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December 2014

5 Ways to Set a Dietary New Year's Resolution that Becomes a Habit

Many of us set resolutions for New Year’s, with one of the top resolutions being related to diet and exercise. We resolve to take better charge of our dietary habits in the next year than we did in the past and cook up fanciful ideas in the midst of holiday mania. Once the party is over those notions fade in color, and we lose motivation to make them happen.

10 Tips for Clean Eating

Clean eating. What is it? In a nutshell, clean eating focuses on eating whole, unprocessed foods. Ancient East Indian philosophy classifies this type of food as “Sattvic”, or freshly prepared, and not overcooked, spiced or salted.

Clean eating is meant to reduce the toxic load placed on our bodies by not overwhelming it with high amounts of salt, sugar, fats and chemicals found in so many foods in today’s grocery stores. To achieve this sort of diet, we often have to prepare meals at home. For some of you, perhaps the thought of time-consuming meal preparation comes up.

5 Ingredient Substitutes for Healthier Holiday Treats

The Holiday Season has started, and we all know what that means - rich foods and baked goods galore! For many of us, the 12 days of Christmas are often more like the 12lbs of Christmas. Looking for ways to cut-down on the holiday calorie uptick? Allow me to present you with 5 healthier alternatives to winter’s worst offending ingredients.

1. Applesauce for Butter