If you love avocados, you're in luck! With every severing of this fruit (yes, it's technically a fruit), your get about 20 different vitamins and minerals. There's potassium for regulated blood pressure, lutein for healthy eyes, and folate, which helps cellular repair and can additionally help build brain development in growing fetuses of pregnant women. Yes, they are high in fat, but avocados have good fat (that's monounsaturated), which lowers bad cholesterol. I'm sure y
Parents are making so many decisions with their kids going back to school full-time, part-time, or learning from home. So, there is a lot of stress and unbalancing happening within the core family. So, we together are going to investigate and learn new ways to help reduce and/or avoid concerns in these areas and discuss ideas that will help you modify the stress factors. For example: What is stress and the effects it has on your body Coping mechanisms designed to deal with s
One of my favorite topics to share with you is finding the right foods for you, so you can have your ideal health and weight, and feel your best self. When you're eating the right foods for your body, naturally you will feel more uplifted, motivated, energetic, and lean. And when you feel this way, making the food choices that are in alignment with your health goals and how you want to feel becomes second nature - there's no questions or challenges about it. Did you know ther
While lockdowns have lifted over a good bit of the country, many of us are still sticking to a once-weekly trip to the supermarket or farmer's market. We buy a big bounty, and then before the household can make a dent in it, the bananas are browning. Yet, the grapes are still read to eat. Different fruits and vegetables have differing ripening processes. And what's more, how you store them and which ones you put together to have a massive impact on how quickly they ripen.
Appropriate portion size is one of the main ingredients in having a balanced relationship with food. Over time, our portion sizes have grown exponentially, and so have our health issues as a nation. What used to be a typical portion size when eating out is now considered a kids meal -- but with some practice, getting your portion sizes in check is simple and rewarding. There are a few tricks I like to use to make sure I'm not going overboard on portion sizes -- I especially k
The bulk aisle in the grocery store might seem a bit overwhelming or confusing at first, or perhaps you might misinterpret what it actually offers. Shopping in the bulk aisle is a great way to save money and the environment, and the quality is sometimes better than the packaged alternatives! Here are a few of my favorite reasons to take a stroll down the bulk aisle: It's More Environmentally Friendly If you have a goal to reduce single-use plastics and be more environmentall
We often put a lot of thought into doing things regularly to boost our immune systems. We know the necessary items that need to be present in our diet and lives to achieve this, and we boost them even more during cold and flu season. There's another issue we all deal with that can be combated with proactive habits -- anxiety and overwhelm. I first want to be clear that I am not speaking of clinical anxiety. If you are struggling beyond basic daily life overwhelm, please c
Are you looking for a way to waste less food in your kitchen? I's sure it's a familiar instance for all of us at one point or another of letting food expire in the fridge or not utilizing those veggie scraps. But now, we can turn these missed opportunities into our next meal. Don't worry, I'm, not telling you to eat expired food! But there are several foods and staples you can freeze before it expires to use at a later time. You might think it seems pointless to save a sp
Do you know what's in your food? When it comes to the pantry and frozen food staples, it's important to check the nutrition labels. You might already do that, but without learning what you should be looking for, there may be a slew of sneaky additives you could be missing out on. The next time you stock up at the supermarket, take a closer look at those labels to see if what you're putting into your cart is really healthy, or something you may want to leave on the shelf. H
Quick Tips to Refreshing Your Kitchen This Spring When the hint of spring is in the air, it's a great time to refresh your home space to welcome in the new season. One of the best ways to do that is to pay special attention to your kitchen and pantry. This is especially true if you've been a little lax on those resolutions you made on New Year's -- it's a great time to get back on track with your goals! Follow these 7 tips to give your kitchen and pantry a spring makeover.
Tips on Easing Spring Allergies If your car isn't already covered in a layer of pollen, it's only a matter of time. Spring is here, along with the sneezing and watery eyes that accompany it. It's a small price to pay for warmer weather and gorgeous blooms everywhere -- but it can still be quite the annoyance if you don't keep your allergy symptoms under control. Thankfully, there are natural ways to ease your spring allergies that are simple to find and can bring you the rel