Recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Peanut butter and jelly gets a makeover in this protein-packed smoothie. The vanilla extract adds just a bit extra, and satisfies any sweet tooth. Use as post-workout replenishment, or as a creamy treat on a hot day.   Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie (Makes 2...

Mighty Magnesium (And Why You Need It)

Magnesium plays a significant role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation and muscle and nerve function. Yet approximately 80% of all adults are deficient. While some foods and...

Simple Towel Stretches

After a long workout, the best feeling is a nice, deep stretch. When I’m at home or short on time, I use my handy towel as a prop to assist in a few basic stretches. Of course, these stretches could also be performed with a resistance band or yoga strap. Take a...

The Incredible Egg

Eggs have far more use than meets the eye. Check out this blog post featured on Luke’s Local for creative tips for using eggs- including the shells! Don’t forget to order your local, pasture eggs while you’re...

Deciphering Food Labels

  A simple trip to the grocery store can feel completely overwhelming these days. With so many options and varieties of foods, it can be hard to determine what’s best for our bodies and lifestyles. What are the healthiest options? Which ingredients should...

Self Care Tips For Weight Loss Pt. 2

Last week we explored a few self-care strategies, including drinking lemon water, dry brushing and oil pulling. This week we’ll dive deeper into the topic and explore additional ways we can support our health and wellness goals. As was mentioned last week,...

Self Care Tips For Weight Loss Pt. 1

Many of us know the keys to weight loss. We’ve seen them on TV, read about them in magazines and talked about them with friends.  We’ve all heard the advice, “move more and eat less.” For many of us, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We’re now beginning to...

The Health Benefits of Vegetable Broth

Vegetable broth has far more benefits than simply adding flavor to your favorite dishes. Check out this blog post written for Luke’s Local and discover why vegetable broth should be a part of a healthy lifestyle. Slurp it up and enjoy!...

Want to Lose Weight Fast? Try Slowing Down

  One of the easiest changes we can make while trying to lose weight is to bring more awareness to our meals. Many of us eat on the go, in the car, or as we’re multitasking. It’s not uncommon that meals are consumed in under 10 minutes. These meals tend to be...

Recipe: Creamy Italian Broccoli Soup

Winter is the best time for hearty soups and stews. For this recipe I like to use creamy mascarpone cheese. This soft Italian cheese is similar to cream cheese, but unlike most cheeses, it does not contain rennet. This recipe has minimal ingredients and comes together...