Packing our coolers with cold sodas, grabbing a bag of chips, and picking out a new candy is generally the typical pre-beach or pool ritual. The problem is these snacks are often high in calories and low in nutrients. But with a little planning you can have balanced yet delectable snacks to allow for mindful munching during your long summer days.
One of the hardest parts of cooking is deciding what to cook! When we set aside a few minutes each week to meal plan, we save time in the kitchen and eat healthier. I want to offer you some tips to help you make your meal planning a success.
Life happened and your meal plan got derailed. Don’t worry, you can still prepare a healthy meal if you keep some simple staples in your pantry. To be prepared for times like these, it’s important to start with a well stocked pantry. How do you create a well-stocked pantry?
Winter solstice (December 21st) is right around the corner, which means our days are getting shorter and shorter. While winter gives plants a time to conserve their energy for new growth in the spring, the lack of sunlight can affect your body’s health.
Most Americans are in the habit of consuming fried food, prepackaged meals, and sugary beverages. Unfortunately, these foods are highly processed, pro-inflammatory, and put you at a higher risk for developing mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
People are living longer today than ever before. Yet, the elderly may not be living as healthy a lifestyle as in previous generations. Proper nutrition can help protect cellular health, reduce inflammation and improve the immune system. Diet is a major player in determining how well you age.
Family meals are likely starting to become a more and more difficult chore as the pandemic continues. Keeping healthy meals on the table can be a challenge and sometimes you just need a few new ideas to keep you cooking!
It's no secret that vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Most of us could use a few more vegetables in our day. In fact, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) tells us only 1 out of 10 adults consume the recommended amount of vegetables.