Real Food Recipes

MAJOR Metabolism Boosting Matcha Latte (this recipe means business!)

Not only does this metabolism boosting matcha latte provide you with a burst of energy and mega dose of antioxidants, it revs up your metabolism and keeps blood sugar levels steady! Looking to give your metabolism a little kick in the boo-tay? Or your bod a mega dose of free-radical-fighting, anti-aging antioxidants? And to stabilize blood sugar levels for all…

6 Essentials for Making Healthy, Delicious Meals in a Pinch

Need to get dinner on the table ASAP after a long day at work? Making quick, healthy, delicious meals is easy when you have these 6 essentials on hand! This post is sponsored by Taylor Farms but all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I am SO excited to be working with this amazing company — their salad and…

Camu Camu: All About this Vitamin C Packed Berry + 2 Must-Try Recipes

Have you met the newest superfood in town, camu camu? Learn all about this vitamin C packed berry + 2 must-try recipes to help you get more camu camu in your life. Note: this blog post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Body Unburdened…

The 4 Keys to a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The bacteria living in the GI tract or “gut microbiome” are so critically important to a healthy body and mind. And it doesn’t take much to maintain a healthy gut microbiome — start with these 4 simple steps! This post is sponsored by Kyo-Dophilus though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies that I wholeheartedly believe…

9 Most Common Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs)

Good news: not all foods have been genetically modified. In fact, few have! Let’s take a look at the most common genetically modified foods (GMOs) so you can shop smartly. GMOs have been a hot-button issue in recent years. Let’s go back to basics really quickly… What is a GMO? GMO stands for “genetically modified organism.” They’re created by taking a gene for…

Super Simple Homemade Produce Wash Recipe

This homemade produce wash recipe is a simple way to remove dirt, wax, and pesticide residue from fresh produce. Plus, it helps extends freshness and shelf-life of fruits and vegetables! In a perfect world, we’d all buy organic all the time… Or I suppose in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to… would we? Anywho, the reality of the situation…

9 Must-Have Supplements for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Stock your natural medicine cabinet with these 9 must-have supplements to remedy colds, tummy aches, sleeplessness, and so much more! Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb in collaboration with Nature’s Way though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY work with companies whose products I genuinely trust and believe in. Thank you for supporting the brands that…

Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat Bombs

Not only do these super yummy Matcha Mint Fat Bombs give your metabolism a much appreciated boost, but they’re also jam-packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants, help keep blood sugar levels balanced, and keep you feeling full! Let’s be real: whose metabolism couldn’t use a little boost? Especially when it’s just sooooo darn yummy to do! No really, these Metabolism-Boosting Matcha Mint Fat…

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Improve Digestion

Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural remedy for heartburn and indigestion. Let’s take a closer look at why this simple remedy works, and how you can use apple cider vinegar to naturally get rid of heartburn, reduce belly bloat and gas, and generally improve digestion. Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with a heavy…

5 Simple Ways to Reduce Kids’ Sugar Intake

Kids these days eat WAY too much sugar — 19 teaspoons of added sugar a day on average! Not only does this negatively affect little moods and attention spans (hello, temper tantrums and not following directions), but kids’ physical health as well. Not to worry — you can easily reduce kid’s sugar intake with just these five simple tips. NOTE: This…

8 Proven Health Benefits of Chocolate (best news ever!)

Best news ever: chocolate absolutely IS healthy! Let’s take a look at the many proven health benefits of chocolate + how to choose the healthiest chocolates… Chocolate’s picked up a pretty bad reputation over the years. Because while cacao — the star ingredient in chocolate — has almost twice the antioxidants as red wine and triple the antioxidants of green tea, most…

Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

So about these Pineapple Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps… 1) They’re super yummy. I mean pineapple and cashews!? Garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame oil!? 2) Since they take just about 15 minutes total to whip up, they’ll leave you with a lot of free time after dinner. So plan accordingly. I don’t want you wandering around your kitchen wondering what to…

The Health Benefits of Raw Honey (Why you should make the switch!)

Wondering about the difference between regular ol’ honey and “raw honey”? Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of raw honey and why you should make the switch! “‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment…

5 Must-Know Facts About Turmeric

Turmeric is a powerful medicinal spice with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. But there are some key facts to know to really get all of the health benefits you’re after! Let’s take a closer look at some must-know facts about turmeric… Note: This post is sponsored by iHerb though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I ONLY…

How Sea Salt & Lemon Can Help You Hydrate Better

Electrolytes are just as important as water when it comes to keeping your body properly hydrated. But no need to buy sugary sports drinks — lemon and a pinch of sea salt provide natural electrolytes to help you hydrate better! It seems like “Drink more water!” is the solution to just about everything from acne to a stubbed toe these…

6 Easy Ways to Sneak More Greens Into Your Diet

This post is sponsored by Kyolic though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own! I’m so excited and proud to be partnering with this amazing company, which makes my go-to superfood greens powder Kyo-Green. Thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to continue offering free content to Body Unburdened readers! Of all the…

6 Health Benefits of Probiotics Beyond Digestion

Probiotics benefit the body far beyond digestion! The gut microbiome affects so many other aspects of health and wellness too, from heart health, inflammation, and immune function to mental health and vaginal pH (hey, ladies!). Note: This post is sponsored by Life Extension though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. I only partner with companies whose products…

20 Healthy Food Swaps to Instantly Upgrade Your Diet

Instantly upgrade your diet with these healthy food swaps — out with the unhealthy and in with the healthy.It’s as simple as that! Oh and yes, even indulgent snacks and treats like potato chips and pancake mix are on the list… I’m going to let you in on a little secret: improving your diet isn’t as intimidating as it may…

Is “Detox ” Just a Buzzword?

Is “detox” real or just a buzzword? Like the words “natural,” “herbal,” and even “organic,” “detox” certainly has been used and abused by savvy marketers trying to push their newest supplement, superfood, or product. But that doesn’t take away from the fact that detoxification is a very real thing, and that certain practices and products can support this process. Newsflash:…

6 Healthy Sweeteners: All-Natural Sugar Substitutes

Can you indulge in your sweet tooth healthfully? These 6 healthy, all-natural sugar substitutes. Plus, learn which option didn’t make the list (spoiler: agave nectar!). Ooh baby, do I have a sweet tooth. Don’t we all? But refined sugar is considered to be as addictive as a drug, and potentially as detrimental to your health. And while there are a…

How to Make Cauliflower Rice (2 Ways)

Cauliflower rice, I owe you an apology. For so long, I resisted you. I thought to myself (OK and even said aloud) “It just can’t possibly replace rice. Why even try?” But oh how wrong I was. You are the perfect low-carb, grain-free conduit for sauces. You’re a great way to sneak more veggies onto plates and into bellies. You…

Super Refreshing Green Smoothie

Big news: I have a new favorite green smoothie. And do you know what’s strange about that? It’s not my type. Yes, I have a smoothie type: creamy thanks to avocado and purple from blueberries. But no avocado or berries here… Instead, this smoothie is jam-packed with refreshing pineapple, green apple, cucumber, lime, and ginger (hence the name, Super Refreshing Green…