I love chocolate but I am not a chocoholic so I don't care for overly rich chocolate desserts nor do I like overly sweet chocolate.  I like a balance of flavors with the right amount of sweetness and chocolatey goodness to make me forget the dessert might actually be, dare I say, good for me. Since becoming a nutritionist and having certain dietary restrictions of my own, I have made it my mission to revamp some of my favorite recipes so as...

When it comes to guacamole, I am somewhat of a purist. It has to have lime (not lemon), red onion (not yellow), and cilantro (parsley does not belong here). Have I made it without this or that? Yes, but it’s not the same. Up until a few years ago, I did not even like guacamole. Every time I had it, it was a bland, pasty glob- no flavor, no color, and no salt! Then one day I tasted the best guacamole in the world (until I started making my ow...

I want to give you some suggestions for meal/snack planning thatyou can easily make yourself. Remember to eat nutrient-dense foods. Load up on fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and good fats especially if you're working out and building muscle. Make sure every meal you eat is balanced in this way. I also encourage you to complete a 3-day food diary tobetter understand what you are actually consuming.

Here are a few ideas:

-Smoothies: you can th...

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