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Healthy Eating

Plant-based diet 101: What to consider before going vegetarian or vegan

Your whole life you’ve been told to “eat your veggies.” As it turns out, mom and dad were right. Long gone are the days you nudge your broccoli to the edge of the plate with a sour pout. Today, that expression takes on a whole new meaning. The number of people shifting away from the …

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6 ways to curb quarantine snack cravings

Over the last several weeks, life as we know it has taken a complete 180-degree turn. Suddenly, stay-at-home, shelter-in-place and social distancing orders have disrupted our regular routines. As we anxiously await the green light to get back to gathering with friends and family, commuting to work and school, and even celebrating a Saturday night …

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Foods that may help boost your immune system

Every day, your immune system helps your body fight off foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses, fungi and toxins to keep you healthy. But during cold and flu season or other times when infection rates are high, your immune system could likely use a little extra nutritional love. To be clear, food cannot replace medicine. Food …

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Dining out? How to make balanced choices at any restaurant

Restaurant menus can be confusing sometimes. Does the word “crispy” indicate fried or baked foods? Are salads really the best option? Descriptive “fluff” words and hidden preparation methods can be hard to decipher. Try these decision-making strategies for a simpler and healthier night out. Avoid hidden saturated fats and oils. If you’re at a restaurant …

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Easy breakfast meal prep ideas for busy people

The American household of today looks quite different from that of our parents and grandparents, doesn’t it? Multitasking, commuting and remote working capabilities have changed our typical workday in many ways. Today’s households often include both partners in the workforce — in fact, nearly half of all married-couple families feature two working partners. Balancing your …

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12 signs you might have a thiamine deficiency

Have you ever heard of thiamine? Chances are, your answer was “no.” As it turns out, this often ignored — but crucial — vitamin plays a very important role in your health. What is thiamine? Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a crucial vitamin that helps us use the main form of carbohydrate in the body, …

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7 tips for a cheaper, healthier grocery bill

Healthy eating and staying on a budget — many would argue these two ideas do not fit together. I beg to differ! My number one recommendation for making it feasible: keep it simple and delicious, or as I like to say, simplicious. Healthy eating is not about counting calories or watching the clock to ensure you’ve waited …

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5 ways to maximize your lunch break for a more productive workday

Are you a frequent lunch skipper, or an eat at your desk-er? Do you scarf down a sandwich or spend a few minutes munching and mindlessly scrolling on your phone? We’re becoming worse and worse at figuring out how to truly take a break for lunch. But your lunch break can provide both a physical …

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