I’m really good at finding a way to put a healthy spin on comfort foods!! My favorite comfort food is meatloaf, and I’ve found a way to make it extra healthy! By substituting ground turkey for some of the beef to reduce the amount of fat, using oatmeal instead of bread to improve the amount […]
It’s important to fuel up with the right nutrition before and after a workout. Try this delicious peanut butter chocolate banana protein pancake recipe for a great way to start your day! Ingredients: 1 cup instant oats 1 ripe banana 3 eggs 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons peanut […]
Many different surveys have reported that grilled cheese is in the top 10 most common comfort foods in the US. Here’s a healthy twist on this classic comfort food – Turkey Avocado Grilled Cheese!! Ingredients: 2 slices ezekiel bread 3 ultra thin slices of cheddar cheese 5 oz sliced turkey 1/2 avocado 3 slices on […]
Mindful eating is key to starting healthy eating habits! It helps you focus your attention on your food and the experience of eating, and being more present while you eat will add more joy to your life. Here are some tips on mindful eating: Eat slowly, this will allow your stomach to signal your brain […]
Ingredients: 2 lb yellow potatoes 1 large head cauliflower (about 4-5 cups) 2 cups chicken broth 2 sprigs rosemary 4+ cloves garlic 3/4 cup whole or 2% milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste Gravy Ingredients: 1 large onion 8 oz button mushrooms 1/2 cup chopped parsley 2 cups broth (chicken, beef, or vegetable) 1/4 […]
Working out is great, but it uses a lot of your energy. In order to have optimum post workout recovery, you should eat the following foods 15 – 30 minutes after your workout: WATER Banana Dark chocolate (70%+ cacao) Greek yogurt or cottage cheese Eggs Tuna or salmon Quinoa Sweet potatoes Lean protein
A recent research study analyzed and ranked 1,000 foods for nutritional content to rank the top health foods. Surprisingly, PORK FAT RANKED #8 HEALTHIEST FOOD, right after swiss chard and before beet greens!!! This is full of heart healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals!
DARK CHOCOLATE CAN ACTUALLY HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT!! Research studies have shown that people who smelled and ate unsweetened cacao nibs satisfied hunger cravings in a healthy, nutritious way and were able to prevent overeating.
Did you know that eating dark chocolate can help you build muscle? Dark chocolate has antioxidants called flavanols that help improve athletic performance and reduce the risk of stroke, cancer, diabetes. Studies have shown that flavanols: Enhances blood circulation and lowers blood pressure, which improve athletic performance and muscle endurance. Reduces the enzymes that break […]