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 Searching for the best hummus recipe ever? Search no more, I have found it. Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through. It is super easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for… Continue reading »

Rachel shares some great tips to making your baked goods a little healthier. Something we can all appreciate during the cookie, bread, and pound cake- filled holiday season! I love to cook and I love to play with recipes. I use a recipe exactly as written the first time I make it. After that I… Continue reading »

I found the recipe for baked peaches floating around and around our Pinterest page and finally just got around to making it! Not that it was hard, or required special ingredients, but only because I would eat all of my peaches before I even had a chance to put them in the oven. Did I mention I… Continue reading »

A new study that just came out has named Trader Joe’s America’s favorite supermarket. It’s followed closely by Whole Foods and Publix, but Trader Joe’s rose above because of higher votes in cleanliness and atmosphere. In honor if this grand title (and because of how much we too love Trader Joe’s) we want let you… Continue reading »

This is HANDS DOWN my favorite salsa- and although I make it year-round, it somehow tastes even better in the summer. I use “salsa” but it is more like a side dish or salad. That’s because typically you think of just a little salsa with a lot of chip, but in this case it’s a… Continue reading »

That’s right folks, we’re back for round four with MORE frozen meals to review!  Just remember to consume these in moderation and read the food labels for sodium and portion size. This time it looks like we have a new frozen meal brand with the highest rating, and for the first time an Amy’s meal… Continue reading »

Strawberry Season has officially arrived!  If you are looking for any excuse to eat these delicious little gems, get creative!  Strawberries are not just for dessert…they can delectably be a part of any meal.  Try this strawberry quinoa salad as a side dish to chicken or fish or just by itself.  Quinoa is high in… Continue reading »

It’s time for another Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less team review! When you’re in a pinch for time, a frozen meal may be a quick fix, but try to choose a healthy option with lean meat, low sodium, and packed with veggies. Hopefully we can point you to the ones that are also delicious!… Continue reading »

We are SO pumped to have guest blogger and Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less participant, Jake, share his weight loss journey and how small changes have made a big impact! “I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical when I embarked on my Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less journey, but on the heels of… Continue reading »

We are extremely proud to have guest blogger and Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Christine, share her weight loss journey and AMAZING transformation! “At twelve, I weighed 150 pounds. I began dieting in high school and continued off and on throughout adulthood. Food was a friend, comforter, and stress reliever.  Physical activity, outside of household… Continue reading »