NEW RECIPE: SKINNY SPICY GUACAMOLE

Avocados are practically the perfect food - loaded with vitamins and nutrients, heart healthy fats, weight loss friendly and best of all, taste amazing. Guacamole is a crowd favorite, especially when you whip up this easy and delicious avocado awesomeness with a perfect kick!

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NEW RECIPE: COLLAGEN CHICKEN BONE BROTH

Bone broth is a health trend that’s here to stay. A major plus is that bone broth is rich in collagen - a protein we want to make sure to keep plenty of in our bodies since it reverses skin aging, promotes skin elasticity, helps build muscle and reverse fat storage, helps reduce cellulite, improves digestive health and eases joint pain.

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PRO TIPS TO FINALLY STICK TO YOUR HEALTH RESOLUTIONS!

80% is a big number. Unfortunately, it stands for the percentage of people who will give up on enthusiastic and aspirational resolutions of getting fit and losing weight even before the end of January. Here are TEN of The Karina Method’s Top Tips to help you finally make it well into February with your lofty health resolutions.

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NEW RECIPE: SIMPLY HEALTHY HUMMUS

The Lebanese in me loves Middle Eastern food, especially hummus, so I make sure to enjoy it often. This hummus recipe is not only delicious, but it’s simple, easy-to-make and full of good-for-you organic ingredients. You can whip it up in less than 20 minutes and serve it with freshly cut veggies or whole wheat crackers.

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NEW RECIPE: HEARTY VEGETARIAN QUINOA CHILI

Meat lovers will fall in love with this hearty, protein powerhouse and won’t even realize that it’s meat-free! This vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free delicious chili is full of good-for-you ingredients that are filling, full of flavor and delicious enough for your year-round menu. Not that you will have any leftovers, but in case you do this chili freezes well, too!

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TRAVEL ALERT: KEEP YOUR HEALTHY EATING HABITS ON TRACK!

It’s easy to leave your healthy eating habits at home while traveling, especially with the constant temptations at airports, on planes and on the road. But if you put a little effort into packing and planning ahead with these must-have tips, you might just pull off sticking to a regret-free regimen of healthy snacks, meals and beverages and enjoy a great trip, too.

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NEW RECIPE: CINNAMON BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES

Sweet potatoes get a gold star for their high anti-inflammatory benefits, plus just one sweet potato contains almost half of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Now add on cinnamon’s health promoting wowness - full of healthy immune system and disease-fighting antioxidants - to make this dish an all around awesome meal.

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MY VITAMIN ABCs & BEST FOOD SOURCES

One of my favorite sayings is, “You are what you eat.” Why not choose those foods that nourish every cell, increase your chances of staying healthy, support your overall health and wellness and create a body filled with vitality? Use this as a Vitamin “ABC” with food musts for your diet. Eat the rainbow and you’ll reap the benefits.

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PRO TIPS: HOW NOT TO GAIN WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Tis’ the season for reckless abandonment of your healthy diet and regimented workout schedule. Between November and January, most adults gain one to ten pounds and most never lose the added pack-on. Holiday weight is one of the biggest culprits to yearly weight gain. However, weight gain during the holidays is avoidable despite your long list of holiday parties, gatherings and the treats available around every corner. Find out my NINE tips!

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NEW RECIPE: WINTER SQUASH & SWEET POTATO MEDLEY

Winter vegetables are not only filled with tons of vitamins, nutrients, fiber, calcium, iron, metabolism and immunity boosters, but they are super filling and always a crowd pleaser. These little cubed bites perfectly caramelize on the outside and remain creamy on the inside. This is the most delicious side dish that goes with everything and can be a standalone star on its own. A healthy, easy recipe that’s absolutely delectable.

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NEW RECIPE: ROASTED PUMPKIN SEED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Brussels sprouts are a nutrition powerhouse vegetable and a holiday favorite. This perfect side dish is too yummy to only make once a year. It’s easy to make, delicious for the whole family and just a one-cup serving of brussels sprouts can meet your daily requirement for vitamin K and vitamin C for the day, while also providing amazing amounts of other nutrients. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with antioxidants and fiber. A must for the holidays and every other month of the year!

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THE KARINA METHOD’S ULTIMATE ORGANIC SALAD DRESSING

Salads don’t have to be boring! A good dressing really takes a salad from something bland to a satisfying, flavorful and delicious meal. I love veggies and make sure to get plenty of them into my body every single day, but if you happen to not be the biggest veggie fan, don't worry - this dressing will make you want another bite of your greens.

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HERE'S WHY TO TRY A MORE PLANT-BASED DIET

It can be quite overwhelming to know which ever-changing health claims are backed by research and which you should definitely say no thanks to. Low carb. No carb. Gluten-free. Fat-free. High-fat. Protein only. Fasting. Blood type. Keto. Paleo. The list goes on and on. A plant-based diet is widely supported and focuses on eating fresh, whole ingredients. Research shows filling the body with minimally processed plant-based foods improves overall health and stimulates weight loss.

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BEST FOODS FOR BEST SLEEP EVER!

Sleep has been shown to support weight loss efforts, reduce your risk of developing many chronic illnesses, boost your immune system and even keep your digestion, brain and hormones healthy and humming. The great news is that there are great foods you can eat to help you get a better night’s sleep.

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EAT HEALTHY ON HALLOWEEN: NOT AN OXYMORON!

As a nutritionist, most would assume it’s a big no-no for our three children to eat tons of candy on Halloween. I know they will happily eat their fair share of candy, and then some. But, I start Halloween day smartly, making sure they are eating healthy meals and snacks, drinking lots of water and going into the evening feeling rested, hydrated, well-fed, strong and oh so excited.

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