Posts tagged healthy
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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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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Healthy Travel Tips

Many of us have trips, vacations and travels nearing with the start of the holiday season approaching.  For many, this includes a break in our normal food habits and routines, different foods, more “treats and cheats”, different sleeping habits, more exposure to bacteria and viruses and overall less access to healthy foods. It can be stressful on our bodies and leave us feeling depleted and just plain “gross” after returning from a trip.

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Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread

Yes, it's that time of year when everything pumpkin is making its return!

I made this pumpkin spiced bread from Danielle Walker's site Against All Grain, and it's very tasty! Plus, it's grain free (and therefore gluten-free), takes only a few minutes to put together and is free of many common allergens, junky ingredients and additives. I added some dark chocolate chips on the top, just because a treat is not a real treat to me unless it has chocolate involved. 

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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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Healthy Finds At Target

I was walking around the grocery section at everyone's favorite store, Target the other day and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of healthy, real-food options they now carry! I A major road block to healthy eating is availability of healthier and nutritious foods, I hear it all the time from people. However, I know it's possible! It's becoming easier and easier to find healthy options, which is great news for you and I, but for people who are maybe somewhat less nutrition savvy and are being exposed to healthier foods in a more traditional grocery store.

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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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