Category: Nutrition

Grilled Produce

Your grill can cook up a lot more than meat! Quick, easy and virtually mess-free, I love adding fruits and vegetables to my grill routine. It is yet another way to make your plate more plant centric. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a grill master to whip up a simple, healthy meal. 

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Herb Favorite: Holy Basil

Revered as a sacred herb in India, Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum), or Tulsi, is a highly regarded adaptogen herb that loves the heat of summer.  It is related to the Genovese or Italian basil we all know for cooking, but is a pungent powerhouse of flavors-tropical and almost fruity.  Holy Basil can also be used for cooking but is primarily used as an adaptogen in tinctures and teas to help restore and replenish your body’s needs,

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The Truth About Added Sugars and Sweeteners

Sugar is everywhere. So often it feels like it is being added to just about everything we consume, which is frustrating because it’s no secret that a diet high in added sugars is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association the amount of added sugars consumed per day should not exceed 36 grams for men (150 calories or 9 teaspoons) and 25 grams for women (100 calories or 6 teaspoons).  

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Healthy Snacks on the Run

Snacks play an essential role in a healthy diet. When picked properly, they provide extra energy between meals. Sometimes when we don’t have a large appetite, snacks can simply maintain nourishment. Although these mini-meals play a key role in health, choosing quality snacks can be a challenge. Here are some easy ideas that will keep you on track!

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5 Tips to a Healthier Summer BBQ

Summer is finally among us and I’m sure you’ll find yourself at a BBQ this season. We all think of grilling as a fun way to bring family and friends together to enjoy some sunshine and yummy food. Unfortunately, typical BBQ foods are not the best for our health. If you find yourself at BBQs often this summer, consider making these healthier choices. With a little bit of planning, you can transform your regular, old BBQ to a deliciously healthy one with these 5 tips!

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Healthy & Easy Summer BBQ Sauce

Hello, Summer! How great it feels to welcome the season of sunshine, long afternoons at the pool, fireflies, and dinner on the grill.  We love a good barbecue, and no grill session is complete without a good sauce! However, so many sauces on the market contain artificial flavors, sweeteners, and junk! 

If you’re like us and love a good barbecue but don’t want to sacrifice your Summer to those supermarket finds,

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Healthy Upgrades: Upgrading your Bar

Let’s Set the Bar!

Bars can be an easy, grab and go snack option, but they’re not all nourishing, despite what’s on the front of the package. Plus, if you have even ventured into the bar aisle (yes, there’s an aisle of ‘em), you have probably become overwhelmed with the sheer number of options. I do! There are vegan bars, protein bars, breakfast bars, raw bars and more; I’m dizzy just thinking about it!

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DIY Herb Garden

Spring has sprung and there is no better time to plant a garden. Not your bag? It’s easier than you might think. An herb garden can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and a pot! They’re a great way to venture into the world of gardening because they’re easy, convenient and can be grown in a container. PLUS growing your own herbs saves you money and may even inspire a new recipe.

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Juicing vs. Blending

Sipping on a cold and refreshing smoothie or juice is a great way to stay refreshed and hydrated during the warmer months. I often get asked whether it is better to blend or juice fruits and veggies and it seems that many are confused by these terms.

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Spring Pea Hummus

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Finally, we are showing signs of spring! This winter provided us with plenty of snow and cold, and we are all ready for fresh air and greenery. Plus, this time of year always gets me excited to start thinking about my own home-grown garden goodies.

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