Healthy Living

I Tried Paleo And It Was Awful

It started out innocently enough. My husband suggested we try eating Paleo. At the time it made sense. We were already eating mostly veggies and protein. Most vegetables we like offer easy steam-in-a-bag options. Salmon and chicken, our proteins of choice, cooked up quickly on the grill. What would it hurt to own it and actually go Paleo? A lot, actually. […]

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Natural Ways to Fight That Cold

  If you’ve come down with a bit of the sniffles, or even a full blown cold, you’re going to need some vitamins and minerals to help fight it off. While your body is busy doing what it does best, it could definitely use some help – that’s where these incredible smoothies and juices come in. Loaded with vitamins and […]

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Simple Swaps: 7 Hearty Healthy Snacks

    One thing that makes it difficult to stick to a healthy diet is the plethora of unhealthy snacks out there, and all of them within an arms reach in pretty much every grocery aisle at the store. Our sister brand Cooking Light presents one last installment in their Simple Swaps series to give us all some great snacking tips. In order to […]

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Make Grocery Shopping Easier with the Cooking Light Diet

I have two tiny kids, a full-time job, and an always-hungry Golden Retriever rescue, so when it comes to meal planning, I need easy (plus a Costco membership for Colby’s favorite dry food). I’ve tried meal planning services before, but they all gave me seven dinners per week. Wait, you say. There are seven days in a week, right? And you […]

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North Carolina Woman Sends Letter of Gratitude for Cooking Light Diet, Makes us All Cry

Everyone needs positive affirmation in the workplace. Regardless of whether you’re a professional athlete, a teacher, or a street sweeper, there’s always going to be a time when you need kind, encouraging words from others to keep from going full Bobby Knight and having a chair-tossing competition in the break room. My job is no exception. Don’t get me wrong: I […]

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Simple Swaps: Meal Planning for Your Heart

  Today, we’re featuring an episode from Cooking Light’s insightful video series of Simple Swaps starring executive chef and registered dietician Anna Bullet. Before the holidays, we introduced a two ways in which you could swap out ingredients and foods in order to achieve results in healthy eating. Whether you were looking to swap out carbs or make healthier eating choices while […]

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Top 10 Meals For Post-Workout Recovery

While keeping up with your New Years resolution of a healthier and happier you, don’t overlook nutrition. After hitting the gym, think carefully about what will benefit your workout the most. For post-workouts, replenish your body with needed proteins, electrolytes, and complex carbs for muscle growth and also added energy stores – see, not all carbs are bad. Our 10 […]

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What is the Cabbage Soup Diet?

  It’s hard to believe the cabbage soup diet has been around for more than half a century – and even has offshoots! (The Spokane diet, Sacred Heart Hospital diet and the Dolly Parton diet all share the same principles.)  What makes the cabbage soup diet so enduring, and so – dare we say it – popular? Maybe it’s the […]

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Get More Potassium Into Your Diet

    When you think of potassium, do bananas or potatoes immediately come to mind – instead of the role this mineral actually plays? In case you weren’t sure, potassium is extremely important: It helps balance our body’s fluid levels, and helps our muscles and nervous system work right. If you experience muscle weakness, aches or cramps, you could have […]

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What is the Low-Fat Diet?

  Back in the 1990s, there was a low-fat craze that, ironically, left the U.S. fatter than ever. Why? Because countless new fat-free foods were introduced – and we somehow felt justified eating them in excess. (“I can eat this entire box of chocolate cookies. They’re fat free!”) Of course, fat free does not mean calorie free, which many of […]

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