How to Save Money on Organic Groceries

How our food is grown or raised has an impact on our overall health.  Often, organic foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown or raised foods.  Organic foods are also free of antibiotics, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms (GMO).  Organic foods will complement any weight-loss diet plan.  Plus, going green and eating organic has a positive impact on the environment.     (more…)

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French Herbs to Try Tonight

French cuisine is not traditionally known as going hand in hand with dieting.  However, you can still take advantage of French herbs and spices to add some dimension for everyday healthy meals.  The following herbs and spices are versatile and eclectic.  They not only help you add a fancy French twist to your homemade cuisine but are also packed with numerous health benefits that are as impactful as the flavor. (more…)

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2017 Food Trends

As we head to into the New Year and start to consider a new diet plan we would like to adopt or continue, check out some of the foods that are predicted to be the trendiest in 2017.

Alternative Pasta: Alternative noodles have been steadily growing in popularity.  You can now find alternative pasta made with plant-based products, such as kelp, zucchini, or shirataki noodles, will allow you to modify some of your favorite meal choices while skipping the calories and carbs and gaining the health benefits of eating plant-based foods.  Note: Be sure to check the nutrition label to make sure the plant-based alternative pasta you choose is on-plan with your diet plan. (more…)

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Is Spirulina the New Kale?

spirulina_ce-728x400A couple of years ago, everyone was on the kale bandwagon.  Now, spirulina is the new craze everyone is buzzing about.  Spirulina, a cyanobacterium, is a nutrient powerhouse.  When you are on the path to living a healthier lifestyle, nutrient-rich foods are your diet plan’s greatest allies, so it makes sense that people are raving over spirulina and its health benefits.  As with any new changes to your diet plan, there are many things to consider before deciding if it is right for you. (more…)

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