Instead of taking a torturous approach to eating, learn to nourish your body and you’ll discover that healthy eating can, and should, taste delicious.
Many people think they need to feel deprived in order to be healthy and lose weight. They resort to counting calories and even give up some of their favorite foods. The problem is, this creates an unhealthy relationship with food. When you restrict foods or live with guilt, saying things like “I really shouldn’t eat ice cream or pizza,” you create a lot of unnecessary stress that negatively impacts your health.
Versatile veggies, zucchini and yellow summer squash are tasty sautéed, broiled, grilled, stuffed, used as a pizza topping or even as a replacement for pasta noodles.
Add excitement to your veggie routine by trying these tasty squash recipes. They’re so delicious you’ll think there’s no way they could be healthy! But, these veggies are a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C and K, and potassium. Buy organic squash as they’re one of the Dirty Dozen high pesticide crops.
Cherries are a nutrient-dense fruit and provide a healthier sweet-tooth-satisfying alternative to processed treats.
Cherries are relatively low in sugar and high in antioxidants, potassium, quercetin, melatonin, fiber, and vitamin C. The nutrients in cherries help fight cancer, cool inflammation, decrease post-workout pain, reduce the risk of gout, decrease body fat, support heart health, reduce type 2 diabetes, reduce jet lag, and promote restful sleep.
Whether you’re a chocolate lover or looking for a healthier dessert alternative, these melt-in-your mouth, no-bake treats are sure to satisfy your senses without sabotaging your health or weight loss goals.
Unlike your typical desserts, these raw treats are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, and fiber. Made from whole food ingredients, there’s absolutely no refined sugars, trans fats or chemical concoctions in these homemade goodies. In addition, the healthy fats from the nuts and shredded coconut help prevent overeating and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of the essential mineral and powerful antioxidant zinc. Eating pumpkin seeds regularly can help with immune function, hormone balance, reproductive health, inflammation, heart health, nervous system health, blood sugar, detoxification, sleep, brain function, hair loss, and even parasite infections.
Ditch the popcorn tins this holiday season and make your own fresh popcorn!
Very versatile with many tasty options for enjoying, popcorn is perfect to munch on while watching a movie, nibble on as an afternoon snack or set out as finger-friendly food for guests. The recipe below is delicious simply with butter and sea salt or sweetened with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Wellness Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner,