Afternoon teatime is probably one of my favorite ways to catch up with friends or just to catch up with myself. But choosing a good tea can be as complex as or maybe more so than choosing a good coffee. There are thousands of different kinds of teas, each with their own individual appearance, taste, and aroma. The many antioxidant protection from drinking tea is one of the benefits gained for many people, including myself. So relax with your favorite cup of tea and enjoy the healthy benefit too!
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Comfort food has never been healthier and easier. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to put this recipe together and voila! This Salmon Quinoa Buddha bowl has been my go-to “fast food” since I started paying more attention to what I eat for better health. This Salmon Quinoa bowl is packed with healthy protein from both the salmon and the quinoa and is definitely a complete meal with lots of vegetables and complex carbohydrates from the quinoa grain. This recipe is also very forgiving for a novice in the kitchen!
You might have caught a glimpse into the controversial world of GMOs. Mounting evidence suggests that consuming GMO foods may pose negative health effects on your body and our environment. It is therefore essential that you become an educated consumer. This list details which GMO foods to avoid. You may also be wondering what practical changes you can start to make ensure that your diet is cleaner than yesterday. Lots! Here’s what you can do to stay connected, and to eat cleaner and healthier.
This Salad in a Mason Jar is so nutritious and chock-full with loads of antioxidants and vitamins like B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Like most vegetables and fruits, it is very low in calories and packed with essential dietary fiber that should be included as part of your healthy daily diet. All these vegetables contain tons of nutrients that are vital for optimal health. Serving this salad in a jar makes it oh so portable for a healthy meal or snack on-the-go! Best of all, no messy chopping and no clean up!
What is GMO? Learn what GMO is and what it means to the food you put on your dinner table. Discover the impact it might have on your health and your loved ones. It is estimated that as much as 75% of all food products (processed and unprocessed) sold in our grocery stores contain GMO ingredients. Discover the truths and myths about GMO products, and how to identify and avoid them. Be in the know and get helpful resources to make your dinner table a safer place to eat.
Should you drink coffee or a cup of tea? Could be a toss-up. Hot or cold, caffeinated or not, these two drinks have some great health benefits and some downsides. Drinking coffee is such a daily ritual for so many of us. On the flip side, here’s to the tea lovers of the world. If you are sensitive to caffeine, how much are you taking in when you drink coffee vs tea. Whether into coffee or tea, quality does matter too. Be in the know so you can go ahead and enjoy your coffee or have a fun tea party. Totally worth it!
This is one of my all-time favorite snacks. So simple to make but so delicious and so nutritious. Only two ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to put together to pop into my watering mouth! The nuttiness of the walnut pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of dates to give you that wonderful yummy pop in your mouth with every bite. Walnuts probably don’t get the attention it deserves compared to almonds and cashews but this recipes is a game changer!
This is a spin on your classic egg benedict recipe that uses bacon and poached eggs on toast with a hollandaise sauce. Instead of the creamy hollandaise sauce that is not as calorie friendly, we are using creamy avocado. We ditched the bacon because the combination of a nicely poached egg with creamy avocado is yummy enough. Avocado is that one fruit that everyone talks about because of the healthy fats that they contain. Hold the “mayo” and pass the “avocado” instead, please!
I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?