Tuesday Tips

Electrolytes– do we really need them? I am a fanatic about drinking my electrolyte water before and after my workouts- maybe its because I live in Vegas, or that I do hot yoga/Pilates, or maybe its because I think it tastes better, but I think it really does help with recovery. For todays Tuesday Tips I thought I would dig a …

Healthy Harvest

October is here, fall is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited for harvest season! We’ve put together a list of the freshest fall produce available, and Farmers Markets around the valley where you can “pick” them up. Apples: What screams fall harvest more than a beautiful crisp apple? Exactly! Apples help protect your heart, promote digestion, improve …

Un-Beet-able

Today we’re talking about a superfood that is often neglected and is the perfect addition to your fall menu: Beets! The unique flavor and vibrant  colors of beets help add a little flare to your meal. Beets have been proven to: Lower Blood Pressure Boost Stamina Fight Inflammation Contain Anti-Cancer Properties Provide Detoxification Support Reduce Menstrual Cycle Pain Here are a few …

NFL Snack Roundup

NFL season is here! I would much rather be AT a game than sitting at home, but we can’t have it all. 😉 One thing that makes NFL season extra fun is the food. I always try to make sure I accompany my “desserty” snacks with some healthy options as well. Moderation is key. That being said, here are a …

A New Way To Juice

  Pressed Juicery is well known for their delicious juice cleanses. (View our PJ Juice Cleanse Review Here) They recently launched their latest creation yet and we’re dying to try it: Pressed Juicery Freeze. Pressed Juicery Freeze is a soft-serve frozen treat and the first of its kind: by using only juices from fruits and vegetables, almonds and coconuts. It is a …

Shrimp Quesadillas

By Taylor Thurston. I have an inexplicable love affair with seafood. Probably my favorite thing about it is that you get so much flavor, without adding a ton of calories. Probably my least favorite thing about it is that sometimes it tries to murder my husband. He developed an allergy to seafood a couple of months after we got married, …

The Juice vs. Smoothie Debate

              By Tina Leigh. “Should I be juicing or blending?” This question falls into a container of those I am most commonly asked. It’s right up there with, “Where do vegans and vegetarians get their protein?” (Another topic for another time.) The answer to the juice / smoothie conundrum is…enter drum roll…both! That’s good …

Not Just For Baking

By Lauren Parry. Who say’s KitchenAid Stand Mixers are just for baking? We nearly freaked out when we saw the news… the newest KitchenAid Stand Mixer attachment is a Juicer! Just when you thought KitchenAid couldn’t get any better, they bust out a juicer attachment. The Juicer and Sauce Attachment that attaches directly to your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. With 3 …

Clam Spaghetti

By Taylor Thurston. This stuff makes for an insanely delicious dinner. Unlike other pastas, this stuff doesn’t call for gallons of sauce to provide flavor, so it’s a great option if you are carb-loading for a race, or even just needing to get your whole grains in for the day! Carbs are a great source of energy and many runners, swimmers, …

Seed Cycling

By Tina Leigh. Most of my young adult years were emotionally tumultuous. I suffered from depression, anxiety, acne, excessive fatigue, a low sex drive, night sweats, and was frequently irritable and teary. It was confusing for me because at that age, no significant traumas had occurred, my career was ramping up nicely, I was seeing the world, and maximizing my …

Biggest Loser

By Taylor Thurston, of Playz With Food. “Biggest Loser” Oatmeal Pancakes It’s almost Father’s Day, and you know what that means. It means that you’ll be waking up early to prepare Dad’s breakfast in bed. That’s what it means. I know you’re tired though, and the last thing you want to be doing is slaving in the kitchen in the …

Chef Tina Leigh

  We are so excited to announce our newest contributor Tina Leigh. Tina is a transformative wellness practitioner with a diverse professional background. She weaves years of experience as a holistic health coach, therapeutic chef and marketing/PR consultant to create a unique fusion of holistic consulting services for individuals and entrepreneurs. Tina is an inspiring and published author, sensible professional, and …

Healthy Chicken Salad

By Taylor Thurston. Who doesn’t love a good chicken salad sandwich for lunch? With all that fatty mayonnaise though, it’s hard to justify having it very often, right? Well, friends… think again!  This recipe utilizes the creaminess of plain non-fat greek yogurt to offer that fresh flavor we’ve all come to love and expect from chicken salad. Without sacrificing any …

Featured Product: GastrobiPlex Review

  Today we are featuring a hot new product: GastrobiPlex. Let me start of by saying if you have been thinking about purchasing this product, RUN to GNC because it just launched and is flying off the shelves already. This product is for people who are looking to lose 20 or more pounds. I am a firm believer that eating healthy and …

Visual Guides for Portion Control

By Lauren Parry. Did you know there are some basic visuals to help you remember serving sizes of specific foods? Understanding portion control can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a scale. Portion control is important if you are: trying to lose weight trying to maintain your figure eating out at a restaurant tracking your caloric intake Here are …