Whether you pass the turkey or pass on the turkey (like me!) for Thanksgiving, there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid the super-stuffed feeling this week. To start, you'll definitely want to check out my list of healthy inspo before you hit the appetizers. Hosting a healthy party? Or simply a dinner guest? Either way, I've got tips to help you stay at the top of your nutrition game. May you nurture yourself and your loved ones as you find your reasons to celebrate this holiday!
Are you tired of suffering from the symptoms of inflammation? Pain, achiness, and fatigue are all things you could do without. Luckily an anti-inflammatory diet, which decreases these symptoms, is pretty easy to follow. It's more or less a healthy diet that focuses on mostly whole foods while minimizing packaged and processed products. Who needs another restrictive low-calorie fad diet when you can get awesome results by eating a simple, healthy eating plan?
Like it or not, we're headed into a stressful time of year. No matter how awesome Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are (and they are awesome!), they can also create plenty of stress. You might be worried about hosting, what to eat during the holiday, or how to avoid gaining weight. Or maybe you're feeling social or financial stress. Whatever type of stress you're feeling, it's not good for you. After all, stress takes a toll on more than just your mental well being.
Happy Halloween! In my opinion, fall is the absolute best time of year. I love seeing all the creative Halloween costumes out there, and I also love wearing cozy sweaters and snug boots. And we can't forget those comfort foods and spiced treats. Guess what? Comfort doesn't have to mean unhealthy. In fact, some of the best-for-you fall foods are a comfort to eat! Ready to learn which foods will help you have a healthy holiday season?
What are your go-to healthy foods? I love trying new recipes, but I also have a few ingredients that I like to keep on hand and eat daily—including whole grains, nuts, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Want to learn how to cook with more of these healthy pantry staples?
I'm always getting questions about what is OK (and what's not!) to eat at night. If your tummy is rumbling, is it all right to have a small snack? And what about the occasional nightcap? Guess what? There are a handful of superfoods out there that contain sleep-helping nutrients like melatonin and tryptophan. I talked with the New York Post to bring the short list of these foods to YOU!