Nutrition Tips

What Kind of Snacker Are You?

Find out what kind of snacker you are and get simple solutions to manage your cravings. This post was sponsored by Meta as part of an ongoing partnership. I was compensated for my time, but as always all opinions are my own.  Do you snack during the day? If so, you’re in good company. A 2015 report from Mintel found that 94% of all Americans snack at least once a day, with half of adults snacking two to three times a day. What kind of snacker you are and what you snack on varies based on your circumstance… read more »

10 Practical Lifestyle Changes You Can Make for a Healthier New Year

Make the New Year the healthiest one yet with these 10 practical lifestyle changes! This post was written as part of my ongoing sponsored partnership with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. All opinions expressed are my own. The New Year is just a few days away, and if you’re like most people, you’re talking about resolutions. Although any time of the year is a great time to reassess your habits, a lot of people view the New Year as a clean slate and the perfect time to start making healthy li… read more »

The Truth About Eggs – 6 Facts About Egg Nutrition and Labeling

Nutrition myths abound, especially when it comes to eggs. Learn the truth about eggs including six facts regarding their nutrition and labeling. This post was written as part of my ongoing sponsored partnership with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. All opinions expressed are my own. I feel bad for eggs. There’s so much about them to love, yet many people fear them. For years, thinking eggs were a major cause of high cholesterol levels and increased risk of heart disease, health expert… read more »

How to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving – Your Survival Guide

This Thanksgiving keep this survival guide by your side with 10 tips to help you have a healthier Thanksgiving and start to the holiday season.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – it’s a day to give thanks, spend time with friends and family, and of course eat! A traditional Thanksgiving meal made up of butter-basted turkey, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, and pecan pie may sound delicious, but the calories sure will add up! And it doesn’t end there. Thanksgi… read more »

Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette {Recipe}

Find out why jicama is so good for you and enjoy it in this quick, easy, and delicious spinach salad.  Have you heard of jicama? Pronounced HIK-uh-muh, this Mexican yam or turnip is a root vegetable with a brown, papery exterior and a white crisp interior. It may not look so interesting or appealing from the outside, but trust me when I tell you it is quite delicious on the inside. Jicama is a crunchy vegetable with a slightly sweet, nutty flavor. It’s sort of a cross between a potato and an apple or Asi… read more »