Stephanie Dignan

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Black Bean & Yam Salad

Black Bean & Yam Salad (from Straight Up Food) Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup dry/uncooked quinoa (rice can be substituted) 1¼ pounds yams, peeled, cut into ¼-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic (3-4 cloves), or 1 teaspoon dried 2 cups […]


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Smoky Corn Chowder

Smoky Corn Chowder (from High Carb Hannah) Ingredients: 2 large russet potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into chunks 1 red pepper, cut into chunks white onion (about 8 oz.), cut into chunks 1 cup red lentils 3 tablespoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder Curry paste to taste (optional) 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon (vegetable) […]


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Sweet Potato Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin sweetened with natural sugar from fruit.  The sweet potatoes also add a sweetness to these muffins. Ingredients: 2 small sweet potatoes, baked 1.5 cups oats 3/4 cup millet 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger pinch of nutmeg 3 bananas 10 medjool dates 1 […]


Banana Ice Cream
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Banana Ice Cream

As the weather gets hotter, try this healthy recipe to cool off! See the optional ingredients below to make different flavors. There are also some favorite variations at the bottom! Banana Ice Cream Ingredients: frozen bananas optional ingredients (see below) water or unsweetened soy milk (like Westsoy brand) Directions: Peel ripe bananas and freeze in […]




Are your beliefs and thoughts about yourself a self-fulfilling prophecy?
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Are your beliefs and thoughts about yourself a self-fulfilling prophecy?

The biggest challenge that I have in helping people to change their health and their body is changing their mindset and beliefs about themselves. Many people who aren’t fit (yet) have a way of thinking that holds them back. I see the pattern consistently among many people of all walks of life. It’s important to […]


Are you empowering or disempowering your friends?
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Are you empowering or disempowering your friends?

I hear people talking to each other and attempting to support one another with weight loss and fitness goals.  Unfortunately, I think that even though people have good intentions that the unintended consequences are that they are becoming more disempowered because of these conversations. Regardless of the good intentions of the person attempting to console […]


Lentil Burgers recipe from Keep It Simple, Keep it Whole
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Lentil Burgers recipe from Keep It Simple, Keep it Whole

Lentil Burgers (Keep it Simple, Keep it Whole) Makes 4 patties Ingredients: 1 cup dry red lentils, well rinsed 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 2 1/2 cups water 1 medium onion, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon coconut aminos Barbecue sauce (optional, see recipe for Dels’ Barbecue sauce) Directions: Rinse the […]


Do your friends want you to be fat?
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Do your friends want you to be fat?

I’ve noticed through the years that people experience resistance from friends and family when trying to lose weight and get in shape. Even though we will live longer, feel and look better, be less likely to have disease, we don’t necessarily get support from those around us. Just this morning I met with a new […]