Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Kale and Chickpea Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

It's day 4 of the Clean Program's 7-Day Clean Cleanse. If you are new to the blog, this cleanse consists of a smoothie for breakfast, a solid meal for lunch and a soup or smoothie for dinner. So you can imagine how excited I am for lunch everyday... :) The truth is, although it seems like this cleanse would be hard, it's really not! My smoothies are packed with nutrients and protein that hold me over. If I'm starving, I eat a clean snack mindfully, instead of just shoving whatever I have ...

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Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

Kale and Kiwi Smoothie

It’s Day 2 of the 7-day Clean Cleanse! I stopped by the Clean Program’s NYC office yesterday to pick up our Clean kits and meet some of the staff! Not only is the office in a sick location in the city, everyone was so nice! I got to meet Albert Bitton, one of the co-founders. He looked like he was working on something cool. I tried to peek, but I’m not that stealth… ;)  So lets talk about another factor in this Clean Cleanse. It’s called the "12-hour window." Essentially, this means ...

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Clean Program Summer Kickstart 7-Day Cleanse

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Today is the start of the Clean Program's 7-Day Cleanse to kickstart our summer bods. :) Alyssa and I are jumping on board for a quick re-set to get our cravings, digestion, and bodies back on track.  This 7-Day Cleanse is a shorter version of the Clean Program's 21-Day Cleanse created by Dr. Alejandro Junger. It's perfect for anytime I realize my diet is off… like when I want to buy Mike and Ike's from the bodega in the subway. Not good. This cleanse consists ...

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Skinny Chopped Vegetable Salad

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Recently, a friend gave me the idea of making a panzanella salad. So I bought all the veggies, along with a package of gluten free hotdog buns that I planned on cutting up and baking into big croutons. I chopped the veggies, added the basil, and started eating the raw vegetable salad while I was waiting for the oven to pre-heat (my patience is limited when it comes to food). Lo and behold, the chopped veggie salad was amazing... I couldn't stop eating it. The combination of ...

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The Squeeze Juice Cleanse Review

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I just finished my FIRST 4 day juice cleanse!   Over the past month or so I was out almost every night at a different work event or dinner, and my diet (and my waistline) were suffering the consequences. I knew I needed to give my body and digestive system a break to detoxify and reset. So last Sunday afternoon I walked down to the juice bar in my building and bought the Skinny Squeeze juice cleanse.  The Squeeze sells a variety of high quality, ...

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Eat Right For Your Sight

Eat Right For Your Sight

The other weekend I found out a friend's mom was diagnosed with macular degeneration. Two days later I woke up to an email asking if Alyssa and I would like to review the book Eat Right For Your Sight; a cookbook focusing on eye health for those suffering from macular degeneration. Yes, this really happened… Macular Degeneration is essentially the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, called the macula. This causes the loss of central vision in the eye, which ...

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White Chicken Corn Chili

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I love when friends and family share their healthy recipe ideas with me. It means I am potentially rubbing off on them ;) My husband Lou has a few friends who are really good cooks. Recently his friend Kevin, the creator of our Stuffed Pepper Soup, sent me this idea for White Chicken Corn Chili. After doing a 30 day vegan challenge, I really don't eat much meat anymore. However, it doesn't mean I don't eat it at all, and wanted to give this chili a try! According to Lou, this is ...

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Gluten Free Zucchini Raisin Muffins

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I always try to keep healthy snacks on hand in order to keep me away from NYC bodegas or any bakery with macaroons in the window. At the office I tend to have things like fresh fruit, veggies and hummus, or a green smoothie stored in the fridge. However, when I work outside of my office these things don't travel so well in my bag... which is also crammed with dry shampoo, a change of shoes (flats are a necessity in the city), a phone charger, and a ...

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Coconut Raspberry Banana Smoothie

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Thank the Lord, Spring is finally here! And what do we do in NYC when it's nice out? Brunch :) You probably thought I was going to say "go for a run" or something. That's a good idea too... Although I have a green smoothie for breakfast almost every morning, there's something about nice weather that makes me crave them even more. And as I've probably mentioned a million times, smoothies are an amazing way to get a ton of fruit, vegetables and other super healthy ...

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Maria’s New Years Eve Wedding

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Get ready, because you are about to be bombarded with wedding pictures :) Alyssa and I love sharing pieces of our lives with you guys. That way you get to feel like you know us! I recently got my pictures back from my photographer, Leandro Da Silva, and wanted to give you a peek into my wedding day. I also wanted to pin some of these ideas on Pinterest ;) Lou and I got married this past New Years Eve 2014 at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in New Jersey. Our theme was a ...

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