Why Grass-Fed is the Best-Fed

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As the grass-fed craze continues, we start to look at it as more of a cultural staple rather than a passing fad. Why has this stuck around? Because grass-fed is the better quality meat, and the better tasting meat. We know that “grass-fed” options aren’t always clear, and marketing terms on packaging can get confusing, so we have brokendown some of the packaging claims for you below. Continue reading

Winter Blizzard Beef Chili (GF, DF options)

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If you’re caught in #blizzard2016, then firstly, we hope you and yours are staying safe and warm. Secondly, we want to offer you this special recipe that has been years in the making. We started experimenting with different variations of this slow-cooked beef chili recipe when we lived in London, making multiple versions over multiple winters until we got to this one. I won’t lie – this recipe is not a simple quick recipe. It’s quite involved and requires a few stages and lots of TLC, but if you’re stuck inside, this could be a fun way to pass the time with the family and produce a delicious meal while you’re at it.  Continue reading

10 Awesome Winter Workouts

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Many of us make New Years Resolutions around health, and especially around exercising more. Sound familiar? But then when it comes time to make these resolutions happen, it’s cold, dark and wet outside. The gym is of course an option, but that can get real old, real fast. And the couch seems so much more welcoming on cold wintry days. So what to do? Continue reading

Dear Lea

Dear Lea: I just found your site – love it! I’m 66 and in need of a change – big one – among which I want to become healthier in my older age. What is the best way to start eating healthier – I’m a junk food junkie – mainly sweets. I would rather eat them than a good meal. Also, not fond of many meats, dont eat many fruits/veggies, etc. Basically not a good eater (and I feel it, it shows).  –KE Continue reading

Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

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First let’s get clear about what we are talking about. The term plant-based diet is one that emphasizes vegetables, beans, peas, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds. There are different types of plant-based diets: vegan with no animal products such as meat, eggs or dairy; lacto-ovo vegetarian with no meat but including dairy products and eggs; and lacto-vegetarian with no meats or eggs but including dairy products. You can also eat a plant-based diet without going completely vegetarian. Some people call themselves “pescatarian” if their plant-based diet includes fish or “flexitarian” if they occasionally eat animal products. While vegetarian diets are usually defined by what they exclude, think of what they include—lots of vegetables, grains and fruit. The whole foods plant-based idea does not require complicated instructions – just start to eat more whole, unprocessed foods that come directly from plants. Continue reading

Keeping Your Healthy New Years Resolutions

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Did you make a New Year’s resolution to be healthier, to lose weight or to change your diet? If you saw our previous post on 10 Healthy New Years Resolutions, you may have gotten some good ideas to kick off your New Year in a healthy way. Many of us charge into the new year with ambitious goals to change our lifestyles; in fact almost 50% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but less than 8% are actually successful keeping them longer than a month. Now that’s a bleak statistic! But fear not, below are some tips to help you harness that enthusiasm and help you succeed in 2015! Continue reading