Food And Nutrition

Ways to Get More Protein in Your Salad

With warmer weather, I find myself craving salads for lunch or dinner. All the produce is so gorgeous this time of year, and I don’t feel like turning on the oven and heating up the house to bake anything. The only downside is that my husband likes protein at every meal. This has created my quest for easy protein that enhances a salad.  These are some of my favorite easy additions.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Summer marks the beginning of  BBQ's, beach days, celebrations and happy indulgences.  Bring this easy and healthy salad to your next festivity for a yummy, low cal and nutritious option.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

**option to add 1 tbsp of raw honey**

Salad Ingredients

Monday, June 30, 2014

How Bad Is Your Caffeine Habit — Really?

Yes, I founded an organic juice company.  Yes, I believe that my body is my greatest earthly blessing and that I need to treat it with love, respect and care. Yes - I wholeheartedly understand, teach and preach that the most important way that we can love our bodies is by feeding them pure, organic nutrition. And yes, I do drink caffeine - - - if we are being totally honest, I kinda drink a lot of it at times. Sure, I have gone through periods of time without consuming caffeine, like for instance whenever I do a juice cleanse and usually for a month or so after that.

Friday, June 27, 2014

How to Avoid a Hangover

Memorial Day weekend kicks off summer for many of us.  With the three day weekend, warm weather and barbeques, you may find yourself consuming  more alcohol than you normally do. Here are a few tips to be sure you don’t spend part of your weekend on the couch, nursing a hang over.

Be Sensible

Friday, May 23, 2014

Stay Hydrated, Fueled and Beautiful This Summer

As the weather warms and the days get longer, spending more time outdoors is likely on the top of your “to-do” list.   Sunshine, sand, and increased activity can all take their toll on your performance, your skin and your energy levels.  What you put into your body will ensure you stay hydrated and fueled for your summer regime, and help keep your skin and hair nourished and glowing.  We’ve shared our top picks to keep you at the top of your game this summer.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Healthy Eggs: What to Choose

Eggs are a simple easy way to get a quick dose of protein. They are versatile and nutritious, and when the hens are raised ethically, But it can be overwhelming to choose at the grocery store.  Free range, organic, cage free… what do they mean and which is healthiest?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Cook Real Food

We have written a lot about eating real food and avoiding processed foods, artificial ingredients, and items laden with chemicals. But now I’m telling you to take it a step further and cook real food at home. In today’s modern age of fast food, pre-packaged food and restaurants on every corner, tens of millions of people don’t cook at all, and nearly a third of people say they only cook four out of 21 meals per week. 

If you want to improve your health, here is why the majority of your meals need to be made by you:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Best Guacamole Recipe Ever

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Two of my favorite indulgences are margaritas and guacamole. . . so needless to say I love celebrating Cinco De Mayo and I want to share my favorite fiesta recipe with you!!

Before I give you the details for the best guacamole you will have ever tasted, let's make sure we are on the same page regarding the margaritas. I am not talking about the fluorescent green mix that you get at the dive Mexican food place down the street. Margaritas can be delicious without obscene amounts of sugar and food dyes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

8 Simple Tips to Improve Your Health with Natural Foods

Your body was designed to use the nutrients mother earth gives us, not the chemicals cooked up in a food lab. Follow these simple tips for health, energy, and rejuvenation!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

“Natural” Food Claims: What to know and how not to be fooled by labels

There seems to be so much conflicting advice on what to eat and what to avoid.  You try to make healthy choices, roam the grocery store aisles, dazed and confused by all the pretty packaging…all-natural, light, fortified, wholesome, organic.  What do they all mean, and more importantly, do they translate to “healthy?”
 

100 % NATURAL:

This is the most ambiguous term of all, with no Federal Regulation around its use. Many of the products labeled “natural” are actually made from genetically modified organisms.

Monday, March 24, 2014

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