Healthy Eating

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The Eye-Opening Experience of Reading Nutrition Labels

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep interest in nutrition.  I’m captivated by how the food we eat impacts everything from our energy levels to sleep and mental clarity.  Planning for and eating a balanced diet can be the difference between feeling strong and healthy and barely making it through the day without crashing. Before we can paint a clear …

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What’s Wrong With Ultra-Processed Foods?

In recent years we’ve heard more and more about the perils of processed food, how damaging it is, and how it may be largely to blame for America’s obesity epidemic. But what is a processed food exactly? Technically speaking, processed foods are any food items that are not raw or in their original form.  Processing can mean cooking, canning, pasteurizing, …

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Many of the snack foods we see nowadays in grocery store aisles are ultra-processed with tons of added ingredients, many of which are hard to understand.  We know they aren’t the most healthy, but they deliver the flavor and crunch we’ve grown to crave. These spicy roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite simple snacks that will satisfy your craving …

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Healthy Snacks for a Road Trip

It can be challenging to try and eat well on the road.  Perhaps some of my most mindless snacking happens during endless hours on the highway.  The biggest struggle I face is being ill-prepared, which typically results in grabbing chips and candy at the gas station along our route. If you’ve seen my posts on clean eating or healthy dinner …

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Why Clean Eating is the Mindset Everyone Can Get Behind

It seems like every day we hear about a new fad diet.  Paleo, keto, vegan, ovo-lacto vegetarian, Atkins, south beach, intermittent fasting, low carb, no-carb, whole30, and the list goes on.  Take a scroll through the over 50,000 results in Amazon’s weight loss and diet section, and you’ll be overwhelmed by the options. It’s downright confusing. With so much information …

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6 Easy Steps to Save Time & Money on Weekly Dinner Planning

Sometimes it seems harder to plan a week’s worth of dinners than it does to go through the store and mindlessly choose things from the shelves.  Even thinking about what you’re going to eat five days from now is enough to make some people squirm. But planners like me know that an unplanned trip to the grocery will likely result …

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