The season of pumpkin is still upon us! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin drinks, pumpkin energy balls (see our Instagram for two delicious recipes!), and now pumpkin bars! Canned pumpkin puree - this is different than canned pumpkin pie filling - is loaded with nutrients; pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A/beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin C, [...]
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Phytonutrients are powerful components of plants that, when consumed, defend our health. Due to these nutrients, it has been found that individuals who consume more plant foods have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. These nutrients are also important to the health of the plant itself due [...]
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, so its about time we begin thinking about what will be on the menu for dinner that night! Typically, Thanksgiving dinner leaves us feeling tired and overfull. Well, we have good news - it doesn't have to be that way! The classic dishes that are served on Thanksgiving can be [...]
Sleep - it is something many of us frequently want more of but perhaps do not prioritize in our day to day lives. However, when it comes to trying to improve eating habits, skimping out on sleep is not doing us any favors. Why? Sleep impacts our hunger hormones which, in turn, [...]
What is nutrition? We will give you a hint: it's about much more than reaching a certain weight. While weight loss is what is typically thought of when the word “nutrition” is heard, it goes far beyond achieving the weight that is right for you! We think it is important to understand exactly what [...]
Cashew cream - a versatile cream that can be used as a base for many condiments and serve as a replacement for dairy-based cream in a recipe! Better yet, it is so easy to make! The recipe below is the "unflavored" version, allowing it to serve as a replacement for cream in just about [...]
Insulin resistance is a term that is frequently referred to, especially when discussing type 2 diabetes. But, what actually is insulin resistance? How does it affect our health? If a person develops insulin resistance, this means their body has become less sensitive to the actions of the insulin produced by the pancreas. A primary [...]
The whole body is connected, we know that! This is a topic that we frequently discuss, especially in our most recent newsletter. We like to specifically focus on how the health of our gut (i.e. gastrointestinal tract) affects the rest of our health. If our gut is in poor health, this will cause many [...]
This chili is full of colorful vegetables and that is part of what makes this dish so powerful! A good saying to keep in mind is, “a variety of color equals a variety of nutrients.” These nutrients are called phytonutrients and they have many roles within the body; just as all nutrients do, they [...]
Omelets are a fan favorite, but have you ever tried an eggless omelet? That's right - an omelet with no eggs! How? Chickpea flour. This is a great alternative to a traditional breakfast. As always, get creative with the veggies! Instead of spinach, we opted for onion, red bell pepper, mushroom, and broccoli then [...]