Take control of your diet with these 10 simple shopping tricks

By Elizabeth DeRosa of Finding The Way Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Author Trying to choose healthy foods while navigating the grocery store can be confusing and overwhelming. Here are my top 10 tips for a successful trip. Eating healthier “whole” foods increases your intake of necessary vitamins, minerals, and other disease-fighting antioxidants. Shop in the outer perimeter…

Simple, Fresh and Green

Go beyond the traditional salad and reach for other greens this summer. Counting calories and watching your waistline doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. This time of year the foods are not only delicious, they are colorful and good for the bod. Keep it simple and add flavors you like. The two photos below demonstrate how easy…

Calling Ourselves Out

We all feel downtrodden at times. When life stops giving you lemons and starts throwing knives, it can be difficult to keep your chin up. These are the times when it is most difficult to follow your purpose and stay the course. It’s important to look at the past with new eyes, for whatever bad…

Gaea’s Fresh Cucumber Salad

In honor of National Olive Oil Month, I thought I would share a few ways olive oil is beneficial to your health. As one of the most versatile foods in the world, Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a healthy fat that reduces the risk of cancer, lowers levels of cholesterol, reduce levels of obesity, lowers the risk…

Lemon, Garlic and Herb Chicken Breasts

Busy lives require simple and delicious weeknight meals. Anything that can be prepped the night before is perfect for tossing on the hot grill after a hectic day on the run. Prep chicken the evening before or in the morning before you head out the door. There are several methods to grilling the “perfect” breast. If you…

A Simple and Light Caprese

We say this often and it’s so true. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. I have a small herb garden on my back patio and since space is a premium commodity in that area, the plants are grown in colorful pots of different sizes. I keep it simple with lettuce, tomatoes, chives, parsley, basil,…