Health & Wellness

RECIPE: Shrimp Creole

We found this recipe on a  “Must Make for March Madness” list, and we think it’s perfect whether or not you like college basketball. Additionally, lots of people look to seafood as a good source of protein during this time of year, and we know there are some Cajun food lovers around here. This recipe is easy and not overly time consuming. It will keep…

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Eat the Rainbow

As mentioned in our recent post, the recommendation to eat more vegetables is a popular one–and for good reason. Vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, water, vitamins, and minerals. They also come in many different colors, which makes them not only visually pleasing, but health-promoting too.  How is that colors can promote health? Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, are the compounds responsible for the vibrant colors and…

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RECIPE: Buffalo Cauliflower

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and whether or not you’re a Tom Brady fan, you’re likely to be participating in the American tradition of celebrating the day with lots of food.   This year, try out this crowd-pleasing recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower. It’s tasty and perfectly festive, as well as good for you. It’s a touchdown, regardless of the outcome of the game.  …

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Vegetables: Tried, True, and Always Good-for-You

Keto, Paleo, and Vegan, oh my! The holiday season came and went, and no matter what diet you are or aren’t following in 2019, your plate probably welcomes a variety of vegetables. It’s no secret that nutrition advice is often confusing and contradictory, and it’s also no secret that the latest and greatest diet seems to always be right around the corner. After all, as…

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Navigating Holiday Eating

5 Tips to Promote Joy and Health, Without Guilt or Stress The holidays are a time filled with fellowship, fun, and good food, but they’re also rife with guilt and stress about food. The desire to enjoy holiday treats is often overshadowed by fear of weight gain, along with dread about taking action to “fix” this in the New Year. The good news is that…

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Thanksgiving: On Gratefulness and Greenery

The holiday season is upon us, and Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. (Seriously, where does the time go?!) Here are some things to consider to make this Thanksgiving the best yet. Thanksgiving is generally filled with good food and fellowship, but too often it leaves people feeling uncomfortably full, guilty about what and how much they’ve eaten, and with a sense of dread…

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Foods for Fall + Recipe Roundup

Fall is in full swing throughout the United States. No matter your exact location, you’re sure to be seeing pumpkins everywhere and noticing a shift in the weather. In addition to seeing pumpkins, you might also be thinking ahead to the holidays and pumpkin pie, as well as other favorite foods of Fall. There are many perks of eating foods when they’re in season, not…

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Breakfast: Is It Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

We’ve all heard the saying, but is it true? Well, yes, breakfast is pretty important. There are many benefits to eating breakfast, and they’re backed by a bunch of research. Eating breakfast: Jumpstarts metabolism, which maximizes use of calories throughout the day Provides energy to start the day, leading to increased focus and functionality Promotes blood sugar stability, i.e. prevents blood sugar from being too…

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More on Sugar + Recipe Roundup

If you missed our first post on sugar, be sure to check that out by clicking HERE. It covers the basics of the effects of sugar on health, and it provides a few good tips for reducing sugar intake.  In this post, we’ll be featuring a few of our favorite recipes that are low in added sugar but NOT lacking in taste. Before we do…

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Probiotics & Prebiotics: Foods to Promote Good Digestion

At some point, you may have heard or read that yogurt is good for you, so you’ve been faithfully eating it ever since. Or maybe you’ve been choking it down even though you don’t like it. Or maybe you’ve been avoiding it for some other reason but are still regularly told that you “should” eat it. We hear so much about yogurt in part because…

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