Posts tagged protein
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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5 Ways To Balance Blood Sugar

Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is such a key element of good overall health. So much so, that I’d consider it one of the top three things you can do to for your health besides maintaining proper gut bacteria and managing inflammation levels. Both high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia) can lead to many negative side effects, from mild to major. Tiredness, feeling “hangry” or angry after not eating for a while, inability to focus, headaches, low-blood pressure, and constant hunger may be all too familiar symptoms you deal with everyday.

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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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Everyday Quick and Easy Meatballs

Meatballs are the perfect easy protein source to keep on hand during the week. Portable enough for lunches, but satiating enough for dinner. You can get very creative with meatballs, varying the flavor with different spices, herbs and meats, but this recipe I am sharing is my go-to for meatballs that I will use for a variety of different meals. They compliment many dishes and aren’t too spicy or complicated. I used ground beef for these meatballs and they turned out great. Tasty and satisfying!

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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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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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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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