I have a love-hate relationship with salads. Do I always want to choose a salad at lunch or dinner? No. Do I usually end up enjoying them? Yes. And I especially enjoy them when they have a lot of extra crunch and both sweet and savory flavors all mixed in, like this honey-roasted almond and honey crisp apple salad. Whenever I whip this recipe up for lunch, I'm always satisfied afterward. In fact, because of the combo flavor palette I even look forward to it!
As you can probably gather on your own, this is not a preposterous or surprising occurrence. Think about it: two healthy living bloggers and runners who schedule workouts together on an almost weekly basis. The topic of smoothies is almost inevitable. In fact, I'd say there's about a 75% chance it will come up. But I digress.
I recently received the following question from a reader: “I'm eating healthy food, and a good amount, but lately I haven’t been feeling full or satisfied. Any tips?” This is a really good question and a situation that I can definitely relate to! I’ve experienced this before, especially during marathon training or other periods where I'm exercising more than what my body is typically accustomed to, although it can also happen if you're not active or simply exercising moderately. I've found that it can be for a number of different reasons. Here are some suggestions based on my own experience.
One of my favorite things about summer is all of the in-season, fresh fruit you can find at the grocery store.
And sure, it's great for eating all on its own — few things are greater than sinking your teeth right into a juicy, bright red slice of watermelon or popping a sweet, succulent strawberry right into your mouth — but personally, my favorite thing about fresh summer fruit is turning it into smoothies.
When I decided to quit Whole30 on day 12, it wasn't an easy decision to make. OK, let's be real, in the grand scheme of things this is not even that serious of a matter at all, but since I know people will be researching Whole30 deciding whether or not to do it or whether or not they should stick with it until the end, I'll share my experience in the hopes that it can be of help.
I'm going on a journey this month and this is an official invite asking you to come along with me. Actually I'm not asking you, but rather challenging you, because it won't necessarily be an easy journey, but I can assure you it will be a worthwhile one. Perhaps you've gauged what this journey will entail from the title of this post? If you guessed it had something to do with eating more veggies, you guessed absolutely right. You clever fox, you.
Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now. Well, at least according to my Instagram feed. I'm not really sure exactly when they began to become a "thing," but I do know that they are in fact a thing that many health and wellness influencers love to share gratuitous photos of (and of course, eat).