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3 Gluten Free Bread Recipes: Classic, Oat & Low Carb

Say YES to Sandwiches Again with Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipes! Nowadays, gluten is like an old friend turned foe for many of us. And, for myself included, dealing with the breakup comes with its fair share of mourning. Fluffy bread, sandwiches, pastries—WHY must it be this way?? *sigh* Well, it’s time to wipe those […]

Wild Caught Salmon vs Farm Raised: Pros and Cons

Wild Caught Salmon vs Farm Raised—How to Make the Right Choice Where do you stand in the wild caught salmon vs farm raised debate? For some, farm raised salmon is the simple, more affordable option. (Or, the only option available in their grocery store.) For others, wild caught salmon is seen as the cleaner, healthier, […]

Is Dairy Bad For You? Rethinking our ‘Got Milk’ Culture

Is Dairy Bad for You? The Truth About Lactose, Hormones & Milk Proteins In the ’90s, ‘got milk?’ ads and milk mustaches bombarded our TV screens, telling us that we NEED dairy to ‘grow up big and strong.’ (And, that milk would make us look good, weigh less, and become a celebrity/pro athlete…) But, plenty […]

Are Grains Bad For You? Is Gluten Healthy? & What About Legumes?

Is Gluten the Problem, or Are Grains Bad for You? & What About Beans? We hear about the benefits of fiber-filled whole grains and protein-packed legumes. But, we’re also in the midst of a gluten-free, grain-free frenzy, including elimination diets like Whole30. So, are grains bad for you? And is gluten healthy? Spoiler alert: it’s […]

8 Controversial Food Additives to Avoid

8 Controversial Food Additives & Their Effects on Our Bodies Okay, we know ultra processed foods aren’t good for us. But we can probably all agree: they taste darn good. Plus, aren’t sugary breakfast cereals even more fun to eat when they’re rainbow colored? Well, the magic of processed foods is thanks to all sorts […]

Why Are Processed Foods Bad? & What Are Ultra Processed Foods?

Are Processed Foods Bad for You? (DUH…Right?) We’ve all heard it before: “processed foods are bad!” Just don’t eat ‘em—right? But, why are processed foods bad for you? Really, “processed food” is a broad term, and not all processed foods are inherently “bad” for us. How about frozen veggies or canned beans? Some processing actually […]

This All-Natural Supplement Replaced My Morning Coffee?! Xtend Life Zupafood Elite!

Natural Energy Boost, Increased Focus, & Brighter, Softer Skin—After Just 3 WEEKS of Taking Xtend Life Zupafood Elite! First, let me start off by saying: I’m NOT a big supplement gal, so you won’t see a post like this often. We’re very cautious and selective about the products that we endorse. Because plenty of ‘health’ […]

Bone Broth Benefits: The Immune-Boosting Superfood!

Bone Broth Benefits on the Immune System, Leaky Gut, Joint Pain & More! When I first heard of bone broth, my immediate reaction was, ‘ew.’ Who wants to drink a broth made of bones?! Then, I started learning about all of these supposed bone broth benefits. It’s loaded with protein, it boosts the immune system […]

Ideas for Easy Keto Snacks + 20 Recipes!

Easy Keto Snacks: Grab-and-Go Foods + 20 Keto Recipes! Snacking on a keto diet can be tricky. Because chips, crackers, even bananas—they’re all high in carbs! And, even if your low-carb, high fat meals are more satiating, you might still want a snack every now and then. (That’s alright, we’re human!) So, you’ve got to […]

Common Food Sensitivities: Gluten, Dairy & More!

5 Common Food Sensitivities & Their Link to Autoimmune Diseases For some of us, it’s the bloating and bellyache after polishing off half a block of cheese. Then, there are others who get a headache after eating a bowl of pasta. Sadly, even when we LOVE certain foods, they’re not always the best of friends […]

17 Anti Inflammatory Foods Your Body Needs NOW

17 Most Powerful Anti Inflammatory Foods, With Recipes! Many of us live with chronic, sustained inflammation in our bodies, and we often aren’t aware of it. Now, this is different than the kind of inflammation we see after an injury or infection. This is constant (and, in many cases daily) inflammation. And, chronic inflammation not only can lead […]

Inflammatory Foods & Chronic Inflammation 101

10 of The WORST Inflammatory Foods to Avoid Chronic inflammation is a buzzword in the health and nutrition community lately—and with good reason. Recently, emerging research has discovered strong links between chronic inflammation and all kinds of serious, chronic diseases. From rheumatoid arthritis, to heart disease, to cancer, chronic inflammation is wreaking havoc in our […]

Winter Root Vegetables: How to Choose, Store & Cook

‘Tis the Season for Winter Root Vegetables During the cold months of winter (December to February), who’s thinking about veggies? For many of us, it’s a time of year when hibernate in a den of coffee, cocoa, and holiday cookies. We tend to assume that tasty seasonal produce just doesn’t exist during winter. Summer, spring, […]

Low Carb Diet for Beginners: How it Works & What to Eat

What is Low Carb? Benefits of a Low Carb Diet & Low Carb Foods What’s the deal with the low carb diet trend lately? Whether we’re trying to lose weight or improve our overall health, most of us have learned or been told that a low fat diet is the way to go. Dietary fat has […]

Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio: Finding Balance

Omega 6 Omega 3 Ratio: How Much Do We Need, How Much is Too Much? Good ‘ol omega 3s and omega 6s—we could all use more of them in our diets! Right? Well…it’s not quite so simple. For one of these fatty acids, this is solid advice—eat more! But, for the other, it’s very possible to […]

All About Acai: Bowls, Benefits & Acai Recipes

What is Acai? Health Benefits, Where to Find It, & 13 Acai Recipes! It’s one of the trendiest foods right now, and one of the hardest to pronounce: açaí (ah-sigh-EE)! You’ve probably seen the vibrant purple acai bowls that are taking over the internet lately, or heard about how SUPER of a food acai can be. […]

Keto 101: Ketogenic Diet & Ketosis for Beginners

What is Keto, Ketosis, and a Ketogenic Diet? The term “keto” has become a buzzword in the health and nutrition world lately. There are keto snacks out there, you may have seen keto-friendly meal preps popping up, and some people are trying out the keto diet. But what IS keto? Let’s dive into the basics—welcome […]

What is Jackfruit? + 9 Vegan Jackfruit Recipes

What is Jackfruit? What’s it Taste Like? + Vegan Jackfruit Recipes! Jackfruit has become all the rage in the food world lately! Maybe you’ve seen the gigantic, spiky fruit in your produce section, canned in brine, or in pre-made packages near the tofu. Maybe you’ve even tried a few jackfruit recipes yourself. Or, maybe you’re […]

Omega 3 6 9 Fatty Acids: The Body’s Building Blocks

What Are Omega 3s, Omega 6s, and Omega 9s? Most of us have heard it before: “Get your omega 3s!” Then, often followed by: “Eat more fatty fish!” or “Eat more flax and chia seeds!” Or, maybe you’ve even heard about omega 3 supplements, like fish oil, cod liver oil, krill oil, and flax oil. But, […]

How to Choose Healthy Frozen Dinners

How to Choose Healthy Frozen Dinners & What to Watch Out For A healthy lifestyle can take some work. Most of us are looking for ways to make it easier and more convenient to fit healthy meals into our day. Meal prep is one of the sure-fire ways to keep wholesome food on hand for […]

Six Sneaky Superfoods & What Makes Them “Super”

“Superfoods” Aren’t The Only Super Foods! Countless foods today have been deemed superfoods, and who wouldn’t want to eat a food that’s SUPER?! Kale, broccoli, blueberries, eggs, salmon—you’ve probably heard that these foods (among others) are especially super. But what is a superfood exactly? How “super” are they? And what about the foods that are […]