I have a few iterations of energy bites on my site, but none that feature tahini as the shining star. These balls are great for a pick-me-up between meals or when you need a sweet treat. The bites contain fiber, potassium, protein, and healthy fat to keep you satiated and well nourished. Tahini, which is made from sesame seeds, is a vegan source of calcium and iron. Sesame seeds are also a great source of copper, an essential trace mineral and antioxidant which is needed by the body to build connective tissue, produce energy, transport iron, and prevent oxidative damage.Read More
Maca is the spotlight today in the next installment of my superfoods 101 series. This series was created with the intention of diving into some of my favorite superfoods, discussing their nutritional benefits, and showcasing a simple recipe to highlight the versatility of superfoods.
If I had to label the current trendiest superfood, I would for sure say Maca. It started appearing on the wellness scene a few years ago and has quickly gained momentum as one of the "it" superfoods. Like goji berries, maca has been around for thousands of years and was a staple in the diet of Inca warriors.Read More
Holiday time is here and so are the parties. With the cheese boards, puff pastry wrapped anythings, cookies, and festive cocktails, it can be a challenge to stay on track AND have a good time. Luckily, I've got your back with three holiday appropriate hors d'oeuvres that will not leave you regretful the morning after....well at least about your food choices.Read More
I am all about snacking mindfully. Snacking not only keeps the hangry beast at bay, it stabilizes blood sugar, optimizes your metabolism, and prevents overeating. Travel should not be an excuse to let your clean and conscious eating habits go by the wayside. Sure, I am all for a vacation indulgence or two, but it should be worth it and not because you did not set yourself up for success. Airport and airplane food are notoriously unhealthy and laden with preservatives, sodium, and sugar. But why get stuck in a bind? Here are six snacks which are travel-appropriate and will leave you looking and feeling great by the time you reach your destination.Read More
Snacks, or slump bumps as we affectionately like to call them, are hugely important. Snacking appropriately prevents overindulging at meals, stops you from making poor food choices out of extreme hunger, and keeps your energy at peak. Selecting a snack that includes protein, fiber, and a little fat guarantees sustained energy and satiety. Here are 11 ways to cure your next 3pm slump, suggested serving sizes included, so you don't over do it.Read More