AVO Little Chocolate Cake

February has come to visit us once again, along with Valentine’s day and chocolate lovers rejoicing all over the world, February is also the ‘Heart Health’ awareness month. More often than not, chocolate is the #1 favorite dessert choice during the month of February, and for good reason because it’s decadent, delicious, and nothing says,…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Drinking Juice

You won’t find ME drinking juice. You might catch me drinking a ginger/green smoothie, cold pressed almond milk, fresh kombucha, green tea with apple cider vinegar, or black coffee, but never juice. When I found out the ice cold truth about juices, I decided to let her go for good. As a (soon-to-be) Dietitian, I wanted to let…

“Strawberry Chia Seed Jam”

Summer is coming to a close, but Fall is not quite here yet. It’s the awkward in-between stage of wondering when it’s socially acceptable to bring the fall decor down from the attic. When it’s September and the weather is still in the 90’s, we Texans should not be baking pumpkin spice recipes just yet…..

“Skinny & Naked Cinnamon Rolls”

Steaming cups of coffee.. warm cinnamon rolls baking in the oven.. family gathered around the table talking about good times. That sounds like the perfect Saturday morning to me. I have always had a special place in my heart for cinnamon rolls but I rarely make them because they are so heavy and weighted down…

The Truth About Fruit Juice

    It’s summertime, it’s hot and you want to reach for that cold refreshing soda at the bottom of the ice chest. You suddenly change your mind and gulp down the chilled fruit juice because you think it’s healthier for you and after all, it is swim suit season, right? Is fruit juice really…

The Sugar Scoop

Natural Sugars: Fructose, Glucose, Galactose, Sucrose, Lactose, Maltose   There are so many types of sugar out there, how are we supposed to know which one is better for us? What determines a natural sugar versus a chemically engineered sugar? In order to answer your questions about sugar, we have to start from the beginning. Sugars…