Science has confused us yet again! Should we or shouldn't we crack some eggs to fill us up and start our morning off strong? A new study found that consuming more dietary cholesterol and eggs were linked to an increase risk of cardiovascular disease and death. This contradicts current guidelines and recommendations which focus on decreased saturated and trans fast as part of a healthy diet and cardiovascular risk prevention. So what should we do with this information? Eggs ar
I have had zero success making this low cal swap.......until now! I was trolling through my October e-version of Food Network Magazine and stumbled upon a cauliflower mash recipe that looked delish and thought I would give it a go. To my surprise, it came out super smooth (like real mashed potatoes!) and tasty. Not only is cauliflower packed with cancer fighting phytonutrients, but a great source of vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, and loads of good-for-you minerals. Looking to
For the record, I also think that shoes, chocolate, vacations and flowers are a nice way to say, “I love you", but if you are looking for a nice DIY approach, try one of the following mindfully decadent brunch options. Banana split: A twist on the traditional creamery favorite. Cut the banana in half long ways and top with light yogurt, nuts, fruit salsa and slivers of dark chocolate for an antioxidant kick. Turkey bacon.....but in a heart. Because every brunch needs bacon..
I love baking on snowy days. There is nothing like that cozy feeling of something sweet radiating from the oven. Naturally, I try to keep my baking adventures practical and healthy. After reading an inspiring article about the cardiovascular benefits of snacking on nuts (Sound nerdy? I can also be found binge watching a decent amount of Bravo on days like these. Did I redeem myself?), I decided to reinvent the remaining bag of walnuts left over in my pantry from the holidays.
It's 3 pm, the workday is not yet done and your motivation is seriously lacking. Are you headed to the vending machine? Not so fast! If you are looking for a mid-afternoon snack to get you through a few more hours of emails and meetings, try one of one of these natural energy boosting snacks! 1) Popcorn: A lot goes a long way. 3-4 cups of this fiber rich, antioxidant packed snack will only set you back about 100 calories. Try air popped, sans butter, and add your own season
Don't grab those stretchy pants yet! You can still adhere to your weight loss goals and enjoy the holidays without the guilt. Think about it. Over the next 30-something days, how often will you be at a party or event? Probably less than five times. See!? Plenty of opportunity to stay on track. The most important tool you can use to combat unwanted holiday bloat, aside from reading my blog and making a special visit to my office, is tracking your intake using apps like Myfitne
I love pancakes...or anything sweet in the morning but tend to feel super guilty (shocker!) if my breakfast is lacking in some serious and satisfying nutrition. I had some extra time on my hands Tuesday morning, thanks to a certain toddler waking up at 4:50 am, and thought it would be extra special if I whipped up a hot breakfast. I recently picked up some chia seeds and thought this would be the perfect opportunity to mix-em-in. And since I love to use seasonal produce, I kn