Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives

Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives - Fit & Fresh Blog

There are some foods that go together, like curry and white rice. As much as we love white rice, it does have some drawbacks. Anyone who’s watching their carbohydrate intake may be astounded to learn that one cup of cooked rice has 44 grams of carbs in it. In addition, white rice has a higher glycemic index than brown rice, according to Livestrong. Your body will transform it into energy faster – but that can Continue reading Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives

Stay Hydrated With These Healthy Drinks

Stay Hydrated with These Healthy Drinks - Fit & Fresh Blog

Water is critical to keeping us hydrated all year round. Remember the advice to drink eight glasses per day? However, the taste of water can leave you feeling bored and more interested in reaching for something like fruit juice or coffee. And when the average American is chronically dehydrated, this can make the problem even worse while also adding more calories into the daily diet. Some products that promise water plus added electrolytes can also Continue reading Stay Hydrated With These Healthy Drinks

Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients

Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients - Fit & Fresh Blog

The next time you’re grocery shopping, take a look at the ingredients list on a loaf of bread. It’s loaded with sweeteners like honey, brown sugar and molasses, along with additives meant to extend the shelf life. Eating that kind of bread can be a quick way to sabotage your healthy eating. However, you can make a version of the store-bought stuff that is loaded with good-for-you ingredients. Bread, as a base, is only made Continue reading Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients

4 New Ways To Use Cauliflower

4 New Ways to Use Cauliflower - Fit & Fresh Blog

Watching your carb intake in the new year? It’s hard to say goodbye to favorite dishes like pizza and mashed potatoes, even if it’s just for a short amount of time. However, you may not have to: Cauliflower, versatile veggie that it is, can transform these tasty dishes into healthy dinner additions. You’ll be able to get an extra dose of vegetables and enjoy these foods guilt-free. It can even take center stage as a Continue reading 4 New Ways To Use Cauliflower

Healthy Alternatives To Soda

Healthy Alternatives To Soda - Fit & Fresh Blog

If you’ve ever wondered how bad soda really is for you, pour a glass of cola, drop a leftover chicken bone in it and let it sit overnight. By the next morning, the bone will have dissolved in the drink. The reasons that soda is unhealthy are wide and varied. Regular soda has come under scrutiny for its use of high-fructose corn syrup, a cheap replacement for cane sugar. The fructose in HFCS gets processed by Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To Soda

Heart Healthy Treats For Valentine’s Day

Heart Healthy Treats For Your Valentine's Day - Fit & Fresh Blog

Say “I love you” without the candy and chocolate this year (but don’t forget the flowers)! These healthy Valentine’s Day treats will leave you feeling the love without feeling the guilt this February 14th. 1. Sweet snacks with 0 added sugar A heart-shaped cutter will go a long way this Valentine’s Day. Fruit kebabs like these from Modern Parents Messy Kids are made with strawberries and grapes, but you can add your own favorite fruits Continue reading Heart Healthy Treats For Valentine’s Day

Healthy Snack Ideas For Work

Healthy Snack Ideas For Work - Fit & Fresh Blog

You packed a healthy lunch full of protein and vegetables – but around 3 p.m., you start craving a snack. For many busy professionals, there is a Starbucks or a vending machine right around the corner. The temptation to enjoy a brown sugar toaster pastry with a cup of coffee is strong – however, a carb-heavy snack like that will likely leave you feeling sluggish and foggy-minded, making it even harder to clear out your email Continue reading Healthy Snack Ideas For Work

8 Beautiful Breakfast Toasts – Layered to Please!

Breakfast toast has been completely re-vamped and is making a comeback – but you may not even recognize this old-time breakfast staple. Now with avocado, hummus, fresh fruits, and even salmon! Check out 8 of our favorite toast creations straight from Instagram – guaranteed to make you re-think your next breakfast! 1. So many options to choose from! Ok Monday, let’s do this! A photo posted by Vegan Life #vegan2me (@vegan2me) on Jan 16, 2017 Continue reading 8 Beautiful Breakfast Toasts – Layered to Please!

Super Bowl Snacks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

Super Bowl Snacks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet - Fit & Fresh Blog

Who’s ready for a great game this Super Bowl Sunday? We’ll let the pros handle the football, but we’ve got the snacks covered! According Association for Psychological Science, Americans can consume as many as 2,400 calories during the four-hour game by snacking on pizza, hot wings, and other game day favorites. Yikes! We’ve found some awesome snack ideas that will give you the delicious flavors you’re looking for without hurting your health. We would love Continue reading Super Bowl Snacks That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

5 Fun & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

5 Snack Ideas to Make Healthy Foods More Fun (1)

It’s no secret that kids prefer candy and potato chips over fruits and veggies, but sometimes it’s all about the presentation! We found these 5 creative snack ideas that will get your kids excited about eating healthier (and will make packing lunch a lot more fun)! SHOP: Fit & Fresh Bento Box Lunch Containers > 1. Sandwich Sushi Courtesy of 100 Real Days of Food Sandwiches are a lunch time staple – they’re easy to Continue reading 5 Fun & Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips

Ah, the classic potato chip. Invented in Saratoga Springs in the late 1850s, this now-iconic snack actually started out as a fluke: A chef sliced his potatoes too thin and loved the crispy, salty result. Nearly one hundred years later, Lay’s made the potato chip iconic with its slogan “Betcha can’t eat just one.” Like the best catch phrases, it rang true. However, snacking on potato chips can quickly turn into “mindless eating,” according to Michael Moss, author Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips

How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

The average supermarket carries nearly 40,000 items, according to the Food Marketing Institute. And as you meander around the store, food companies have utilized consumer psychology hacks to draw your attention to mouthwatering snacks. No wonder shopping for healthy lunch ideas for work is a fraught experience. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that preparing home-cooked meals in place of eating out results in consuming fewer carbohydrates and sugars. Bringing a Continue reading How To Make A Week’s Worth Of Meals

4 Alternatives For Butter In Dessert

Sometimes, you just need to indulge – and fortunately, there are smart ways to enjoy your guilty-pleasure desserts. One strategy is to replace the butter in baked goods with healthier alternatives. Here are four substitutions for butter when making desserts: Coconut oil  Coconut oil has a similar consistency to butter, which makes it a great alternative ingredient in baked goods. There is research that shows coconut oil may contain heart-healthy fats, and the oil adds Continue reading 4 Alternatives For Butter In Dessert