Category Archives: Living Simply

On Our Plates: February

On Our Plates: February

When it comes to health, eating what grows locally (where YOU live) is the way to go, all year round. The grocery store can be extremely deceiving. Sure, the tomatoes look great but they are bland and mealy this time of year because they aren’t in season or are shipped a long way from somewhereContinue reading!

Feel Lighter and More Vibrant Today (Without Losing a Pound)

Feel Lighter and More Vibrant Today (Without Losing a Pound)

Happy New Year! This year is the year for you to achieve your health goals and for you to feel great in your body. I want to help by providing simple and actionable strategies to make 2017 your best year yet. Here are three simple strategies to help you recover from the season of excessContinue reading!

5 Healthy Travel Tips

5 Healthy Travel Tips

A recent study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior (March 2016) evaluated 122 adults 1 week before taking a vacation, 1 week after, and 6 weeks after returning from vacation. The study revealed that physical activity and body weight BOTH increased while on vacation and stress levels decreased. The interesting finding of the study was that theContinue reading!

Lose Weight by Making 5 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen

Lose Weight by Making 5 Simple Changes in Your Kitchen

According to recent research, did you know. . . people ate 19 percent more food if they served it family-style at the table versus serving from the stove or counter? women who had a box of breakfast cereal in view anywhere in their kitchen weighed on average 21 pounds more than those who had noContinue reading!

Juice Your Way to Better Health

Juice Your Way to Better Health

Let’s talk about juicing. As a certified health coach and integrative RDN, I’ve had a lot of questions over the years on this topic from readers, clients, and recently Williams-Sonoma asked me to weigh in on the topic. For years, I had some resistance to juicing. Why? When you juice, ‘everybody knows’ that you loseContinue reading!

Kitchen Wisdom: Cooking with Family and Friends

Kitchen Wisdom: Cooking with Family and Friends

The holidays are filled with family, friends, and lots and lots of food. If you’re doing the cooking and baking, invite others to help you. If you’re a guest, offer to lend a hand. Cooking with family and friends is not only fun, it’s an incredible learning opportunity. Everyone does things in the kitchen theirContinue reading!

Eating Well When Camping (On the Road or Without a Kitchen)

Eating Well When Camping (On the Road or Without a Kitchen)

I love to go camping! When we were in Colorado, my husband and I would go camping at least a couple times a month in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Many of our trips were 3 to 5 days in the wilderness with no access to ice, groceries, or running water. Before we moved backContinue reading!

5 Really Useful Kitchen Gadgets under $20 (Part 2- Summer Edition)

5 Really Useful Kitchen Gadgets under $20 (Part 2- Summer Edition)

Summer is here and it is hot hot hot. Since my previous post on this topic was a hit, I thought you might like Part 2, the summer edition with more great products and kitchen tools under $20 that will make cooking and eating simpler this summer. Filling up your kitchen with gadgets that youContinue reading!

How to Hard Boil Eggs

How to Hard Boil Eggs

There are many different methods to hard boil eggs. However, my favorite method involves. . . no boiling. If you want perfect hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel, just follow the directions below. Also, if you have eggs that have been sitting in your fridge for a week or two, those are theContinue reading!

7 Ways to Reduce Stress Over the Holidays

7 Ways to Reduce Stress Over the Holidays

This week guest blogger Ryan Rivera is sharing some holiday stress-busting wisdom with us. Optimal health goes beyond food; stress can have a profound negative impact on your health! If the holidays push your stress buttons, read carefully and implement one or two of Ryan’s suggestions right away. We’d also love to hear your commentsContinue reading!