Now that autumn is rolling in, it’s officially time to enjoy the beautiful variety of squashes that the season has to offer. From sweet pumpkins to delicatas and kabochas, these recipes from The Refined Chef use simple preparation techniques that go a long way in creating flavorful, nutritious, and calorie-friendly dishes to enjoy on a chilly day.Continue reading...
At one point, Randi’s weight hindered her from enjoying the outdoors and easily moving around. Now that she’s more than 40 pounds lighter, Randi has a newfound love for outdoor adventures and healthy eating. In fact, she even got into running!
While summer created opportunities for fun workouts to beat the heat, cold and dark fall and winter days seem like a perfect excuse to ditch the workout. Two whole seasons of no workouts seems like a lifetime and can really set you back on your goals! Instead of cuddling up with a blanket and a book, try one of these five methods to keep on track.Continue reading...
Kids live in the same pressure cooker world you do. Stress may come from different places, but the reactions are often the same. Do you eat your way through stress? It turns out that about 15% of today's childrenContinue reading...
Shrimps are low in calories, loaded with nutrients, and deliciously easy to cook. Garlicky Shrimp Saute is marinated in seasoned lemon juice and quickly sauteed with thin lemon slices and plenty of crushed garlic.Continue reading...
What goes into creating a delicious meal with the perfect nutrient balance? A few tips from a personal chef might help. Nick Arcuri is the founder of CustomFit, a customized personal chef service specializing in healthy cuisine. He shares his experiences with creating delicious and nutritious meals for a variety of clients, and has a few pointers for cooking your own, too.
Whether it's a sweet snack or smart dessert you're craving, this high-protein treat is sure to satisfy. Pineapple, yogurt, and grapes... Oh my!
What do you know about cholesterol, that fat-like substance in your cells? You may know your cholesterol basics, but we have a few surprising facts to add to your knowledge database this National Cholesterol Education Month.Continue reading...
Rachel transformed her body, mind, and life by taking control of her diet and workout routines to lose almost 50 pounds. Her “secret?” It is all about balance. Her motto? "One good meal doesn't make you fit, just like one bad meal doesn't make you fat."Continue reading...
For many, becoming fit transforms the feelings associated with exercise. Once you begin experiencing the effects of consistent workouts, you may just become addicted and find yourself noticing these 7 side effects, too.
In honor of the Jewish New Year, we have a fantastic chicken soup (aka Jewish Penicillin) for you to cook up. Choose your favorite of the 3 techniques, add a few healthy ingredients of your choice, and you will be making soup like a pro.Continue reading...
Whole foods are good for you foods. Learning the difference between the words hulled and pearled will help you choose the best barley. Find out how to select, cook, and season these chewy grains of goodness.Continue reading...
Most fitness professionals are caring and truly have their clients’ best interests at heart. I just wish that some of them wouldn’t insist on using bathing suit season as a motivator! Here’s my list of things that I wish fitness instructors wouldn’t say—and why.Continue reading...
If you're looking for a way to cut back on carbs, here's the side dish for you. Tastes like cheesy mashed potatoes!
One of the best known Russian salads is "stolichniy salat," more commonly known as "olivie." While the traditional recipe is heavier on potatoes and mayonnaise, this version is lighter. It still offers the same variety of ingredients and taste of the original though, and pairs perfectly with meat, chicken, and fish (or by itself!).
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.