Easy Dinner Recipe for Beginners: Coconut Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Growing up in East Orange, NJ with a mother who loved introducing my young palate to new herbs and spices, I really grew to love international cuisine. From Trinidadian to Bahraini, I've always enjoyed eating food that is infused with flavors from around the world!

Like most people, I'm not trying to spend hours in the kitchen trying to make a dish. 

That's why I've grown to love using powders and pastes in my meals because a little really does go a long way. You can add amazing flavor to any dish without having to spend a ton of money on specialty ingredients or waste time in the kitchen preparing meals that you (or your family) won't eat. 

This is especially important if you're just getting into the habit of meal prep and you're looking to keep things easy, simple and (most importantly) affordable!

If you're new to the kitchen or just looking for an easy dinner recipe, I got the perfect thing for you. In this week's episode of A Spoonful of Soul,...

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Healthy BBQ Side: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Having lived right outside of Boston for the past three years, I completely understand why New Englanders love their comfort food during the winter! I don't know about you, but all I want to do during the winter is snuggle under some warm sheets with a pint of Sam Adams in one hand and a Union Square Maple Bacon Donut in the other!

Must be a New England thing... or maybe just what I dream of doing thing?  

At any rate, as the weather has been particularly brutal these past few days, I felt inspired to get into the kitchen to whip up something that would warm me up this winter, and would definitely be healthier than a pint of beer and donut. That's why in this week's episode of A Spoonful of Soul, I whipped up three healthy and delicious, southern-inspired recipes that you will love!

We prepared a Healthy Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs, Southern-Style Collard Greens and Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This main dish and sides are perfect to warm you up this...

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Healthy Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs

Having lived right outside of Boston for the past three years, I completely understand why New Englanders love their comfort food during the winter! I don't know about you, but all I want to do during the winter is snuggle under some warm sheets with a pint of Sam Adams in one hand and a Union Square Maple Bacon Donut in the other!

Must be a New England thing... or maybe just what I dream of doing thing?  

At any rate, as the weather has been particularly brutal these past few days, I felt inspired to get into the kitchen to whip up something that would warm me up this winter, and would definitely be healthier than a pint of beer and donut. That's why in this week's episode of A Spoonful of Soul, I whipped up three healthy and delicious, southern-inspired recipes that you will love!

We prepared a Healthy Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs, Southern-Style Collard Greens and Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This main dish and sides are perfect to warm you up this...

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Healthy BBQ Side: Southern-Style Collard Greens

Having lived right outside of Boston for the past three years, I completely understand why New Englanders love their comfort food during the winter! I don't know about you, but all I want to do during the winter is snuggle under some warm sheets with a pint of Sam Adams in one hand and a Union Square Maple Bacon Donut in the other!

Must be a New England thing... or maybe just what I dream of doing thing?  

At any rate, as the weather has been particularly brutal these past few days, I felt inspired to get into the kitchen to whip up something that would warm me up this winter, and would definitely be healthier than a pint of beer and donut. That's why in this week's episode of A Spoonful of Soul, I whipped up three healthy and delicious, southern-inspired recipes that you will love!

We prepared a Healthy Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs, Southern-Style Collard Greens and Mashed Sweet Potatoes! This main dish and sides are perfect to warm you up this...

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5 Healthy Foods That Give You Energy When You're Feeling Tired and Sleepy

We've all been there. You wake up, after an okay night of sleep feeling tired and exhausted. You reach for the alarm clock and close your eyes willing yourself to get out of bed to tackle the day. 

While waking up exhausted might be common, it certainly isn't normal. One of the things I've discovered working with clients one-on-one is that nutrition often plays a huge roll in your energy levels. So, no matter how many hours of sleep you're getting, if you're not fueling your body with the rights food, you'll find yourself constantly feeling exhausted and fatigued. 

That's why I'm sharing five healthy foods you can start adding to your weekly meal plan to help you start waking up feeling more refreshed and energized. 

1. Water

I know you might feel tempted to roll your eyes, but hear me out. If you've been in my community for a while you know that I believe wholeheartedly that water is one of the most important nutrients in our diet. Not only does...

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Healthy Eating for One: Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers with Instant Pot Rice

healthy eating recipes Jan 20, 2020

QUICK & EASY STUFFED PEPPERS WITH INSTANT POT RICE 


PREP TIME: 5 MINS  | COOK TIME: 15 MINS  | TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS


Is there even such a thing as healthy eating for one? When I first got into healthy eating I was honestly overwhelmed by all these recipes and meal plans that were for families of four or more. I really struggled to make it work for me as a family of one so I wouldn't keep wasting money and time in the kitchen. If you're like me, you'll love this Quick & Easy Stuffed Peppers recipe that is perfect for a family of one or more!

INGREDIENTS:

For the rice :

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 2 cups of water 

For the stuffed peppers:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves 
  • 3/4 cup diced mushroom
  • 4 bell peppers 
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
  • 9 oz bag of spinach 
  • ...
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Intermittent Fasting vs. Healthy Eating: 5 Pros and Cons You Should Know

Intermittent fasting (IF) is regaining popularity in the new year after some recent studies have suggested that it is as effective for weight loss as eating less. As a former intermittent faster, I agree that IF helped me lose weight, reduce body fat, eat healthier, and wake up feeling more energized.

Even though IF has amazing benefits, I've come to notice that some researchers and nutritional educators tend to avoid discussing the consequences of intermittent fasting. And, why IF is an advanced dieting protocol that might not be best for those who are right at the beginning of their healthy eating journey. 

That's why I'm here to share the five pros and cons you should know before you considered intermittent fasting.

 

Pro #1: Eat Fewer Excess Calories 

One of the biggest benefits of IF is that it can help you eat fewer excess calories. What I mean by this is that when you are IF you are eating within a specific "eating window" and fasting...

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Why Is Healthy Eating So Expensive? 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

healthy eating Jan 08, 2020

Why is healthy eating expensive? That is one of the most common questions I get asked as a nutrition coach and educator. And, I completely understand why as someone who made all the mistakes at the beginning of my healthy eating journey. 

From buying $5 organic avocadoes to spending hundreds of dollars on expensive green powders, I learned the hard way that there are some very common mistakes people make when they first start eating healthy. 

That's why I'm here to share five common and expensive mistakes that people make when they first start eating healthy and what to do instead. 

 

Mistake #1: Stocking Up on All the Kitchen Tools and Appliances 

I completely understand the temptation to buy all the tools and appliances in the beginning. One of the things I encourage my clients to do at the beginning of their healthy eating journey is to start with what you have. That's not to say that you won't have to buy a few kitchen basics to help with your weekly...

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Three Fitness Habits to Bring Into the New Year

fitness Dec 24, 2019

Have you struggled to maintain fitness habits or maybe you just don't even know where to start? In this video, I'm sharing three fitness habits to bring into the new year! Click through to watch it on Facebook Live now!

Like and Follow Me

Have you liked and followed my Facebook page? If you’re not, I strongly encourage you to do asap so you don’t miss it when I go live. I share healthy recipes and wellness weekly and if you’re not following me there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to like and follow my page on Facebook!

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How Can I Eat Healthy and Still Enjoy the Food I Love?

healthy eating Dec 24, 2019

Do you want to eat healthy but don't want to give up the food you love? In this video, I'm sharing a few simple tips that can help you eat healthy without cutting out the foods you love! Click through to watch it on Facebook Live now!

Like and Follow Me

Have you liked and followed my Facebook page? If you’re not, I strongly encourage you to do asap so you don’t miss it when I go live. I share healthy recipes and wellness weekly and if you’re not following me there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Click here to like and follow my page on Facebook!

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