How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Did you know that it IS possible to eat healthy while on vaycay? ☀🏖 I spent the past weekend on the beach and I’ll admit–the temptation was real! Between seeing mouthwatering pictures of brownie a la mode on the menu to reading the menu description of a juicy steak with buttery (more…)

What Type of Fat is Healthy for You?

What if I told you that your daily actions affect your overall health? Foods consumed, exercise, and stress all play roles in your overall health. Staying healthy has many different components, and one of those includes eating “healthy fats”.

So, let’s dig into what type of fat is healthy for you: “Healthy (more…)

Southwest Quinoa Salad

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:

  1. The olive oil is a (more…)

Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken

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 (more…)

Quinoa- health benefits 101 plus recipe for tex mex quinoa bake

What is Quinoa? Health benefits 101

quinoa overview
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 (more…)

Protect your health!

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. (more…)

Stress-Free Weeknight Dinners

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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 (more…)

Healthy Turkey Chili

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Chili is a staple meal in my household. It’s so easy to make, reheats well, and you can add endless amounts of toppings each time you eat it to change things up. I used extra lean ground turkey in this recipe to make things a little bit healthier. I also used (more…)