This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It's super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party. Fun facts about this salad: It is loaded with multiple healthy, disease … Continue reading Southwest Quinoa Salad
The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing...cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I'm not sure my waist line would like it. That's one reason why I created this recipe..it's healthy and satisfies my sweet tooth. … Continue reading Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl
It's tempting to leave work and order take-out from your favorite restaurant after a long day. Who doesn't love having dinner ready right when they get home with very little prep?? Although it does minimize time required to prepare, take-out doesn't always cater to the needs of the health conscious. That's why I like the … Continue reading Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it: · Quinoa is a plant protein source Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides all 9 … Continue reading Quinoa: Nutrition & Health Benefits
Enjoy this recipe for healthy cheesecake parfaits! These parfaits taste very similar to cheesecake. They use a low fat cream cheese and greek yogurt, so they have less fat and calories than normal cheesecake. Enjoy as an afternoon snack or dessert!
Protein bars are commonly used as an easy snack, meal replacement or post workout snack. They are sold virtually everywhere—the gym, gas station and health foods stores. And since they have the word ‘protein’ in them, they have to be healthy, right?? Sure, some protein bars are healthier than others. However, some protein … Continue reading Are Protein Bars Good For You?
"Lose 20 pounds in 5 days!" "Drop 4 dress sizes instantly!" "Burn Belly Fat Fast!" "The secret to rapid weight loss!" These are just a few famous weight loss claims. We've all heard them--whether it's on a TV advertisement, magazine cover or radio ad. These claims all sound great---almost too great to be true! And … Continue reading The Truth About Fad Diets
The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants--disease fighting agents that will help protect your health! Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. This number may … Continue reading Protect your health!
There's 24 hours in a day. Exercise is usually only 1 hour out of the day for the average person. It's easy to hit the gym, dominate your workout and feel great about. However, it's what's done in the other 23 hours outside of the gym that matter's the most! We've all had that little … Continue reading Abs are made in the kitchen!
Make weeknight dinners less stressful Cooking on the weeknights creates a challenge for many. Between work, children’s schedules, meetings and events, dinner is often one more chore we don’t always have time for. It can be tempting to pop a frozen dinner in the microwave and call it a meal. However, these are expensive and … Continue reading Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners