Alissa’s Blog

Why Cheat Meals Don’t Work

Here's why I don't believe in cheat meals or cheat days. Plus, how you can indulge guilt-free – and still lose weight. As a dietitian, I hear about "cheat meals" or "cheat days" regularly. The concept – that, if you eat healthfully most of the time, you should be...

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2-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

If you ask me, there is NOTHING better than chocolate + peanut butter. These simple two-ingredient mini chocolate peanut cups take that flavor combo to a whole new level. I've loved chocolate since I was a little kid. Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Starbursts - you can keep...

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Turmeric Latte Recipe

Turmeric Lattes, also known as Golden Milk, have become a hugely popular coffee alternative. Enjoy this Turmeric Latte recipe for a caffeine-free pick-me-up. Turmeric may not have been on your radar until recently, but as 2016 comes to a close this bright yellow spice...

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Egg Breakfast Pita with Feta and Spinach

Looking for a healthy breakfast sandwich? Look no further: check out my tasty Egg Breakfast Pita with Feta and Spinach.   As I kid I hated eggs. When my dad would make them for breakfast, I always choose cereal instead (or a cinnamon pop tart…!). Boy, how times have...

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Gift Ideas for Fitness Lovers

Here are six of my favorite gifts for the fitness lovers on your holiday shopping list. Are you looking for a holiday gift for a fitness lover? You know who I’m talking about: that friend who goes to hot yoga or spin class multiple times per week, or your CrossFit...

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Tropical Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to pair fruits and veggies for a quick, on-the-go drink. This wild blueberry smoothie bowl pairs sweet-tart wild blueberries with citrusy oranges and sweet pineapple chunks. Fresh ginger adds just a hint of spice. Since we...

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7 Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Even if you avoid sweet treats and stay away from sugary drinks, you can still be eating too much sugar. Learn how to cut back with these 7 easy tips.  Sugar is added to many foods that don’t even taste sweet, like bread (including whole wheat and whole grain...

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Waffles

On weekdays I’m all about quick breakfasts - anything to get me out the door on time. But come weekends, I like to indulge in breakfasts I can linger over. Lately, I’ve been spending a few extra minutes in the kitchen whipping up one of my childhood favorites:...

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3 Fat Burning Interval Training Workouts

Interval training will help you get the most out of your workouts. This post covers an overview of what interval training is, how it will benefit you, and three different interval workouts for you to try.  Do you want to burn more calories without spending more time...

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Pistachio and Blood Orange Muesli Recipe

Looking to shake up your breakfast routine? This nourishing Pistachio and Blood Orange Muesli recipe fits the bill. Sweet and salty come together for a breakfast muesli guaranteed to keep you full for hours. I first discovered muesli while traveling in Prague. I had...

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