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Going Paleo? Tasty Recipes To Start With

If you haven’t already tried a Paleo diet, you have probably at least heard about it. The Paleo diet is a diet based on what was eaten by early humans, which is why you may have heard it also referred to as, The Caveman Diet. There are different extremes of it. Some stick to only meats and vegetables, while others add in ingredients such as butter and fruit. Grains and processed foods are always a no-no, though. It is often compared to the Atkins diet, since it focuses on proteins, vegetables, and very little amounts of carbohydrates. The web is chock full of Paleo recipes that are quite tasty. Some of these dishes, you may have already eaten, or have tried similar fare, which makes Paleo...

Healthier Choices: Delicious Food Alternatives

Sometimes you don’t need a complete food overhaul. As a matter of fact, if you are just looking for little tweaks that you can make to your everyday diet, whether to get in more protein, fiber, vitamins, or more, there are a ton of delicious swaps that you can make. These swaps taste so good to the writers at Healthy Smart Living, that some of these items are mainstays in our cabinets because we love eating them so much. If You Like Ice Cream, Try Halo Protein Ice Cream No lie, Halo ice cream tastes delicious and calorie counts start at only 240 calories FOR AN ENTIRE PINT OF IT. They are creamy, satisfying, and bonus is that you will get in a good amount of protein...

Recipe Roundup: Healthy & EASY Dinner Ideas

Ever find yourself searching the internet for dinner recipes more than you are actually cooking or eating? We got your back! Check out our round up on some tasty looking dishes are also healthy and contain good-for-you ingredients! We also made sure that the recipes wouldn’t take forever to make and that they use ingredients that are easy to source and that we think you would already have in your kitchen. After all, in the words of Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins, ain’t nobody got time for that. Glamorous Bite Whole Wheat Pasta With Tomatoes And Spinach If you’ve never had whole wheat pasta before, you are going to love it. It has a really nice bite to it. Use dry if you can’t get it fresh, onions if...

Healthy Snacks That Are Filling

Healthy snacks that are filling? Say WHAT? Puritan’s Pride offers a huge selection of snack options that you are going to love incorporating into your daily routine. Not only do they taste great, but the nutritional benefits are wonderful. These aren’t ‘diet’ snacks. These are simply good-for-you options that happen to taste fantastic as well. And beyond this list, it’s very important to keep trying new things to expand your palette, as well as test out new products that you might fall in love with. So keep checking back for new food offerings they have to broaden your pantry. Cheese + Dried Apricots + Roasted Salted Almonds Just thinking of a cheese plate makes my mouth drool. Select 1-2 servings of your favorite cheese, such at a brie or...

High Protein Food Options For Vegans & Vegetarians

Interested in making the transition from meat eater to vegetarian or vegan? Don’t forget to get your protein in. A lot of new vegetarians and vegans find themselves losing muscle tone or gaining weight because they aren’t eating balanced meals. They might find themselves munching a lot more on things like pizza, cheese, and breads, when they need to get in some vegetarian proteins still. Protein curbs hungry, it can save you calories, it helps build stronger muscles, and it’s great for your hair and nails. The Harvard Health blog says that the Recommended Daily Allowance for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. You can use this online calculator to figure it out. For some protein rich, vegetarian and vegan options, check out this...

Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes

I love a good smoothie because they are delicious, filling and chock full of goodness in so many ways. However, at times, when I am having a smoothie for a meal and not just a snack, I miss the act of using utensils and chewing, which is where delectable smoothie bowls come in. Smoothie bowls are basically smoothies, served in a bowl with a spoon, and are finished off with any toppings you wish. Think along the lines of shredded coconut, goji berries, granola, dried fruits, and any other delicious ingredients you would like to add in and eat. This is where you can unleash your inner child and create the most colorful and unique smoothie bowl creations of your own. To help get you started, here...

Aromatherapy: Get a Whiff of Grapefruit

Love, love, love me some grapefruit. But I’m not just talking about the taste of it. The scent of grapefruit is so incredibly amazing. I can’t get enough of it and it’s as if I can smell it a mile away. There’s something about its sweet and tart fragrance that is absolutely energizing. It always brings a big smile to my face and I’m always sold when I see any product that has its oils in it. Check out some great, cruelty-free beauty and home products that you can snatch up right now. Yes to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Facial Wipes, $5.99 Get off all of your makeup with these refreshing facial wipes! Bonus is that they’re perfect for travelling as well. Alba Botanica Good & Clean Toxin Release Scrub,...

Healthy Living Vlogger We Love! Mind Over Munch

  When we first watched Mind Over Munch on YouTube, it was love at first video. It’s hosted by Alyssia Sheikh and not only is she relatable and fun to watch, but she promotes a very attainable lifestyle that will get you fit and healthy. There are so many different playlists to watch on her channel from What I Eat in a Day and Meal Prep!, to Vegan Recipes and Workouts. And she takes into consideration what viewers need more information on and want to watch, so be sure to leave her a comment if there is anything you want to see more on. Just be warned! Don’t start watching these before bed because you’ll want to stay up all night. These are some addicting, healthy living...

Healthy Living Pantry Necessities

Don’t get me wrong, I love to indulge here and there when it comes to food, but for everyday living, I feel that it’s very important to treat my body in a healthily manner. Vitacost.com is one of my favorite online food destinations to get my pantry stocked up so I’m fueled and ready to face the day. See some of the items I insist on always having readily available. Starwest Botanicals Organic Spirulina Powder, $17.21 Spirulina tastes super salty and of the sea, but when used sparingly, you can’t even tell it’s there. It’s an algae that contains protein, vitamins, is considered to be an antioxidant, and is anti-inflammatory. Vitacost Vitamin D3, $11 Since I try not to be in the direct sun for too long and because...

How to Make Your Smoothie Filling

A breakfast smoothie sounds like a great way to start your day, doesn’t it? Fresh fruits and bright greens just make me feel healthy just thinking about it. But if you’re anything like me, about an hour after I polish them off, I’m starting to feel hungry again and wishing that I succumbed to a New York bagel with cream cheese instead. Fear not! You can still start your morning off with a lovely smoothie that not only tastes great and is healthy, but will keep you full for a longer period of time. Check out some of these add-ins that you’re going to want to stock up your pantry and fridge with, to keep you satiated longer. Oats Ever notice how a bowl of hot oatmeal...