sweet potato cakes healthy recipe

Sweet Potato Cakes

These Sweet Potato Cakes were literally the easiest recipe I have cooked up in a while. I like cooking sweet potatoes for two reasons: If you’re feeling up in the air or swirly whirly, eating a root vegetable is great way to bring in a sense of grounding Um, and reason number two… if you’re

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seared red snapper healthy cooking recipe

Pan Seared Red Snapper, Plantains, and Bok Choy

Red snapper, plantains and bok choy. OK, OK, I hear what you’re saying….this might sound like a weird combo, but I am telling you…it’s soooooo good! Just give it a try and let me know what you think. This is a nutrient packed plate of food. You’re getting proteins, healthy fats, micronutrients, and fiber. Plus

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become a morning person

How to Become a Morning Person

WHY on earth would I WANT to become a morning person?! ….would have been my response to this a few years ago. I love sleep. Back then, when I had it my way, I would sleep until the very last minute and then rush my way through the mornings. This wasn’t helping anything though. My

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Thanksgiving leftover wrap

Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap

This Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap is the perfect way to eat all of that leftover turkey without having to break out the elastic waistbands (2 days in a row). When I was a kid our typical thanksgiving left over was a white bread sandwich with mayo and big chunks of turkey. This is my grown-up, health

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60 second holiday stress buster

My 60 Second Stress Buster

In need of a 60 Second Stress Buster during the holiday season? Look  no further. No matter how dedicated to being a Zen master you are, stressful situations will always arise. The kids will may get a little crazy, something in the oven may burn, the dog may get out…you know the drill. BUT, living a stress-free

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Healthy Collard Greens

Healthy Collard Greens

Healthy collard greens are an easy addition to any meal -especially Thanksgiving with all the stuffing and root veggies. There’s typically not a ton of green options included in the Thanksgiving spread, so these healthy collard greens are perfect for those who want a healthy option to reach for. I  made these the other night

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Cauliflower Mashed potatoes

Cauliflower “Whipped Potatoes”

Cauliflower Mashed potatoes are something I’m asked about all the time when it comes to recipes that are easier on the waist line. As a side note; potatoes themselves are not “bad”. The are a great form of a slow release carb full of nutrients. However, there are times when we don’t want all those

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plantain recipe

Heart Warming Plantains

Not only is this plantain recipe ridiculously simple, it’s delicious. Sometimes we get into the habit of over complicating a dish. Adding in all sorts of ingredients that eventually outshine the main ingredient. This plantain recipe doesn’t do that. It let’s the plantain sing for itself. My point in offering this recipe is to demonstrate

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cultivating self-compassion

Cultivating Self-Compassion

We are a culture that does not emphasize self-compassion. Let’s face it, we are hard on our selves. Why?   I believe it is because we lack compassion for ourselves. We go so fast throughout our day that we rarely remember to give ourselves a pat on the back or recognize a job well done (no matter how big or

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brain boost smoothie

Brain Boost Smoothie

When you feel your energy levels dwindling, you can pick them back up with this Brain Boost Smoothie. We all know that good wholesome food can nourish our body, but did you know that there are certain foods that boost your cognitive functioning as well? And better yet, you can throw a few of these foods into

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Halloween Treat without the Spooky Ingredients

Last year, I wanted to contribute something on the healthier side to our neighborhood Halloween potluck. However I didn’t want to be “that mom” that brought the carrot sticks and toothbrushes to Halloween. I made these cute little guys and loved how they turned out! Give them a try this Halloween. What You Need: Apples –  thinly

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homemade almond milk - meg sylvester

Homemade Almond Milk

Several years ago,  I made the decision to significantly cut back on the amount of dairy we were consuming in our home. I did the research, experimented with giving it up for a week or two at a time, and finally came to the conclusion that we were going way overboard with the amount of

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Stop Restless Thoughts with this Practice

Do you get carried away with restless thoughts? Distracted by rabbit holes – chasing a thought down, down, down until you are so caught up in it you can’t get out? Or maybe you’re easily susceptible to impulse buys (yeah…I’m still a work in progress on this one). The thing is, we do not have to be slaves

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Simple Oven-Baked Salmon

This dish can easily be prepared with trout, salmon, mahi-mahi, snapper or nearly any other fish that isn’t super thick. I love roasting it this particular because it conserves the moisture and the flavors from the lemon and herbs really pop. This is one of my basic mea-time preparations that I can always rely on.

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Light the flame of self-love with this practice

These two words hold the power to fuel your focus, the feelings you carry, and the life you manifest for yourself. Just think about it. Think about the picture you project of your life when you speak words like “I am LONELY, SAD, DEPRESSED, POOR”. The more you speak, the more you feel. The more

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Sweet & Savory Sunny Breakfast Bowl

Eggs and bacon. Cereal. Pancakes and Waffles. Toast. Where’s the color? Breakfast doesn’t have to be so beige. I wanted to introduce a meal that starts your morning off with color and lots of plant based nutrients (as well as protein from eggs). This bowl is sure to please the taste buds and the body.

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Clean & Simple Chicken Stew with “Rice”

This week, I was craving something warm and hearty (yay Fall!). I had fresh veggies and chicken thighs in the fridge so I thought why not Chicken Stew?! Being from Louisiana, I love adding Cajun seasonings to my recipes for an extra kick. This recipe is simple, with minimal ingredients, but packs a big punch

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Simple Shrimp & Veggie Stir-Fry

I cooked this dish the other night when I wanted a big return on minimal effort! It kind of felt like a clean Moo Goo Gai Pan, without the sleepy, bloated feeling you’re left with after.  As always, all of my recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free, and made of real, whole foods. Enjoy! Ingredients 1.5

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Meg Sylvester Blog Post

Maybe it’s you?

I have an inexplicable urge to move forward, to capture my light, swallow it whole, and glow from the inside out. I have an inexplicable urge to help, heal, inspire and create lasting connections with all the shiny souls. This desire used to be buried under expectation. The expectation to be the best, to win

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Meg Blog Weight Loss

The Hidden Reason You Can’t Lose Weight

You eat a pretty healthy diet, you aren’t sedentary, and you get a decent amount of sleep. You decide to lose a few pounds by cutting back on sugar and you up your workouts. But something’s not right. You can’t seem to lose weight. So you decide to go get your thyroid tested. But your

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