Powerful plant protein (+ cooking tips!)

“I was determined to know beans.” – Henry David Thoreau, The Bean-Field How about you? How well do you know beans? Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more – beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Calm Down Before You Scarf Down

When your body is in fight or flight mode (sympathetic nervous system), it cannot rest and digest (parasympathetic nervous system). As nice as "sympathetic" sounds, that's not the mode you want to be in when you're eating. But don't just take my word for it.  If you feel like you're hearing this whole "slow down [...]

Simple Tip Tuesday: Eat Fancy, Curb Cravings

Serve yourself like a queen or king to curb cravings. When you inhale a bag of potato chips, or scarf down a pint of ice cream, lets be serious, you don't really know what you're doing. You zone out. You catch yourself with the freezer door open or your hand at the bottom of a [...]

Healthy Snack Ideas: Crunchy, Sweet, Salty, Creamy

Do you like to snack? Do you wish you had healthier, more creative, unique options than chips and dip? Would you rather approach the dilemma by satiating your crunchy, sweet, salty, or creamy cravings? Don't worry, I gotchya covered! :)  Get the FREE download of my Healthy Snack List here to give you some great ideas. [...]

Got milk? I hope not! — A few food myths dispelled

In the spirit of New Years'y type resolutions to eat better, today, I’d love to dispel a few super common food myths for you and hope that helps you on your journey to better health.   Most people believe the following: 1. Protein = meat (and only meat) 2. Calcium = dairy (and only dairy) [...]

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