One of my favorite parts about the summer is going to my local fair. As someone somewhat far removed from the rural areas of America, I find it pretty neat to see farm animals face-to-face and learn about local agriculture. But let’s face it – that’s not all there is to see. I always drop some money playing carnival games, maybe check out a few rides, and indulge … Continue reading Eating Healthy at the Fair
Cardiovascular health is super important. It decreases your risk of heart disease and helps you feel more in-shape.³ There are a lot of different ways that you can get your cardio exercise in, but my favorite by far is hopping on my stationary bike. It’s a great way to get the blood flowing and kick off the day – but these are the 5 main reasons … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I Bike
One of the major themes of my Meal-Talk Monday posts has been keeping my meals light, quick, and easy. Now, don’t get me wrong. Some of the best and healthiest meals take a lot of prep work – and they’re well worth the effort. But especially during the summer, I’m busier than ever and I simply don’t have the time to invest in cooking. Sometimes, I … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Fast Food Fixin’s
This month, I’m making a concerted effort to walk more often. I work in an office on a computer, so I’m constantly sitting. That usually results in an abysmal 4500 steps a day, about half the daily recommended step-count of 10,000. During the winter, I could blame my step count on the nasty weather – once I got home, I didn’t want to make the … Continue reading A Month of Walking
I love salad. Salad is filling, quick to throw together, super healthy, and delicious. In the wake of the latest romaine recall, though, I had to shake up my salad status quo. I experimented with a few different variants of salads, and my self-named Sweet and Savory Kale Salad was one of my favorites. Even though romaine lettuce is now safe to eat again, this … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Sweet and Savory Kale Salad
I am a huge fan of quick and easy dinners. I also like to eat vegan when possible – I’m not a full vegan, but after reading a lot of different studies (which I’ll undoubtedly touch on at some point in this blog’s lifetime) I’ve been trying to cut back on some of my meat and animal-product intake. This recipe checks all of my boxes. … Continue reading Meal-Talk Monday: Peanut Pad Thai
It’s almost summer, people! That means hitting the beach and bringing along some of your favorite cold refreshments to enjoy under the sun. If you’re health conscious, though, it can be a bit of doozy to find a convenient canned or bottled drink that won’t completely kill your diet. Enter the spiked seltzer water. These clear, fizzy drinks have gained a lot of popularity lately … Continue reading Are Spiked Seltzers Truly Healthier than Beer?