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Tex-Mex Slow Cooker Chicken & Black Beans

Life without Mexican food is like no life at all. –Unknown

Agree?!  To date, I haven’t met an individual that doesn’t like tex-mex!  But you don’t have to go to the local Mexican restaurant to get your fix!  This easy slow cooker recipe is so simple and delicious!  By utilizing some pantry ingredients and your spice cabinet, you can throw this together in a matter of minutes!

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Home improvement shows are notorious for showing off glamorous and organized kitchens that practically beg you to come and cook a gourmet meal.  The counters are clean, the pantry is tidy and everything about it feels refreshing, light and airy.  But, most of our kitchens are not that neat and orderly.  Do you have food on the counters?  Is your pantry bulging?  Does your fridge need some reorganization and a wipe down? Compelling research shows that the way we organize our kitchen, the dinnerware we use each night, and even the kitchen environment play a significant role in our food and dietary behaviors…

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No-Bake Carrot Cake Snack Balls

This dietitian adores carrot cake.  Adores with a capital “A.” Growing up, each person in my family got to choose what type of cake we wanted to enjoy on our birthday and every year, there was no need to even have a discussion with me- carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  I was a little bit predictable. Through the years I have attempted making healthier versions of my beloved treat…some good and others an epic fail.

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The Hunger Days… When Your Appetite Won’t Go Away

Do you ever wake up with ravenous hunger that doesn’t seem to go away, no matter what you do or eat?!  Those days when you can’t get food off your brain and it seems to take captive your thoughts?  Maybe you eat a meal only to find you are hungry shortly thereafter.  I get those days too and they are NOT FUN! But, not only are they dreadful, they can be downright scary, especially to anyone that is losing weight or has lost weight and is trying to keep it off.  Our ‘security gland’ is triggered and we can easily feel out of control because we may not know HOW to turn off the hunger signal.

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