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Quick and Easy Healthy Meals

March 31, 2014

I am all about healthy living, duh, but sometimes it can feel like a chore. Most of my clients are workaholics or busy heads of the household, so I wanted to toss out some ideas for quick meals that you can pop in your purse (albeit, a big handbag) and dine on anytime. Sassy Stir-Fry 1. Prep Some Rice: Steam some fiber-rich brown or black rice. I am a huge fan of the simple Annie Chun’s Sprouted Brown Rice Bowls (heat up in one minute) and Lundberg’s Black Rice (can be made in a rice cooker while you work). 2. Make or Buy a Sauce: I am a big fan of anything light. Sauce …  Read more

Top 3 Low-Calorie Sparkling Spring Cocktails!

Spring into Warmer Weather with These Waist-Friendly Drinks!

March 24, 2014

Who doesn’t want to sip a refreshing cocktail when Chicago starts to get a bit warmer and the days become a little longer? I choose to do so without all of the guilt, so I concocted some super Cheeky sparkling drinks to celebrate the start of spring! Citrus Sparkling Lillet Here’s What You Need: 1 ½ oz. Lillet Blanc (French aperitif wine) ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice (to avoid seeds, we use our obsession: the citrus crusher) 4-5 fresh basil leaves Skinny Girl Prosecco, chilled (less calories than most = the best for our waistlines!) Mixing Set Let’s Make It! 1. Muddle the basil and lemon juice together in a mixing shaker. 2. Add the Lillet and a bit of …  Read more

Flatout Flatbread: Cheeky’s Healthy Meal Choice

By: Danielle Vega

March 17, 2014
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If you haven’t tried Flatout Flatbread before… you should know it’s flatout good! This company offers five kinds of flatbread in a variety of flavors that can be used in endless amounts of recipes. Why does Cheeky loves this brand so much? It’s incredibly healthy! All flatbreads have no saturated fat and are a great source of fiber and whole grains. Flatout is consistently coming up with new creative products, such as the Foldit Flatbread for sandwiches or burgers and the EdgeOn baked flatbread crisps. The brand is sold in thousands of supermarkets, hotels, recreational parks, schools, universities and restaurants across the nation. Looking to buy Flatout products in Illinois? Check …  Read more