Boost Your Metabolism…For Real!

I must admit, any list that starts by advising me to get more sleep is a good list to me! As a mother to 3 girls and someone who suffers from Hypothyroidism, I often read articles about metabolism and how to boost it. So far, the majority of those articles recommend the same thing, "Get more sleep!" This article from MindBodyGreen.com is no exception. It also lists 5 additional tips that are simple and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. I plan on (trying) to adopt a few of these new habits, how about you? If you feel like … Continue reading Boost Your Metabolism…For Real!

Sugar Detox!

It seems as if everyone is trying out an elimination diet of one sort of another. Gluten-free, meat-free, paleo, plant-based, juice fasting…January is the month where we get to start over, reboot and detox! For those of us who want to be good to our bodies but aren’t ready for a full 30 day juice fast, this simple sugar detox could be just the thing! There are lots of hardcore, carb-cutting, intensive sugar detox programs out there, but if you are looking for an easy-to-follow, won’t-make-you-crazy, gentle restart to healthier eating, you’ve come to the right place.There are just four simple … Continue reading Sugar Detox!

Quick Workouts You Can Do Wherever You Are!

Looking to get in shape and save money this year? This list from Mind Body Green will help you with those goals! While I can't see myself breaking out into the "4-Minute Tabata" while standing in line at the grocery store, I believe I can manage to work in a few at-home yoga poses!   10 Quick, Body-Weight Workouts You Can Do Anywhere – mindbodygreen.com. Continue reading Quick Workouts You Can Do Wherever You Are!

3 Meatless Main Dishes

    Tofu’s proponents have tried to get us to see all the ways to improve its texture — freezing or pressing or boiling to rid it of spare water, broiling or roasting to crisp it up. These are all effective at making tofu friendlier to cook with, but nothing is as guaranteed to seduce a skeptic as dredging tofu in cornstarch and pan-frying it to a shiny crisp, while the inner bits go soft and custardy.   The just-fried nubs are almost too crunchy to eat, which is why it’s a good idea to add them to a pan … Continue reading 3 Meatless Main Dishes

Gifts to Give Yourself

The holiday hubbub is just about half way done. The buying gifts and gifting them part of the holidays is pretty much behind us, but I bet almost everyone forgot to get one of the most important people (who probably wasn’t even on your list) a present — yourself! As moms we usually do a really kick ass job of taking care of everyone around us, but we often forget/have no more energy or time left to do the same care for ourselves. Since the new year is just a few days away, now might be the perfect time to give … Continue reading Gifts to Give Yourself

Quinoa & Toasted Coconut Breakfast Porridge

It’s October – like, hold the phone – IT’S OCTOBER!!! – and cozy is the name of the game right now. And when cozy is the name of the game and healthy is trying hard to be somewhere in the mix, breakfast porridge becomes everything. So, uhhh, I realize we’ve got some Goldilocks vibes going on here. Really – “porridge?” More important question: when are you, judger of porridge recipe name, going to eat this coconut breakfasty bliss? Say soon, or else you’re getting kicked off in three, two… Click the link below for the full article. via Toasted Coconut … Continue reading Quinoa & Toasted Coconut Breakfast Porridge

Homemade Chicken Broth

Homemade Chicken Broth? Yep! Homemade Chicken Broth is a definite can-do DIY even for the busiest of moms. Have you found yourself eyeing the bottles of bone broth in your local natural foods store? At $6 a pop, you can quickly sink a sizeable chunk of your grocery budget into this delicious habit. Don't get me wrong, the health benefits are totally worth it! But with just a little hands-on time and a few dollars invested, you can make gallons of your own delicious and nourishing bone broth! For instance, If you have your pot bubbling on the back burner and … Continue reading Homemade Chicken Broth