Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help you glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as shampoos, conditioners and hair masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your hair. Below you&rsqu... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
Getting your recommended daily allowance of fruits (1/2 to 2 cups) and vegetables (2-1/2 to 3 cups) is no small feat—especially when you don't have a lot of extra time to prep and cook all that produce. That's one reason why smoothies h... Read more
What do you think of when you read the words "stir fry"? Chinese food? A wok? Chopsticks, perhaps?
While none of those ideas are inconsistent with stir-frying, this cooking technique actually extends well beyond Asian cuisine. Th... Read more
The flavor of many foods can be enhanced without using calorie-laden sauces and gravies. Here are some great ways to use herbs to “spice up” your meals and bring out the natural flavors of your food. Don’t be afraid to experimen... Read more
I am having a hard week this week. I find myself wanting foods that aren't healthy. I've maintained my exercise but still want things I shouldn't have...passed at myself for being weak...ugh!... Read more
The on/off switch...
sometimes I am RIGHT ON when it comes to my healthy lifestyle journey. I meal plan, grocery shop,and thoroughly enjoy being active. But then I miss grocery shopping one week and I stop everything. I throw the switch. What gives?... Read more
Darn I am really going to miss being able to look at my differential each night! Guess I'll have to get my calculator out & do it myself I just don't have the time to jump on my desktop each night... Read more
I am a week into my lifestyle change and I had a few cheating moments already. I would love to lose 50 lbs in 9 months for my wedding but stay in shape from there. Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated :)... Read more
Forget the anti-nausea tablets! Chew a small piece of ginger or drink ginger beer / ale (there are also ginger capsules available) before setting out on a journey. Ginger will settle your tummy in no time, and it's safe for small children and during... Read more
I prefer Ginger root for stir fries. I store my ginger root in a zipper bag in my freezer. When I want the ginger I just remove the end skin and grate the frozen root over the pot.It goes through the fine grater and sprinkles over the surface. No cl... Read more
The next time you get an upset stomach, you might be relieved to know that you don't have to down spoonfuls of gross pink fluid or chew chalky tablets. In case of bellyache, stock your fridge with one thing: Ginger. Hundreds of years ago, people... Read more
It's been just over a year since my favorite four-legged fitness buddy stumbled into my life. One March evening, my husband and I found the stray puppy darting back and forth across a busy street. She didn't have a collar or microchip, and by... Read more
Alright , let's not mess around and start with 8 lbs of ginger. That's the beauty of living in Texas because I got them for a dollar a pound from an Indian grocery store. The shop keeper asked me what I was planning to do with it. I said making tea.... Read more
Ginger's sad face sums things up. It's Wednesday, which means dh had to go to bed 2 hours ago, and Ginger and I are on our own. Definitely not our favorite night! And I feel bad every time I stand up, because she jumps up and runs down the h... Read more
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