Omegas are the new Carrots

There’s a good reason for the common belief that carrots are good for your eyes. Carotenoids, the pigments that give carrots their orange hue, accumulate in the eyes, where they protect against UV light. But, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to supporting healthy vision – omega-3 fatty acids. Just ask…

Road Trip Yahoo!!!

In an ideal world, we would all take plenty of time to plan, purchase, and prepare a cornucopia of healthy snacks any time we took the family on a road trip. But life doesn’t always cooperate with our lofty intentions. And so, unless you are a preternaturally organized person, you will inevitably find yourself mid-road…

Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice

Ingredients 14ounces non-gmo extra-firm tofu, drained 2tablespoons gluten free soy sauce, I use Tamari 1– pineapple, or 11⁄2 cups diced pineapple 1tablespoon coconut oil — onion, thinly sliced — Pink Himalayan Sea salt 3– cloves garlic, minced 2teaspoons curry powder 1teaspoon ground coriander 1teaspoon chili-garlic sauce 3/4cup cashews — carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2cup frozen…

The Swamp Monster Breakfast Smoothie (Great Post-Workout Recovery!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1-2 servings (depending on how much liquid you added) The Swamp Monster Smoothie is a great way to start your day after a hard workout! This recipe is just a template – feel free to add/subtract ingredients to make it even more awesome! Base ingredients: 1 big leaf kale,…

10 Fast and Simple Plant-Based Meal Ideas in under 20 minutes

Ask just about anyone what keeps them from switching to a plant-based/vegan/healthier diet, and one of the most common answers (besides ‘I love my cheese/bacon too much’) is likely going to be, ‘I just don’t have the time to make those elaborate meals’. Okay, I understand that making a fresh, wholesome plant-based dinner every night…

Grab a Buddy, Get Fun on Fit!!

The alarm buzzes for your early workout, and while you were looking forward to it last night, all you want now is to go back to sleep. Does this sound familiar? Some days you get up and lace up your sneakers anyway, but others, your workout never happens. What if you had a friend waiting…

How to Get Back on Track

The past few weeks have been really stressful while I plan out our upcoming Homeschool year with all the activities, field trips, volunteer requirements, work and the list just goes on…….. and then – has it actually been that long since my last workout? What about that weird head congestion that hit me in the…

Simple Changes, Make Simple Habits

Looking to build healthier habits? Remember, you don’t have to change everything all at once. Start with small steps that you can feel good about. #onesimplechange  Add nutrient-rich foods. Instead of thinking about what not to eat, think about the things you can add to your diet. Strive to incorporate more greens and colorful veggies…