Ditch the popcorn tins, fruitcakes, ugly sweaters and onesie pajamas. Help your loved ones set the stage for a success new year with these healthy gift ideas! [Read more…]
Impress your guests, while benefiting your body by building a healthier Thanksgiving menu with these fall favorites.
Start your delicious feast with a mouthwatering Caramelized Pear Salad with goat cheese and pecans. Add a tart and tasteful Cranberry Sauce for a tangy turkey dip. Lastly, include some crunchy Roasted Green Beans and naturally sweet Sweet Potatoes for succulent side dishes. With recipes this yummy you’ll wish this season lasted all year! [Read more…]
It can be challenging to stay healthy this time of year. How do you avoid the harmful refined sugars and chemistry experiment ingredients without missing out on all of the fun? Finding healthier treats can be tricky. The good news is, there are healthier goodies for you and the little witches and goblins to indulge on. Now you can enjoy Halloween without getting sick or packing on the pounds. [Read more…]
It’s pumpkin season and there are many reasons to celebrate this delicious, nutrient-dense winter squash.
Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber and potassium, pumpkin packs some powerful health benefits. These nutrients work together to support the health of your eyes, skin and immune system. [Read more…]
Although it seems counterproductive to cheat on your health program, weekly indulges can improve insulin sensitivity (and accelerate fat loss), keep you sane, prevent you from feeling deprived and help you stick to the program. Taking a zero tolerance approach to cheating creates a lot of stress, which is a huge contributor to health issues. Ditch the rigid mentality and use these tips to nourish yourself without the guilt. [Read more…]
But, before you grab a candy bar, it’s important to recognize that not all chocolate is created equal. Dark chocolate with a 70 percent cacao content or higher contains more health benefits and less sugar than milk chocolate varieties. Look for a bar with whole food ingredients and a sugar content of fewer than 10 grams per serving. Dark chocolate may not directly reduce body fat, but provides a healthier alternative to those conventional sweets that are sure to sabotage weight loss efforts. [Read more…]
Slow cooking, a.k.a. “crock potting,” is an excellent way to make healthy meals with little cleanup and plenty of leftovers. Many people feel they don’t have the time or culinary skills to eat healthfully. Slow cooking eliminates those excuses. With a little effort, anyone can come out looking like a pro in the kitchen! [Read more…]
Cooler weather signals the start of the holiday season with fall favorites and wintry delights to nourish the body and warm the soul. Although most of these veggies are available year round, they’re highest in flavor this time of year. Take a break from the usual popcorn tins, sugar cookies, and fruitcakes this time of year! With so many vegetables to choose from, there’s no excuse to skimp on greens.
Do you struggle to stay healthy during the holidays? Weight gain, getting sick, lack of sleep, travel, parties, stress, and tempting desserts are all challenges this time of year. The good news is…