Posts tagged "healthy eating"

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward
The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food. ... Read more »

Fit Food Friday: Are You Celebrating Non-GMO Month?

Fit Food Friday: Are You Celebrating Non-GMO Month?
Are you celebrating Non-GMO month?  If you aren’t, that’s ok, because I didn’t know it was officially Non-GMO month either, until Whole Foods sent me an email.  You’ve likely been reading a lot on the web about GMOs (genetically modified organisms; in other words, scientifically played with in a lab), and you aren’t sure if... Read more »

The Skinny On Starbucks' New La Boulange Pastries

The Skinny On Starbucks' New La Boulange Pastries
Admit it, you grab a pastry on the go more than you’d like to admit.  I’m going to raise my hand and admit guilt.  Sometimes you are on the go and it’s the only option between eating something or starving yourself (unless you’ve packed snacks, in which case you win!).  I’ve been seeing signs at... Read more »
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The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »

Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom

Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom
“Eating healthy is so boring,” is a phrase I hear a lot as a fitness instructor.  The truth is that it’s not boring; but the other truth is that most people don’t have a clue what is considered healthy eating (or, at least, how to add variety).  Most people fall back on frozen veggies and... Read more »

My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body

My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body
I admit, though being quite the healthy person, I was never really that great at eating my vegetables.  Most people aren’t, in fact.  We spend time replacing meals with “meal replacement bars” (or other goodies) that are full of all sorts of processed badness, yet they are marketed as being good for you.  Bah! If... Read more »
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Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...
Let’s face it, going out to eat is a time-honored tradition that most people are unwilling (or unable) to give up.  I know that we hear, “It’s healthier to cook at home,” all the time, but sometimes we just want/need to go out to eat.  Sure, lots of restaurants have their “fit” or “light fare”... Read more »

Food Vs. Body

Food Vs. Body
Are you experiencing some post-Holiday bloating, guilt, fatigue… or all of the above? One thing I’m always reminded of after the Holidays (or birthdays, or other celebrations) is how much food actually does affect my body, my mood, my skin… everything!  Of course, I already knew from past experiences, but it’s always interesting to experience... Read more »

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!
A lot of people think of tofu as some bland bean curd that they’d rather not eat.  I started that way too… that is, until I started to realize all of the wonderful things that can be created from it.  You see, tofu will take on the flavor of what you mix it with.  It’s... Read more »
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Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Bars
This recipe comes compliments of Chalene Johnson, one of my favorite fitness gurus!   Ingredients:Wet: 1 c egg whites 1 ½ c sugar 1 c applesauce 2 c canned pumpkin Dry: 2 c all purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 TB baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg... Read more »