Category: Recipes

Cookout Ideas That Aren’t Hotdogs or Hamburgers

Cookout Ideas That Aren’t Hotdogs or Hamburgers

       One of the best parts of summertime is gathering outside with your friends and family to enjoy delicious food and conversation.  The fireflies, warm, dewy air and longer days are the perfect equation for gathering to experience the essence of summer. Cookouts are a staple of summertime, but if you're trying to...

Simple Summer Snack Options

Simple Summer Snack Options

Summer produce boasts various delicious fruits and veggies that we wait all year to enjoy. Watermelon, juicy cantaloupe and berries bursting with flavor are a few of my favorite summer treats. The summer months are often filled with loads of outdoor activities which leave your schedule jam-packed.  For good reason, these summer months are what...

Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas to Take to Work

Easy & Healthy Lunch Ideas to Take to Work

Lunchtime can be a real challenge when you want to keep your food choices healthy.  There are tantalizing treats scattered throughout your office break room and your desk is in close proximity to the vending machines that can easily tempt you.   Temptation surrounds you and can veer you off of your path quickly, leaving you...

Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked: Is Raw Really Better?

Raw vs. Cooked - Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked.Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn't that critical for most people.Where this can become a consideration is for vitamin and mineral...

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars" like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few. Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar and insulin,...

Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

Is Coconut Oil Really Healthy?

The Coconut Oil Craze - Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out.Coconut oil is a special kind of fat Coconut oil is fat and...

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder...

The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight...