Author Archives: Krista

Healthy Meal Plans: Week 51

Can you believe this is the second to last meal plan for this year!! It surely has flown by and as we come up on the holidays, I am trying to stay good this week and nourish my body with healthy food to fuel me for this hectic time of year. Now on to this week’s meal plan! This week kicks off with delicious Breakfast Burritos and a Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower for dinner. […]

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How to find your zen at the Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar

Located on the beautiful stretch of the Bwejuu – Paje beach in the South east coast of the island, named one of the world top 30 islands, Baraza Resort & Spa is like your own private little slice of paradise. There are only 30 palatial villas, each one with its own private plunge pool and an indulgent amount of space for guests to really immerse themselves in the sheer grandeur of it all. Team Coco got the […]

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What Is the Jack LaLanne Diet?

Jack LaLanne, the founding father of America’s fitness movement, was a strong advocate for healthy eating and physical fitness. The Jack LaLanne diet grew out of a life experience that depicts the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The makings of this lifestyle follow a two-pronged approach that combines a plant-based diet with regular exercise. Unlike so many other diet systems, the Jack LaLanne diet works for people of all ages and not just the young or […]

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Gingerbread Muffins

As my pantry, grocery cart for the last two weeks, and holiday baking list will attest, gingerbread is my absolute favorite holiday flavor. I’m a sucker for its warm spiciness and rich molasses notes. Plus, since its sweetness is well balanced, I feel completely justified having it for breakfast, particularly in the form of these healthy Chocolate Gingerbread Muffins. Moist and springy with a delightfully crunchy, sparkly sugar lid, these holiday muffs will add a bit of magic […]

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Baked Italian Polenta and Vegetables

If you like polenta, then you have to try this delicious baked polenta and vegetable dish. Between the creamy polenta, tender vegetables, and rich tomato sauce all covered in a layer of melted mozzarella – it’s like a big hig in a bowl. Baby, it’s cold outside. And when fall slowly turns to winter, even though I don’t experience the coldest weather like some other climates, it’s still cold enough to make me want to cook comfort […]

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Maple Pecan Cheesecake Shooters

Sticking with my philosophy of eating smaller portions, I love to make desserts in shot glasses like these Maple Pecan Cheesecake Shooters! So good and easy, made with fresh pecans and pure maple syrup, the perfect amount to satisfy your sweet tooth! Some other favorite mini dessert recipes are these Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters, Berry Tartlets and these Mini Pecan Pie Tarts. (more…) Powered by WPeMatico

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Pure Fish Oil: 7 Essential Health Benefits

Pure fish oil is the only animal-based product we recommend on the Hallelujah diet. Why? Because it’s the best concentration of the right types of fatty acids we need to be genuinely healthy. While taking the fish oil is not completely necessary, it does help increase our health faster and give us the results we’re looking for. Today, we’re going to give you seven essential health benefits of taking pure fish oil. But, first, we want to […]

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Paleo coconut flour banana bread that’s dairy free, gluten free and grain free. No sugar added. A fun and delicious way to use coconut flour!  Omg omg! Could this bread be any more delicious? I know it seems silly but I could seriously write you paragraphs about how much I love this bread. How moist, flavorful and surprisingly […] The post Paleo Chocolate Chip Coconut Flour Banana Bread appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken + Video

Learn how to make a delicious and easy whole roasted chicken. You just a need a few ingredients, a good roasting pan or skillet and a little over an hour! Makes juicy meat that’s perfect for serving as is or shredding and adding to soups, stews, enchiladas or tacos! Yum. OH HI IT’S ME making you […] The post How to Make an Easy Roasted Chicken + Video appeared first on Ambitious Kitchen. Powered by WPeMatico

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Rum Snickerdoodles {+Warming Rum Steamer}

It’s been one of my happiest holiday baking seasons to date. Sharing updated versions of classic Christmas cookie recipes has brought me so much joy. Most of all, I’ve loved seeing them come to life in your kitchens. Before Santa arrives, I have two more recipes to add to your list: Rum Snickerdoodles and a Warming Rum Steamer! These recipes highlight the holiday flavor of rum and are perfect for a holiday party or cozy night at […]

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