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March 26, 2016

I love foods that encompass different textures and flavors like salty, crunchy, sweet, and ooey-gooey. These Date Protein Balls with cacao nibs do not fall short of that. But before I describe them, let’s discuss just why I am coo-coo for cacao nibs! First, they have a rich supply of antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals and some fat. Plus, the cacao nib is harvested from the cacao bean which is chocolate’s main source of flavor and nutritional benefits. However, let’s be clear, they are not the same as chocolate chips. On their own - cacao nibs can be a bit strong (both bitter and sweet) but when mixed with complimentary flavors (like in my date protein balls) - they are quite delicious!

Ways You Can Use Cacao Nibs:

  • Smoothies

  • Cereals

  • Desserts

  • Yogurt  

  • SSN Date Protein Balls

You might think the cacao nibs steal the show in this recipe, but the dates are truly the secret ingredient! Dates act as a binding ingredient and provide a flavorful impact with their natur...

March 11, 2016

Where do I begin with spirulina?  Let's start with answering: what is it?  Spirulina is a dark blue-green algae dried powder. Actually, it's a cyanobacteria which can be unappetizing to eat (understandably).  But let's talk about what makes it a "superfood" (a term used way too often but it is appropriate here). It has the highest percentage of protein by weight. Furthermore, the protein is highly bioavailable (digestible) and considered complete because of its amino acid profile. Beyond the protein content, there are other benefits of this blue-green algae stuff.  Based on some studies it is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, it can boost the immune system and help fight infections. For you athletes out there, particularly the endurance ones, spirulina is excellent in muscle recovery and reducing oxidative stress. You can see why the superfood label is fitting. 


It is available in both powder and liquid form. Word of caution, because spirulina is grown and surrounded by...

March 4, 2016



Many of you have requested information on what to stock in your pantry.  These bare basics will be the workhorses of your cooking and delicious eating. Plus being prepared with your favorite healthy and delicious food items will keep you consistent with your health goals.  


Before we begin, let's start with a kitchen makeover.  Let's get out the bad so you can make room for the good (even though I don't like to label foods good or bad - it works here). Then literally clean out your pantry and start with some nice shelving or contact paper. 


1. Buy in Bulk

This is more affordable and you can store your frequently used items in air-tight containers which will keep them optimally fresh. 


2.  Grains

As part of my batch cooking, I will make a pot of "grain" for the week. It rotates between wild rice, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, barley, farro etc..

I change it out depending on mood and partly what my family request. One of my boys loves rice while the other pre...

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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