Plan ahead by packing snacks as needed to maintain even energy throughout your day. Although most people grab a granola bar, pretzels or something out of a vending machine, those processed products can leave you hungrier than before. Keep it simple by snacking on single-ingredient foods, such as fruit, nuts, and veggies. The less refined, the better. Make sure your snacks are balanced with quality protein, natural fats, and colorful carbs. [Read more…]
With 30 grams of complete protein per 3.5 ounces, this metabolism-boosting food is great for a protein-rich snack, easy lunch, or quick dinner. Chicken is a good source of tryptophan, niacin, selenium, vitamin B6, phosphorous and choline. Include dark meat for more B vitamins and select pasture-raised chickens for more omega-3s. Avoid anything fried or heavily processed, such as chicken nuggets or microwavable meals. [Read more…]
Try these refreshing salad side dishes, including Mouthwatering Melon and Mint, Hard to Beet, and Perfect Potato. [Read more…]
Whether vacationing at the beach, playing 18 holes of golf, hiking with friends or walking the dog, you’ll want to know how you can soak up enough sun to get a healthy dose of vitamin D, without burning or damaging your skin.
There’s no need to shun the sun or cover yourself with sunblock from head to toe every time you leave the house. In fact, it’s better that you don’t. About one-fourth of Americans have borderline low levels of vitamin D. By learning these sun smart tips, you can benefit your body and get a peachy golden tan.
Whether hiking in Big Sur, swimming at Carmel Beach or golfing at Poppy Hills, you need healthy foods to keep your energy strong all day long.
Although most people grab a soda pop or granola bar, those insulin-spiking processed products can actually leave you thirstier and hungrier than before. By incorporating the five healthy nutrition tips below, you’ll learn how to stay hydrated and know what snacks to pack to energize your body for a fun-filled day.
Stay cool while partaking in the season’s colorful bounty by enjoying fresh berries. Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries are some of the most nutritionally-dense fruits. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber, berries help decrease inflammation, support weight loss, and improve health. [Read more…]
With warm weather, pool parties and summer vacations it’s nice to have a healthier treat to satisfy your cravings while keeping you cool.
Few desserts are as irresistible as ice cream, especially these freshly made fruit ice creams. These nutrient-dense raw desserts are filled with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that benefit your body. Although the idea seems daunting, with a blender and a few quality ingredients, making fresh ice cream is easier than ever. Now you can enjoy something sweet without breaking a sweat!
Famed for their delicious taste and creamy texture, most people don’t realize just how beneficial avocados can be for helping you achieve that summer beach body.
In fact, avocados are among the most nutrient-dense fruits, providing an excellent source of vitamin E, B vitamins, fiber, and potassium. Bananas are often praised for having a high potassium content, but one avocado actually contains three times more potassium than two bananas! For an excellent electrolyte replacement, enjoy an avocado sprinkled with sea salt [Read more…]
Although it might be tempting to count calories to slim down for beach season, low-calorie fad diets are not sustainable and can actually decrease metabolism. There’s really no need to deprive yourself in order to lose weight. Try these simple tips to minimize your waistline, while maximizing your health. [Read more…]
Each recipe utilizes Laird Superfood creamers as an easy way to pack in nutrients with minimal effort. Laird Superfood creamers, coffee and other products were created by world-renowned big-wave surfer, fitness guru and coffee connoisseur, Laird Hamilton. Laird Superfood creamers contain nutrient-dense ingredients such as fat-burning natural fats, anti-inflammatory turmeric, antioxidant-rich cacao, easy-to-absorb minerals and low glycemic coconut sugar. They’re also organic, GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. [Read more…]