Staying the course with nutrition is often the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. And with nearly 80% of body composition transformation success being tied into proper nutrition, it’s quite possibly the most important part of the equation. One thing that makes it incredibly difficult is a lack of knowledge when it comes to recipes and the thought that, “It just isn’t going to taste very good.” That’s why Actualize  provides healthy, balanced recipes once a month to help you get new food into your rotation. Healthy can be delicious and these recipes will prove it!

Here is July’s Food for Thought Recipe

Is it possible to stick with a healthy lifestyle change and still get dessert every once in a while? Sure, you can bake your cake and eat it, too, (or a dessert, anyway).  This month’s recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cuties (

  • Serving size: 1 piece
  • Yields: 30 servings


  • ½ Cup melted semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5 Mandarin oranges
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish


  1. Mix chocolate and coconut oil in microsafe dish and in 15 second intervals, melt chocolate. Stir when needed.
  2. Dip each clementine segment into melted chocolate and transfer to a parchment-linedbaking sheet.
  3. Garnish with flaky sea salt.
  4. Refrigerate until firm. (About 20 mins).
  5. Enjoy!

Healthy can be delicious if you find the right recipe. Start a rotating list of your favorites so you’re never left without a plan.

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If you are looking for new ways to improve your nutrition, please connect with your assigned Actualize Coach–we’re here to help!

Coach Blaine

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