Too hot to turn on the oven? You can still enjoy all the colorful fruits and vegetables available this season! Summer is my favorite time of year to fire up the grill and take dinner outdoors. I don't eat meat, so I load up my barbecue with seasonal veggies like corn and bell peppers instead. They taste amazing with fresh greens and vinaigrette! Looking for more warm-weather cooking ideas?
If you're like me, you spend more than a few minutes on social media daily. But you may not think about how Instagram and other social networks are impacting your health. I make a point to follow like-minded foodies and supportive friends so social media is a positive space for me to share what's on my plate. Who are you following on social media—and are they helping or harming your wellness goals?
Some weight-loss tactics like fad diets can be extreme. But thankfully, you don’t need to make drastic changes to live a nutritious lifestyle. I focus on simple swaps—like using fruit instead of maple syrup on my French toast—to stay healthy without having to skip dessert. Wondering how I lighten up the rest of my favorite meals?
When my energy levels are crashing, coffee comes to mind first. But I usually opt for a healthy snack, like these Spiced Roasted Chickpeas, instead. Having a quick and filling nosh helps me keep that "hangry" feeling at bay, meaning my blood sugar levels stay steady and I don't get irritable. Bonus: I don't nod off at my desk and I have energy for my afternoon walk! Are you refueling often enough to energize your active lifestyle?
You can count me in for at least one summer festival each year—and I go just as much for the delicious food as I do for the live tunes. I want to enjoy the experience, so I look for healthy festival bites that give me lots of energy without making me feel dehydrated or overly stuffed. Wondering how I make my food decisions? Hint: It's not those "vegan" and "gluten-free" signs I'm paying attention to!
Running is a fantastic exercise for boosting cardiovascular strength, but it's not the only way to keep your heart healthy. I'm not a big runner myself, but years ago, I had the opportunity to train with my friends over at Runner's World. Here, I learned that the food we eat is just as important as physical activity. Luckily, some of my favorite recipes (like this Wild Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie) make the heart-healthy list! Wondering which foods you can add to your plate to protect your
I'm a night owl, and I usually get a second wind late at night. How does being an early riser versus a night owl affect your weight? While night owls like me do tend to eat more calories, sugar, and fat in the evenings, late risers aren't automatically destined for weight-loss failure. You can make a few easy changes to make your night owl status work for you. Wondering how I stay healthy late into the evenings?