healthy food alternatives

We know eating healthy can at times be overwhelming. Especially with new super foods being found all the time, healthy and organic price tags and a general confusion over what is healthy. We have outlined 5 health foods, and their even healthier counterparts for you to enjoy!

Now this will scare you:

“Research has shown that Americans often underestimate how many calories they are consuming each day by as much as 25%. This is equal to 200 to 500 extra calories a day, or an extra 10 pounds of added body weight each year!” (Nutrition Tips, Columbia University).

This seems a bit extreme, doesn’t it? But America is home of the largest serving sizes, so it’s no wonder we naturally become accustomed to eating more calories than we think. But since I’m bit of a skeptic, I decided to test this out myself. And let’s just say, I accept defeat.

Brunch is exciting any time of the year, but it’s even better when you can eat it outside on a perfect summer day. Read on to hear our favorite recipes for making this an unforgettable occasion.

Zucchini (and squash in general) is one of my favorite vegetables. Read on to learn my favorite ways to cook this savory dish.

Well, that’s not a fair statement. The bananas aren’t squeezed, they’re smoothed. The smoothie is one of the most simple, nutritious, and delicious ways to get have a quick meal. It’s like having a milkshake, but without all the fat and calories. After my daily morning workout (daily is used loosely here), I always make myself a peanut butter and banana smoothie. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it’s really healthy too! Keep reading for the full recipe!

Healthy Falafel Burgers

Veggie burgers are my new favorite junk foods now that I’m on a plant-based diet. Falafel are one of my go-to snacks now, too. If you think I’m speaking a foreign language, I kind of am, but they’re nothing weird. They’re just chickpeas that are ground, formed into balls, and fried. Sounds good? It is. Anyway, I was in my mad-scientist mode last weekend and decided to try making falafel into burgers. I succeeded, and keep reading for the recipe!

For this post, I thought I’d talk about my hatred of exercising. I do it at least three times a week because I want to live to be 100. Doesn’t mean I like it. Who actually likes gyrating around until they sweat like an animal? I don’t.

The Dash Diet Weight Loss Solution: 2 Weeks to Drop Pounds, Boost Metabolism, and Get Healthy (A DASH Diet Book)

This week, we’re able to giveaway a copy of one of the hottest diet books out there. The DASH diet was ranked the #1 Best Diet Overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 and 2012, and now author and dietitian Marla Heller has turned it into America’s best weight loss plan in The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution. Keep reading for how to enter to win a copy of the book below!

If your New Year’s Resolution is to eat healthier, then we’ve got a prize for you.

vegetable bounty

I hate New Years’ resolutions, but this year I think I’m going to make one for the first time since I was in grade school. Recently, I’ve been thinking about what I could do to make a meaningful difference in my life. Admittedly, I will never stop swearing, I don’t aspire to run a marathon (the 10k I did without training two years ago nearly killed me), and chocolate and I will never divorce.  So, what’s available for me to try?

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