Many people feel as though they are often “driven” to eat certain foods or are responding to certain body needs or cravings. Sometimes it may be due to having a craving for something your body is lacking nutritionally. Many people will mention that they begin to think about a specific food, like potato chips, and just don’t feel relieved until they have some! Is that bag of chips calling out to you? So, what is going on?! Continue reading The Power of Food Cravings
These newly redeveloped cream smoothies were reintroduced recently at all Elite Sports Clubs. Not long ago, I shared a favorite Elite smoothie of most members at the Mequon club, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. Since then, I have done quite a bit more reading about the Elite smoothies and their reformulation. Not often are companies able to improve taste, lower calories, and increase protein at the same time. I do admit that I like this product and will recommend it to you as a meal replacement and post-workout beverage. Continue reading Finding Your Perfect Elite Smoothie
Today, modern cooks are able to get away from the calories from rich sauces and gravies by using more of a plant-based herb, vegetable, and nut sauces with much less fat, salt, and sugars. This particular green sauce is very good for flavoring meats, vegetables, and salads for a real pick-me-up for recipes. Continue reading The Best Ever Green Sauce Recipe
Kombucha, pronounced KOM-boo-CHA: this fizzy, vinegary-smelling, tea is all the craze in the craft beverage market these days. This tea has been brewing for centuries, but it has recently become the main squeeze for some people after the claimed health benefits. Continue reading What is Kombucha and is it Good for You?
If you’re looking to watch your calorie intake this summer, make sure you’re paying attention to your summer drinks too! In particular, the calories in alcoholic drinks often enjoyed in the hot summer months can have a ton of “hidden empty calories”. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy yourself armed with the facts about summer drinks! Continue reading A Healthy Take on Summer Drinks