If you're like me, you'll always have a reason to save on food dollars. Whether you're putting money away for holiday gifts, a dream vacation, or a wedding (like me!), you probably don't want to spend all your extra bucks on healthy food. I hear over and over that it's so expensive to eat healthy. But it's actually really not. That is, if you follow a few stellar food-buying secrets!
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?
Looking to vary up your breakfast routine? You have to try this overnight barley breakfast bowl with maple and chia seeds! It features loads of protein and fiber from a combo of plant-based and dairy ingredients—and it’s simply sweetened with pure maple syrup from Canada. Yum!
I've been to Florence twice, in 2011 and 2015. This northern Italy locale is by far one of my favorite European cities. That's probably because I love all things Italian cuisine, from fresh mushrooms to pasta to sparkling water. I'm often asked for my top recommendations on how to travel through this amazing city (and don't miss my tips for traveling like a girl in Europe!). Here are my best tips, from the perspective of a vegetarian registered dietitian nutritionist.
Need inspiration for what to make in your Instant Pot? This round-up of 27 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes will speed up your meal prep and cut down on your cooking time! Want your very own Instant Pot and cookbook? See below for details on my giveaway!
Worry you won't feel satisfied without chicken, beef, or seafood on your plate? Even though plant-based foods are often packed with health benefits, many people still feel hesitant about going meatless. With a little planning, though, you can create simple, vegetarian meals that are every bit as filling and delicious as meat-centered ones. I'm speaking from experience, as I've been a vegetarian for more than half my life! I like to include protein-rich ingredients like beans and Greek yogurt.
Love one-bowl meals? Then this maple Dijon vegetarian grain bowl will quickly become a household favorite! The gluten-free, vegan dish is packed with in-season veggies, and the dressing combines pure maple syrup with Dijon mustard. I recommend doubling or tripling the dressing recipe so you have enough on hand for flavoring other salads, bowls, and even sandwiches throughout the week!
Love dessert but don't want to eat something sugary every night? Here's a fruit-based ice cream (aka nice cream) that's completely fruit based and is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It features the Pantone color of the year, ultra violet. You're sure to love it, especially the pretty edible flower topping!