May 2013

Month Archives

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Simple Kale Mask

Kale is like the goddess of green leafy vegetables when it comes to important vitamins and minerals our body needs to stay healthy and function properly. It is SO good for us! But what about the possible benefits that come from applying this wondrous plant directly onto our face? Kale is full of vitamins A […]

9 Tips for Staying fit During Summer

We all know the delicious comfort foods served at barbecues, the slush and ice cream on hot days, the yummy summer cocktails, and countless desserts celebrating summer events can have an effect on our waistlines. There are some key things we can do to enjoy summer and all it has to offer, while staying fit and […]

Natural Deodorant for Your Pits!

Switching over to all-natural deodorant is not a pretty process…(it’s smelly!). It takes some time for your body to get used to not using the powerful chemicals on your pits to aborb wetness and odors (trust me..its takes TIME). But after you find one that works, you won’t regret it, it feels great! If you […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Kale Salad!

Salads are fantastic! Why? Because they are versatile, easy to make, not super expensive, and healthy (depending on what you put into it!). A great ingredient to use in salads is kale. Below is a recipe that uses instead of lettuce as the base of the salad with lots of healthy and fresh fruits and […]

6 Steps for Glowing, Summer Ready Skin

Summer is only about a month away but we still have plenty of time to get our skin glowing, smooth and summer ready. Check out our 6 steps to getting your skin ready for this summer: Exfoliate Exfoliating about 1 or 2 times a week is wonderful for removing dead skin cells that can build […]

Processed Is Still Processed.

More people are concerned with buying local or organic foods, reducing waste, supporting their local natural health food stores, etc.  With the growing popularity of healthier and more naturally focused lifestyle choices, many companies have capitalized on this opportunity. Although may folks have opted more healthier food and natural options, just as many do not […]

Hearty Kale Soup!

Today I have a scrumptious & hearty Kale Soup that I created from scratch! It has a little kick from the red pepper flakes and spicy sesame oil but is balanced out by the nutty flavor of sesame and the sweet undertones from pure maple syrup! It’s fast & easy to make! Ingredients: 1-1½ bushels kale (7-10 big leaves with […]

Product Review: Shred – The Revolutionary Diet!

So I’ve always believed that the key to a healthy body is a healthy lifestyle, not a fad, crash diet, temporary diet, miracle pill, the latest diet smoothie on the market, or even surgery. The recipe for good health is proper nutrition, adequate physical exercise, sufficient water intake, sleep, and happiness! 🙂 No magic involved. Now I happened […]

Feeling blue? Blame your food.

Ok so the title is a little misleading. You shouldn’t blame your food for the reason why you may be in such a sad sappy mood, but your mood can be greatly influenced by the foods you consume. This influence happens chemically and physically. Let’s start with the chemical reaction in the brain. In the […]

Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast & Asparagus

This was my first time making a stuffed chicken dish and I have to say it came out pretty tasty! The thin slices of chicken breast are stuffed with a mixture of chopped spinach, mushroom & savory blue cheese.  (Blue Cheese is one of my favorite cheeses because it is so flavorful!). I was hesitant to […]

Favorite Ingredient Friday: Kale Chips!

Kale chips are such a healthy and easy snack to make! It requires such few ingredients and tastes absolutely delicious! How to make Kale Chips: Pre-heat oven to 375°. Prep kale by washing in cool water. Shake to remove any excess water. Chop kale into small pieces, about the size of a regular potato chip. […]

What the heck is MSG?

Okay, so we all know we are supposed to avoid MSG like our life depends on it…but what the heck is it?? MSG aka Monosodium Glutamate is basically a food flavor enhancer. It is a free amino acid salt that is designed to trick the brain into thinking that whatever we are eating is nutritious, flavorful […]

Homemade Flavored Water!

Many people are well aware that drinking water is an essential part of a healthy diet and for weight loss. Sadly, many are lured into sweet temptation of sugary juices, sodas, and energy drinks. A lot of drinks market themselves as “healthy” and “natural”, but in fact they are FULL of sugar, artificial sweeteners, dyes, […]

Beginngers Booty Workout!! No Gym Required!

It can be very overwhelming for some people to enter a gym, let alone, figure out how to work all of the machines and equipment they have. Exercising outdoors or in the comfort of your own home can be more enjoyable for some, but it can often be difficult to find workouts to do, especially […]

Oatmeal Sugar Scrub

Exfoliating your skin is a super easy and effective way to get soft, luscious skin! My favorite homemade scrub is a mix of oats, sugar, lemon, honey, and olive oil. The exfoliation helps removes dead skin cells and aids in the turnover of new cells meaning baby smooth skin! Here’s the simple recipe: 3 tbsp Sugar [exfoliates] […]