If you are one of the many that “hate” vegetables, what can you do to start eating healthier? After all, it’s pretty hard to eat healthy and avoid vegetables. Vegetables are low in calories, high in nutrients and fiber, and most are anti-inflammatory. All huge points on the “healthy meter”. What are some things you … More What If You Hate Vegetables?
We’ve all been there. Someone brings doughnuts on a random Tuesday morning. An appreciation lunch with pizza stacked miles high. Someone just had a party that weekend and had leftover cupcakes and generously decided to bring it to work and right in front of your face. That last one, I’ve been guilty of doing to … More Managing Food at the Office
As the weather becomes cooler and the shorter the days get, the more coffee I consume. Especially on gloomy rainy days, coffee is a must. I used to think I needed to drink more water throughout the day when I had more than my usual 1 cup of coffee, but studies have shown for years … More Coffee & Hydration
Hello All! I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve written anything. The last few posts throughout August I had set up months prior because I knew I would be busy and I didn’t want to neglect the blog. However, I thought that by September I’d be able to start where I left off and … More When Stress and a Busy Schedule Gets You Off Track
I love sweet and savory! And there are times of the year I crave pineapple. Spinach and pineapple smoothies, grilled pineapple, cold pineapple chunks to snack on, pineapple chicken salad (or chickpea salad for me), etc. This recipe brings pineapple into my lunch or dinner and I love it! I’m sure using grilled pineapple and … More Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Pineapple Salad
If you are an avocado fan, check this out! This gives a little different texture and flavor than plain avocado or guacamole and instead of sour cream it uses low fat plain unsweetened yogurt, making sure there is no unnecessary added fat and most of the fat is all healthy and plant based. You can … More Avocado Cream
Nothing says summer than barbecue. And in Texas, we love our barbecue. I try to get in the smokey flavors any way that I can. This salad is one you can take as a side to a picnic, or top it with barbecue chicken, sliced sausages, or chickpeas and have it as a meal. A … More Barbecue Chopped Salad
These beans are one of the things I don’t mind doing ahead of time and letting cook for hours. It’s well worth the wait for fresh beans, especially this one, because of the broth that comes with it. There is an advantage to cooking your own beans. When they are soaking you can do things … More Vegetarian Borracho Beans
Intermittent fasting has been talked about a lot recently, but is it right for you? Is it better than other weight loss methods? How can you practice it safely? Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting is a different weight loss strategy. It’s more when you eat, not necessarily what you eat. There are different ways to do … More Is Intermittent Fasting For You?
You’re trying to watch your fat, but you just really want to dip those carrot sticks you have as a snack into a huge creamy bowl of ranch. Does this sound like you? Sounds like me! Here is an alternative to when you just can’t take it anymore and need to have that creamy tangy … More Yogurt Ranch