 cup of water 1 cup of kale 1 cup baby spinach 1 half cucumber peeled and diced 1 half cup of water (yes another cup) 1 half sliced green apple 1 half

Water Workouts

Summer is here and it is hot and humid.  Many of my clients walk or run.  When summer hits they stop all of that wonderful calorie burning until cooler weather arrives.  This is an opportunity to simply change the way you see exercise in the summer.  So many people have pools at there home and