BROCCOLI BITES

Healthy You, Lunch Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

When Waffle Fries are Chick-Fil-A’s most popular food, (seriously, it’s true!) rather than the chicken that hails their name, that tells me we love bite-sized foods that are crunchy, salty, comforting, and easy to pop in our mouths! This shouldn’t come as a big surprise, since chips, pretzels, M&M’s, and roasted-salted nuts all pretty much … Read More

THE SUPERPOWERS OF FIBER

Healthy You

Let’s play a word association game! Quick…I say FIBER! You say…”Benefiber or Fiber One bars!” (yes, I’m rolling my eyes!) I know this because the average fiber intake in the U.S. is approximately 15 grams, only about half of the recommended amount! This should be a jaw-dropping moment, especially considering that fiber is a critical … Read More

WINE MOM CULTURE

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You

🍷👉🏻🍷? MOM NEEDS WINE? 🍷👈🏻🍷 Wine Mom Culture is REAL Wine Mom Culture is alive Wine Mom Culture is thriving Wine Mom Culture is the “elephant in the room” I enjoy an occasional glass of wine too, but when I spotted several items while shopping in a local boutique, each one targeted at moms’ drinking wine … Read More

THE MAGIC WEIGHT LOSS VITAMINS

Healthy You

Vitamins L and P are the most under consumed vitamins across all demographics. They work together to modulate cravings, to support weight loss and to decrease risk of disease. Vitamins L and P are the critical and foundational pieces in all healthy diets. They make your meals more satisfying, more flavorful, and more enjoyable. You’re likely … Read More

VITAMIN B12

Healthy You

I know the drill.  You want to get healthier, so you’ve gone plant based…maybe even vegan. Super! And, there can be unexpected, silent, consequences, potentially detrimental to your health.  When adopting a more nutrient-rich, plant-based lifestyle, your optimally known B12 sources quickly disappear, since B12 is produced in the bacteria found in the guts of animals and … Read More

VITAMIN D

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

Wondering about the most lacking vitamin in your diet?   Here’s one topping the list….VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY is growing due to lifestyle or location (meaning lack of sun exposure), age, and/or diet. YEP, 77% of Americans are lacking in Vitamin D! Yet, Vitamin D is so critical to our bodies, it’s really not a vitamin, …It’s … Read More

FOODS DISGUISED AS “HEALTHY”

Healthy You

Are foods disguised as “healthy” causing inflammation and increasing your risk of disease and weight gain? We’ve been misled! Nutritional trends coupled with jargon labeling have totally gotten us off track with “clean” foods that nourish and heal. Instead, most grocery stores and grocery carts are loaded with foods disguised as healthy. Common mistake! We … Read More

EAT HEALTHY FATS!

Healthy You

Many have asked the question, “Are fats and oils truly healthy and what’s the best fat to include in my diet?” With heart health being the number once cause of death in the U.S., fats and the role of fats in our diets have sparked great interest, specifically coconut oil, which has been on the … Read More

HOMEMADE RUNNER’S GU

#FitnessFriday, Healthy You, Recipes, Snacks

We’ve all been there..It’s mile 18 of the marathon, you’re hitting “the wall,” and you squeeze down ONE…LAST…GU! At this point, you barely manage the taste, knowing fully well that your stomach is cramping up from the last three as well as the colored sports’ drinks that topped off each one. Sugar, chemicals, colors, and … Read More

DITCH THE FAD DIET!

Healthy You

Still counting calories? Drinking a daily apple cider vinegar? Making detox soup? These dieting fads are centuries old….not kidding! Lord Byron popularized the Apple Cider and water diet in the 1820s! If you’re like me, you’ve been on every diet in the book, and probably even made up a few along the way. So when … Read More