Check out the following food and nutrition blog posts for health and wellness information and tasty recipes! Nothing is more powerful than good nutrition. Not only can optimal nutrition help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk for chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, good food can also give you energy and make you feel great! The world of nutrition is constantly changing as experts conduct innovative studies and publish breakthrough research. We are bombarded with new and trendy nutrition information every day via the internet, TV, fad diet books, magazines and more. So what does good nutrition mean to me? Follow my food and nutrition blog to stay up-to-date with important nutrition topics and discover delicious healthy recipes!
Looking to celebrate Mardi Gras without all of the extra calories? These tasty and nutritious recipes will leave you feeling satisfied without affecting your waistline. Trade in your beignets, paczkis and king cakes for one of these healthy Mardi Gras recipes!
Simple Roasted Garlic Cauliflower and Potatoes by Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Use green, gold and purple cauliflower to represent faith, power and justice this year. Combine with olive oil, garlic and sage and you have the perfect side dish for any...
Since the beginning of the year, I have been blessed with the opportunity to sample a handful of new healthy food products on the market! And today I wanted to share with you some of my favorites!
Cave Cravings: Cave Cravings does the hunting and gathering for you! They find the best selection of Paleo-approved, organic, unprocessed snacks available, box them up and send them right to your doorstep! Cave Cravings sent me a box of snacks to try, and I was thrilled to discover some amazing new products that I love! Here’s what I...
What could be better than homemade Nutella mixed into a frothy coconut milk mocha? I’m pretty sure nothing. This rich and decadent warm beverage could easily be an after dinner dessert! Or just an afternoon treat to help keep warm during this frigid snowy Chicago winter.
Along with the delicious flavor, this warm winter beverage also offers a little nutritional boost! Coconut oil contains antimicrobial lauric acid which helps increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Coconut milk offers a variety of vitamins and minerals...
You won’t be missing refined sugar and flour with these twelve decadent gluten-free desserts! Make one of these tasty recipes for you and your sweetie this Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Date Caramel Walnut Tart by Gourmande in the Kitchen – This tart includes an almond sea salt crust with a date and walnut filling and is topped with silky raw chocolate ganache – yum!
Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Eat Chic Chicago – One of my favorite indulgences – donuts! Grain-free and pumpkin spice...
The relationship between stress, obesity and metabolic disease is an important one to understand. Stress is something everyone experiences. Stress helps motivate us. We stress about our job, our finances, our family, our environment – the list is endless. But can all of that stress be detrimental to our health? Could stress be linked to obesity and weight loss resistance? Understand the important link between stress and adrenal fatigue and how cortisol could be affecting your weight!
Understanding Stress Response:
The body reacts to...
Watch for these Foods to Hit Your Plate and Excite Your Palette in 2014!
The New Year is in full swing, and the foods we’ll all be talking about this year are starting to emerge. In 2014 it’s all about foods you know and love, with a few new stars along the way. Check out this list featured by Naked Juice of top go-to foods that will be making a splash this year!
Coconut: Coconut is making new appearances in 2014 beyond coconut water and coconut milk. From coconut sugar and flour, to coconut oil and vinegar, this fruit is emerging...
SPOILER ALERT! Season 15 winner of the Biggest Loser, Rachel Fredrickson takes home the grand prize of $250,000! But does the cash prize come at the price of health? Many are wondering – did she really deserve to win after appearing too thin and unhealthy at the finale? Is it possible to have a Biggest Loser winner that is too thin?
Throughout Season 15 of the Biggest Loser, Rachel was always a competitor. As a former competitive swimmer, she went through a heartwarming transition rediscovering her inner athlete and losing an incredible...
Healthy eating starts with learning how to stock a healthy pantry. The foods you have available in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer determine what you cook and eat for your daily meals. Streamline your grocery list and decrease the time you spend at the supermarket each week. Make meal planning easy with these simple tips.
Stock your Pantry – fill your pantry, fridge and freezer with the items on the Pantry Staples List below.
Get Organized - Keep your pantry items in clear containers with visible labels. Glass mason jars or...
Forget delivery and create a healthy pizza of your own! White or red sauce, meat lovers of vegetarian, there’s no right or wrong way to make a homemade pizza! Simply add your favorite toppings (or whatever leftovers you have in the fridge) to a homemade or store bought pizza dough and bake it in the oven for an easy and delicious dinner!
Looking for something a little more gourmet that you can pair with a great glass of wine? Try this Butternut Squash Flatbread featuring sweet butternut squash, savory caramelized leeks,...
We all know obesity and cardiovascular disease (also known as heart disease) are on the rise. According to the CDC, 35.9% of US adults were considered obese in 2009-2010. Years of research have been dedicated to determining why the population is getting fatter and what to do about it. Is fat or sugar making us fat? Here is a look at where research has taken us over the years.
Calories In, Calories Out: The calories in, calories out theory (see Beyond the Calories) concludes that if you eat too much and you move too little, you’ll gain weight...