Four Healthy Weight-Loss Friendly Snacks You Will Love

The words “weight-loss” and “snacks” often appear in the same sentence. But that might also bring thoughts of “tasteless,” “cardboard,” and “completely unsatisfying.” Right? Let me give you my best weight-loss friendly snacks that aren’t just nutritious but also delicious! What’s my criteria you ask? They have to be nutrient-dense whole foods where a little […]

Traditional Tomato Soup

Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene, which your body requires but does not produce – and it’s an important carotenoid that fights free radicals and promotes skin firmness, elasticity, and smoothness (YES, please!).  Cooking tomatoes actually concentrates the amount of lycopene, making it a more powerful antioxidant. Credit: The Big Book Of Smoothies and Soups […]

Chickpea, cherry, and ginger salad

Chickpeas are a great staple to have around as they are high in good carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and iron.  Here they are combined with tart cherries, sweet mandarin oranges, and cruncy pecans for a nutrient packed meal with loads of flavor and texture.  Tart cherries are teeming with nutrients that can aid in fitness recovery, […]

Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what? Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery – and feel better! Fuel […]

4 Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue……Naturally!

In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, a steady state “busy-ness” is the norm, and we’re always running from one responsibility to the next – literally! So, it’s no wonder that physical fatigue is such a common complaint. The good news is that there are some really simple (and natural) ways to increase […]

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet. To start, they’re […]

Ever thought about going Dairy-free?

Have you ever considered going dairy-free?  There are a variety of reasons you may be considering it ranging from allergies, intolerance, preference, wanting to try new recipes, ethical,  weight-loss, or simply just want to have less of it, etc.    I went dairy-free in 2006 and I can’t lie, it was a bit more difficult […]

Salt: The Delicious Health-Buster (And What to Use Instead)

Yes, there are lots of different kinds of salt: pink, iodized, kosher, sea, etc. They come from salt mines in the ground, or from evaporating the water out of salt water. What they all have in common is that infamous mineral that I’m going to talk about below: sodium. In food, salt is used for […]