Nutrition

Pretty in Pink: Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to put out a special pink recipe to show our support for breast cancer awareness month: Strawberry-Coconut Smoothie! This recipe is especially delicious and especially easy! It’s great for those mornings where you need something on the go. You can also freeze the smoothie, turning it…

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

With just 35 minutes to prepare, what better way to prepare for the fall than to bake this delicious take on pancakes? Apple Cinnamon Pancakes combine light fluffy pancakes with the fall flavors of apple and cinnamon. The secret ingredient? Grating the apples before adding them to the pancakes! This recipe creates around 16…

Diet and its impacts on mental health

If you’re reading this and struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline is available to you 24/7. It’s free and confidential: 1-800-273-8255. Just like exercise, there is a lot of research that suggests diet can have a large effect on your mental health and wellbeing. Even medically diagnosed depression can be affected…

How to Eat Healthy with No Time and No Energy

Drive-thrus and microwavable meals win out over home-cooked food because of the convenience they provide. It is so much easier to grab food on the way home, eat it out of a plastic container, throw that container away, and be done. No hassle, no messy kitchen, and instant gratification. The drawback? This food is…

Let the Kids Cook Dinner

Making healthy choices is not always easy when fast-food restaurants line the roads on the way home from school and work. Though it isn’t always the easiest choice to make, it can be a fun one. There are a lot of options for dinners that are kid-chef friendly, and here is one of them…

Can How You Eat Help Prevent Skin Cancer?

The modern community seems to have united on the fact that sunscreen during outdoor activity is not optional, floppy sun hats are back in style, and it no longer takes a deep suntan to be considered beautiful. Though there is a more conscious awareness of sun damage and how to combat it to keep…

Foods that Help with Hydration

There are many metrics out there for how much water to consume in a day. Some people abide by the 6 – 8 glasses of water rule while others divide their body weight in half and use that number in ounces as a metric for how much water their body needs for proper hydration….

Food Allergy Safety

Food allergies are becoming more of a hot topic in recent years, and approximately 30,000 Americans go to the emergency room each year after suffering from severe allergic reactions. It is even estimated that 150 to 200 people die from allergic reactions to food each year. This hot topic is dangerous, and knowing how…

Eat These Foods to Help You Sleep Better

Many people follow a fairly consistent routine of waking up, going to work, going home, eating dinner, watching television, and going to sleep. This pattern repeats Monday through Friday, then on the weekends, things change a little. No matter the pattern or day of the week, however, the ending is always sleeping. Some days…