Myth: clean eating is not easy eating. When you get in the habit of shopping for healthy food, cooking a little more and – as a result – feeling more naturally energized, you won’t even bat an eye. For those who believe eating a “clean” diet means you’re doomed to drab, non-creative cuisine for the rest of your life, I highly recommend cleaning your act for one day…just one. If you’re up for it, go for a second day, a third and so on. In no time, you’ll have newfound food favorites and a clearer understanding of how nutrition impacts your overall health. Read more →
My husband’s number one complaint about salads is that “they’re not filling!”
Luckily, he was pretty pleased when I planted this one on the table — because the main ingredient, red quinoa, is a complete protein and is also packed with filling fiber to keep even the hungriest husbands feeling satisfied. What’s the difference between colorful red quinoa and the regular old grain? It has a sweeter, milder taste – making it the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Coconut flakes make a great snowy topping for holiday cupcakes. They’re also good for adding tropical taste to your favorite baked goods. But did you know that if you blend them long enough, those stringy little strands transform into something creamy, smooth and spreadable? Coconut butter doesn’t have to come from a jar! Follow this recipe to make your own, then turn it into a decadent candy bark studded with cranberries and superfood cacao.
Recipe books by the dozens have been written about how to sneak healthy ingredients into your recipes – undetected. I prefer a slightly different approach, in that I get true joy out of watching my kids’ faces turn purple when I tell them I put kale in their smoothie AFTER they have already finished it. Good times.
Anyway, if you’re not so concerned on the “sneaky” element, but looking more for “ridiculously easy” ingredients to make your meals healthier, give these a go.
Your kids are moving on up! With new subjects, more work load and maybe a tighter schedule, your young ones are going to need to be on their toes this school year. For these super-hero students, be sure to pack them snacks which are jam-packed with super foods (read: super nutrition!). And set an A+ example by eating these snacks yourself and ridding the pantry of any high-calorie, sugary no-nos.
The minute people hear the word “food,” panic often sets in. That’s because the word conjures up having to wash, prepare, cook and then plate it. With many people’s hectic schedules taking a toll, lunch and dinner often mean having a meal delivered or picking one up. That way, the only obligations involve unpacking and tossing the wrapping.
A superfood duo, maca and matcha make a latte unlike any other! What are these mysterious ingredients? Maca is the powdered root of a South American plant, said to have fueled the endless energy of ancient Incan warriors and prized today for its exceptional nutrient profile, which includes protein, minerals and more. Matcha is a type of Japanese green tea preferred for its potency—up to 10 times the antioxidant powder of ordinary teas! This recipe combines the two in a foamy drink to start your morning strong.
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