Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love You know what is really weird? My parents have been married since they were eighteen (while my mom was eighteen and my dad was twenty-one) and not one of their seven kids are even close to being married. I just asked my nineteen year old brother and three of his friends (sorry for those awkward conversations guys) if they had a serious girlfriend. Not one of them did – let alone a girlfriend at all. Actually, I was probably thinking about this topic because my parents 30th wedding anniversary was last week, but we didn’t really get around to celebrating it until my mom’s birthday on Sunday. I find this rather INSANE. And now you probably find me rather insane for talking about such a random topic. I have to say though, I’m sort of having fun messing with him. ANYWAY, let’s talk about this coconut almond cream chia pudding. I know this whole chia seed pudding concept may not be anything new for some of you guys, but I’m just now discovering it’s textured deliciousness. Ingredients
The 2-Day Diet: Diet Two Days a Week. Eat Normally for Five by Michelle Harvie and Tony Howell Nutrition - The Ornish SpectrumThe Ornish Spectrum Nutrition What you include in your diet is as important as what you exclude. Spectrum of Choices Foods are neither good nor bad, but some are more healthful for you than others. Based on the latest science, while recognizing the limitations of research, I have categorized foods into a spectrum ranging from the most healthful (Group 1) to the least healthful (Group 5). I started to say “most indulgent” to describe Group 5, but that’s part of the problem. You can make Group 1 and Group 2 foods that are good for you and also taste great and feel indulgent. What matters most is your overall way of eating. If you get on a diet, chances are you’ll get off a diet. Even the word “diet” conjures up feeling restricted, deprived, controlled—all the manipulative, fascist feelings that are not sustainable. In contrast, the Spectrum approach is all about freedom and choice. The Spectrum is based on love, not willpower. OK, here’s how it works: It’s not all or nothing. Spectrum Food Choices: Recommended: 2.
20 Detox Salads to Put You Back On Track - foodiecrush If you’re anything like us, you’ve been eating well lately. You’ve consumed many a cookie and canapé, and chances are you’re struggling to pull yourself out of the crazy indulgent carb overhaul that was the month of December. Now, our bodies are craving fruits and vegetables. It’s time to assess the damage we’ve done and wipe the slate clean with the proverbial January detox salad. These salads are just ticket to redeem all your gluttonous follies and get you back on track. Let’s grab the new year by the horns, and dig in! Detox Salad from From Calculus to Cupcakes Revitalizing & Raw Cauliflower-Tomato Detox Salad from Blissful Basil Super Food Detox Salad from Fit Foodie Finds Detox Salad with Lemon Dressing from Homemade Levity Green Monster Detox Salad from Honey & Figs Kale Salad with Edamame, Roasted Cashews and Miso Dressing from Domesticate Me December Detox Salad from Back to Her Roots Glowing Skin Salad with Detox Dressing from Hello Natural Inner Goddess Detox Salad from Iowa Girl Eats
10 School Lunches That Totally Trump Sandwiches Lunch art is all the rage. As we scroll through meticulously crafted works of art made with sculpted veggies and colorful condiments, we feel a desire to wow our kids with similar masterpieces. Alas, our laborious attempts end up looking like this. We've partnered with Ziploc® , who understands that making lunches just can’t take all day, to create a list of simple yet out-of-the-box lunch ideas. Scroll down for some ideas that are cute, creative, and that you don't have to be Picasso to execute. 1. For your little sophisticate, a nouveau take on a lunchtime classic. 2. Classic, easy-to-make hard-boiled-eggs get a whole lot more adorable with these moulds. 3. Get out your cookie cutters and use melon or even cucumbers to make these fruit flower pops. 4. This simple take on a summertime favorite will definitely make your little guy or girl crack a smile at the lunch table. 5. Freeze these babies and defrost them any morning for the simplest and most crowd-pleasing lunch ever. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
An Easy Health Plan and Workout Plan Editor’s Note: This guest post was by Mike O’Donnell a professional fitness coach and trainer. His blog can be seen at The IF Life Fred Flintstone is not my idea of a real caveman as he had a car (albeit powered by a foot engine), worked sitting on a dinosaur, and got his food from a drive-thru (we have all seen where the brontosaurus ribs tipped over his car). But if you look at the overall health and fitness of the Paleolithic (or “hunter and gather” period from 10,000 years ago) cavemen, they were all pretty strong, not overweight by today’s standards, and did not suffer from modern degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancers. Most people will argue “Well they had an average shorter life span compared to today,” which actually is true but not for the reasons some think. Cavemen lifted heavy things Caveman sprinted and walked for survival Survival meant making sure they had something to eat and not being the dinner for something else. Lift heavy stuff
Intermittent Fasting: A Beginner's Guide Editor’s note: This is a guest post by John Berardi, PhD. When we were kids, Mom was always looking out for our health. Chew your food. Eat your vegetables. As busy grown-ups, a good breakfast often falls victim to the time crunch. Of course, deep down we know it’s not right. So what’s a guy to do? Lately, some really fit guys–men with muscles, visible veins, and abs so sharp you can grate carrots on them–are doing something a whole lot different. This practice is called Intermittent Fasting–IF for short–and it’s challenging everything nutritionists, dieticians, and your Mom ever told you about healthy eating. Going Against the Grain Typical dietician dogma involves eating small meals spread two to four hours apart, starting with a nutritious breakfast. It’s sound advice that’s been field-tested by thousands of fit, healthy, hard-bodied people. Proponents of IF, on the other hand, eschew the idea of small, frequent meals. The experts are skeptical. I was also a skeptic. Wow is right! 1.
huffingtonpost 10 Best All-Natural Protein Powders It doesn’t matter if you’re getting intense full-body workouts in at the gym, you have a casual relationship with your treadmill or you just want to eat healthier: getting the right amount of protein in your diet is paramount. Since the human body is about 17 percent protein, replenishing that stock day to day should be a priority. The most obvious way to get your daily fill of protein is to eat whole foods like chicken, fish and other meats — but then there are vegans, vegetarians and those of us who don’t have time to cook a steak or grill chicken at every meal. That’s where the protein powder makes the best case for itself. Aloha Protein 18 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Naked Goat Whey Protein 23 grams of protein per serving. Primal Body Whey 24 grams of protein per serving. Julian Bakery Primal Protein 15 grams of protein per serving. Paleo Protein Egg White 20 grams of protein per serving, all from pure egg whites. Make the Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie, 3 Ways
5 Meal Plan Services That Make Cooking Easy, Ranked By Laziness 30 Healthy Recipes It’s January!!!!! Everyone seems to be cutting things out of their diet and rebooting. The holidays will do that to you! I’ve been spending the past two weeks of the new year organizing/decluttering our house and I haven’t been on track with eating right. I put together a list of the 30 Healthy Recipes I like to put back into my meal prep when I am ready to eat/feel lighter. Hope this inspires you to do the same! Hippy Banana Bread My new favorite. Avocado Kimchi Toast Add kimchi to your avocado toast situation. Mushroom Arugula Toast You can get vegetables in your breakfast. Spinach Egg Breakfast Sandwich (with avocado & pesto!) You might wanna go lighter on the cheese….but YESSSSS. Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes I have a bunch of sweet potatoes that I am gonna use to make some of these pancakes for Cooper this week. Grain-Free Apple “Oatmeal” I ate a lot of this when I was on the Whole30. Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal Make a batch of this and eat it for breakfast throughout the week. Spicy Mango Wraps