New Year, Eat Healthy: Meals & Shopping List

woman eating healthy meals2018 is upon us and most of us are thinking about what we’d like to improve in the New Year—if “eat healthy” is one of your resolutions, use our list of ideas for meals and shopping!

  1. Purge your pantry. You can tackle many of your healthy eating goals by paying close attention to the food you have on hand. A deep pantry purge helps you clean up your diet and start the year right! Read our streamlined instructions for getting rid of the unhealthy culprits, restocking with ingredients that are not only good for you, but have flavors you enjoy EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos here

Healthy Fats: Good Food for a Good Mood

family eatingWe’ve all heard that you are what you eat – while it’s not exactly a foolproof rule, there is plenty of science to back up the idea that when you eat well, you’re more likely to feel well.

Choose whole foods from natural sources, and that includes healthy fats. Research has shown not only are heathy fats good for your body, they are also good for your mind and mood.

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Popular Diets: Is One Right for You?

person planning dietYou have hundreds, if not thousands, of diets to choose from, ranging from popular fad diets to medically prescribed eating plans. If you’re trying to choose a popular diet for yourself, learn about them first.

Below is an overview of several popular diets, with a review of what they are about, what you can or can’t eat on them, and what to watch out for. Maybe one will sound right for you!

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No-Cook Solutions for Healthy Back-to-School Meals

family eating dinnerIf back to school time makes it seem like you’re juggling more to-dos, you’re not alone. We’re all noticing the days getting shorter as we settle into the transition out of summer into fall.

One way to approach the new time crunch is choosing the lighter, faster meals we enjoy in summer. Even better—what about no-cooking at all? Here are some healthy ideas for you.

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Foods Fit for Summer – Zucchini

zucchiniIn recent editions, we’ve been featuring healthy foods you can find in season this summer. This week we’re looking at one of the most prolific and versatile garden vegetables, zucchini.

Zucchini can be used both raw and cooked in a range of flavorful dishes that are good for your health, and help support fitness and weight loss. Read on to learn more and try our tasty recipe, too!

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Foods Fit for Summer – Chicken

chicken kabobsWe’re headed into the dog days of summer—maybe you’ve been enjoying hot, sunny weather that supports fun times outdoors, plus many good foods from the garden and the grill.

We love summer for the chance to eat a variety of healthy foods that are fast and easy to cook. In our last newsletter, we focused on tomatoes. This edition, we feature chicken.

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Foods Fit for Summer – Tomatoes

tomatoes on the vineClassic summer foods include everything from ballpark hot dogs to ice cream cones, but one seasonal item not to be overlooked is the juicy garden tomato—and that season is here.

Don’t miss the chance to eat and cook with a variety of fresh tomatoes from a farm stand near you. They’re filled with health benefits and fit for feasting. Try our easy breakfast recipe, too!

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Annual Clean Eating Summer Party Guide

people eating at a bbqIt’s that time of year again: the weather heats up and your calendar fills up with family picnics, graduations, celebrations and outdoor parties. Yet, you have dietary goals—so what do you do?

Just like summertime fun, you can keep things fresh and healthy without much trouble. Clean eating is a great guide for the BBQ menu or whatever you fill your plate with this season.

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Cook Once, Eat Twice: Grill then Chill

grill with meat and vegetablesIt’s time to escape the heat of the kitchen and enjoy the benefits of the BBQ: hopefully your grill is ready for you to cook outside in one of the fastest, tastiest ways ever.

Grilling is simple and doesn’t require a lot of fat. It’s convenient, letting you cook a lot of meats and veggies at once. And then you can eat again, if you plan it right! Here’s how.

EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How Tos Here