Monday, May 19, 2014


Welcome to Monday! What a fantastic weekend it turned out to be with decent weather and farmers markets opening left and right! If you live in the area, the Everett waterfront farmer’s market is a must try! Live music, fresh organic produce, great crafts and local organic meats fill the sidewalks and most vendors are reasonably priced!

A common question that continues to pop up may be one that you find yourself dealing with. How do you stick to a plan, primarily composed of the same foods over and over, without the lack of flavor and creativity getting the best of you? Well… You get creative! There are several ways you can ‘dress up’ your foods without increasing your waistline with a little preparation.

For instance, varying the way you cook your foods is a big player! I get really sick of foreman grilled chicken but if I BBQ it, it not only tends to stay fresher longer, but the flavor is 100x better! Try using the crockpot instead of stovetop, try broiling instead of baking or Sautéing, roasting, and steaming your veggies.

Add fresh herbs! Nothing is as delicious as fresh cilantro, basil, oregano, or mint when added to a dish. Not sure if the herb pairs well with your food? Check out this website that I use (HERB GUIDE ) it does a great job pairing proteins with the herb and the herb with the dish. Plus growing your own herb garden is an easy way to pick fresh organic for every single meal.

Use spices from around the world. The spice isle at World Market and Trader Joes is a great place to start if you are looking to expand your palate and infuse your dishes with flavor. The availability of spices at World Market is amazing and they come from all around the globe. Try an Indian curry spice on your white fish or Jamaican Jerk Spice on your chicken. They offer a great travel pack (SPICE KIT TO GO) of different spices for only $14.99 that provides variety without breaking the bank.

Use your imagination. If you eat brown rice, chicken and broccoli every day for lunch, add some slivered almonds, golden raisins and fresh garlic to your brown rice or coat your broccoli with a touch of coconut oil and fresh sea salt. Eat sweet potatoes? Bake them and stuff them with your protein and chopped veggies. ANY meal can be transformed, this I promise! If you don’t believe me, send me your questions and I will create recipes for you!

Here is a twist on a chicken dish that is super easy AND Advocare friendly! It can be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Fiesta Chicken Scramble


2 egg whites
1 whole egg
2 oz grilled chicken
1/2 cup chopped bell peppers and onions
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning
1 TBSP salsa
1 TBSP 0% Greek yogurt
2 slices Avocado


Scramble the eggs together in a pan. When cooked, place in a bowl
and set aside. Sauté chicken, peppers and onions until tender. Add in
egg mixture and cook for 3 minutes. Mix avocado, Greek yogurt, and
salsa together and place on top of scramble. Enjoy! 

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