Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot! But seriously, here are my favorite ways to add more plant proteins to every meal.
Smoothies don’t have to be frozen cold to be enjoyed. Since the OJ and cranberries are refrigerated and the banana is frozen, there’s no need for the ice. This recipe is high in Vitamin C and using full fat yogurt will slow the absorption of the fruit sugars for a steady energy boost. Ingredients […]
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Try unsweetened whole milk yogurt for a probiotic boost.
This mixed grain cereal is a hearty alternative to oatmeal.
This rice milk-based drink has a surprising ingredient.
Try this whole grains smoothie for breakfast or lunch on the go.
A couple weeks ago I received a sample of All Day Energy Greens dietary supplement from the Institute for Vibrant Living. I’ve been slow to use green powder supplements because they don’t blend well and often don’t taste well. But since my clients are always asking about simple ways to include more greens in their […]
Scroll through the timeline of your favorite social network and you’re bound to read a post or two about someone’s current fitness journey. They’re posting photos of meals, miles run, or gym hours clocked in. They’re excited to share current stats of inches and pounds lost, showing before and after photos of disappearing double chins, […]
We all have a general idea that we will benefit from eating more of certain kinds of foods and less of others, but the “best” foods may not look or taste as good as the foods you really want to eat. When it comes to men, it can sometimes feel like it’s harder to get them […]
Despite all the marketing messages we receive about weight loss – what to eat, what to avoid, the right kind of exercise and all kinds of programs, supplements, detoxes, and fasts – there’s still no one-size-fits-all approach to losing weight and keeping it off for the long-term.
What would happen if you learned to love food again?
The IIN Health Coach’s calling card, What’s new and good? has a way of putting a smile on a person’s face, even if it’s one of surprise. We’re so used to hearing “how are you?” as we exchange greetings, never fully expecting the person to reply with an honest answer. The honest answer is in our […]
Lighten up this spring with this complimentary recipe guide from Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Gone are the days of boring salads of iceberg lettuce and flavorless tomatoes drowning in syrupy sweet processed salad dressings. Today’s salads are fully of life and color, with a huge thanks going out to the local foods movement for highlighting that there are several varieties of the same fruits and vegetables we’re most familiar […]
Ten years ago, no one knew what the heck health coaching was. To many, it sounded like a gimmick – pay someone to tell you to eat kale and make time for yourself? Isn’t that what registered dietitians and psychologists are for? The truth is, that’s just the bare minimum of what health coaches do. […]
I used to be a pretty healthy kid, with several awards for perfect attendance to show for it. In junior high school, I caught Strep throat, and begin to experience a gradual but noticeable decline through the end of high school. Head colds, chest congestion, a constant runny nose, and mild fatigue would follow me […]
I’ll be honest, I don’t always feel like drinking water, but I know how I feel when I don’t drink enough – brain fog, irritability, fatigue, to name a few – so I try to get at least 100 ounces of water everyday by drinking varying amounts of hot, room temperature, and sometimes cold water. […]
Highlights from my recent Twitter chat with Womb Wellness Expert Simone Turner.
Because this is one of the few times of the year you’ll get everyone in the same space, the holidays are the perfect time to discuss matters of health and wellness with your loved ones. Without pushing an agenda or being dogmatic about any particular way to be healthy, you can implement sustainable lifestyle changes […]
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them – Albert Einstein
I’ve noticed a tendency for people who don’t engage in daily physical activity to see it as something you only do if you want to lose or maintain weight, build muscle. When it’s not to those ends, it’s a chore. But daily physical activity is more than just squats, pushups, planks, and burpees. Physical activity […]
It’s been a looong time since I’ve had a collard green smoothie. Typically, I only make them in the fall when I have access to cranberries and apples. I blend all of that with whole milk yogurt or kefir to give it body and it’s a nice, sweet-tart blend. Last week I experimented with some blueberries, […]