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How to Host a Pinterest-Worthy Holiday Cookie Swap

Whoever came up with the idea for a cookie swap at the holidays is just plain brilliant. The concept of going to a party with one kind of cookie and leaving with eight or 10 different kinds? This had to have been the brainchild of…

Long distance runners

Nutrient Dense Foods to Fuel Your Long Distance Runs

Thanks to advances in medicine and food science we now know the specific nutrient density of food as well has how our bodies react to those foods. It is an amazing time to be an athlete with this wealth of information at our fingertips. What…

Healthy fast food sandwich

Healthy Takes on Fast Food: All the Flavor, Half the Calories

People who love cooking, first and foremost love eating, which is why they enjoy trying out all new recipes, improving old ones, adapting them to their own taste, adding a little something-something on the side and creating a whole plethora of extraordinary things. Eating meals you…


Why Carbs Really Aren’t the Enemy

When you hear the term carb, what comes to mind? Bread? Pasta? Potatoes? Those are not the only form of dietary carbohydrates. Carbs can be found in fruits and vegetables as well, in the form of natural sugars and starches. Cutting carbs — eliminating foods…

Your Guide to the Healthiest Grains

Your Guide to the Healthiest Grains

Grains have gotten a bad rap lately. With the popularity of low-carb diets and instances of gluten sensitivity on the rise, it would seem that avoiding grains altogether is the safest bet. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Even if you are watching…

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After a Workout

What to Eat Before & After a Workout

You just got out of work and you’re headed to the gym. But wait — you’re starving! Lunch was 5 hours ago and you were so busy in the afternoon you forgot to have a snack. What should you do now? Fueling your body before…

How to Start Eating Keto

You want to get healthy. You want a diet plan that’s going to work for the long term. Yet you’re stumped because you’ve seemingly tried them all. What’s a person to do? In a word: Keto.