April 24, 2014

Planning Your Meal with the Help of a Plate

If you’ve ever looked into improving your diet, you have probably run into the MyPlate graphic put out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We generally accept the MyPlate plan as the standard when thinking of recommended food groups and servings, but is it really the best option? Are there any alternatives that […]

Great Veggie Challenge Day #7: The Benefit of Adding Any Sort of Veggie to Your Day

Want to hear something crazy? Only a little over a third of US adults eat the recommended serving amount of vegetables daily! This is a real shame because vegetables have some pretty amazing benefits to offer. So if you are one of those people struggling to eat enough vegetables on a regular basis or simply […]

The Pros & Cons of the Paleo Diet

Let’s get real about the Paleo diet.  It’s a big trend now:  some people SWEAR by it: that it cuts bloating, helps them lose weight, and transforms the way they see food.  But does it really work? Should we really be eating like we did thousands of years ago?  Let’s break it down: What is […]

Love Your Food Day #5: A Positive Atmosphere for Positive Eating

We’re so excited that you’ve decided to join us for our Love Your Food series! If you need to catch up on days 1-4, you can do so here. There is an awesome new Weight Watchers ad in which Jennifer Hudson says something along the lines of, ‘My diet works because it understands that I […]

Fun Fitness Ideas for the Super Bowl

Often we approach the Super Bowl with ideas on how to make our food healthier – like switching from chips to veggies when we’re looking for something to dip.  While this is a great idea, it’s also super important to think of ways to keep active on game day, especially since recent studies have shown […]

Day 4: Sizing Up Your Holiday Meal #holidayplate

When you sit down to your holiday feast this season, there are a couple of questions you should ask yourself to make sure that your plate is helping you meet your nutrition goals. Day 4: Sizing Up Your Holiday Meal Are the portions right? It’s so easy to indulge during the holiday season, so this […]

Day 7: Avoiding the Unhealthy Pitfalls of Travel #eatathomechallenge

Traveling can be one of the quickest ways to get off track with your meal-time habits.  It’s much harder to make sure you’re getting a well-balanced meal when you’re on the road, especially with all of the enticing, quick, and cheap fast food restaurants conveniently located off of every exit on the highway. If you […]

Healthy Halloween Tips for You and Your Family

With Halloween fast approaching, it can be tempting to overload on candy.  If you’re hosting any kind of Halloween event this year, or just want to make the experience healthier for you and/or your children, here are some fun healthy Halloween tips worth considering: Put your jack-o-lantern to good use. When you’re carving your pumpkin, make […]

Simple Food Storage Ideas for Every Kitchen

Ever flip on the television and notice the stockpiles of “Extreme Couponers?” While stockpiling may not be your thing, the proper storage of food can extend the shelf-life of your products AND the value of your dollar.  Even if you’re a seasoned kitchen pro, certain foods can have storage requirements which may surprise you! Read […]

3 Reasons Why Smoothies are the Ultimate Summer Food

Ever since my mother purchased a Vitamix blender, our house has seen A LOT of smoothies.  And when I say a lot, I mean that if my mother had her way, we’d probably eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  At first, I thought she was going a little bit crazy, but after thinking about […]