Real Food Recipes

Why You Should Swap Your Morning OJ For One of these Superfood Teas

Upgrade your morning routine by dropping the sugar-loaded OJ, stepping off the blood sugar rollercoaster, and opting for one of these superfood-packed teas instead. NOTE: This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings, a company I’ve long admired since touring their factory in Colorado (so cool!) and am excited to partner with in celebration of their new Celestial Seasonings TeaWell Organic…

Wake up in Paradise with this Protein-Packed Piña Colada Chia Pudding

Not only is this Piña Colada Chia Pudding recipe jam-packed with tropical flavor, but it’s a healthy, balanced breakfast or snack option that will keep you full all morning or until your next meal thanks to fiber, protein, and healthy fats. How about starting your day with a little taste of paradise for breakfast? Taking your taste buds on a…

Homemade & Healthy Avocado Fudgsicles

These Healthy Avocado Fudgsicles are loaded with protective antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats. Plus unlike sugary treats that will send you off on a blood sugar roller coaster and kick your cravings into high gear, just one of these fudgsicles will fill you up and keep you satiated. Who says decadent treats can’t also be good for you? Certainly not…

Pool Parties and Boozy BBQs? 10 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy This Summer

Weddings and graduation parties and BBQs and…? Follow these 10 simple tips to stay healthy while still enjoying the best of the summer! Summertime is filled with fun parties, traveling, time with family and friends, and… lots of sugar and alcohol too! In other words, it’s a wonderful time of the year but can definitely take its toll on our…

8 Skin-Loving Superfoods for a Naturally Glowing Complexion

Can you eat your way to healthy, radiant skin? Oh yes! It may seem too simple — or delicious! — to be true. But the fact is: the skin is a mirror that reflects internal health. We can’t forget that the skin is the body’s largest organ and that everything in the body is SO intimately connected. After years of looking to lotions and…

The Totally Doable Intermittent Fasting Schedule You Can Stick with Longterm

Want all those intermittent fasting benefits without feeling so restricted? This simple intermittent fasting schedule is totally doable and one you can easily stick with longterm. It can be considered one more piece of your daily health and wellness routine (like your morning smoothie or after-work yoga class), or is a great way to ease into more restrictive intermittent fasting if…

Blueberry Pie Quinoa Breakfast Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Lower-Carb]

Quinoa for breakfast? Absolutely! This Blueberry Pie Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is packed with healthy fats, plant-based protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s a lower-carb vegan breakfast option, sugar-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly too. Oh and have I mentioned it’s delicious!? Pie for breakfast anyone? OK scratch that… Quinoa for breakfast anyone!? This delicious and nutritious quinoa breakfast porridge is the lovechild of my…

8 Reasons to Ditch Coffee for Green Tea or Matcha (& Never Look Back!)

Is green tea healthier than coffee? Oh you betcha! Here are 8 reasons to ditch coffee for green tea or matcha and never EVER look back… I get it: you want your morning caffeine kick. But what if you could get that energy boost AND so much more? We’re talking: Clearer skin Increased metabolism and weight loss Protection from damaging,…

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Digestion ASAP

Digestion and gut health can be complicated, but there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your digestion right now… even if dinner’s almost ready! Proper digestion is soooo important to your body’s overall health and wellbeing. Did I add enough “o”s there to make my point? One more? OK: it’s sooooo important. I mean, it’s how we get…

Why These 6 Foods Make You Look and Feel 10 Years Older

The skin is a mirror that reflects everything going on behind the scenes, inside our bodies. And so the same foods that have us feeling a decade older make us look it as well.  What if the key to slowing the signs of aging isn’t in some fancy new French serum or laser treatment but on your dinner plate? Well…

10 Small Diet Tweaks with a BIG Impact on Your Health

These 10 small diet tweaks have a BIG impact on your health by helping to decrease inflammation, boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and so much more! We hear time and again that healthy eating (and living, for that matter) is a lifestyle. But a lifestyle shift doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. And where to even begin?…