What is mindful eating? How can I start?
Can you imagine slowing down when you sit down to eat to experience the tastes and textures of your food rather than wolfing it down in a hurry or snacking on the go all the time? We can absolutely learn to slow down and eat mindfully. We can also learn to see the food we eat as medicine that not only nourishes our whole system, but also tastes delicious.
What is mindful eating? How can I start?
Remember in the 80s when we were all eating "fat-free" and you could eat as many bagels as you wanted? You were gonna get skinny, and all would be well in the world. Needless to say, that didn't work. Sigh. And don't get us started on shoulder pads.Read More
Yes, we know ... healthy lunches are a struggle. Eating on the run, drive-thru, protein bars, and another cup of coffee sometimes takes the place of what you really need ... A FAST & HEALTHY LUNCH that will fuel the rest of your day. Well, check this recipe out - 10 minutes of prep and an afternoon of reward.Read More
We dig the recipe site TASTEMADE and love this easy vegan gluten free one day meal prep! Prep the night prior and be ready to take on the day with four easy recipes:
Breakfast: Berry Chia Seed Parfait
Lunch: Quinoa & Greens Buddha Bowl
Snack: Sliced Apple and Nut Butter
Dinner: Sesame Ginger Instant Noodles
Whip up a batch or two of these little suckers, and stow them away in the freezer for quick breakfast, lunch or dinner solutions.
Gluten free, high protein, and vegetarian … viola, deeeeelish!
Being a gluten free, semi-vegetarian, kid friendly, low carb, high protein household, it’s hard to find a recipe that fits all the varied tastes and demands. We love the options on Skinnytaste – they are easy, fun, whole, and there’s something for all the “special” dietary needs under our roof.Read More
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start the day strong, and you can keep going all day long. I want to teach my kids this. Throwing a bowl of cereal at them in the morning would be the easiest, but I know that it is not the most nutrient dense and will not keep their brains and bodies working properly for too long.Read More
Eating before a football game is serious business. Players need to have sufficient energy to last for anywhere between 48-60 minutes. In order to do this, players must have energy in immediate reserves. Nutrition and sports go hand-in-hand to really take your craft to the next level. Well-rounded nutrient intake is vital for performance, while maintaining good health. Carbohydrates are especially key when it comes to game time.Read More
Summer is in full swing. It's officially "farmers market" season, and we couldn't be more excited to try this yummy, easy and versatile recipe from local business owner and yogi, Kelly Calabria, of Kelly's Jelly. Kelly was gracious enough to tape a quick video of this delicious recipe at another local favorite, Nic & Fig's. Check out this beautiful Lake Oswego locally-owned spot for sewing, craft making and cooking class for kids and adults.Read More
Everyone is doing it. The ubiquitous smoothie. The quickest way to get in a healthy meal before work or working out, or after working out, for that matter. Have kids that eschew all things green? Throw in some mild greens along with the fruit and they will be none the wiser. All you need is a blender and you can whip up countless variations to suit even the pickiest eaters.Read More
It’s a New Year and we are all planning our healthiest one yet. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t want yummy stuff. Sally Goerges, COO of Metabolic Research Center, and Twist Yoga regular, to the rescue. These easy, low-carb, gluten free, and very adaptable cheese crackers/biscuits are a great way to start.Read More
I don’t know about you, but I read these recipes all the time, and either they look too hard to prep or don’t actually look super-appealing. But, on Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was browsing my Pinterest boards and found this little gem. It looked easy, fast, and actually quite tasty. It delivered on all counts. It was just what we needed post stuffing, pie, wine, and relatives.Read More
Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles If you were fortunate enough to be in our Tuesday, Nov. 17h meditation class with Kristin Fritz, you experienced these delectable little gems of goodness. As we focused this month on Asteya, Kristin shared a practice of "non-stealing" as we concentrated on staying present. It was the perfect way to prepare for the holidays, and we got to enjoy these delicious truffles at the end! Meditation and chocolate - yes, please!Read More