If you’ve hung around with me long enough, you know I heart coffee. I wake in the morning full of anticipation for my morning brew. And I go to sleep at night, dreaming of my coffee adventures for the next day. But what if I could make coffee healthier? Because coffee is great and all. It makes me feel real good. And the smell warms my heart. But I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a powerhouse … [Read more...] about Healthy Substitutes for Regular Coffee! (Caffeine/Decaf Options)
It can seem like your taste buds will suffer as you start to eat cleaner. So that’s why I love condiments. They're a gift of guilt-free flavor for your taste buds. Many of them are lower in calories. Most don’t have bad-for-you fats. The majority aren’t high in cholesterol. And they can liven up your taste buds. But before we go over my favorite healthier condiments, keep one thing in mind. … [Read more...] about 12 Healthy Condiments to Liven up Clean Eating
I have a confession. I used to hate fall. Despite the beauty of the changing colors, I always secretly mourned the loss of the sunshine and long days of summer. But now that I live in Los Angeles where summer weather routinely lasts from June until October, I’m usually very ready to welcome the cooler days of fall. And that when I start craving one of my favorites: warm apple crisp. As a … [Read more...] about Apple Crisp: Low-Sugar, Slow Cook, & Gluten-Free!
You get it. A healthier lifestyle is a commendable aspiration that will provide benefits for years to come. But change can be overwhelming and you’re not an all or nothing kind of person. So how do you make baby steps towards a healthier lifestyle without feeling like you’re going loco? Take it nice and slow. It’s better to make a few small changes and stick with them than go full-force … [Read more...] about Baby Steps To A Healthier Lifestyle
Snack can seem like a dirty word when you're trying to lose weight.And that might be true if you choose the many conventional snacks on the market. Not only are they filled with sugar and unhealthy fats that will help pack on the pounds. They are depleted of fiber, protein and the healthy fats that get you out of fat storing mode, ease inflammation and support healthy digestion. But this … [Read more...] about A Perfect Snack to Help You Melt Fat
Do you have a plan when you enter the supermarket? Or do you wander aimlessly through the aisles hoping to pick out what you need? When shopping, it is extremely important to start with some preparation. Otherwise, you may come home with a bunch of healthy foods that don't actually go together. Or you'll find your shopping cart full of comfort food, leaving you without healthy options for the … [Read more...] about Avoid Shopping Cart Mayhem with Supermarket Diet Tips!