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DIY Coconut Oil Infused Mother’s Day Gifts

DIY Coconut Oil Infused Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to show your appreciation than to gift something you made yourself! No, you don’t need to be artistically gifted or crafty to make her something she’ll actually use. For those who can’t create a beautiful masterpiece, open your arms to coconut oil! Coconut oil? Yes! Coconut oil is the secret behind all those DIY gifts, like body scrubs, soaps and balms. Check out these pampering DIY Mother’s Day gifts using coconut oil. ...read more

4 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day (and Everyday)

4 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day (and Everyday)

Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect on how environmentally friendly we truly live and to give our utmost respect to this planet we call home. Designating one day out of the year to give our gratitude and love to Earth is great, but we can easily extend this environmental consciousness to our everyday lives. So, here’s what you can do today on Earth Day and every day to go just a little bit greener. ...read more

5 Ways to Get Involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day

5 Ways to Get Involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random acts of kindness make the world go round! When you engage in an act of kindness, it not only brightens someone else’s day, but it also brings a ray of positivity into your own life. What could possibly be better than giving and receiving a smile? ...read more

5 Ways to Increase Your Cardio Endurance

5 Ways to Increase Your Cardio Endurance

Building up cardio can be beyond beneficial for the heart, but getting there can be a challenge. When we first start our cardio journey, we want to run for miles and enjoy the euphoria that comes with the runner’s high. But, in reality, we are met with a heartbeat pulsing in our ears and a stinging of huffing and puffing in our lungs. ...read more

6 Reasons to Love Hot Tea

6 Reasons to Love Hot Tea

Coffee tends to rule hot beverage world on this side of the pond, but we think it’s high time for tea to get the recognition it deserves. Whether you’re looking for a substitute for your morning beverage or simply craving a warm mid-day drink, we can’t think of anything better than tea. ...read more

New Year Detox

New Year Detox

January is here and many of us are ready to hit the restart button! Implementing new healthy habits is always great, but sometimes before we can get those new habits to take hold, we have to go through a detox to rid ourselves of anything weighing us down. While there are some pretty crazy detox fad diets out there (we want to be clear, we aren’t promoting that kind of detox), what we’re suggesting is a bit simpler: just start making healthier choices. ...read more

5 Resolutions for Healthier Living

5 Resolutions for Healthier Living

We’ve all been there. We make grand resolutions and abandon them by mid-February. Year after year, we promise ourselves it’ll be different, but every year we find ourselves in the same place. It can be disheartening. The problem isn’t you: it’s your resolutions. ...read more

5 Great Wellness Gifts for the New Year

5 Great Wellness Gifts for the New Year

The hustle and bustle of the gift-giving season is here and we’re willing to bet there’s at least one hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Perhaps they’re incredibly practical or have a very precise taste in gifts. Whatever the case may be, we believe that the best gift you can give is something that encourages healthy choices. We’ve put together a list of our favorite wellness gifts to cover everyone on your list. ...read more

5 Things You Need This Fall

5 Things You Need This Fall

The leaves have mostly changed colors and fallen, we’ve endured the first few frosts of the season, and a few of your neighbors have already switched out their pumpkins and gourds for pine boughs with red berries. Yes, it’s November; you’re fully entrenched in fall and bracing for winter. Whether you live for winter recreation or you’re more into hibernation, there’s no sugarcoating it: the rapid change in weather conditions can be harsh on your body. ...read more

What does it mean to be Vegan?

What does it mean to be Vegan?

You probably know someone, if not yourself, that is a vegan or vegetarian. These nutritional preferences have become quite mainstream for either ethical, environmental or health reasons. While they may share certain principles and some guidelines, they are not the same and certainly not interchangeable. Vegetarianism is a broad title for a variety of dietary preferences that exclude meat (some vegetarians may eat fish, eggs, or dairy products, for example), where veganism doesn’t have as much room for variance. A vegan diet avoids all animal products and products processed or filtered using animal parts; a vegan lifestyle can actually go much deeper than just dietary guidelines. ...read more

4 First Steps Toward Becoming a Vegetarian

4 First Steps Toward Becoming a Vegetarian

October 1st kicked off World Vegetarian Month, 31 days devoted to raising awareness about vegetarianism and its benefits. It’s hard to ignore the overwhelming health benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Whether you’re a seasoned vegetarian or a carnivore who is trying to add more vegetables to your diet, the month of October is a great time to celebrate vegetarianism with a new veggie-friendly dish, and possibly learn more about what a meatless lifestyle could do for you. ...read more

Our Top 5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Our Top 5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Coconut oil is so versatile, it’s practically the Swiss-army knife of the food and beauty world. There are so many ways to cook with coconut oil, it’s hard to find a more functional and useful product (check out our dynamite dark chocolate recipe here!). It can be used in almost any recipe as a shortening or butter substitute, and its high smoke point makes it a great alternative to some other oils. It’s no surprise it’s earned a permanent spot in kitchen cabinets everywhere, but now it’s time to clear off some shelf space in your bathroom! ...read more

5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

You can tell a lot about a person based on their attitude this time of year. Sun-worshipers are clinging desperately to the last few days of balmy bliss while autumn-lovers are busy adding flannel to their wardrobe and digging their scarves out of storage. If you find yourself in the first camp, this time of year can be a little depressing, but hold onto your sandals; it’s not time to pack the shorts away yet! Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd. ...read more

5 Health and Fitness Tips for Women

5 Health and Fitness Tips for Women

It’s no secret that as women, we spend a lot of time and energy caring for those around us, and we don’t always prioritize our own health. Balancing work, family, and other obligations can quickly throw us off our game and push our healthy habits to the back burner. If you’ve found yourself in a slump recently, we’ve got the perfect reason to get back on track: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! ...read more

Beginners Guide to Working Out

Beginners Guide to Working Out

Do you want to get fit, but don’t quite know where to start? No more excuses! The best way to start is to simply start. We know it’s challenging enough to find an enjoyable fitness regimen, but finding one that fits your schedule is important, too. If time is one of your main concerns, don’t let it derail you. Just know that it’s better to show up regularly for a quick workout than to spend an hour and a half working out once or twice a month. ...read more

Friendships and Wellness

Friendships and Wellness

Remember when making friends was as easy as sharing your juice box or passing a note in class? There’s no doubt about it, making friends is an important skill we begin acquiring at a young age and continue honing throughout life. But as we begin building families, our friendships can take a backseat. ...read more

Three Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables

Three Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables

“Eat your vegetables!” Did you hear your mother’s voice as you read that? Well, go ahead and add it to the long list of solid advice from mom. For decades, mothers and doctors alike have been pleading with us to add more vegetables to our diets, and with good reason. Vegetable consumption has been linked to many benefits. Whether your goal is to manage weight, skin health, energy support, or to simply eat better, vegetables may be able help. ...read more

5 Foods You Want to Eat Every Day

5 Foods You Want to Eat Every Day

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, add muscle, or simply increase your overall health, as soon as you start talking about food, it can seem like there are a lot of restrictions. Don’t eat this, stay away from that, avoid those… it can be a real downer! It’s no wonder so many diets are unsuccessful. It’s hard to make positive lifestyle changes stick when you’re spending so much time focusing on the things you can’t have. Maybe if we flipped the script and focused on the wonderful things you can have, things would be different. ...read more

3 Ways to Help Support Weight Goals

3 Ways to Help Support Weight Goals

You’ve sweat, pushed, and persevered. Now you’ve got great results to show for it. Congratulations! So now what? Unfortunately, most people who lose weight will regain those pounds (or more)  within the following years. You don’t have to be a victim of the trend. It is possible to scale back a little intensity without sacrificing your accomplishments. It’s important to keep your diet in check and keep an effective amount of activity in your daily routine. ...read more

Spring Skincare Tips for All Ages

Spring Skincare Tips for All Ages

Out with the heavy coats, gloves, and boots, and in with the bright prints, shorts, and sandals! As we prepare for the new season by transitioning our wardrobes, it’s important to make some changes to our skincare routine also. Not sure how to help your skin adjust to the changing weather? Keep reading for simple tips and tricks.  ...read more

Less is More: Try 15 Minute Workouts

Less is More: Try 15 Minute Workouts

In 2008, The Department of Health and Human Services recommended 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week, which boils down to 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week. But does it all have to happen at once? Recent fitness trends suggest it does not. Keep reading to find out why more people are opting to break their exercise routines down into 10 or 15-minute bursts. ...read more

6 Daily Self-Care Tips

6 Daily Self-Care Tips

As our work-life and family-life demands increase, it can be hard to find time for ourselves. Everyone wants to be successful, but when we push past our mental and physical thresholds, we increase our risk of stress and anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, and even depression. ...read more

Wheat-Free vs. Gluten-Free Diets

Wheat-Free vs. Gluten-Free Diets

With the rising number of people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease, “gluten-free” and “wheat-free” have become household terms and are often used interchangeably. Are they the same, though? If you’ve ever wondered what it means to be “wheat-free” and “gluten-free,” keep reading. ...read more

5 Achievable Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2018

5 Achievable Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2018

2018 is well underway, and we can officially say we’re out of the resolution zone where many of us find ourselves in January each year. Even though the first of the year has passed, we can still find some healthy habits to adopt through the rest of year. Whether your resolutions are still going strong or have been left in the dust, we hope you find these simple wellness suggestions motivating enough to incorporate into your lifestyle. Remember, the longest journeys begin with a single step! ...read more

4 Reasons to Increase Your Water Consumption

4 Reasons to Increase Your Water Consumption

Is increasing your water intake on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If it is, you’re not alone. Many of us aren’t hitting our daily hydration goals, but it’s not for lack of trying. Getting a new habit to stick can be difficult, even a habit as simple as regular hydration. ...read more

5 Steps for Creating a Healthy Nighttime Routine

5 Steps for Creating a Healthy Nighttime Routine

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: good sleep is vital for optimal health. When you’re well-rested, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, your thoughts appear a little more positive, and your energy levels seem great… when you’re not well-rested, the opposite (or worse) can be true. We know sleep is important, but many of us still aren’t getting what we need. ...read more

Curb Your Sweet Tooth with Healthier Options

Curb Your Sweet Tooth with Healthier Options

Is your sweet tooth aching for another hit of something sugary and decadent? Drop the cookie and back away slowly. Below are a few ideas to help you satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your diet and health goals. ...read more

Tips for Staying Energized in the Winter

Tips for Staying Energized in the Winter

The cold winter months are upon us. The days are shorter. It’s not uncommon to feel sluggish and lethargic, but you can fight back! Don’t let the winter blues keep you down this season. ...read more

8 Cold Fighting Tips

8 Cold Fighting Tips

Cold, Cold, go away. Come again another day. Wait! No, don’t come another day. In fact, let’s get rid of this cold as quickly as possible! Colds interfere with your everyday life, so try these tips to help shorten the duration of the dreaded cold. You’ve likely heard a few of the suggestions, below, but it’s always great to remind yourself or a loved one, when a cold strikes your home. Good luck and get well soon! ...read more

Enjoying Your Meal Without Regret

Enjoying Your Meal Without Regret

You’ve heard the saying a million times: you are what you eat. It’s interesting when you think about it. Whether you eat something healthy or unhealthy, the bottom line is that you want to feel good about what you’re putting into your body. And, who says a piece of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream doesn’t make you feel good? Exactly. ...read more

Taking the Hassle Out of TSA Checks

Taking the Hassle Out of TSA Checks

If you’ve flown anytime since 9/11, you are aware of the tight restrictions on carry-on bags and liquids. As a frequent traveler for both work and pleasure, I’ve learned how important it is to try to go carry-on whenever possible. You’ll avoid those expensive baggage fees, you’ll save time by going directly to your gate, and you’ll have no waiting for your luggage to show up at the carousel. You get more flexibility for those last-minute flight changes, too. ...read more

Festive Memorial Day Desserts

Festive Memorial Day Desserts

Of course, getting a day off of work is a huge bonus to Memorial Day, but let us not forget the purpose of this holiday--to honor those who have served our nation and each of our liberties. A day off of work gives us more time to be with our friends and family… preferably surrounded by a BBQ and tons of delicious food. To top off your Memorial Day BBQ, check out these festive Memorial Day Desserts that will make all of your friends and family feel extra patriotic. ...read more

Spring Produce High in Vitamin C

Spring Produce High in Vitamin C

When the seasons change, so do a variety of elements in our lives. The time, the weather and, of course, our produce changes too. Shopping according to what is in season is a guaranteed way to make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs, especially when it comes to Vitamin C.  As an antioxidant, Vitamin C is an important nutrient that supports immune health.* ...read more

Foods for Beauty Support

Foods for Beauty Support

Your shelves can be stocked with all the latest beauty products, but you may still be missing that natural beauty glow you hoped for. Why? Because beauty is just as much an internal commitment as it is an external. Instead of adding products to your skin, hair or nails, try consuming foods with nutrients that will support all around beauty needs! ...read more

Vegan Pancakes? Yes Please!

Vegan Pancakes? Yes Please!

Carbs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but we promise there’s no reason to shy away from these simple ingredient vegan pancakes. Believe it or not, indulging in some good ol’ fashioned pancakes doesn’t have to be unhealthy. On the contrary, our vegan pancakes are jam-packed with protein, making it complimentary to your workout routine. ...read more

3 Salads to Try in 2019

3 Salads to Try in 2019

If improving your diet tops your list of resolutions for the year, you’re probably well-acquainted with salads. Filled with vegetables and protein, they are so healthy, so fresh, and so… boring. If the thought of eating one more boring salad has you ready to abandon your diet goals, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with 3 new salads to try in 2019. ...read more

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

If the colder weather has you craving something warm and comforting, you simply can’t go wrong with butternut squash soup. This creamy dish is both hearty and satisfying without being too heavy. It comes together in under an hour and can be cooked ahead of time and frozen for those hectic nights when your cooking time is limited. ...read more

3 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

3 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I think we can all agree that the turkey is typically the star of the menu, but if you’re a vegetarian, a good supporting cast of hearty vegetarian sides is key. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition- and we’ve got three great sides to prove it. ...read more

5 Healthy Halloween Party Treats

5 Healthy Halloween Party Treats

Pumpkin-spice everything, chunky scarves, boots, and Halloween parties… some of our favorite October staples! Fall is in full swing, and the only thing scarier than the goblins and ghouls lurking around every corner is the nutrition label on some of our favorite Halloween treats! ...read more

Asian Honey Chicken Wings

Asian Honey Chicken Wings

September is National Honey Month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than these delicious wings! They’re a quadruple threat: they’re sweet, savory, and sticky. Serve these crowd-pleasers for any tailgate party, picnic, or family dinner- but only if you’re fully prepared to field requests to make them again soon! ...read more

Edamame Hummus Wrap Recipe

Edamame Hummus Wrap Recipe

When it comes to food, summertime gets us craving fresh, light fares. If you’re craving something quick and light for lunch, look no further than these edamame hummus wraps! They pack a powerful flavor punch and will keep you fueled for your afternoon. ...read more

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Cooking with Coconut Oil

If you’ve walked the grocery store aisles in the last couple of years at all, you may have noticed a trend: coconut oil has become very popular, and we have reason to believe it’s going to stay that way for a while. From sauces to baked goods, you can find this tropical oil everywhere. A quick glance through food and fitness websites confirms it: we’re crazy for coconut oil. ...read more

Dark Chocolate Bars

Dark Chocolate Bars

We’ve all been there; your plans for healthy eating are going along without any issues when out of nowhere, you find yourself craving for something sweet. Good news! You can indulge your sweet tooth a little without totally derailing your dietary accomplishments. ...read more

Summer Avocado Chicken Salad

Summer Avocado Chicken Salad

What’s better than a picnic on a beautiful summer day! Take the opportunity to soak up the sun. Step outside your normal routine by having a picnic with friends. This quick, easy and tasty recipe is perfect for any outdoor event. Have you ever tasted the mouthwatering combination of chicken and avocado? It’s a must. ...read more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

The tasty white vegetable known as cauliflower is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its adaptability. A few short years ago, the options for cauliflower were meager. Now, everywhere you turn people are eating cauliflower instead of carbohydrates like rice, tots, potatoes and even pizza crust! ...read more

Butter and Garlic Soaked Salmon

Butter and Garlic Soaked Salmon

Do you ever find that when you eat healthy you feel unsatisfied at the end of the meal? You just don’t feel like what you ate did the trick. Why is that? Maybe you’re bored with the plain options you’ve been choosing. What you need is a good helping of butter and garlic-soaked salmon! Salmon has such a pleasing flavor that it can leave almost anyone feeling satisfied after a meal. ...read more

Hummus: Easy and Delicious

Hummus: Easy and Delicious

Are you a hummus fan like so many people are? Do you go through tub after tub, trying to find the right combination of deliciousness? We’ve got you covered, and it’s super easy to make! Try this simple recipe for a tasty dip or spread that you will thoroughly enjoy. Test out different combinations of spices, as well. You might even think it’s better than store bought. Enjoy! ...read more

No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

Remember those sinfully delicious No-Bake Cookies from your childhood.  The chocolaty, peanut butter goodness that melted in your fingers and was loaded with calories, fat and sugar. They were honestly the only good thing to come out of the school cafeteria in the days of subsidized cheese and rectangular sausage pizza. ...read more

What to Eat and Drink Before a Workout

What to Eat and Drink Before a Workout

Sometimes the hardest part of a workout is just getting the motivation and energy to get started. Eating the right foods and drinking water before and after a workout can help you with both. ...read more

Starting the Day Off Right

Starting the Day Off Right

Any meal plan or weight loss program you read today usually stresses the importance of breakfast in your overall nutrition and metabolism regimen. Some schools even provide it for improved attention. In the era of dual career households and hectic schedules, the luxury of June Cleaver serving a “breakfast of champions” is rare. ...read more

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas have quickly become my new favorite snack.  Not only have I found the taste more appealing than nuts, they offer an inexpensive, high fiber, high protein alternative to processed savory snacks. A handful of these roasted beans provide a salty, crunchy treat to help curb hunger pangs and stabilize blood sugar levels. With the recent gift of an AirFryer, I found they are even easier and faster to make. ...read more

Festive Memorial Day Desserts

Festive Memorial Day Desserts

Of course, getting a day off of work is a huge bonus to Memorial Day, but let us not forget the purpose of this holiday--to honor those who have served our nation and each of our liberties. A day off of work gives us more time to be with our friends and family… preferably surrounded by a BBQ and tons of delicious food. To top off your Memorial Day BBQ, check out these festive Memorial Day Desserts that will make all of your friends and family feel extra patriotic. ...read more

DIY Coconut Oil Infused Mother’s Day Gifts

DIY Coconut Oil Infused Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and what better way to show your appreciation than to gift something you made yourself! No, you don’t need to be artistically gifted or crafty to make her something she’ll actually use. For those who can’t create a beautiful masterpiece, open your arms to coconut oil! Coconut oil? Yes! Coconut oil is the secret behind all those DIY gifts, like body scrubs, soaps and balms. Check out these pampering DIY Mother’s Day gifts using coconut oil. ...read more

4 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day (and Everyday)

4 Ways to Go Green for Earth Day (and Everyday)

Earth Day is a perfect time to reflect on how environmentally friendly we truly live and to give our utmost respect to this planet we call home. Designating one day out of the year to give our gratitude and love to Earth is great, but we can easily extend this environmental consciousness to our everyday lives. So, here’s what you can do today on Earth Day and every day to go just a little bit greener. ...read more

Spring Produce High in Vitamin C

Spring Produce High in Vitamin C

When the seasons change, so do a variety of elements in our lives. The time, the weather and, of course, our produce changes too. Shopping according to what is in season is a guaranteed way to make sure you are getting the nutrients your body needs, especially when it comes to Vitamin C.  As an antioxidant, Vitamin C is an important nutrient that supports immune health.* ...read more

Foods for Beauty Support

Foods for Beauty Support

Your shelves can be stocked with all the latest beauty products, but you may still be missing that natural beauty glow you hoped for. Why? Because beauty is just as much an internal commitment as it is an external. Instead of adding products to your skin, hair or nails, try consuming foods with nutrients that will support all around beauty needs! ...read more

Vegan Pancakes? Yes Please!

Vegan Pancakes? Yes Please!

Carbs have gotten a bad rap over the years, but we promise there’s no reason to shy away from these simple ingredient vegan pancakes. Believe it or not, indulging in some good ol’ fashioned pancakes doesn’t have to be unhealthy. On the contrary, our vegan pancakes are jam-packed with protein, making it complimentary to your workout routine. ...read more

5 Ways to Get Involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day

5 Ways to Get Involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random acts of kindness make the world go round! When you engage in an act of kindness, it not only brightens someone else’s day, but it also brings a ray of positivity into your own life. What could possibly be better than giving and receiving a smile? ...read more

5 Ways to Increase Your Cardio Endurance

5 Ways to Increase Your Cardio Endurance

Building up cardio can be beyond beneficial for the heart, but getting there can be a challenge. When we first start our cardio journey, we want to run for miles and enjoy the euphoria that comes with the runner’s high. But, in reality, we are met with a heartbeat pulsing in our ears and a stinging of huffing and puffing in our lungs. ...read more

6 Reasons to Love Hot Tea

6 Reasons to Love Hot Tea

Coffee tends to rule hot beverage world on this side of the pond, but we think it’s high time for tea to get the recognition it deserves. Whether you’re looking for a substitute for your morning beverage or simply craving a warm mid-day drink, we can’t think of anything better than tea. ...read more

3 Salads to Try in 2019

3 Salads to Try in 2019

If improving your diet tops your list of resolutions for the year, you’re probably well-acquainted with salads. Filled with vegetables and protein, they are so healthy, so fresh, and so… boring. If the thought of eating one more boring salad has you ready to abandon your diet goals, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with 3 new salads to try in 2019. ...read more

New Year Detox

New Year Detox

January is here and many of us are ready to hit the restart button! Implementing new healthy habits is always great, but sometimes before we can get those new habits to take hold, we have to go through a detox to rid ourselves of anything weighing us down. While there are some pretty crazy detox fad diets out there (we want to be clear, we aren’t promoting that kind of detox), what we’re suggesting is a bit simpler: just start making healthier choices. ...read more

5 Resolutions for Healthier Living

5 Resolutions for Healthier Living

We’ve all been there. We make grand resolutions and abandon them by mid-February. Year after year, we promise ourselves it’ll be different, but every year we find ourselves in the same place. It can be disheartening. The problem isn’t you: it’s your resolutions. ...read more

5 Great Wellness Gifts for the New Year

5 Great Wellness Gifts for the New Year

The hustle and bustle of the gift-giving season is here and we’re willing to bet there’s at least one hard-to-shop-for person on your list. Perhaps they’re incredibly practical or have a very precise taste in gifts. Whatever the case may be, we believe that the best gift you can give is something that encourages healthy choices. We’ve put together a list of our favorite wellness gifts to cover everyone on your list. ...read more

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

If the colder weather has you craving something warm and comforting, you simply can’t go wrong with butternut squash soup. This creamy dish is both hearty and satisfying without being too heavy. It comes together in under an hour and can be cooked ahead of time and frozen for those hectic nights when your cooking time is limited. ...read more

3 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

3 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I think we can all agree that the turkey is typically the star of the menu, but if you’re a vegetarian, a good supporting cast of hearty vegetarian sides is key. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice taste for nutrition- and we’ve got three great sides to prove it. ...read more

5 Things You Need This Fall

5 Things You Need This Fall

The leaves have mostly changed colors and fallen, we’ve endured the first few frosts of the season, and a few of your neighbors have already switched out their pumpkins and gourds for pine boughs with red berries. Yes, it’s November; you’re fully entrenched in fall and bracing for winter. Whether you live for winter recreation or you’re more into hibernation, there’s no sugarcoating it: the rapid change in weather conditions can be harsh on your body. ...read more

What does it mean to be Vegan?

What does it mean to be Vegan?

You probably know someone, if not yourself, that is a vegan or vegetarian. These nutritional preferences have become quite mainstream for either ethical, environmental or health reasons. While they may share certain principles and some guidelines, they are not the same and certainly not interchangeable. Vegetarianism is a broad title for a variety of dietary preferences that exclude meat (some vegetarians may eat fish, eggs, or dairy products, for example), where veganism doesn’t have as much room for variance. A vegan diet avoids all animal products and products processed or filtered using animal parts; a vegan lifestyle can actually go much deeper than just dietary guidelines. ...read more

4 First Steps Toward Becoming a Vegetarian

4 First Steps Toward Becoming a Vegetarian

October 1st kicked off World Vegetarian Month, 31 days devoted to raising awareness about vegetarianism and its benefits. It’s hard to ignore the overwhelming health benefits of eating a plant-based diet. Whether you’re a seasoned vegetarian or a carnivore who is trying to add more vegetables to your diet, the month of October is a great time to celebrate vegetarianism with a new veggie-friendly dish, and possibly learn more about what a meatless lifestyle could do for you. ...read more

Our Top 5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Our Top 5 Coconut Oil Beauty Hacks

Coconut oil is so versatile, it’s practically the Swiss-army knife of the food and beauty world. There are so many ways to cook with coconut oil, it’s hard to find a more functional and useful product (check out our dynamite dark chocolate recipe here!). It can be used in almost any recipe as a shortening or butter substitute, and its high smoke point makes it a great alternative to some other oils. It’s no surprise it’s earned a permanent spot in kitchen cabinets everywhere, but now it’s time to clear off some shelf space in your bathroom! ...read more

5 Healthy Halloween Party Treats

5 Healthy Halloween Party Treats

Pumpkin-spice everything, chunky scarves, boots, and Halloween parties… some of our favorite October staples! Fall is in full swing, and the only thing scarier than the goblins and ghouls lurking around every corner is the nutrition label on some of our favorite Halloween treats! ...read more

Asian Honey Chicken Wings

Asian Honey Chicken Wings

September is National Honey Month and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than these delicious wings! They’re a quadruple threat: they’re sweet, savory, and sticky. Serve these crowd-pleasers for any tailgate party, picnic, or family dinner- but only if you’re fully prepared to field requests to make them again soon! ...read more

5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

You can tell a lot about a person based on their attitude this time of year. Sun-worshipers are clinging desperately to the last few days of balmy bliss while autumn-lovers are busy adding flannel to their wardrobe and digging their scarves out of storage. If you find yourself in the first camp, this time of year can be a little depressing, but hold onto your sandals; it’s not time to pack the shorts away yet! Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22nd. ...read more

5 Health and Fitness Tips for Women

5 Health and Fitness Tips for Women

It’s no secret that as women, we spend a lot of time and energy caring for those around us, and we don’t always prioritize our own health. Balancing work, family, and other obligations can quickly throw us off our game and push our healthy habits to the back burner. If you’ve found yourself in a slump recently, we’ve got the perfect reason to get back on track: National Women’s Health and Fitness Day! ...read more

Edamame Hummus Wrap Recipe

Edamame Hummus Wrap Recipe

When it comes to food, summertime gets us craving fresh, light fares. If you’re craving something quick and light for lunch, look no further than these edamame hummus wraps! They pack a powerful flavor punch and will keep you fueled for your afternoon. ...read more

Beginners Guide to Working Out

Beginners Guide to Working Out

Do you want to get fit, but don’t quite know where to start? No more excuses! The best way to start is to simply start. We know it’s challenging enough to find an enjoyable fitness regimen, but finding one that fits your schedule is important, too. If time is one of your main concerns, don’t let it derail you. Just know that it’s better to show up regularly for a quick workout than to spend an hour and a half working out once or twice a month. ...read more

Friendships and Wellness

Friendships and Wellness

Remember when making friends was as easy as sharing your juice box or passing a note in class? There’s no doubt about it, making friends is an important skill we begin acquiring at a young age and continue honing throughout life. But as we begin building families, our friendships can take a backseat. ...read more

Three Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables

Three Reasons to Eat Your Vegetables

“Eat your vegetables!” Did you hear your mother’s voice as you read that? Well, go ahead and add it to the long list of solid advice from mom. For decades, mothers and doctors alike have been pleading with us to add more vegetables to our diets, and with good reason. Vegetable consumption has been linked to many benefits. Whether your goal is to manage weight, skin health, energy support, or to simply eat better, vegetables may be able help. ...read more

Cooking with Coconut Oil

Cooking with Coconut Oil

If you’ve walked the grocery store aisles in the last couple of years at all, you may have noticed a trend: coconut oil has become very popular, and we have reason to believe it’s going to stay that way for a while. From sauces to baked goods, you can find this tropical oil everywhere. A quick glance through food and fitness websites confirms it: we’re crazy for coconut oil. ...read more

Dark Chocolate Bars

Dark Chocolate Bars

We’ve all been there; your plans for healthy eating are going along without any issues when out of nowhere, you find yourself craving for something sweet. Good news! You can indulge your sweet tooth a little without totally derailing your dietary accomplishments. ...read more

5 Foods You Want to Eat Every Day

5 Foods You Want to Eat Every Day

Whether you’re trying to lose weight, add muscle, or simply increase your overall health, as soon as you start talking about food, it can seem like there are a lot of restrictions. Don’t eat this, stay away from that, avoid those… it can be a real downer! It’s no wonder so many diets are unsuccessful. It’s hard to make positive lifestyle changes stick when you’re spending so much time focusing on the things you can’t have. Maybe if we flipped the script and focused on the wonderful things you can have, things would be different. ...read more

Summer Avocado Chicken Salad

Summer Avocado Chicken Salad

What’s better than a picnic on a beautiful summer day! Take the opportunity to soak up the sun. Step outside your normal routine by having a picnic with friends. This quick, easy and tasty recipe is perfect for any outdoor event. Have you ever tasted the mouthwatering combination of chicken and avocado? It’s a must. ...read more

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Crust Pizza Recipe

The tasty white vegetable known as cauliflower is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to its adaptability. A few short years ago, the options for cauliflower were meager. Now, everywhere you turn people are eating cauliflower instead of carbohydrates like rice, tots, potatoes and even pizza crust! ...read more

3 Ways to Help Support Weight Goals

3 Ways to Help Support Weight Goals

You’ve sweat, pushed, and persevered. Now you’ve got great results to show for it. Congratulations! So now what? Unfortunately, most people who lose weight will regain those pounds (or more)  within the following years. You don’t have to be a victim of the trend. It is possible to scale back a little intensity without sacrificing your accomplishments. It’s important to keep your diet in check and keep an effective amount of activity in your daily routine. ...read more

Spring Skincare Tips for All Ages

Spring Skincare Tips for All Ages

Out with the heavy coats, gloves, and boots, and in with the bright prints, shorts, and sandals! As we prepare for the new season by transitioning our wardrobes, it’s important to make some changes to our skincare routine also. Not sure how to help your skin adjust to the changing weather? Keep reading for simple tips and tricks.  ...read more

Less is More: Try 15 Minute Workouts

Less is More: Try 15 Minute Workouts

In 2008, The Department of Health and Human Services recommended 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week, which boils down to 30 minutes of activity a day, 5 days a week. But does it all have to happen at once? Recent fitness trends suggest it does not. Keep reading to find out why more people are opting to break their exercise routines down into 10 or 15-minute bursts. ...read more

6 Daily Self-Care Tips

6 Daily Self-Care Tips

As our work-life and family-life demands increase, it can be hard to find time for ourselves. Everyone wants to be successful, but when we push past our mental and physical thresholds, we increase our risk of stress and anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, and even depression. ...read more

Butter and Garlic Soaked Salmon

Butter and Garlic Soaked Salmon

Do you ever find that when you eat healthy you feel unsatisfied at the end of the meal? You just don’t feel like what you ate did the trick. Why is that? Maybe you’re bored with the plain options you’ve been choosing. What you need is a good helping of butter and garlic-soaked salmon! Salmon has such a pleasing flavor that it can leave almost anyone feeling satisfied after a meal. ...read more

Wheat-Free vs. Gluten-Free Diets

Wheat-Free vs. Gluten-Free Diets

With the rising number of people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease, “gluten-free” and “wheat-free” have become household terms and are often used interchangeably. Are they the same, though? If you’ve ever wondered what it means to be “wheat-free” and “gluten-free,” keep reading. ...read more

5 Achievable Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2018

5 Achievable Healthy Habits to Adopt in 2018

2018 is well underway, and we can officially say we’re out of the resolution zone where many of us find ourselves in January each year. Even though the first of the year has passed, we can still find some healthy habits to adopt through the rest of year. Whether your resolutions are still going strong or have been left in the dust, we hope you find these simple wellness suggestions motivating enough to incorporate into your lifestyle. Remember, the longest journeys begin with a single step! ...read more

4 Reasons to Increase Your Water Consumption

4 Reasons to Increase Your Water Consumption

Is increasing your water intake on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If it is, you’re not alone. Many of us aren’t hitting our daily hydration goals, but it’s not for lack of trying. Getting a new habit to stick can be difficult, even a habit as simple as regular hydration. ...read more

Hummus: Easy and Delicious

Hummus: Easy and Delicious

Are you a hummus fan like so many people are? Do you go through tub after tub, trying to find the right combination of deliciousness? We’ve got you covered, and it’s super easy to make! Try this simple recipe for a tasty dip or spread that you will thoroughly enjoy. Test out different combinations of spices, as well. You might even think it’s better than store bought. Enjoy! ...read more

5 Steps for Creating a Healthy Nighttime Routine

5 Steps for Creating a Healthy Nighttime Routine

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: good sleep is vital for optimal health. When you’re well-rested, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, your thoughts appear a little more positive, and your energy levels seem great… when you’re not well-rested, the opposite (or worse) can be true. We know sleep is important, but many of us still aren’t getting what we need. ...read more

No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

Remember those sinfully delicious No-Bake Cookies from your childhood.  The chocolaty, peanut butter goodness that melted in your fingers and was loaded with calories, fat and sugar. They were honestly the only good thing to come out of the school cafeteria in the days of subsidized cheese and rectangular sausage pizza. ...read more

Curb Your Sweet Tooth with Healthier Options

Curb Your Sweet Tooth with Healthier Options

Is your sweet tooth aching for another hit of something sugary and decadent? Drop the cookie and back away slowly. Below are a few ideas to help you satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your diet and health goals. ...read more

Tips for Staying Energized in the Winter

Tips for Staying Energized in the Winter

The cold winter months are upon us. The days are shorter. It’s not uncommon to feel sluggish and lethargic, but you can fight back! Don’t let the winter blues keep you down this season. ...read more

8 Cold Fighting Tips

8 Cold Fighting Tips

Cold, Cold, go away. Come again another day. Wait! No, don’t come another day. In fact, let’s get rid of this cold as quickly as possible! Colds interfere with your everyday life, so try these tips to help shorten the duration of the dreaded cold. You’ve likely heard a few of the suggestions, below, but it’s always great to remind yourself or a loved one, when a cold strikes your home. Good luck and get well soon! ...read more

What to Eat and Drink Before a Workout

What to Eat and Drink Before a Workout

Sometimes the hardest part of a workout is just getting the motivation and energy to get started. Eating the right foods and drinking water before and after a workout can help you with both. ...read more

Starting the Day Off Right

Starting the Day Off Right

Any meal plan or weight loss program you read today usually stresses the importance of breakfast in your overall nutrition and metabolism regimen. Some schools even provide it for improved attention. In the era of dual career households and hectic schedules, the luxury of June Cleaver serving a “breakfast of champions” is rare. ...read more

Enjoying Your Meal Without Regret

Enjoying Your Meal Without Regret

You’ve heard the saying a million times: you are what you eat. It’s interesting when you think about it. Whether you eat something healthy or unhealthy, the bottom line is that you want to feel good about what you’re putting into your body. And, who says a piece of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream doesn’t make you feel good? Exactly. ...read more

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas have quickly become my new favorite snack.  Not only have I found the taste more appealing than nuts, they offer an inexpensive, high fiber, high protein alternative to processed savory snacks. A handful of these roasted beans provide a salty, crunchy treat to help curb hunger pangs and stabilize blood sugar levels. With the recent gift of an AirFryer, I found they are even easier and faster to make. ...read more

Taking the Hassle Out of TSA Checks

Taking the Hassle Out of TSA Checks

If you’ve flown anytime since 9/11, you are aware of the tight restrictions on carry-on bags and liquids. As a frequent traveler for both work and pleasure, I’ve learned how important it is to try to go carry-on whenever possible. You’ll avoid those expensive baggage fees, you’ll save time by going directly to your gate, and you’ll have no waiting for your luggage to show up at the carousel. You get more flexibility for those last-minute flight changes, too. ...read more

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