If you’re a foodie or frequent user Pinterest and Instagram, you’ve probably heard about one of the latest dining trends, sweet potato toast. If you haven’t heard of sweet potato toast, you might feel a little confused and/or uncertain about the concept like I was when I first heard about it. Who determined these sweet potatoes had the qualifications to take on a toasted status? Did other potatoes feel excluded by this decision? What exactly makes these potatoes “toasty”? Questions like this and so much more plagued my mind.
It’s that time of year again. Sniffles are a’sneakin’, colds are a’catchin’ and the flu bug is back with a mean bite. No one wants to get stuck sick, miserable and buried under a mountain of used tissues and empty NyQuil bottles. When it comes to cold and flu season, your best defense is a good offense by keeping that immune system in tip-top shape for fighting off illness. Here are six surefire ways to help keep that immune system ready for action! Continue reading “6 Ways to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season”
I don’t know about you, but soup has solved a lot of dilemmas in my life.
Cold day? Soup.
Rainy day? Soup.
Sick day? Soup.
Sad day or afternoon lost in the throes of existential crisis? Soup. Continue reading “French Kale and Onion Soup”
The new year is in full swing and so are many of those exercise and fitness related resolutions! It’s a fun and exciting time to be a part of the gym community, whether you are a long-time gym rat or inspired to start a new adventure with your very first gym membership. Gyms have their own subcultures and often various unspoken rules when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of common courtesy and community behavior. Make sure you’re following four big rules of gym etiquette this year to ensure you’re crushing goals and making friends along the way.
Christmas is just around the corner and time to finish checking off that holiday gift list is running out quickly. Still stumped on what to get the fitness enthusiast in your life? Worry no more! Here is your last-minute gifting guide for the runner, yogi, Crossfitter, bodybuilder or GX class addict in your life! Continue reading “15 Gift Ideas for the Fitness Fanatic”
It’s no secret that I’m a basic, unabashed Starbucks lover. If you’re also a Starbucks frequenter, you may have noticed one of the newest additions to their snack menu this year, the Sous Vide Egg Bites (or as I like to call them, little bites of heaven). They are light, fluffy and full of a creamy, cheesy flavor that simply melts in your mouth. Continue reading “Easy, healthy Starbucks “Sous Vide” Egg Bites”
It’s Thanksgiving and (like the rest of the country), I’ve got pumpkin on the brain. I feel bad for the pumpkin sometimes, because it really doesn’t get the credit it deserves as being a versatile ingredient in sweet and savory dishes alike. Continue reading “Four Pumpkin Recipes for Your Holiday Meal Prep”
If you’ve ever walked into a vitamin or supplement store, you know the sheer volume of the pills, powders, and vitamins can feel overwhelming. What’s useful or relevant to your routine? Is the supplement you’re holding backed by science or a sketchy infomercial shenanigan? It’s enough to make your head spin, really.
Last time in our supplement spotlight we looked at BCAAs and Amino Acids. Today, we’re going to look at magnesium, the role it plays in our health and fitness and some of its forms on the supplement market. Continue reading “Supplement Spotlight: Magnesium”
Everyone gets excited about all things pumpkin in September and October but personally, I think November is the true month of the pumpkin. Continue reading “Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup”
Like many basic white girls, I am a lover of all things fall. The leaves start falling, boots and sweaters come out and Starbucks busts out the pumpkin spice! (Okay, that last one I’m not actually crazy about, but props on that maple pecan latte they have going on this year.) As soon as September hits, I am living in a woodland wonderland of pumpkins, apple cider, and cinnamon in my heart of hearts. (At least until the eggnog hits Walmart, but that’s another story.) Continue reading “Protein-Packed Apple Spice Muffins”