Posts in Basics
Eating Healthy While Dining Out

Going to restaurants and eating out is an undeniably fun experience; tasty new foods, no cooking, socializing with friends or family, and no cleanup either! Although the fun can sometimes turn into a drag if you’re trying to eat healthy or on a “diet”. Worrying about what you’re going to eat, or feeling guilty afterwards might overshadow the fun. Restaurants aren’t notorious for their healthy options, but that doesn’t mean you have to abandon your goals or feel bad (physically or mentally) after going out to eat. With some ingenuity, fearlessness and know-how, you can manage to not feel deprived and keep enjoying going out to eat while doing it healthfully.

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Supplements - My Top 5 Recommendations

I get many questions about supplements from my readers and clients. With a supplement industry contributing $122 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016, it’s no wonder why I get so many questions about it. Supplements are easily available everywhere, there's hundreds of companies and brands to choose from, they’re associated with good health and we all know someone who uses them, right? Chances are you’ve taken supplements at some point in your life, too! (Flinstones vitamins, anyone?)

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Ingredient Label Series - I

Welcome to the first post in the Ingredient Label Series, where we’ll be exploring how to read an ingredient label on a product!In this series, I’ll be highlighting several different common products that you can find in any grocery store and break down a few red flag ingredients in them. I’ll show you how to quickly and efficiently look at ingredient labels and determine what (if any) value the food product has to offer.

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The Real Way to Read a Nutrition Label

Today we are chatting about nutrition labels, how to read them, and what to really look at when gazing at the information on the back of a food product. You may think it’s easy to understand what all that information is, but there’s more to it! (Of course, because this is nutrition, after all!)

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Micronutrients & Why They Are So Important

We're taking a deep dive into one of the most important and essential lessons of nutrition today...micronutrients! What are micronutrients? Micronutrients are the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to function. Energy metabolism, formation of cells and tissues, and enzymatic reactions all depend on vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients.

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Meal Prep 101

Meal prepping is truly one of the most useful nutrition and healthy eating tips I can offer you! Our lives are busy and finding the time for an entire day of healthy eating can be a challenge. Not only that, but even if we did have the time to cook a big meal each night, who wants to spend that much time in the kitchen?? With meal prepping, it becomes so easy to have a delicious meal on the table quickly without sacrificing time, nutrients or money.

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11 Secrets To Making Healthy Eating Easier

Trust me when I say that I know making the shift to healthy eating isn’t always easy. I have most certainly been there. No matter what your motivation is for making a shift to your diet, consider these tips on how to start eating healthier!

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How To Build A Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite go-to quick, healthy snacks or meal options! They're fast, taste great, portable and can be a great "vehicle" for nutrients. However, there is a right and wrong way to build a smoothie when it comes to nutrients and how it affects our blood sugar. Lots of "smoothies" should actually be considered "milk shakes" with the amount of sugar and empty carbohydrates in them. You want your smoothie to be macro nutrient balanced: protein, fat and carbohydrates just like any other meal or snack you eat.Let's clear up the confusion and let me show you how to put together a smoothie that is satiating, nourishing and won't spike your blood sugar!

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The Most Important Things You Should Do to Start Getting Healthy

Everyday we hear about new ways to lose weight, get healthier or some type of food we should avoid because of its supposed health effects. But, when you get right down to it, there are some basic ideas and things you can implement pretty simply to start getting healthy. It doesn't take a cleanse or a wacky diet to start feeling better. It takes some simple ideas and a little bit of mindfulness to see some big changes without a lot of work. Read on for my tips!

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Paleo Explained

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely interested or have at least heard of the term “Paleo diet”. Also known as the caveman, primal or ancestral diet. There are variances between each of these terms, but the basic premise is the same. The foods that make up these diets are those foods that our ancestors who roamed the land about 2.6 million years ago had access to in their natural environments. This means meat in all its forms, plants, fruits, fats and oils, nuts and seeds and limited natural sweeteners. 

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