Keeping nutrition and physical activity balanced is crucial in maintaining (or restoring) a healthy body that is fit, free of pain and houses a happy mind. Specifically, good nutrition has the potential to prevent and reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, bone fractures, some cancers, dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. Good nutrition even helps with skin issues, nail and hair growth. Last but not least, a balanced nutrition and active lifestyle improves mood and decreases depression and anxiety. The case for balanced eating habits is strong – now let’s see what that means.
This pancake recipe is so easy and quickly to make that you might even be able to cook it on a weekday morning before having coffee. It’s chewy, crunchy and the sweetness is just right. No sugar, no flour. Make it!Continue reading
Achieve and maintain optimal training results with the right foods, eaten at the right time. Read on for a comprehensive guide to optimal nutrition when exercising.
Preparing baby puree is as easy as eating pie, or at least as preparing a smoothie. All you need is a good blender or food processor and ice cube trays for storage. You can replace any veggies, fruit, protein or grains for the ones listed and will still get a great puree. And don’t be afraid to add herbs and spices – they enhance the food’s flavor! The sky’s the limit.
As a new parent you’re dealing with so much uncertainty, angst and confusion about pretty much everything. Feeding your baby is one of the challenges to encounter on a daily basis. Having had the pleasure of going through this learning process myself, I understand that there are frustrations about the lack of information and comprehensive guidance on this topic. That’s why I created this complete, but short, guide to baby’s first foods including a feeding-at-a-glance cheat sheet, detailed tips on feeding a baby solids and a recipe guide to get you started. Recipes are here.
These cranberry almost-cookie dough bites are simple and fast to prepare, better for you than cookies, and so delicious, you have to be careful not to overeat. Make a batch in 10 minutes.
with Horseradish Flax Seed Crisps
Sounds sophisticated, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not that tricky to prepare but you need a bit of time to pull it off. You can even prepare a few things in advance if your schedule doesn’t allow to prepare everything at once.
When you’re hungry but you really need to get work done in the afternoon, you might want to try this light lunch – you can eat this raw as a salad or heated. Prep the veggies a night ahead, so you’re good to go when the stomach starts rumbling.
When I am in need of a quick, healthy snack I love to make fruit, nut and seed bars. I batch prepare and keep them in the fridge – in theory, you can store them up to a month but I always eat them within a few days. Check out this one made with dried apricots, raw pistachios, coconut and almond butter.
Orange-Fennel * Coconut-Lavender * Cayenne Pepper
Nothing is saying Winter Holidays more than a good batch of my signature rum balls. This year, I created a set of new flavors to indulge on.