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10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

If you're a parent, I'm sure you're always on the hunt for healthy kid's snacks? With good reason too, as healthy foods in general give kids all the day-to-day energy they need and supply the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients…

Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower and Shiitake Fusilli

As one who follows the Mediterranean style of eating, I make it a practice to enjoy pasta preparations from time to time. I personally prefer dishes that include lots of vegetables and extra virgin olive oil for added health benefits. If you're…

How to Create a Perfectly Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a quick and easy lunchtime staple loved by both kids and adults alike. Growing up, I absolutely hated this sandwich, as I was more of a grilled cheese kind of girl. But, as I got a little older and became…

An Unbelievably Delicious Recipe for Vegan Feta Cheese

As one who follows a Mediterranean-style diet, Greek salad is by far one of my most favorite foods. Traditionally made with tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and feta cheese, all drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, this salad…

Farewell to Summer Grilling Recipes

The end of summer is right around the corner. Why not grill up a little something different? Need ideas? Well, Executive Chef, Anthony Stewart of the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa recently shared a few delicious meatless recipes that I think…

A Simple Solution for Making Wheatgrass Taste Better

For centuries, natural health advocates and enthusiasts have hailed wheatgrass for its proclaimed health benefits. With good reason to, as wheatgrass is a potent source of countless vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, known to boost immunity…

Six Clever Products That Support Healthier Snacking

Maintaining healthy eating habits can often be difficult during summer months. With all the picnics, trips, and outings, many people just tend to fall off the bandwagon. To stop this from happening, it’s always a good idea to plan your meals…

Surprising Health Benefits of Watermelon Seeds

Growing up in a family of five whose income was well below the poverty line, wasting food was never an option. From stews to soups during weekdays, to at-home smorgasbords on weekends, my parents made sure each and every morsel of food purchased…

WOWBUTTER Snack Bars

If you’re looking to get an ample dose of dietary fiber, healthy fat, protein, and essential micronutrients in a single nutritious snack bar, this easy to follow recipe incorporating WOWBUTTER is definitely worth a try. WOWBUTTER is a plant-based…

The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days

Time and time again I’ve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called "cheat days". You too may have ascribed to occasional…

Six Quick and Convenient Foods to Fuel Your Outdoor Runs

Second only to walking, running is indeed the most popular form of exercise worldwide. But, it’s also among the most intense. This holds especially true for outdoor running. Due to its intense nature, if you regularly run outdoors it’s important…

How to Lose Weight Without Cutting Carbs

Low-carbohydrate (low-carb) diets have been around for decades and continue to gain mainstream popularity as most people who go on these diets tend to experience rapid and substantial weight loss. If you’ve ever dieted before, at some point…

Why You Should Drink at Least One Cup of Coffee Every Day

Coffee is indeed one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world yet it’s often labeled as a "bad" habit since coffee generally contains high levels of the potent stimulant caffeine. Personally, I’ve been an avid coffee drinker…

Translating the Ingredients List of Food Labels

The "ingredients" list of food labels is where the food industry deceives unknowing consumers the most. You’ve probably heard this in some way before, but I'll just reiterate: If the ingredients listed on a package don’t sound familiar,…

Understanding Serving Size Values on Food Labels

The "serving size" of a packaged product is always shown at the very top of the Nutrition Facts label. This is essentially the amount of food recommended to account for one serving. Serving sizes are typically listed in pieces, grams, ounces,…

Is It Possible to Eat Healthy at a Brazilian Steakhouse?

I’m always on the hunt for great food that suits the health-conscious eater, whether a vegan, vegetarian or die-hard meat lover. A while back I attended the official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening event for a newly opened Fogo…

Tangy Tagine of Chicken with Apricots

Chicken is undoubtedly one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. Whether baked, roasted, grilled, pan-fried or skewered, it’s indeed a standard go-to food among virtually all meat eaters. While I regularly eat a healthy balance of…

Nutrient Deficiencies All Vegans Should Be Aware Of

Those of you who either know or follow me are probably aware that I was formerly an avid vegan. I personally decided to adopt this style of eating following years of haphazard meat consumption to almost toxic levels. Although I’m no longer…

Reconsidering Pork as Part of a Healthy Diet

A while back I wrote an attention-grabbing article entitled "Is Eating Pork Good or Bad for Your Health?" Since this article was originally published dozens of people have written me with counterarguments largely based on prevailing misconceptions…

Simple Ways to Prepare Healthy Side Dishes for Holiday Meals

Food is indeed a focal point of holiday celebrations and high-calorie, carbohydrate-rich side dishes are without doubt main staples in virtually every household. Unfortunately, if you’re watching your weight, eating such foods can be quite…