Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol It is a soft, waxy substance that is found not only in your bloodstream,…

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Butternut Squash & Apple Salad with Tahini Dressing

Source: Amie Valpone

This careful recipe, adopted from Amie Valpone – The Healthy Apple,  is tasty, and it’s filled with plenty of antioxidants and healthy fats. Enjoy! Serves: 4 Ready in: 15 minutes· 1 large butternut squash· 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil· Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste· 2 cups finely chopped Swiss chard· 2 cups…

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Mediterranean Diet 101

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most studied diets out there. It’s based on the traditional foods that people who lived around the Mediterranean Sea ate about 50 years ago. Back then, in the mid 20th century, researchers noted that people in Spain, Greece, and Italy lived longer and healthier than Americans. And they…

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Do Multivitamins Work?

Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They’re supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient. In fact, they are the most commonly used…

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Refreshing Lemon Raspberries Smoothie

Smoothies are great for breakfast, and this Raspberries Lemon Smoothie features a healthy blend of cauliflower, refreshing lemon, Vegan protein powder and high protein hemp seeds that makes it perfect for your first meal of the day. It’s healthy, refreshing, and perfect for the summertime! 1 cup Frozen Cauliflower1 cup Frozen Raspberries 1 Lemon (juiced)…

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Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie

Looking for new ways to cram in more fiber?  Then try this fabulous creamy smoothie! Adding cauliflower to a smoothie might seem odd, but it creates an attractive velvety texture and is a useful way to add more nutrition into your diet. Frozen cauliflower florets work best – but you can also use  frozen riced…

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Kale and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This salad contains 177 milligrams of magnesium per serving. Ingredients: 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped) 1/4 c Hemp Seeds 2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast or Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp Lemon (juiced) 1 Garlic (clove, peeled) 6 cups Kale Leaves (chopped) 2 cups Garbanzo Beans (cooked) Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste) Instructions:…

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Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

If done right, smoothies can make nutritious meal, packing satisfying ingredients along with fiber, vitamins, minerals and other immune and health-protecting substances. This delicious and refreshing Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie can help you get your daily dose of vitamin C. Kiwi and nutrition-rich strawberries, are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and they are relatively low in sugar…

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Useful Tips For Cooking Healthy Meals at Home

Wondering how to create healthy homemade meals during these stressful times? I am here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones. Organize Your Kitchen Before any cooking, or even any…

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7 Foods to Boost Your Immune System

Cabbage – Cabbage has a multitude of health benefits, from strengthening immune systems and improving digestion to killing bacteria and fighting cancer. This cabbage soup recipe is full of high immunity vegetables. It has been a Godsend around our house this last week with all the gunk going around! Leafy Greens – such as spinach, kale…

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