The Coconut Oil Cure: Who is Really Benefiting from this Miracle Oil?

Coconut oil for weight loss: does it work? The truth about coconut oil and weight loss. Learn about MCTs and whether coconut oil is good for heart health and heart disease? What do registered dietitian nutritionists recommend? Two main health claims of coconut oil discussed. Is Dr. Oz right about coconut oil?

10 Healthy Graduation Party Food Ideas

Graduation season is upon us. Whether you are celebrating a graduation yourself or are hosting a graduation party for a loved one, this week’s post will feature healthy recipes for you to enjoy as a part of this year’s graduation festivities. Graduations are often pivotal moments of accomplishment that are celebrated in the company ofContinue reading “10 Healthy Graduation Party Food Ideas”

Homemade Blueberry Pancakes

If you’re looking for a healthier pancake recipe, this one is a win. It was a hit with my 2 year old who couldn’t stop asking for more. This Skinnytaste recipe is simple to make and can allow you to satisfy that pancake craving without feeling like you just ate dessert for breakfast. The recipeContinue reading “Homemade Blueberry Pancakes”

The 50 Percent Rule: An Easy Way to Make Every Meal Healthier

There are many great tools available that make healthy eating and weight loss more manageable. Calorie counting apps, measuring cups, and activity trackers are some great examples. While each tool or method may not be a perfect fit for everyone, there is one simple strategy that you can use anyplace anytime. The 50 percent ruleContinue reading “The 50 Percent Rule: An Easy Way to Make Every Meal Healthier”

6 Tips to Increase Your Water Intake

Water is the best way to quench your thirst without consuming an excess intake of sugar and added calories from popular sugary beverage choices like soda, juice, sweetened teas, sports drinks, aguas frescas, and vitamin water (to name a few). Sugar sweetened beverages are actually the leading source of added sugar in the American diet.Continue reading “6 Tips to Increase Your Water Intake”

Tasty Snack Ideas

I’m hoping you enjoyed last week’s healthy snack recipe: BBQ Roasted Chickpeas. This week, I wanted to continue with the same theme and provide some additional healthy snack options for you to try. My biggest tip for choosing healthy snacks is to think of snacks as mini meals and focus on choosing foods rich inContinue reading “Tasty Snack Ideas”

Healthy Snack Recipe: BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

What comes to mind when you think of the word snack? Is it a bag of flaming hot Cheetos? Or a pack of Oreos? Or fresh veggies with hummus dip? Snacks are not by themselves a bad or unhealthy thing to indulge in, but like with your daily meals, the types of food you’re choosingContinue reading “Healthy Snack Recipe: BBQ Roasted Chickpeas”

The Health Benefits of Hiking

This weekend my family and I went on a day hike in Joshua Tree National Park. There’s something so serene about hiking in the outdoors and taking in the beauty of God’s natural landscape. One of the most important recommendations I make to my clients about incorporating and maintaining exercise as a part of theirContinue reading “The Health Benefits of Hiking”

Valentine’s Day Recipe Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and is a great time to surprise the ones you love (or even just yourself) with a special treat. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative than your typical cookies, cupcakes, or candy……this week’s post has just what you’re looking for. This tasty recipe from Skinnytaste hasContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Recipe Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins”

Keto Craze: 5 Things You Should Know About The Popular Ketogenic Diet

Would you like to be able to lose weight and still be able to eat things like butter, bacon, meat, cheese, and heavy cream? It may sound crazy, but there is actually a diet out there where you can freely eat those foods and still lose weight. The ketogenic diet, also known as the ketoContinue reading “Keto Craze: 5 Things You Should Know About The Popular Ketogenic Diet”