High Protein Breakfast Ideas Is breakfast really that important? The short answer is, yes! Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. In fact, some of your cravings at night can be linked back to what you ate when you first woke up. There was a small study…
Heart disease is a serious condition that takes a toll on your vital organs. Heart disease is commonly associated with high blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, there is a ‘higher pressure’ created inside your blood vessels that places extra strain on your heart. Over time, this extra…
Smoothies are also a great way to bulk up on extra nutrition by adding powdered supplements, dietary fiber, healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, nuts and nut butters, and seeds such as hemp, chia, and flax. By adding spices like turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger you boost your immune system because spices are full of antioxidants as well as all kinds of fruits.
We hear it all of the time: "Boost your metabolism to burn fat around the clock", but what is your metabolism? Can you really boost it? How? Let's find out.
We all love a good BBQ and all the yummy food that is associated with a BBQ. Unfortunately, if you are trying to stick to a healthy eating plan then that is where a BBQ can really throw you off. My strategy is to bring a healthy dish that you can eat without guilt and everyone else will love!
Fat and oils are an important part of a healthy diet providing sustaining dense energy at approximately 40 calories per teaspoon (9 calories per gram), as well providing and/or helping you use the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Having some fat in your daily diet provides satiety, good health, and is important for everyone; it also makes food taste good!
Soy is everywhere these days, but depending on who you ask , you will receive different responses as to whether it is a healthy or harmful food... Let's dig in and get to the bottom of what soy is, and how it can be used to benefit your diet!
One of the best things about summer is the abundance of local produce available at farmer’s markets across the country. You don’t even have to get up early on Saturday morning anymore to score great seasonal fruit as there are many farmers markets available mid-week and in the evening in most cities. Let's see what you should be looking for at your local market.
Here is a one pot chicken dinner that is quick and so easy to make yet fancy enough to serve it for company!
I love the flavors that the cooked citrus adds to this dish. The bitterness from the rind, the tanginess of the grapefruit, as well as the sweetness of the orange really make this dish so different!
It’s that time of the year for gathering with your friends and family for a picnic! Here are some of my ideas for a really fun time with your family and friends along with a few simple picnic-friendly foods.