Chicken Tomato Rice Soup Recipe

Recipes

This comforting and healthful recipe was inspired by my husband’s Greek heritage. It’s a Mediterranean spin on the soup that my Grandmother made for me as a child. You can also use the discarded chicken to make homemade stock. (Serves 6) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, medium dice 1 large carrot, … Read More

Erin’s Favorite Things – 2020 Holiday Edition

Health

The holidays are upon us and you may be looking for gift ideas for your loved ones. Here are some of my favorite wellness-related gifts that are perfect for this unusual time we find ourselves in. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a holiday surprise. You’ve earned it! Chopping Block Gift Certificate I honestly … Read More

Almond Fudge Cups Recipe

Recipes

This is a delicious snack recipe if you’re craving a treat. It’s full of fiber, healthy fat, and the cacao nibs give it just the right amount of chocolate deliciousness. INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup unsweetened almond butter 1 tablespoon coconut oil Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons cacao nibs DIRECTIONS In a small bowl mix together almond … Read More

How to Have a Healthy Halloween

Health, Health Tips, Recipes

Whether you’re planning to celebrate Halloween with just your immediate family or with a larger group, make it a healthier Halloween party using these simple tips. Make your healthy Halloween snacks scary good! Banana Ghosts: slice a banana in half, use 3 small chocolate chips (or drizzle melted chocolate) for the eyes and mouth. Tangerine … Read More

Follow These Tips if You’re Struggling with Sleep

Health, Health Tips

Ideally, we should get seven to nine hours of sleep per night. This gives your body time to recharge and reap the benefits of a full night’s rest. However, many people struggle with sleep. If you’re struggling with falling asleep or staying asleep, try incorporating some of these tips into your routine. Track Your Sleep … Read More

Reading the Label of a Popular Kids’ Snack Food

Fruit/Snack, Health, Nutrition

We generally associate yogurt as a “healthy” food but not all yogurts are created equal. Let’s examine the nutrition label and ingredients from a popular kids’ yogurt. Examining the Ingredients Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount, so we can see that the yogurt contains mostly “cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk”. Notice … Read More

Living Mindfully in Today’s New Normal

Health Tips

Many of us are adjusting to a new “normal” in response to the pandemic. People are figuring out how to balance being home with kids while having to work and help with their kids’ online schooling. It is a position that many of us never thought we would be in. Nonetheless, it is important to … Read More