It’s time to ditch the diet! And when I say diet I don’t mean restrictions that are necessary for religious/moral beliefs or medical conditions. I mean the mentality that certain foods should be labeled as “bad” and vehemently avoided. This is the year to make peace with your body and not purse weight loss.Read More
With more and more people adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet, it leaves us wondering, “Is this right for me?” Various athletes, even up to the elite level, are implementing these routines while still excelling in their respective sports. For example, ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek has embraced a vegan lifestyle, and recently set a world record for running all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes. Yikes.Read More
Hello there. My name is Kiera and I am a wannabe Chef. I blame Instagram. Anywho, there are times when I'm inspired to make an over the top meal and then there are times when I just order out. There is no real middle ground yet. So, in order to get me (and you) motivated to make more creative meals, we're sharing some of our favorite food blogs. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, cheers to upgrading what's on our plates.Read More
Ever wonder what it would be like to have a Registered Dietitian (RD) help you make better choices at the grocery store? Lucky for you, we caught up with Becca Scoffield, an in-store dietician at ShopRite, to discuss how to save money on groceries.Read More
By Veronica Shah
A key part of staying fit is ensuring that your diet is in check. Fruits and vegetable should make up a large part of what you eat, and nutritionists recommend that you get at least 5 servings per day. However despite your best efforts, it might not always be possible to consume enough.
This is where smoothies come in! Not only do they taste great, they are also very easy to prepare, are digested easily and help to increase your overall intake of natural foods.Read More
For the first time in 20 years, the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) is making a few changes to the Nutrition Panels that are usually found on the side or back of your favorite packaged foods. The updates include changes to serving sizes, updated daily values, and more information about added sugar.Read More
“I want to eat healthy, but I don’t have enough time to cook healthy!” This is one of the most common reasons people give for why they aren’t able to stick to their nutrition goals. Busy people rejoice! I’m here to tell you that eating right doesn’t have to mean more time. Here are some time-saving tips:Read More
Have you avoided getting a cold this winter? If so, you might have probiotics to thank! Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that live in our bodies and are good for our health.
Hopefully you didn’t cringe when you heard the word bacteria… often when we hear this word we think of disease, but your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad, and probiotics are the "good bacteria”!Read More
Now that temperatures have finally dipped, I start to crave warm comfort food and cozy dinners in. My favorite types of recipes to make this time of year are soups, stews and chilies. I mean… How much cozier does it get than a big bowl of warm soup? In addition to the comfort-factor, I love soups and chilies for many reasons:Read More