The official start of summer is here and that means you will be out and about more. Vacation, kid’s soccer games, baseball games, hiking, weekend getaways… So, you need some travel snacks options that aren’t all processed packaged junk. Below is my list of go-to of snacks that are packable.
I’m over hearing about the latest diet or which one is better. We get sucked into the easy claim that “you can lose 7 pounds in 7 days”. The reality is, there is no perfect diet, no better diet or best diet. It just doesn’t exist.
Everyone is different. You are biochemically unique. We are different genders and ages, with different body types, and different lifestyles. Have different interests, health goals, and activity levels. So, to think that there is one “perfect” diet that will work for everyone is crazy. The perfect diet for you is the one that you enjoy, makes you feel your best, and that you can maintain long-term.
This year make your resolution to not do any resolutions.
Instead, focus on Healthy Behaviors for a Healthier Lifestyle.
Our daily habits like what we eat, how much sleep we get and how much movement we get during the day have a significant influence on our overall well-being. Our habits will positively or negatively affect our overall health.
It you are looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle this year a great way to get started is to track your daily habits. This will help you to identify habits that are affecting the quality of your health. Once you know it will make it much easier to work on habit changes that lead to a healthier you. Many of the resolutions that we make are broad statements that are too challenging, and we end up failing before the month is over. Make this the year of discovery to better guide you to a healthier lifestyle.
Freezer Inventory – How to Keep Track of What You Have
As the weather gets cooler, you may actually feel like doing some batch cooking but there’s no room in the freezer to put all your goodies.
It’s time to clear out your freezer and start new. It doesn’t help much if you don’t know what you have in there. Doing a couple of hours of batch cooking is great but you need to eat what you’ve made in a timely manner. There’s no time, money or effort saved if you end up throwing out unmarked or old, unused food. It’s estimated that a 4-person family loses $1,500 a year on wasted food. What could you do with an extra $1,500 per year?
Diet & Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Blood Pressure
Today one in three American adults have hypertension and another one in three have prehypertension. That means that two-thirds of Americans are affected by high blood pressure. High blood pressure treatment is costing $48.6 billion annually to treat and it is also a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death in the United States.
Is the steady influx of non-stop free food wreaking your healthy eating plan?
When we step into the office we are overwhelmed everyday with lots of food options: free bagel day, birthday cake celebrations, free pizza lunch, candy jar, free soda… It can be hard to stay on track when you see and smell food everywhere.
Mason jar salads are easy to prep, make lunches super convenient during the week, beautiful and super healthy!!
Tips on making delicious and healthy mason jar salads.
Instant Pot – Got One?
I love my Instant Pot. It has made my meal prep fast and easy. I have had mine for over 18 months now and I think I’m using it at least two times per week if not more. I can’t imagine my kitchen without it. It’s perfect for the person that is embracing cooking with real whole foods but doesn’t have the time or energy to spend hours in the kitchen.
Sleep Deprivation is Unhealthy and Can Be Life Threatening Over Time
A good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, energy and brain function. Sleep is the time that our mind and body needs to heal and rejuvenate, and without enough sleep, our health suffers. That means we must find ways to get proper rest. Unfortunately, many people either don’t get enough sleep or can’t sleep. Today, one-third of all Americans get less than 6 hours a night. Per the National Sleep Foundation the average adult needs 8.25 hours of sleep per night. Reducing sleep by 1.5 hours a night reduces alertness by about one-third.
What Are Coconut Aminos?
Coconut aminos are a soy-free and gluten-free delicious alternative to soy sauce or tamari. Made from just two ingredients, coconut tree sap, and salt. Coconut aminos are great for anyone that is that is avoiding soy or gluten for health reasons.
Coconut aminos are still dark in color and have a good balance of rich, sweet-savory flavor but not as salty as soy sauce or tamari. I use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce in stir-fries, salad dressings, marinates or for dipping foods like sushi.
You can find coconut aminos in most grocery stores. Even Costco is carrying the Big Tree Farms brand.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.