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The Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon

Growing up in the Englewood community of Chicago, I spent a lot of time at my grandma's house. Grandma's garden was one of the biggest and best in Englewood, stocked full of collards, pole beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and even sunflowers. Every…

Three Healthy Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July

Holiday overeating is a major threat to weight management and the Fourth of July is certainly no exception. Still, at the end of the day, managing your weight is all about maintaining a healthy balance between the amount of calories that…

Almond Chicken with Peaches and Roquefort

As a lifestyle blogger and absolute foodie, I'm always trying different cuisines and creating innovative food experiences at home. Interestingly enough, I've eaten just about every type of food from all the major food groups but whether I'm…

Forget the Sugar, Eating Carrots is Good for You

Often referred to as the "King of Vegetables", carrots are among the world's most popular health foods. And, believe it or not, carrot juice is as beneficial as the carrots themselves. But, interestingly, carrots are frequently shunned for being…

Simple Tips for Choosing the Best Breakfast Foods

Breakfast is presumed to be the most important meal of the day. But, for many, "breakfast" is generally comprised of heavily processed and refined cereals, cereal bars, and pastries with a little fruit on the side. When it comes to weight management…

Unbelievably Delicious Ways to Build a Healthy Salad

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me "I can't go on a diet because I hate salads" I'd be a very wealthy woman! Indeed, salads are among the most common go-to dieting foods for people who are trying to lose weight or even maintain…

Garlicky Teriyaki Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry preparations are a great way to get sizeable portions of vegetables in a single dish. Ingredients like bell pepper, green cabbage, mushroom, onion, carrot, broccoli, garlic, and ginger, are among the tastiest. At the start of my weight…

Garlic: Mother Nature's Underground Pharmacy

For centuries, garlic has been used worldwide as a natural treatment for a range of chronic diseases and illnesses, as it has potent anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, due to its powerful healing properties,…

Hearty Grilled Vegetable Skewers

I absolutely love grilling vegetables and they're so much healthier than traditional side dishes like potato salad and macaroni & cheese. To boost the overall nutritional value of veggies, I generally prepare them with high-quality fruit…

Watcha Drinking? Let's Talk About Green Tea

Tea is undoubtedly one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world. And among the hundreds of different kinds of tea that offer medicinal benefits, green tea is one of the most prized for its multitude of health-promoting qualities.…

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…

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…

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 for…

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, sensible,…

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…