It is winter and even though here in California, we don't experience the icy cold winter weather, but it always feels good to bake and have some warm home made and healthy cookies in hand. I usually use less processed sweeteners like 100% pure maple syrup or raw honey in my baking, but in this … Continue reading Gluten free pumpkin spice cookies
When it comes to drinking water, the plain taste of water can be off putting to some and this is one of the main reasons that they gravitate towards diet sodas or sugary drinks that causes inflammation. Good news, drinking water should not be boring anymore. In fact, your water can help you fight inflammation while … Continue reading Ginger, lemon, cider water
Arrowroot is the starch obtained from the rhizomes of Maranta Arundinacea, a tropical American perennial herb. Arrowroot has been used for its many useful properties such as healing wounds, soothing the digestive system and more commonly as a healthy thickener. Below are some proven health benefits of arrowroot: 1. Helps digestive system: Arrowroot was shown … Continue reading Immune boosting and digestive soothing pizza crust
Quinoa is a seed, yes seed not a grain, that has been harvested and used in South America for centuries. This supper nutritious seed also known as superfood is a complex carbohydrate that is gluten free. What makes Quinoa stand out amongst other complex carbohydrates is it's protein profile, and many other health benefits, some of which is … Continue reading Proven health benefits of quinoa. Quinoa pizza crust recipe
Once again, fall is here. Pictures of pumpkins are everywhere, it is almost like you can smell the pumpkin is the air. One of my fall favorites, beside pumpkin, which I love, is Pomegranate. Pomegranate, or Punica granatum, is a shrub that produces red fruit. Pomegranate is categorized as a berry. It has a thick skin, which … Continue reading 4 Proven health benefits of pomegranates and how to enjoy this delicious fruit
Almost everyone who meets my daughter, gets mesmerized by the way she eats her fruits and veggies. I will never forget, when she was a little over a year old, and she knew just enough words to tell us what she wanted. One day we had a couple of our friends over for dinner. As always … Continue reading How did I raise my healthy eating child?
My mom always told us to "eat your carrots, they make you smarter". That statement might not be completely true, but it can be true. It has been proven and you all know that Carrots help to improve your eyesight due to their high concentration of Beta-carotene and leutein. Let's go back to my mom's claim, during … Continue reading Carrot juice an antioxidant rich elixir
It seems like it is the ultimate goal of everyone to get rid of stubborn fat and everyone is looking for a magic potion, which would do the trick. Unfortunately, there are no magic potions. All those internet claims and diet pills in the market, might seem to help at the moment, but their side … Continue reading 6 step guide to burn fat and keep it off
Some days it seems impossible to make any decisions. There are so many controversies around a seemingly simple concept, that decision making becomes very hard. To this day, I have not seen anyone, who does not want to leave a healthier life, to feel more energized, and to be happier, but when it comes to … Continue reading Sometimes you need to go with your gut!
Okay, now that we know what red flags to avoid in our groceries, let's talk about the second half of the issue, what do all the labels represent? If you go grocery shopping, you probably have found yourself confused about what every label such as Organic, non GMO, cage free, grass fed, free range, vegetarian fed, and … Continue reading 2nd step of clean eating is to shop clean-part II