Meal planning is something that can help streamline the process of shopping and prepping your food for the week. If you know what you're going to eat and how much of it, you can better prepare and save yourself a lot of stress with last minute food preparations and scrounging in the fridge. In this … Continue reading How to Meal-Plan: Easy and Fast!
It's November, and that means the holiday season is right around the corner— Unless you include Thanksgiving, then we're just heading into round two! It's that time of year that is both full of cheer as well as indulgence and guilt, and it shouldn't be! It's a time to see the people you love and … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays on a Diet
When you're trying to eat better, increasing the amount of whole foods you eat is the best place to start. But there are some tricks to help you get the most out of your ingredients. Cooking some foods can actually decrease the amount of vitamins and minerals available for absorption, while some foods benefit from … Continue reading Ingredient hacks to boost your nutrition
There's a strange phenomenon I've noticed, and I'm not the only one to notice it. Somehow, the idea of "being fit" for women has only really entailed cardio, maybe lifting some light weights. Like, 5-10 pounders. For some populations and workouts, light weights have their place, so I'm not here to bash that. But when … Continue reading Why Women Should Lift
I see I've been absent for a long period of time again! Life with a one-year-old has proven to be a bit challenging, but am I surprised? Not really. Sorry for the quiet, here's a post! It happened again, and this time, I'm changing something. I was feeding my son this morning on the couch, … Continue reading Sustainable Eating: What’s so confusing? A look at Meat and Dairy in our diet
Did you know that middle school children can't tell the difference between the news and an advertisement? Maybe that doesn't surprise you, or maybe it does. Either way, it should make you consider the effect that advertising has on children. As a soon-to-be-mom (two months left before motherhood, OMGWTF), I have already thought about the … Continue reading Food Advertising towards Children
I grew up in a farm town. There weren’t more than two thousand people in town, and the surrounding landscape was made of crop fields and dairy farms. Cows are a normal part of the backdrop to me, as are tractors and long open expanses separated by thin tree lines and drainage systems. Almost everyone … Continue reading Hug a Farmer!