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5 On-the-Go High-Protein Snacks
Posted by Rai Cornell | Nov 02, 2021

5 On-the-Go High-Protein Snacks

You want to eat healthy, but you barely have time to grab whatever premade snack is already in your pantry before you rush out the door? We get it. So, what if we told you it’s possible to have healthy, high-protein snacks that are also easy to take with you on the go? Read on to learn why protein is so important and for some quick and easy on-the-go high-protein snacks that will carry you through even the busiest days.
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Non GMO vs. Organic: What’s the Difference?
Posted by Bridget Reed | Aug 12, 2021

Non GMO vs. Organic: What’s the Difference?

We’ve all seen it. You’re walking through your local grocery store and turn down the next aisle.  You nearly bump into some dude with the most confused look on his face, staring down two boxes of crackers.   You chuckle to yourself and move on, but he’s still there, carefully reading the packaging. Non-GMO, organic, all-natural, locally sourced, fair trade, ahhhh! What’s the difference, and which options should we pick? When it comes to eating healthy and paying attention to what’s in our food, many people focus on two things: Non-GMO and organic. Let’s discuss some of the basics.  Non-GMO Non-GMO...

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How To Calculate Percent Daily Value for Food Portions
Posted by Bridget Reed | Aug 12, 2021

How To Calculate Percent Daily Value for Food Portions

It’s rare to see a commercial for a healthy food item these days and not hear the announcer say something like, “...that’s 20 percent of your daily recommended value per serving!”  What are they even talking about?  We see the percentages on the nutrition labels of our food, but do we really know what it means?   To hit that balanced diet, you need to know what you are consuming and how much is enough.  (or too much, for that matter) Say peace out to the time where we only counted calories, as more and more people are focusing on nutrition...

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Best Sources of Iron for Vegans & Vegetarians
Posted by Bridget Reed | Aug 12, 2021

Best Sources of Iron for Vegans & Vegetarians

So you’ve decided to yeet the meat and go veggie. Good for you! As a vegan or vegetarian, you have to do a little extra work to make sure you’re getting all that your body needs. Sure, we always think about the potential protein we’re missing, but what about iron? Why Is Iron Important? There are two types of iron: heme, found only in animal products, and non-heme, which is plant-derived and vegan approved! Without sufficient amounts of iron, our bodies can’t be at the top of their game. Lack of iron can cause anemia, low energy, dizziness, headaches, shortness...

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The Best Healthy Fats to Consume For a Keto Diet
Posted by Bridget Reed | Aug 09, 2021

The Best Healthy Fats to Consume For a Keto Diet

So you’ve gained a little weight, and you’re looking to get that body snatched again.  Did you gain the ”Covid 19 pounds” stress eating over the last year?  Yeah, a lot of people have.  The good news is that you have many lifestyle options to lean into.  One of the most popular choices right now is keto.   The Ketogenic Diet If you’re never heard of keto, you must be living under a rock.  The ketogenic diet or lifestyle, AKA keto, focuses on low-carb, high fat (LCHF) eating.  Like other low-carb diets, the point of a keto diet is to replace...

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The 5 Food Groups: How To Eat a Balanced Diet
Posted by Bridget Reed | Aug 09, 2021

The 5 Food Groups: How To Eat a Balanced Diet

We all remember that project in third grade, where we had to cut out pictures of food from various magazines and glue them on large triangles of construction paper.  What were we making?  The food pyramid!   While the food groups, serving sizes, and proportions have changed slightly throughout the years, the point of the food pyramid and similar diagrams have remained the same: To act as a simple guide for getting all the nutrients you need through a balanced diet.  With so many fad diets around these days, what does the standard balanced diet actually look like?  Let’s talk it...

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