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What Is Tryptophan?

What is tryptophan and does it really make you sleepy? Tryptophan is one of the most popular and well-recognized amino acids particularly around Thanksgiving time as people eat turkey — a whole food source rich in tryptophan. But, is tryptophan the contributing factor...

Mango Harvest Wild Rice

This post was in partnership with the Mango Board — we only partner with brands that are NS approved and all our opinions are authentic and remain our own. Meet the Mango Harvest Wild Rice recipe, a side dish that can easily transform into a year-round entree. Fall...

15 Healthy Hacks For Eating Out

We’ve all been there before, we want to eat healthily and also socialize, so can you do both? Yes! Eating out generally falls into two categories, it’s either spontaneous or planned out. If you know strategies that can help you in both of these scenarios, then you’re...

Broccoli Salad With Ranch Dressing

Have you ever enjoyed dipping broccoli in ranch dressing? Now you can make it a broccoli salad with ranch dressing. Broccoli isn’t just that vegetable that your parents tried to get you to eat when you were younger, it’s a “superfood” staple that should be in your...

Ideas For A Healthier Bachelorette Party

You’re getting married! Or maybe you’re invited to a bachelorette party, here’s how to keep it on the healthier side. Chances are you’re a great friend or family member planning the night of festivities for the bride to be, and if you’re the bride, then all the more...

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with Cocoa

A healthy peanut butter banana smoothie! Need I say more? But seriously, this classic combination of flavors is super satisfying, and beyond simple to whip together. Odds are, you have all of these pantry staples on hand already, so you’re free to enjoy this easy...

Mango Ginger Smoothie

This 3 ingredient mango ginger smoothie is a “happy belly” smoothie — thanks to digestion-stimulating ginger. Ginger is great for decreasing bloating, nausea, and adds warmth to a chilled smoothie. And mango — who can resist the taste of sweet, vibrant mango? The...

The Best Roasted Beet Salad

The Best Roasted Beet Salad, this is one easy way to enjoy beets and reap the nutrition benefits. I recently picked up the book Flavor Bible, which has been an amazing read and resource when I’m stumped with recipe development. Beets have always been a tricky...

What I Eat In A Day

What do you eat in a day? Well, I’m about to do a tell-all for what’s on my meal plan. By far one of the most common questions I get from new readers or people in our community is, “What do you eat in a day?”. There are obvious pros and cons to these “what I eat in a...

Warming Spice Smoothie

It’s one thing to eat foods that can warm you up, like soups and stews, but what about consuming warming spices? One of our community favorites is the Zinger Tea where this recipe sole purpose is to warm you up when you’re feeling under the weather with spices like...

What Is Zeaxanthin?

What is zeaxanthin and how does it play a role in brain health, eye health, and immune health? Learn more about this antioxidant. Chances are if you had a green smoothie the past week, an omelet with orange peppers, or a fruit salad with kiwi and grapes, or a zucchini...

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes

If you love pumpkin and pancakes, then you might enjoy these pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin seeds. As soon as pumpkin “season” hits, if you’re the first person to jump on the new pumpkin-flavored food, then you’re in for another treat. These pumpkin pancakes aren’t...

Simple Chia Pudding

Keep this quick chia pudding recipe top of mind when it comes to preparing an easy snack or breakfast ahead of time — this is an essential batch cooking recipe. Try making this chia pudding for multiple servings on the weekend for a quick breakfast or snack on the go....

Garden Green Soup

With the weather changing, it might be a good time to use up those garden green in this light garden green soup! One of my favorite summer-fall transition recipes is to make a vegetable broth-based green soup with hearty greens from the garden. This garden green soup...

Should You Be Drinking Celery Juice?

If you’re scrolling on Instagram every morning, then you’ve probably been bombarded with celery juice—but should you be drinking celery juice? If you Google celery juice, you’ll stumble upon articles saying celery juice can cure chronic diseases. Not to mention you’ll...

Breakfast Polenta with Spinach & Cherry Tomatoes

Brinner: breakfast for dinner. I’m in the group of people who love eating dinner for breakfast and breakfast for dinner — both are equally delicious and a great way to switch up meal time! I recommend saving time and getting organic quick-cooking polenta, topped with...

The Salad That’ll Make You Love Celery and Olives

This Celery Olive Salad is the salad that’ll make you love celery and olives. As if you need another reason to enjoy celery, one of the crunchiest and most hydrating vegetables. If you didn’t catch on to the sarcasm, I’ll call it out here. So many of us don’t enjoy...

How to Cleanse and Clear Your Home

When new seasons hit, it’s time to cleanse and clear your home. With new beginnings in mind, there’s no better time to give your home a good scrub-down and organizational makeover. In case you missed it, check out this article about mindfulness shifts and the...

Pizza Bread

It’s so easy to go to the grocery store and pick up a loaf of bread, but what if you made your own delicious pizza bread from home? This sun-dried tomato filled Pizza Bread is for you if you 1) have never made bread before, 2) haven’t made bread before but would like...

Is There A Connection With Diet And Psoriasis?

Is there a connection between diet and psoriasis? If so, what is the best diet to eat to keep psoriasis symptoms calm? Just like any other health condition, there are so many factors we can look at in an attempt to get to the root cause of an issue with our health,...

Nutrition Listen: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a whole food carbohydrate rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber (resistant starch too)! In today’s episode of Nutrition Listen, we’re talking all about the health benefits and nutrition of sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are a popular...

Not Really Ricotta, Ricotta Almond Cheese

If you’re looking for a ricotta almond cheese that’s not really ricotta, then you’re in for a treat. Say hello to this dairy-free ricotta almond cheese recipe that’s going to be a crowd pleaser for you if you live dairy-free, but also for your friends and family who...

This Is The Bowl Meal To Eat When You Have Burnout

Burnout Bowl is a meal you can make with ease, throw together, and feel confident that you’re nourishing your body during a rough time. First things first, if you haven’t read our article on what burnout is and the signs you might have burnout, then please right click...

6 Foods For Burnout

If you or a loved one has experienced burnout, bookmark this article or share it with a friend for these simple tweaks and foods for burnout. We all wish there were magic pills, foods, potions we could take and feel amazing overnight — but there isn’t. What we do have...

What Is Burnout And How To Take Care Of Yourself

What is burnout? Most of us will experience some level of burnout in our lifetime, and nourishing yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically is key to preventing it. Did you know that 50% of medical students, physicians in training, and practicing physicians are...

Simple Plant-based Lentil Bolognese

Having a staple hearty tomato sauce to top your favorite pasta, is a must-have for any kitchen. This is a simple plant-based lentil bolognese version of traditional and tastes just as delicious. This recipe is one of many definitions of feel-good food, it’s warm,...

Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Need a delicious and hearty pasta in under 20 minutes? This is your go-to and it’s a crowd-pleaser. If you make this a meal, add a protein of your choice, or enjoy it on the side since this pasta dish is rich in carbohydrates. Hello, blood sugar balance. Tomatoes are...

The Health Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding obviously isn’t a new topic, but lately, there’s been a rise in public support of women who are breastfeeding and for those who struggle. Did you know the month of August is National Breastfeeding awareness month? The intimate mom-and-baby moments...