Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Many of us have the knowledge and information we need to make healthy choices & achieve better nutrition and physical fitness. We know the recommended amount of exercise and how many veggies to eat per day... So why are we not living our healthiest, most vibrant lives?! Various rewards are consciously and subconsciously motivating us … Continue reading Re-connecting to Motivation on your Health Journey

Thrive on any Budget

We all have one, no matter the size. When it comes to our grocery budget, many of us are looking for ways to cut it back! You may remember the tried and true advice of keeping in mind The Three P's: Plan, Purchase, Prepare! Read on to explore some additional resources that will empower you … Continue reading Thrive on any Budget

Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

A healthy diet includes fat! Check out this post for detailed information on the different types of dietary fat. Healthy fats are those that are rich in either monounsaturated or omega-3 fats. Healthy fat shopping list at the bottom of this post. Read on for some practical ways to incorporate more healthy fats into your … Continue reading Healthy Fats: How to Eat More

Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

In a cold cereal, toast or bagel rut? Read on to find 5 delicious, nutrient dense breakfast recipes. All can be made the night before for a stress-free morning.   Overnight Oats Many cold-oat skeptics find that they actually enjoy this refreshing spin on the traditionally hot cereal. The flavor possibilities are endless; some of … Continue reading Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

The art of sauce making seems to have been replaced in recent decades by packaged marinades, dressings, and sauces. Ready to save some money and reduce the added sugar, sodium and preservatives in your meals? Here are some of our favorite simple sauce recipes that will become the star of your meal. Ranch Dressing made … Continue reading Simple, Flavorful Dressings & Sauces

Healthy Nutrition for Women

A nutritious diet is important for everyone, but women have unique nutrient requirements. Remember to enjoy a variety of foods, including: fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole-grains, and low-fat dairy products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of women in the United States are deficient in iron. Iron is important because it … Continue reading Healthy Nutrition for Women

Summer Trip Tips for Eating Healthy

With the kids soon-to-be out of school, vacation days to use up, and warm weather ahead, most of us likely have some vacation plans set for the summer. Even though vacation may throw off routines, it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to make healthy choices. Whether headed camping, to the beach, or on a … Continue reading Summer Trip Tips for Eating Healthy

Ten Tips for a Healthy Summer BBQ

You likely have plans underway for a great barbecue to share with friends and family this summer.  Barbecues come with loads of delicious foods, but be sure to do your barbecue right and avoid the extra calories from added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium. Here are some tips to keeping your barbecue healthy and delicious: … Continue reading Ten Tips for a Healthy Summer BBQ

Tips for Quick and Healthy Dinners

It is often a challenge to prepare healthy dinners due to the hectic pace of today’s society. Most American’s are busy running from one activity to the next whether it be work, the gym, kids, or other appointments. Dinner is forgotten in the midst of the hustle and bustle, and as a result, many swing … Continue reading Tips for Quick and Healthy Dinners