Alright y'all. Another Friday, another pizza. This one has no redeeming veggies. There is no pretense at "healthy". This pizza laughs while it attaches itself firmly to your backside. Pure evil. Pure, delicious evil...
This week's pizza is full of amazing Mediterranean flavors. If you like Feta, this one is for you. And the addition of green things can help convince your brain that this is a healthy pizza. Mmmm...Convinced.
With Back To School in full swing, I wanted to share a healthy breakfast shake recipe with you. This doesn't taste "healthy", and if the kids don't watch you make it, they won't even know that there's spinach in it!
As a mom, I want my family to choose to eat healthier snacks, but left to their own devices, that's not usually the choice they make. I've tried prepping veggie trays in the fridge, but for my family, leaving a bowl of snacks (usually fruit) on the counter is the most effective. It's within eyesight and ready to be eaten immediately, which I've found is what they'll go for first...until they get tired of fruit, and then it's back in the cabinets for chips and snacks. What if you could give them a broader choice of ready-to-eat snacks that are all healthy? Urthbox delivers.
One of our favorite dips is a hot and creamy Spinach Artichoke dip served with tortilla chips. I make it pretty often for special nights like movie night or when we have guests come to hang out. I guess I feel like since it's packed with veggies, it's semi-healthy despite all the cheese! This dish just wouldn't be the same without it's topping of Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs. They turn a so-so dish into a winner by giving it an added crumbly texture and and a taste you wouldn't believe! Try the recipe yourself the next time you need a quick and tasty dip, and don't forget to use your coupon for Progresso Bread Crumbs at Publix for a bonus discount on your meal prep!
Whether you need gluten-free lunch ideas for the kids, or they're just plain bored with sandwiches, serving the filling ingredients on a skewer is a fun way to get them interested in eating a healthy lunch (and asking for more!)
Bringing school lunches can get boring. They want the same sandwich day in and day out, or they beg for pre-packaged store-bought lunches. You know the ones I mean. Well, you can make them at home for a fraction of the cost and add in some healthy items too.
Happy New Year! Now is the time to start those healthy resolutions! If you've ever done a cleanse or detox, you know that the point is to rid your body of the impurities that have built up over the span of months or years. One thing that can help you in your journey (besides drinking a ton of water), is taking a Detox bath. You don't need to buy kits or go to a Spa; you can do them at home with 4 ingredients that you probably already have.
Are you a resolution maker? I think that a lot of people fail at their resolutions because they make them too hard to achieve. I'm going slow this year by resolving to improve my health, which isn't as difficult as you might think. It's just a matter of eating a balanced diet, drinking lots of water, and adding in a few Nature Made supplements where they're lacking. We're just into February now and because I set the bar fairly low, I'm still going strong. It may not be the 1st of the year, but it's never too late to start a healthy journey, and 20 readers will each win a $50 Walmart gift card to help get them on the right track for 2016!
I've dieted on and off throughout the past 15 years, and I've found that "diets" that provide portion-and calorie-controlled meals are the simplest to follow, the easiest to stick to, and the most effective in the long run. Quick-fix diets may work for the (very) short term, but you quickly gain back everything you lost and then some, which is known as "weight cycling" or "yo-yo dieting" and can increase the risk for certain health problems. Slow and steady wins the race, so if your dieting woe is choosing the right foods and controlling portions, Jenny Craig might just be for you, and for the first time ever, you can try out a week of meals before committing to the program.
We want our pets to be as healthy and happy as possible, that's why I want to let you know that you can customize your cat’s nutrition and give them a well-balanced lifestyle with dry food, wet food, and treats, all from the trusted IAMS™ brand. One way I keep my kitty happy is with playtime! To help you treat your kitties, I've created 3 no sew, no glue DIY Cat toys that anyone can make!
With all the delicious fruits are pouring into grocery stores, I've got a great breakfast recipe for you to indulge in this weekend. This yogurt fruit bowl is served in a cantaloupe half, stuffed with sweet, delicious fruits and berries, and topped with granola for a hearty crunch. These Yogurt and Fruit Cantaloupe Boats are healthy, delicious, and gorgeous to boot. They're perfect for a Sunday brunch, or anytime you want a sweet treat.
Now that back to school time is here, it's time to start thinking about healthy routines. Sometimes we get so busy that we can't always eat right, so one way to make sure everyone stays healthy is to take a daily multivitamin. It's not too early to start building healthy habits with school-aged children, but what if they don't want to take their vitamins? I've got 3 sure-fire ways to get kids to take their vitamins and I'll share them with you!
Hi, guys! I have a brand new recipe for you today using mushrooms, the Healthy Living Made Simple superfood for September and October. I'm using baby portobellos and stuffing them with a savory Mediterranean mix of Italian sausage, fresh garlic and spinach, and feta cheese, and topping them with a little melted mozzarella. They are a super-delish use of this superfood and they're easy to make too!
As we're rolling into the holiday season, starting with Halloween (yay!), it's time to make sure you're taking the best care of yourself. The shopping, decorating, events, and parties can all take a toll, especially over the span of the next few months. If you're not careful you'll end up feeling it big time, but it doesn't have to be that way. I have 5 great tips to stay healthy this holiday season, so keep reading for those and then enter to win 1 of 60 Walmart Gift Cards from Nature Made!
Today I have a Guest Post for you from Susy Richards, a pregnancy researcher, freelance writer, and mommy blogger at Rocket Parents. She has a great list of activities to use to bond with your children. Take it away, Susy! As your kid gets older, it's important that you spend more quality time with them so that the parent-child bond between the two of you remains strong and healthy. It can be hard for parents to understand what the newer generation likes and enjoys doing so, I've compiled a list here of the top 10 activities to bring together parents and their children.
Many of you know that this New Year, I have #goals. My biggest goal is to be healthier. That sounds a bit vague, but I want it to affect every part of my life, from the relationships I maintain to the way I treat my body. One of the biggest parts of that last one is the food that we eat. Convenience is great, but I have to re-train myself to choose healthier options, especially when it comes to breakfast. Healthy breakfasts can be convenient and delicious. I just proved that to my whole family with this amazing honey-drizzled, blueberry Smoothie Bowl. It brings variety, deep flavors, sweetness, texture, and my favorite part, crunch. Kick-start your day with this nutritious (and easy) breakfast for you and your family.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, so let's talk teeth! Did you know that roughly half of all children enter kindergarten with tooth decay? That's a lot of kids! A lack of affordable access to dental care is a big reason for this, but that's no reason for our kids to have to go through life dealing with mouth pain and a lack of self-esteem about their smile. That's where the grassroots organization Give Kids A Smile comes in, and you can help too.
I want the best for my kitty-baby. That doesn't necessarily mean the most expensive choices, but the healthiest choices. I want her to live a long and happy life, feeling her best and full of energy. I had been feeding her IAMS™, but the last time I went shopping for her food, the store was completely out, so I had to make a choice. I chose what seemed to be a healthy option, but noticed a difference in my Rajah right away. I've decided to switch back and wanted to share the proper way to switch your cat to an IAMS™ diet. I chose IAMS ORAL CARE COMPLETE™ to help her maintain strong, healthy teeth while getting 100% complete and balanced nutrition.
If you're still keeping your fitness resolution, congratulations! I've gotten a bit sidetracked by the flu and a stomach bug back-to-back, but I'm still going. :) One of the biggest ways people get off track is with cravings and one of the most common of those is for something sweet. We all have those moments when our sweet tooth seems to be screaming for attention. Obviously, we can't always feed the dragon, but what can we do to beat it? A key part of health and wellness is all about seeking balance through mindful consumption and I've got six foolproof ways you can beat those sweet cravings and stay on track with your fitness goals.