February Happy Heart Challenge

February is American Heart Month, so let’s give some love to that muscle that keeps you alive (uh, your heart)! The stronger your heart is, the more blood your heart is able to pump with every heart beat.  Which means the weaker your heart is, it takes more energy and more heartbeats to pump the same amount of oxygen throughout your body to the needed … Continue reading February Happy Heart Challenge

A Tweak to the Original

This is day 15 of our January Wellness Challenge where we focus on all dimensions of health. Today’s challenge is to try a new hummus recipe – actually make it yourself. It’s easy and hummus is such a plant based powerhouse of goodness – packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. The traditional recipe is chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, salt to … Continue reading A Tweak to the Original

January Wellness Challenge: Days 7-11

And just like that, we are on to the second week of our January Wellness Challenge! Day 7: Walk, jog, or run a mile for #MoveItMonday Walking Technique: Stand tall Abdominals in (30% out of 100%) Chest open Shoulders retracted and depressed Slight chin tuck – look straight ahead Swing arms forward and back from shoulder – not across your body Lightly walk heel to toe … Continue reading January Wellness Challenge: Days 7-11

January Wellness Challenge: Day 1

January 1: Focus on cancer-fighting dark, leafy greens for this #tastytuesday: Kale Spinach Swiss chard Microgreens Collard greens Arugula Endive Dare we say Romaine? 🙂 Add them to scrambled eggs in the morning, on a sandwich or in salad for lunch, and chop leaves small and put in your dinner recipe. Easy peasy! See full January Wellness Challenge here. Continue reading January Wellness Challenge: Day 1

It’s Pronounced Keen-Wah

Quinoa is a nutrient dense seed (a seed that is commonly used as a grain) that you can to add to any meal. Quinoa is power-packed with protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, iron, and zinc – just to name a few. Try toasting quinoa by first rinsing in water, then sauté over medium heat until dry and lightly browned. It adds a mild nutty … Continue reading It’s Pronounced Keen-Wah

Egg & Greens Toast

Breakfast idea: 2 eggs on toast with kale spinach and Swiss chard. Health benefits: Eggs: One egg has 72 calories, 6g protein, and 5g fat. Good source of Vitamin A, B2, B5, B12, Folate, and Selenium. To be clear, eggs are not the healthiest choice, but they also aren’t the worst. We all know that eggs have cholesterol, but according to a Harvard study, one … Continue reading Egg & Greens Toast