Just One Bite: Satisfying Your Food Cravings

(Image Credit: Masson)

(Image Credit: Masson)

One look at that red velvet cake and your stomach is on the floor and at its mercy. But before you start giving birth to that food baby, what about starting with just a bite? Continue reading

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The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Quirky Item of the Week: Mobile Foodie Survival Kit

 

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Calling all foodies! If you are the type of person who considers him or herself a foodie, or a person with a particular interest in food, then rejoice in the genius that is the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. When you are a true foodie you seek the best in cuisine and savor in unique foods and tastes to satisfy your hobby. However, the reality is that not every dish you come across is going to be exactly to your liking.

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit (Image Credit: PLANT)

Whether you find yourself at restaurant or enjoying a dinner at a friend’s place chances are you are going to come across a dish that could use a little more flavor, or a dish that is lacking in a certain spice. Or perhaps you like certain seasonings on your foods that some may consider unconventional. Enter the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit. This pocket-sized set of organic seasonings could just be the thing to save your meal, and satisfy your taste buds without the risk of offending the chef.

This stack of seasonings is not only organic, but it is moisture and humidity resistant and customizable because you can remove the seasonings that you do not want! And you can feel good about your purchase because adults at Brooklyn Unlimited with physical, medical, mental and emotional disabilities assemble each Mobile Foodie Kit in Brooklyn, NY. And while the food you are putting the seasoning on may not be organic you can rest assured that the seasonings are certified by the Department of Agriculture as products grown entirely without hormones, pesticides, or bioengineering. After all, your body is a temple and you cannot pollute it with non-organic seasonings on top of that cheeseburger/pasta dish/or double fried French fries!

Food is Love (Image Credit: Dan4th Nicholas)

5 Signs You Have a Love Affair with Food

Food is Love (Image Credit: Dan4th Nicholas)

Food is Love (Image Credit: Dan4th Nicholas)

Having a love affair with food can be tough. Our affection can lead us to a very real obsession with food, sometimes even causing us to put our hunger before other people. But have no fear fellow foodies, you are not alone. Here are 5 signs that you, too, are having a serious love affair with all things delicious.

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Five Things You Should Cut From Your Diet

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Many of us have on-the-go lifestyles, and eating right isn’t always the first thing on our minds during meals. Although we may not eat all the right foods, we can still become healthier by cutting out a handful of the wrong foods. These five items have limited to no nutritional value for the body and aren’t worth the health woes and regrets they may bring. Cutting these five foods from your diet today will make for a healthier you! Continue reading

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Five Healthy Comfort Foods You Can Eat Without Worrying

Healthy Comfort Food (Image Credit: Ariwasabi)

Healthy Comfort Food (Image Credit: Ariwasabi)

The colder weather of the winter will often leave us craving warm, comforting foods to cheer ourselves up. Not much beats a delicious hot chocolate or tasty roast dinner to lift the spirits and distract us from the cold, wet world outside the window. However these comfort foods are not always the healthiest options to choose, and whilst some unhealthy treats are never a bad thing, when meal times come round it is a good idea to have a few comforting but nutritious meal ideas. Here are five really easy healthy food ideas to help you eat well this winter: Continue reading

Tips to Prevent Boredom Eating

Boredom Eating Wagner (Image Credit: Cesar Munhoz)

Boredom Eating Wagner (Image Credit: Cesar Munhoz)

It’s summertime! You know what that means, don’t you? Summer is the time to go outdoors and enjoy the sun and heat. However, what that usually means is you are more than likely going to have to show some skin. This notion may set your nerves off the edge, especially since you feel you might have gained a few inches that have been pestering you since the fall and winter season. While lack of activity and a poor diet could definitely play a role in those extra inches, there might also be something else that has caused the weight gain. Perhaps you have fallen victim to boredom eating. Continue reading

Eating Well Starts in the Store

Grocery Shopping (Image Credit: Matt MacGillivray)

Grocery Shopping (Image Credit: Matt MacGillivray)

One of the most fundamental parts of eating healthily on a daily basis is making sure that you shop well for your food. It can be so easy to be tempted into buying all sorts of unhealthy extras when you’re wandering around a grocery store. Many people make the mistake of just shopping for food on a daily basis which means that you don’t think about what you’re going to be eating. In the spirit of making conscious choices to eat better, here are a few simple tips for shopping well for your food!

  1. Plan your meals weekly. Now I don’t mean that you should write down every single thing you are planning to eat for a week, we all change our mind about what we want. However it is worth planning your dinners for Monday to Friday just so that you can be organised and have some idea of what ingredients to buy when you do your food shopping.
  2. Always write yourself a shopping list. After planning your meals, jot down a list of all of the ingredients needed for them and then add all of your staple food along with anything else you want to get for the week. Having a list will mean you can shop in an organised way and make sure you don’t forget anything.
  3. Stock up on staples. This means things like tinned tomatoes, cans of tuna, spices, dried herbs, cereal, pasta, rice, lentils, chickpeas, and any condiments etc. Foods that can become the basis of a quick and healthy meal. If you have a variety of these items in your kitchen then even if you are low on fresh produce it will be easy to cook a meal.
  4. Buy foods that can be frozen and stored easily. Similarly to the last tip, having food in your freezer such as fish, bread, and vegetables will make it easy to cook when you haven’t got time to go food shopping.
  5. Make the most of the fruit and veg section. My favourite thing to do when I’m really wanting to eat well and feel healthy is stock my fridge full of fresh fruit and veg. Choose a rainbow, lots of different coloured vegetables to get a range of nutritional benefits.
  6. Check out any special offers/coupons. Can you get your favourite brand of granola on a three for two offer? Buy extra if you know that you’ll eat eventually. Just make sure you don’t get tempted into spending money on something you don’t normally buy, or is less healthy than your usual pick just because it’s cheaper.
  7. Finally, make sure that you buy yourself a couple of treats. It’s always better to have a small handful of foods that you consider unhealthy but indulgent in your kitchen, than be tempted to order takeout. After all, we all need a treat now and then…

These are very basic tips but they should make shopping for healthy food a much easier task and hopefully take the stress out of the process by making it more organised. If you do nothing else to make your food shopping more streamlined, remember to write a list!

 

Eating Healthy When Dining Out!

Reading the Menu (Image Credit: Kevin Stanchfield)

Reading the Menu (Image Credit: Kevin Stanchfield)

Eating out at restaurants can typically mean meals with more calories. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make smart choices to avoid feeling guilty afterwards. There are several tips and tricks when deciding on where to go and what to eat.

Most of us like to dine out in order to celebrate a birthday or good news. And let’s face it; eating out is a lot less stressful knowing you don’t have to clean your dishes afterwards. If you know ahead of time you’ll be going somewhere, try looking at menus online to get a sense of how healthy their options are. If you don’t feel like you can order anything off the menu without having a “slip-up”, then perhaps change venues. Continue reading

Simple Suggestions for Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

Thinking (Image Credit: lululemon athletica)

Thinking (Image Credit: lululemon athletica)

So you’re on a diet. Or maybe you’re not on a “diet” but you’ve made some important lifestyle changes because you want to lose some weight. But for some reason, the pounds just aren’t dropping off the way you’d hoped. It can be so frustrating when you feel as though you’re working really hard to lose weight and get into shape but it isn’t paying off. You might be trying to do all the right things – cutting down the fat and sugar you consume, watching your portion sizes, exercising more, but there are few simple mistakes you might be making. When trying to lose weight there are several errors that are easy to commit which make the changes you want difficult to come by, here are a few suggestions for what you might be doing wrong. Continue reading