Chocolate is a serious weakness of mine. It’s a little scary how a small square of that indulgent, rich deliciousness can change my entire mood. Turns out, I’m not crazy, there’s actually a physiological reason (I KNOW, I was relieved, too!), as recent studies have found that eating dark chocolate in moderate amounts reduces cortisol and catecholamines, the hormones related to stress and anxiety.
Category: Food and Drink
What does it really mean to follow a kosher diet? In Hebrew, “kashrus,” from the root kosher (or “kasher”), means suitable and/or “pure”, thus ensuring fitness for consumption, according to the Badatz Igud Rabbonim KIR, which is one of the largest kosher certification organizations.
For those following kosher diet guidelines, finding what they need in the local grocery store can be a challenge. Many stores don’t have kosher sections, leaving shoppers to wander aimlessly up and down the aisles hoping to find what they need.
For some, going gluten free is not an option. For others, it’s a dietary change they chose because it makes them feel better, exercise harder or has improved their life in a number of ways. Unfortunately, gluten-free foodies are often left with bigger grocery bills and smaller selections. After much searching (and lots of shopping!), I finally found the best source for all things GF. Read more →
All goods things in life are crunchy, chocolatey and a little bit nutty, including these no-bake chocolate peanut butter puffs. The texture pops, the flavor pops and their shape and size means they too-easily just pop in your mouth. That can only mean one thing: you’ll have to make more. Read more →
I grew up in the ‘80s – the era of fruit punch and boxed mac and cheese. I didn’t give much thought to what was good or bad for me. My single, working mom, an avid veggie lover and modernized Hippie, cooked homemade meals when she could and did her best to make good choices for our family when she couldn’t. As I got older, I became aware of the good habits she had instilled in me. And when I had my own children, I realized how important it was for me to help them understand how to make healthy choices in today’s even more complicated food climate.
As we get closer to the winter holidays, many of us are making our shopping lists – and checking our bank accounts as well. What can you do if you want to save money while eating healthy? We’ve got the scoop on the answer: Buying in bulk.
Whether you’re stocking up for Thanksgiving or want to have a wealth of goodness for those after-school snacks year-round, here are some great deals in the bulk virtual aisle at Vitacost.
Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. We’ve all been there: You’re trying to read a book, or pet the cat, or clean the kitchen floor. And you can’t stop thinking about…fill in the blank.
For some people, it’s a cookie. Some long for potato chips, while others are ready to scream for ice cream or pudding. And here’s the problem with trying to substitute supposedly healthy foods, like carrots and celery, for those cravings: You can end up eating so much that you actually consume more calories than if you had just one serving of the real deal!
Recipes & Food
Beauty & Aromatherapy
Natural Health, Family & Home
Fitness & Sports
Posts by date
- Marta on Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Muffins
- marleen davis on Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Chocolate Muffins
- Katie @ Vitacost on New to Essential Oils? Here’s How to Get Started
- Jeanne M. Carrigan on New to Essential Oils? Here’s How to Get Started
- DIY Whipped Body Butter on Last-Minute Homemade Gift: Peppermint Sugar Scrub
Love shopping? Hop to it.