I’m in the south of France with my husband who’s traveling for work. As soon as we settled in to the apartment we will call home for the next week, I ran off to the store. I love exploring the aisles of groceries in other parts of the world. Immediately I noticed that most of the fresh produce was grown right here in France. Those that weren’t came from nearby Spain and Italy. How refreshing!
Looking to load up on one of nature’s best superfoods? Bake up a batch of kale chips! They are simple to make, delicious and oh so healthy.
Being gluten-free does not have to mean you can never enjoy another freshly baked good. Thank God! After tasting these delicious lemon poppy muffins from our Provenance Meals delivery at the office, we hunted down the recipe from their chef, Carla Contreras so that we could share it with all of you. They are paleo, made without any refined grain flours at all, just almond flour/meal, eggs, butter and sweetened with raw honey. Nutritious and delicious – just how we like it. We hope you like it as much as we do.
It’s a drizzly cool Sunday, a good day for catching up on some neglected chores and for making soup! We love soups, they are nurturing, nourishing and simple to make. Its often a great way to use up all the left over veggies you have in your fridge. I always have a supply of lentils in the pantry. They do not need to be soaked before cooking (often the case with dried beans) and they cook up very quickly. We had this lentil soup with a salad of mixed baby greens, avocado and grapefruit, making it a filling and satisfying meal.
We ‘re big fans of smoothies and make them for a healthy breakfast, a nutritious snack , an afternoon pick-me up and after a workout, as a recovery drink. A smoothie is a great way to get those important phytonutrients into your diet (and your kids too) Adding a high quality protein powder to your smoothie can boost energy and enhance immunity. We also like to add healthy fats such as coconut, almonds, avocado and chia seeds that will leave your skin glowing and your stomach feeling satisfied.
It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays of the year. It’s a time to gather together with family and friends and be thankful for the abundance we have in our lives. It’s also the day that many of us forget about eating healthily and usually end up feeling stuffed and remorseful. So here are a couple of my favorite recipes that can help you stay on track and still feel like you have indulged.
Connect to autumn and to nature by trying this delicious seasonal recipe... I love all the yummy squashes you can get in the fall!
We understand that you are all busy and want ideas for simple lunches. As the weather gets cooler you may want to incorporate more grains, warm foods and seasonal vegetables like squash and yams into your meals. Here are 5 recipes that have just a few ingredients each and are perfect for your fall Be Well Cleanse. Enjoy!
I love breakfast. I used to be a coffee and muffin girl but over time I have figured out that my breakfast was setting me up to crash and burn. Now on most mornings, I fire up the blender and make a smoothie with protein powder. I find this makes a big difference in my energy, and I have fewer cravings throughout the day. If your current go-to breakfast is a bagel and coffee, you can do better!
Way back before I was diagnosed with cancer I had three thoughts about the disease: 1) Kylie Minogue once had it. 2) There could be the possibility of being granted medical marijuana. 3) If you eat broccoli, you can prevent it. The night following the day I was diagnosed, I went out for dinner with my family to a Thai restaurant. I’d never really eaten much broccoli before, but something in me told me that this was the perfect time to start. So I took the funny looking vegetable out of everyone’s dishes and added them to my Thai green chicken curry. If only reversing cancer was that simple!
At the risk of sounding dramatic, the sight of people at the gym guzzling “sports drinks” often makes me cringe a bit. I understand their popularity – they’re easy and available everywhere – but I can’t understand why anyone would willingly pour fructose, food coloring and assorted chemicals into their body, particularly when there’s a far healthier way to support athletic performance and recovery. Assuming you’re not a pro athlete, but do have a regular workout routine to fuel, consider ribose, for an immediate, healthy boost.
Tang, instant mashed potatoes, TV dinners – chances are, if you were born in the 60’s or early 70’s, “Space Age” freeze- dried foods were the order of the day – futuristic, convenient and super cool – so much more exciting than old-fashioned, fresh, real food. Fortunately, over the last decade or so, attitudes towards food have changed, and by now most Americans understand that eating fresh, unprocessed, local and organic foods are far kinder to the earth and body than the faux foods created in the culinary labs of yesteryear. However, for those who grew up on the typical processed diet of the era, loading up on broccoli, spinach and my favorite superfood kale, can seem daunting – but actually, it’s one of the most important things one can do to support health and empower the body to fight off disease.