Improve Your Gut Health to Reach Your Goals Faster

Digestive health says a lot about your overall health. If you’re always feeling sluggish or have low energy, if you’re having trouble losing weight or getting in shape your stools can give you some valuable insight. “Heal the gut and you heal yourself.” – Gerard E. Mullin, MD How do you know if you’re absorbing the nutrients from the food that you’re eating? Look to your stools. Your gut’s purpose is to allow the nutrients …

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

Why you should make the perfect Super Shake-Infographic

Why you should (and how to) make The Perfect Super Shake. [Infographic] Delicious meals that save time, nourish and satisfy you, in liquid form   Maybe you need a quick breakfast to start your day off right; a quick on-the-go energy-boosting lunch or a mid-afternoon snack as you finish work and gear up to take on the family life. Something you easily take with you in the car or a knapsack. No cutlery, napkins, or cooking …

Cheat Meals… to cheat or not to cheat?

At one time, I used to have cheat meals and I used to look forward to them! They were my opportunity to indulge and have those foods that I wouldn’t eat through the week.  Pizza, Chinese food, a burger and fries … oh, and don’t forget the dessert! After all it will be a whole week before I can have such delicious food, again. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate? For me, that was …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ worth of meals and then blend a family into that, it’s not that easy! So …

Proteins – Good or Bad?

  How often have you seen headlines and articles that start something like this – WARNING: Do Not Use These … And you wonder: – Who else has read it? – Is there some truth to it? – Could it be just another sales pitch for their product? Good marketing will have you second-guessing what you know. Good marketing will have you buying the product. Good marketing wants you to believe that their product is …

Use This 1-2-3 Approach to Meal Prep

  Many things can improve your kitchen “coolness”.  Use this 1-2-3 approach: The right equipment. A regular preparation system or ritual. A “can-do” attitude and willingness to experiment.   1. The Right Equipment Kitchen essentials make meal prep easier. Here are some must-have’s for your kitchen: Slow Cooker – Set it and forget it! You can easily make enough food for several meals in one batch, with only minimal prep time. Blender – Helps you …

How to Create the Ultimate Super Shake

Smoothies, super shakes, protein drinks, ever wonder why they are so popular? It is such an easy way to get a complete meals worth of nutrients without having to cook. Talk about convenient! How many times have you been so busy and by the time you realize it, it’s been 6-8 hours since your last meal? We are so busy running from one task to another trying to squeeze as many activities into a day …

No-Bread Snacks to keep you on track

“Next best to thing to sliced bread”. You’ve heard that saying before right!? But what could possibly be as good as sliced bread? There are so many yummy combinations and it’s portable! The answer is lots! Today’s post is all about no bread snacks to keep you on track to your goals. But when you are looking to make healthier choices to improve your diet you quickly realize that you need an alternative to the …

Probiotics Pros and Cons

There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to contain probiotics that will benefit the digestive system and promote improved immune health. It’s important to understand how probiotics work in the body, and who should—and shouldn’t—use them.