These Whole Grain Banana Walnut Muffins don’t need an introduction. They stand alone on their own. Lightly sweetened and made with good-for-you ingredients, they will nourish your body and delight your taste buds.
It is no hidden secret that we all need to drink water. Every day. About 8-12 glasses. Without fail.
When I was in college, I was a professional water drinker- really! It was my lifestyle. It was normal. But as we all know, life changes and some habits become more challenging. Now, as a busy mommy, I must make a very concerted effort each day to drink water. Sip, sip!
With an abundance of options for meal kit delivery services right now, the question is what makes any one stand out? How are these services different and unique? Which one should my family try? Does it deliver quality consistently? Does it accommodate for the nutritional needs and preferences of your family? And of course, everyone wants to know… is it worth the cost? Recently we tried out Sun Basket to see just exactly what makes this one unique and if it lived up to it’s promise…
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. –Fred DeVito
These familiar words ring true. But, has your challenge ever felt “too big?” Overwhelming, perhaps? Staying motivated along the journey of weight loss or even weight maintenance seems to become a struggle for most everyone at some point. “Maintaining motivation” is one of the most commonly reported challenges I hear when talking with individuals about health changes. Even though I am a nutrition professional, I am not immune from this same struggle as I discussed in this article. The question everyone is asking is “How do I stay motivated?”
Zucchini is the perfect summer vegetable to throw on the bar-b-que and enjoy with your favorite grilled meats or burgers! This Summer Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Mint has an amazingly flavorful and simple topping that elevates the smoky sweet zucchini to become a guest-worthy side dish.
Confession: I rarely consume the recommended 2 servings of fish per week (8-12oz). This isn’t because I don’t like fish. On the contrary, I adore fish and most types of seafood including scallops, crab, and lobster! And all through pregnancy I have been dreaming of some really good sushi!! But, when you live with a spouse who dislikes, no, abhors any and all seafood, including it into the meal plan is quite challenging. But, I learned in those early months as a newlywed I can either view the glass as half full or empty. Right?!
Every bite you take is either fighting disease or feeding it. –Anonymous
As described in the Sugar Series, Part 1 and Part 2, sugar has a way of sneaking into our kitchen and meals, becoming a friend and sabotaging our taste buds. Knowingly or unknowingly, we have allowed it. But, we don’t have to permit it to invade our lives. The first step is knowing the facts and the second is understanding where it is coming from. For knowledge to lead to action, we need to be convinced it is actually possible. Are you?
Traveling can be a lot of fun, especially when visiting people you haven’t seen in awhile. But, it also disrupts our usual schedules, including exercise routines. Some individuals may throw in the towel and incline not to exercise while out of town, but those that are committed to health and wellness might think otherwise. Your road trip doesn’t need to interfere with your exercise routines or fitness goals. But it will look different.