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Adventures in Arugula: 9 Must-Try Recipes

We’ve made it. It’s spring again and that means there is some beautiful and vibrant produce to check out. Enjoying fresh foods in season is a great way to help shake things up throughout the year. Let food spark a memory, honor a tradition, or create a new habit! Now especially seems like a great time to create new traditions for ourselves and our loved ones. Different foods and recipes can shake up a mundane week and keep things interesting. Introducing new flavors could also help you move past the last year by jolting your tastebuds awake with new experiences. An ingredient I’ve been inspired by lately is an old standard - arugula. Arugula is a fun, easy way to spice up the ordinary. It’s got a...

What Do You Really Know About Organic Food?

Since it landed in the aisles of Whole Foods, organic foods’ meteoric rise in sales has been seemingly unstoppable. If organic food was a company on the stock market, you would be kicking yourself for not investing earlier. When asked why they prefer organic, many respond by saying “It’s healthier” or “it’s just better for me”. But what do we really know about the organic foods we eat? Let’s dive into some lesser-known facts about organic foods. What You Should Know The organic standard is relatively young. Before the organic standard was established in the US, any company could slap an “organic” label on its product. The confusion this caused consumers eventually led to an official standard being set by the USDA in February 2001. Is organic food healthier? It’s...

Cycling Trip Tips

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love cycling!!! In all its forms, on the road, mountain biking, cycle touring, and bike packing. For me, being on my bike gives me a great sense of freedom and achievement. I am able to go wherever I want, under my own steam, with the added bonus of it being a very healthy and eco-friendly way to travel. Having just come back from a big trip cycling the length of New Zealand, completing the Tour Aotearoa, my enthusiasm has been fueled even more. What’s more amazing, and makes me very happy, is that I am getting asked by other people if I think that they could ever do anything like that too. My answer of course is YES. You...

5 Food Myths Debunked

Myths and misinformation about food are like the 3-headed Hydra of the diet world — you knock one down and two more pop up! But we’re certainly still going to try and bring you the best information possible so you can make informed decisions about your own health. With that in mind, here are some common myths we’ve routinely seen pop up over the years. Dietary supplements are safe Dietary supplements can be safe, but not all of them are. In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is primarily responsible for regulating supplements, but the regulations are such that some less-than-reputable products can find their way into the hands of unsuspecting consumers. The best way to ensure you’re getting a high-quality supplement is to purchase those that...

Sleep Hygiene: Tips For a Better Night’s Rest

Sleep hygiene is a term that doctors and wellness experts use to refer to a collection of good nighttime habits that typically lead to better, more restful sleep.   If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep troubles, you've likely read all of the more popular tricks like, "no screens after 9 p.m.," or "only use your bedroom for sleep." I've read dozens of "sleep hygiene" articles, and almost all of them rehash the same tips with one or two new things thrown in.   My goal is always to offer you the best, most useful information possible, so I won't be putting a new spin on old tricks. While my tips aren't totally novel, I don't see them talked about very often, so I think they're worth sharing!   I...

8 Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas That Don’t Involve Hummus

Hungry, but not that hungry? Or maybe you’ve put on some quarantine weight and are looking for some healthy snack alternatives to the boxed brownies you’ve been baking every week? Check out some of our favorite snack ideas that are tasty and packed with nutrition. And we have nothing against hummus. We love hummus. We’re just trying to expand out of the hummus box when it comes to healthy snack ideas.   Full-Fat Greek Yogurt and Fruit Preserves Snack on some Greek yogurt mixed with fruit preserves for something that’s delicious and will provide you with protein and probiotics. We prefer using full-fat Greek yogurt for this snack because it’s flavorful and very satisfying. Photo by Kelsey Curtis on Unsplash   Watermelon-Raspberry Smoothie One of our favorite smoothies to drink, simply...

What to Pack in Your Carryon During COVID-19 Air Travel

Flying during a global pandemic is stressful, but there are a few things you can bring with you to feel safe and comfortable during your flight.    Disinfectant Wipes and Hand Sanitizer Travel size wipes and hand sanitizer will be your best friend in flight. Before you settle in for your flight, wipe down the area around your seat. Make sure to get anywhere hands may touch including seatbelts, window visors, digital screens and tray tables, as well as all around the headrest if the seat is leather. Make sure your hand sanitizer is easily accessible in case you do not have access to soap and water. Individual wipes are wrapped and easy to toss in your carryon, while the EO hand sanitizer will keep you clean and...

Boost Your Body: 8 Supplements to Try

Getting in the right foods is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But we understand that it can be really hard getting in all of the recommended amounts of vitamins, protein, antioxidants, etc. Sometimes to help you get a complete diet, you’ll benefit from taking a supplement. Browse these recommendations to see if they’re a good fit for your lifestyle.      Optimum Nutrition Platinum Hydro Whey, $39.99 If you find yourself lacking in protein, try adding a protein shake to your diet. This Platinum Hydro Whey caught our eyes when we found out Dwayne Johnson was a fan of it. Just one scoop equates to 30 grams of protein. We love how easily it dissolves in liquids. For best results, don’t use hot liquids with it. Nature Made Calcium...

Get Your Home In Order: Products To Help You Get Organized

Do you ever feel like you’re drowning in clutter or disorganization at home? We totally get where you are coming from. It’s strange because everything probably started off neat, but then one day you woke up and realized that disarray has slowly snuck up on you. Because you might be spending more time at home due to Covid-19, this is the perfect time to get your living space in shape. Don’t be surprised if having a cleaner and more organized home leads to a better mental state and a spike in productivity! Check out some of our favorite finds available for purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond right now.          Kate and Laurel Stackable Letter Trays (set of 2), $49.99 Who said storage ideas have to...