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?
I’m sure you’ve already heard the age-old adage: breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Eating a good breakfast can boost your metabolism so that you burn more calories throughout the day. It can also help jumpstart your brain in the morning – it’ll provide you more energy which in turns aids in focus, concentration, and memory. ¹ That sounds great … Continue reading Meal-talk Monday: Banana Protein Frappuccino