Food & Fitness

Sweat it out and refuel! Take a look at some of our favorite ways to stay active and healthy eats.

Grocery Waster: Lengthen the Shelf Life of your Fare

Most home chefs love cooking with the freshest ingredients, yet even during our best cooking weeks we end up tossing unused groceries into the...

Cardio or Weights First? It Depends!

Guest post from Tamara Grand You know that you need to include both cardiovascular training and strength training to have a balanced fitness program, but...

From Sickness to Healthy Eats: Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Getting over a cold finally! After several days of soup and tea I was ready for some “real” food. It was so great to turn...

Portion Control: A Healthy Eating Puzzle Piece

Guest post by Ashley Ackerley Have you ever committed to eating healthy only to step on the scale the next week and see that you’ve only...

Ch-ch-ch-Chia: Sneaking Chia Seeds into your Diet

Chia seeds have been around for quite some time, but recently have become all the rage in the healthy living community.

Cardoons: The Silent Winter Vegetable

I know what you’re thinking: “What the heck is a cardoon?” The unfamiliar name doesn’t roll of your tongue like the common carrot, but...

Overcoming ‘Gymtimidation’ for the Shy Gym-Goer

Guest Post by Tamara Grand  For many people, the gym is a scary place. Full of strange looking equipment and uber-fit people who all appear...

Extend your Exercise Knowledge

Do you ever glance around at your fellow gym-goers and find yourself mimicking a new exercise that they inspired you to try? This desire...

Moody Foodie: Your Eats Impact your Attitude

Are you a moody foodie? Of course you are! Certain types of food affect our mood, our energy level, our ability to concentrate and our stress levels. Studies suggest that eating specific types of foods can improve your mood.

Brussels Sprouts, Don’t be a Hater

We know what comes to your mind first when Brussels sprouts are mentioned: gag, grimace and groan. Get it all out. These green gems...

Excuse after Excuse Debunked: Get Your Butt to the Gym

You can admit it…you cringe every time you see that automatic withdrawal for your gym membership because the last time you saw the inside...

Oatmeal Crazy: From Blah to Bomb

By the spoonful, oats have a lot going for them. The immune boosting super food is fiber-rich, full of omega-3 fatty acids, packed with potassium...

Naughty or Nice? Cuisine that Deserves a Double Take

Naughty or nice? The holiday is full of “bad” foods, but many of them have hidden health benefits when consumed in moderation. Check your...

Charismatic Cranberry Facts

The cranberry is more than just a pretty, ruby colored berry that adds beauty to our Christmas tree. Cranberries are more than just a...

Off the Wagon: Tips to Slenderize Your Weekend

It’s the weekend and we all know that that means: a struggle to stay on track with our health and wellness goals. You guzzle...

Fend off Winter Workout Blues

Are you already plotting to skip the gym because gray skies are looming? The weather can quickly become your number one excuse to go...

Warm up with Winter Salads

Salads tend to get pushed to the back burner during the winter months, but fresh salads should not be reserved for the summer. Winter...

Gym Memberships are not One Size Fits All

Often we sign up for a gym membership without considering any personal preferences that may hinder or help your fitness regimen. Choosing the right...

Persimmons: Nothing to Fear

Are you really letting an unknown fruit intimidate you again? Put your brave face on in the produce aisle and bring some brightness to...

Mr. Potato Head is Hot Again: Potato Inspiration

Pull your hand out of the chip bag and enjoy potatoes in a healthy, unique new light. According to the United States Potato Board...

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