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Coconut Oil and Weight Loss

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As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I’m often asked, “What can I eat to lose weight?” I know it’s shocking but my answer always includes eating healthy fats like coconut oil. Too often, people associate eating fat with being fat. Which isn’t the case at all! Healthy fats are essential for nutrient absorption, muscle growth and increasing satiety which means more fat loss. What’s even more special about coconut oil is that most foods contain long chain fatty acids, whereas coconut oil consists mostly of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). So what’s so special about these medium chain triglycerides when it comes […]

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Healthy Sweet Potato Muffins

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If you are looking for a quick breakfast for Thanksgiving morning or any fall morning these are perfect! This recipe for sweet potato muffins is is packed with vitamin A, C, plus all of the protein and calcium you get from the Greek yogurt.  You can make these the night before and enjoy in the morning either room temperature or warmed up with a little coconut oil. If you want to make these a little unhealthy you can add your favorite toppings. I suggest a cinnamon crunchy topping, or a vegan vanilla frosting. See the recipes below on how to make […]

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Vegan Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Soup

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I can’t believe it’s November. We finally had our first real cool night, so that is making it a little more believable that it’s not summer anymore… but this year is just flying by! I’m okay with that if it means more pumpkin in my life. I like sweet pumpkin treats, but I like savory even more and my Creamy Coconut Pumpkin Soup is amazingly easy to make and not at all sweet… but it’s still a treat! My mom has been making her famous pumpkin soup for years and we look forward to enjoying it each year. This year […]

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