Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Healthy Eating on the Go This Summer (+ TRUEBar #Giveaway!)

June 29, 2014 at 6:53 am

I saw a great article in Epicurious on eating healthy on the go this summer for you and your family. They offer suggestions for when you are on the road (think plane and car) and out and about (think beach or park). I wrote a stay healthy travel post recently, so I am highlighting the out and about in your city tips here today. And…

Tried It Tuesday: Plant Based Edition

June 24, 2014 at 5:52 am

I have tried a lot of great things lately. What do today’s tries have in common? They are all plant based! Without further ado, “Tried it Tuesday: Plant Based Edition.” Greenlite Meals and I followed one another on Twitter and they messaged me to see if I wanted to try some of their “healthy, home cooked, plant based meals.” Was this a rhetorical question? Of course I…

Friday Finds: Be ‘Appy and Healthy, Bloghop #Giveaway + More!

June 20, 2014 at 6:05 am

Greatist is back with its top 65 Health and Fitness Apps of 2014. How did they pick? They “scoured every app market for standouts that were pushing the boundaries of health and fitness, and sought to cover an array of interests and goals.” They took popularity into consideration but placed most of the focus for each app on these criteria: Is it highly rated? Does…

8 Ways to Stay on Track This Summer

June 19, 2014 at 5:40 am

I have written about the Naturopath physician, Kelly Simms, ND, that I see here in Chicago at Balance Health and Wellness. She sends great newsletters and I especially loved her recent email on 8 Ways to Stay on Track This Summer. She says: “Summer is the time to take it easy, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors! Dining al fresco, family vacations, reunions, happy hour…

Tried It Tuesday: Pickled, Fermented + Brined! #Giveaway

June 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

Today for “Tried it Tuesday,” I tried a bunch of great new, all natural foods/drinks that have a unique preparation. As you may know, I am not much of a cook, but I love to try new, healthy foods and am fairly adventurous about. So without further ado, here is what I tried that is pickled, fermented and brined! I love pickles and I am not a natural…

Power Up with Healthy Snack Mixes from Gourmet Nut – #Giveaway

June 16, 2014 at 6:57 am

I saw some delicious looking Power Up trail mixes in handy 2.25 oz packages, so I bought a mixed pack. They were fresh and tasty. I looked up the brand and found out that they were made by Gourmet Nut. Gourmet Nut makes a line of sea salts, spice rubs and blends, a variety of snack mixes, dried fruit/nuts and other high quality ingredients for “everyday foodies.”…

Friday Finds: #FightObesity, eMeals to the Rescue + More!

June 13, 2014 at 5:49 am

Through Girls Gone Sporty, I learned about LiveExercise’s Launchpad project. LiveExercise is an online health and fitness community dedicated to making healthy living affordable, approachable, and accessible for all body types, ages, income levels, and locations. Now they want to “open their doors” to fight one of the biggest health issues we all face as a society: Obesity. I supported their IndieGoGo project. They say: “Obesity and poverty are closely linked,…