The holidays are right around the corner, replete with celebrations, family gatherings and the inevitable onslaught of yuletide sweets. And let’s be honest, nobody likes to be the bummer at a Christmas party who refuses to partake in any of the spread. So this holiday season, come prepared with a few healthy recipes in your arsenal and enjoy those parties with the best of them! Continue reading →
The sweet potato is perhaps my most favorite fall vegetable. It is wonderfully rich, deeply flavorful and naturally sweet. Its nutrition profile is equally impressive, boasting a diverse span of nutrients that decrease inflammation, help to regulate blood sugar as well as supply antioxidants. Whether you prepare it by steaming, boiling, roasting or grilling, be sure to serve it up with a little fat (coconut or olive oil are my favorites) to receive the maximum benefit from this beta-carotene-filled beauty. Try spicing up the sweet potato with the recipe below. The added pinch of nutmeg makes it a true fall treat! Continue reading →
Unlike first kisses and sneaking out of the house, blemishes aren’t relegated only to your teenage years. Troubled skin follows you well into your 20s, 30s, and even 40s, and to get clear skin for good, you need to overhaul your daily routines. Skin care, diet, exercise, and lifestyle all affect the health of your skin; clean them up and your face will be clear in no time.
Fall is upon us, and the parade of holidays will begin with the candy enthusiast’s favorite in a few short weeks. For those with a wedding in the works, you may be wondering what all those fun-sized Snickers are going to mean for your pre-wedding fitness goals, and with good reason. Continue reading →