Healthy Eating Made Easy With Yopa!

I like to think that I take fairly good care of myself most days but to be honest, it is something I have to work at. Healthy eating and exercise are important in order to stay in good shape but some days, life gets in the way. There are days that I am running errands for several hours or sitting around watching my kid's tennis match. Times like these, it is easy to forget about healthy eating and instead grab junk food to make it through the days. However, when I do that I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel. I run low on energy, … [Read more...]

5 Reasons To Choose Organic Snacks

One of the biggest mistakes people make when deciding to try to lose weight and get healthy is to think that they have to give up snacking. The most successful nutrition plans have us eating approximately 6 to 8 times a day, which breaks  down to about once every two to three hours during waking hours. Those moments of caloric intake are not supposed to be gigantic meals filled with fattening foods! Small meals and healthy snacks through out the day leave us feeling more satisfied and make it easier to stick to our changes in eating habits. … [Read more...]

Snack Sustainably During Solar Energy Awareness Month

I am a snacker and frequently find myself staring aimlessly into the pantry trying to figure out what I want to eat. It doesn't matter if I just ate 2 hours ago..inevitably I am hungry again anyhow! I try hard to find foods that are good for me to snack on like nuts, granola bars, and fresh fruit but did you know that you can find snacks that are good for the PLANET if you look around a little bit? Choosing organic products, treats packaged in recyclable packages or snacks made using alternative energy are all great ways to go green with your … [Read more...]

Acai Puree from Amafruits is the purple in your nutrition rainbow!

If you are looking to add some purple to your nutrition rainbow, Acai puree from Amafruits is a delicious way to do it. Growing up, my mom was always watching her weight. She tried an assortment of programs that had her counting calories, measuring things, and eating premade meals. I have never been a fan of fad diets and I think the best nutrition advice I have ever received was the very basic idea that you should eat a rainbow of colors every day. Nothing fancy...no math, measuring or fancy foods needed. All you need to do is make sure you … [Read more...]

Exotic ice cream flavors from Magnolia

Are you looking for a few exotic ice cream flavors? Ice cream is one of my favorite indulgences. No matter how full you are after a meal there is always room for ice cream because it just melts and fills in all the nooks and crannies in your belly! I get a little tired of the traditional ice cream flavors...there are only so many times that I want to eat chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, right? Sometimes I go with something decadent that is filled with chocolate, caramel or nuts but I also like to experiment with new ice cream flavors every … [Read more...]

Design a healthier meal with Mushrooms

If you are looking to serve your family a healthier meal, consider mushrooms! Mushrooms are not only a great way to join the Meatless Monday food movement but they also help you cut back on the amount of meat you eat in one sitting. Join The Mushroom Council for a Healthier Meal I have a wonderful local farmer that raises grass fed cows and heritage pigs. It is nice that the animals are raised in a natural environment and are well cared for but it is NOT cheap to provide this type of meat for my family. To compensate for the cost, we … [Read more...]