Category: exercise

5 Quick, Healthy Breakfast Options!

If you want to eat clean in the morning, egg whites and oatmeal are the obvious choice. But you can only eat egg whites and oatmeal (or oatmeal pancakes) so many times before you’re craving something different. Below are 5 quick, healthy breakfasts with just as much protein and complex carbs as the number one... Read more »

5 Fresh Foods to Eat Today!

In a world of infinite food choices, it’s hard to get adequate servings of vegetables and fruits. While there are the latest slew of veggie and fruit juice drinks, it’s better to get whole foods (or at least juice them yourself to avoid excess sugar). An easy trick to getting enough fruits and veggies is... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Healthy Peanut Butter Pie!

Who doesn’t love peanut butter pie? Growing up, I would eat it on occasion at restaurants and literally swoon in ecstasy. Peanut butter! Graham cracker crust! A rich, creamy texture! All rolled into one pie?! However, it’s no surprise that these pies are laden with fat and calories and are also high in cholesterol. Skimming... Read more »

5 Minute Lunch: Healthy Hummus Wrap!

For many people, lunch is a time to eat out because they don’t have time to make something and bring it to work. That, or they want to get out of the office for a few minutes. You can still make a quick lunch and get out of the office (or even use your lunch... Read more »

What's For Dinner: Homemade Tomato Basil Sauce with Capellini!

Every week, I look forward to pasta night. I love that Alex sits at the bar, sipping red wine, while I make a pasta sauce from scratch (minus the one jar of organic tomato paste). I’ve always made “healthy” pasta, but have never made my own pasta sauce, for fear of it taking too long.... Read more »

What's For Lunch: Healthy Cobb Salad!

Pop into any American restaurant at lunch, and you can probably order a Cobb salad. But, if you’re like me, you are always asking for things to be left off or substituted, and Cobb salads are always too salty for my liking. The next time you are craving a healthy Cobb, make it at home,... Read more »

Snack on This, Not That: Trade Pastries for Protein Bars!

On the step mill this morning, I was perusing an issue of Shape and stopped on an article about beating afternoon cravings. Around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon, most of us need one of three things: a cup of coffee, a nap or a pastry. If you can take a nap, do it (studies... Read more »

What's For Dinner: Chocolate Barbecue Chicken!

Chicken is a common ingredient in today’s dishes, but after awhile, it can get a little boring. If you are trying to eat healthy, sometimes you might crave a sauce to make the meal more decadent. If you are looking for something savory and sweet, look no further than this chocolate barbecue chicken sauce. Made... Read more »

Top 3 Healthy Recipe Makeovers: Burgers, Fish Tacos and Chicken Parmesan!

One of the main keys to eating right for life is understanding how to makeover the types of food you love into healthier versions. Deprivation never works; but tailoring your taste buds to like something cleaner and healthier is much more doable. Knowing what ingredients to substitute, how to make incredible flavors with healthy ingredients... Read more »

Drink This, Not That: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Popular Drinks!

By now, you know how to make smarter choices when it comes to your food. Getting salads with the dressing on the side, having meat grilled or baked, no butter, no cheese, having veggies instead of fries, etc. But, what about drinks? You can unknowingly consume the bulk of your calories in liquid, without feeling... Read more »