23 healthy snacks: plan & prepare!

23 healthy snacks: plan & prepare!

Snack time! Snacks are as good as you make them – they’re a way to add nutrients and foods you need to bump up, or a diet downfall that will add calories, but not truly nourish.  The KEY to snacking is to plan ahead of time, stock good options, and have...
Top 10 BEST kitchen tools (& why they beat the competition)

Top 10 BEST kitchen tools (& why they beat the competition)

Quality, quality, quality I was raised in a thrifty household.  My mom taught me to shop by sales, not brand, and to scrape every dish clean with a spatula so each tiny spec of food could be saved.  When I went to Thailand a few years ago, I was called a “cheap...
Are you even hungry? (How to tell, with 4 strategies)

Are you even hungry? (How to tell, with 4 strategies)

How hungry? You’re probably aware that we do a LOT of mindless eating in these parts (America!) – while we watch TV, having lunch at the desk, movie snacks, road snacks…these aren’t the exception, they’re the rule.  And it’s not all...
Make the mood: beautiful/functional table setting elements

Make the mood: beautiful/functional table setting elements

Set the stage Setting a nice table isn’t just for guests!  In fact, having some nice lighting and a good atmosphere might actually help you eat slower, eat less, and yet enjoy food more.  Even if it’s not every night, you can easily invest in a few key...
The Ultimate Sleep Routine Guide (for adults)

The Ultimate Sleep Routine Guide (for adults)

1 sheep, 2 sheep, 3 sheep… Ever play that game, “how many hours of sleep will I get if I can fall asleep RIGHT NOW?” It’s terrible.  Every so often my brain decides it’s time for a round, while at the same time racing from thought to...