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Blueberry Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

Pritikin Sweet Potato Pancakes Such bliss first thing in the morning! And amazingly healthy to boot! From the chefs at the Pritikin Longevity Center: Sweet Potato Pancakes served with a side of fresh blueberries atop pureed blueberries and Pritikin Creamy Vanilla Sauce. A touch of cinnamon was added to the sauce.   The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends and incorporates the healthiest food choices — but “healthy” does not have to mean “blah!”  — like with this  healthy breakfast recipe   This is a guest-favorite recipe, requested often, so here it is, courtesy of Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida.
October 7, 2017 |

Video Tour – Skyterra Wellness Retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Skyterra Wellness Retreat - Lake Toxaway Skyterra Wellness Retreat & Weight Loss Spa offers an all-inclusive program in a beautiful mountain lake setting at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville Guests explore sustainable foundations of wellness through daily fitness classes, outdoor adventures, water sports, farm-to-table cuisine, educational classes, and more.
June 21, 2017 |

Video Tour – Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and Rainforest Spa – Hawaii

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Hawaii Located on the eastern shores of the gorgeous Garden Isle is Aqua Kauai Beach Resort and Hawaiian Rainforest Spa, a beautiful 25-acre authentic Hawaiian resort and spa. Family Friendly Pools with Sandy Bottoms, Water Slides, Waterfalls, Free Introductory Scuba and Lei Making Classes, Sunrise and Moonrise Cultural Ceremonies, Complimentary Mai Tai Tuesdays, Oceanfront Beauty.
June 14, 2017 |

14 Reasons to Join a Weight Loss Camp

14 REASONS TO JOIN A WEIGHT LOSS CAMP There are endless methods out there for losing weight. However, they are not all created equal; some are much more effective than others. Perhaps the most successful method is staying at a weight loss camp for adults. Some people may think that “fat camps” are only for children, but these facilities are remarkably effective at promoting lasting weight loss. If you’re wondering whether or not a weight loss camp is right for you, look at some of the most common benefits of attending.
January 21, 2017 |

Pritikin Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Pritikin Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends and incorporates the healthiest animal food choices — omega-3-rich fish, lean protein like chicken and turkey, and vibrant flavors with fruit and vegetables, making the most of spices and bold flavors. This popular Pritikin Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce dish is delicious served for dinner, and makes great leftovers at work the following day. Chop your leftover entree into a large lettuce leaf for a delicious summer salad roll or wrap.
June 28, 2016 |

3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit It’s a new year, and like many of our readers, we too are setting goals for increased fitness and wellness habits. While just about everyone is gung-ho with motivation and discipline soon after making resolutions or setting goals, the customary period for breaking those resolutions or stumbling with new goals is now — almost a month in. We just need a little bit of help to stay the course.
January 24, 2016 |

3 Reasons You Keep Overeating at Night

3 reasons you're overeating at night If there’s one thing that seems to plague many of us, it’s the munchies leading to overeating at night. Even after eating dinner, many of us find ourselves peering into the refrigerator each night, searching for something to satisfy. Is it physical hunger that’s calling? Or emotional soothing that food is sometimes so good at providing?
January 4, 2016 |

Pritikin Caesar Salad

Pritikin Caesar Salad The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends you eat at least 5 (and preferably many more!) servings of vegetables and greens each day for super nutrition. Plus, you’ll just naturally eat fewer calories and shed excess weight. The problem is, many salads in restaurants are calorie busters that are anything but healthy, racking up nearly 1,000 fat calories on average. Get all the deliciously tangy goodness of a Caesar but for about one-tenth the calories with this Pritikin Caesar Salad, always a hit in the dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center. 
January 1, 2016 |

Pritikin Curry Waldorf Salad

Pritikin Curry Waldorf Salad The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends you eat at least 5 (and preferably many more!) servings of vegetables and greens each day for super nutrition. Plus, you’ll just naturally eat fewer calories and shed excess weight. The problem is, many salads in restaurants are calorie busters that are anything but healthy, racking up nearly 1,000 fat calories on average. Get all the deliciously tangy goodness of a Sweet Waldorf Salad but for about one-tenth the calories with this sweet, savory and filling Pritikin Curry Waldorf Salad, always a hit in the dining room at the Pritikin Longevity Center. 
December 15, 2015 |

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Christmas Cake by Apolonia I was pleased to be a part of a Twitter party on the website Mompreneurs Online. The party was all about the holidays — shopping, crafts, even make-up tips from Avon.  I was there to provide advice about  making it through the holidays without gaining a lot of weight.  A topic that’s on the minds of too many of us.
November 27, 2015 |

Helpful Hints to Prevent Overindulging this Holiday Season

Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — the holidays where we tend to snack on candy, toast with cocktails and punch and eat bountiful snacks and meals is upon us. Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level?   In this post, Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director at Lake Austin Spa in Texas, shares some helpful hints and tips.
October 13, 2015 |

How Smoothies Can Help with Health and Weight Loss Goals

Smoothies While smoothies were once popular only among the health conscious community, they have now turned into a mainstream staple and are even available at fast-food joints and Starbucks. Aside from being delicious and refreshing, there are many reasons why people consume smoothies. Many people looking to lose weight start to drink smoothies in the morning, adding in fruits, veggies, and superfoods. While we at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts don’t promote all-smoothie diets, we do encourage you to start incorporating smoothies into your life to reap some of their many benefits.
September 28, 2015 |

The Best Morning Exercise Routine for Weight Loss

Best Morning Exercise Routine for Weight Loss “It’s easy to find thousands of weight loss tips online, including trends and fads, tips from amateur exercise enthusiasts, fitness professionals, and medical experts” says Katie Papo, Fitness Coach and Yoga Instructor for Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts.  “It can seem impossible to differentiate, or even to figure out which types of advice are best for you.”      In this article, Katie shares with us the best morning exercise routine for weight loss, even beginners to fitness.
September 28, 2015 |

Eating Healthy on the Road

Eating Healthy on the Road Does eating out when you are traveling cause you stress? Are you worried that you can’t make healthy choices when you are on vacation? You don’t have to worry. With these tips for eating healthy on the road, you just need to understand a few basic rules.
September 12, 2015 |

Pritikin Berry Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Berry Balsamic Salmon This beautiful entree looks impressive, no?  It’s so simple to create both from fresh salmon and berries, or even a frozen fillet and a bag of frozen berries you keep on hand! This Berry Balsamic Glazed Salmon is both an elegant dinner or a wonderful lunch entree for a spa day.   Serve it with a tangle wilted spinach, which pairs well with both the berries and the balsamic flavors.  Another tip? Save the leftovers and toss the fish and glaze over fresh baby spinach leaves for a berry balsamic salmon salad.
May 16, 2015 |

Pritikin Mustard Glazed Salmon

pritikin mustard glazed salmon So simple but so gourmet! This Mustard Glazed Salmon entree can be either a weeknight dish that makes you feel it’s the weekend, or, a special meal for Mother’s Day or a Birthday Celebration! Serve with a quick-and-easy whole grain like quinoa or couscous, or a microwaved baked potato, plus a nice big green salad.
May 8, 2015 |

Pritikin Citrus Fennel Mango Salad

Pritikin Citrus Fennel mango Salad This Pritikin Citrus Fennel Mango Salad is proof positive that healthy food can be as enticing to the palate as expensive red wine! You’ll love this recipe’s complex blend of citrus zest, licorice-flavored fennel, tropical mango, and fresh cilantro.
May 8, 2015 |

Pritikin All Purpose Seasoning

Pritikin All Purpose Seasoning The Pritikin Eating Plan is all about serving guests healthy, nutritious dishes which sate, and never deprive.  It’s all about the flavor and nutrition, and less about calories and counting.   In its cooking classes, and in recipes shared on its blog and with our readers, you’ll see references to Pritikin All Purpose Seasoning quite often.  Guests can buy a jar of this salt and preservative-free seasoning to take home, it can be ordered from Pritikin’s website, or, you can whip up a batch of your own.  
February 14, 2014 |

Pritikin Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce This tomato sauce was created for the Pritikin Eating Plan. The guest favorite recipes have no artery clogging fats like butter and cream and no added salt. Try it with chicken, meatloaf, and even fish!
February 3, 2014 |
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