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Gluten Free Foods and Snacks Put to the Test

If you have celiacs, or just want to try a low gluten diet, there are so many ready made foods and gluten free snacks available.  But they’re also double the price of of regular snacks, Americans will spend about $7 Billion dollars on gluten free foods this year! So which ones are worth the price and which ones should you leave on the shelves? Whole Foods let me scour their shelves and collect a variety of foods to sample.  Here are some […]
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Cleanse and Detox in time for Summer

I don’t know why, but I can’t stop snacking… on all the wrong foods.  I’m justifying my munching on chips or sweets as long as they’re considered healthy (lentil chips, fruit juice chews, etc.) and I worked out that day.  Why am I surprised that the scale shows I’ve added a couple pounds, just in time for bikini season! Here is my cleanse, to help snap me back in shape when I’ve slipped.  If you haven’t […]
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Easter and Passover No Bake Desserts

Springtime sweets are irresistible! Bunny ears, chocolate eggs, and a flurry of coconut always gets me excited about making cute, edible crafts.  But I’m not a baker. At all.  For my Good Morning Texas, I came up with the simplest desserts for Easter and Passover that are no-bake and no-fuss.    Please let me know ow yours turn out.  Happy Easter or Happy Passover! Screen Shot 2014-04-11 at 10.55.10 AM For these little chocolate nests simply use 2 cups of chow mein […]
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New Reel!

This video is a short introduction into who I am, my personal life as a wife and Mom of two young boys, and some of my recent work.  I created Dinner Reinvented while I was working as the lifestyle reporter for a Dallas tv station.  As a busy, working Mom I was struggling getting healthy weeknight meals on the table.  I know my challenge is one every Mom faces as we try to juggle it all, career, a household and feeding our children the best we possibly […]
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How to Brew The Perfect Iced Tea And Infused Water

Down here in Texas, iced tea is a thang. It’s the first beverage you offer guests when they come over for a visit.  Good Morning Texas asked me to offer some tips on brewing the perfect glass of iced tea and share my recipes for ‘spa water’.  I leave a large beverage dispenser on my kitchen island full of cucumber mint water or melon water.  It looks gorgeous and encourages my guests to help themselves to water (so I don’t […]
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Getting in Shape After Having a Baby

Two weeks after I had my second son, Kessler, I was back in the gym.  But I quickly got frustrated, my body wasn’t bouncing back as quickly as it did when I had my first son two years earlier.  And it wasn’t just the scale, I had a tough time getting tone and firm again.  I did this segment for AOL On and got some great tips from Dallas Equinox trainer Yumi Warner.  Now, a year after giving birth, I”m two pounds away from my […]
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How To Make Peanut Butter and Almond Milk

Have you ever looked at the ingredient label on a jar of peanut butter? Most of them contain a long list of preservatives and bonding agents like mono and dyglicerides (an animal or vegetable derived emulsifier) and other stuff I can’t pronounce.  It’s surprisingly easy to make your own.  On this Good Morning Texas segment I show you the simplest recipe for DIY peanut butter. I threw in another favorite, almond milk because […]
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Making the Most of Your Groceries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCLjH5jTdGA Whole Foods might be the most enticing grocery store I’ve been in.  Beautifully cut packaged fruit, olive bars, bulk nuts and smoked meats all look delicious when I’m hungry and shopping in a hurry!  But buying all those prepared foods can be a costly endeavor.  Here are some tips to grocery shopping and what I’ve found to be the best deals on products to buy versus make […]
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Beach Body Workout

Spring break is less than a month away and I am less than beach body ready.  We’ve had a surprisingly cold winter here in Texas, which means lots of hibernating and less outdoor exercising.  I asked fitness guru Courtney Corbeille to teach me a few of her signature moves to get in shape.  She is a Tony nominated dancer who also teaches at my Equinox.  I do this class now once a week and I’ve noticed a difference after just three […]
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