What Are The Differences In Teas?

What Are the Differences in Teas? - Fit & Fresh blog

If you’re looking to cut back on caffeine, switching to tea is a tasty option that offers more variety than tap water. However, have you seen how many different teas there are now? It’s hard to choose one type of tea from a single company, let alone compare different varieties across several companies. Incorporating more tea into your diet can be a boost to your health all year round, not just when you’re feeling sick. Want Continue reading What Are The Differences In Teas?

Non-Dairy Milk: How To Choose The Right One

Non-Dairy Milk: How To Choose The Right One - Fit & Fresh Blog

The most difficult decision we used to have related to our milk was 1 percent, 2 percent or skim? But now, the non-dairy aisle has exploded. The more consumers have learned about the health benefits of almonds, cashews and coconuts, the more they have added these “milks” into their diets. According to Nielsen, almond milk consumption alone rose by 250 percent over the past five years. Nuts, right? But looking at these different dairy alternatives Continue reading Non-Dairy Milk: How To Choose The Right One

What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?

What Are the Different Kinds of Protein Powder - Fit & Fresh Blog

Protein: You can find it added to most energy bars and ice creams as well as naturally occurring in products like yogurt and almond butter. But look closer at ingredient lists and you’ll see different kinds of added protein: Whey, pea and soybean are just a few proteins you’ll encounter. According to Women’s Health magazine, incorporating protein powder can help you get the energy burst you need without the cholesterol related to eating meat and Continue reading What Are The Different Kinds Of Protein Powder?

Top Breakfast Ideas For On-The-Go Mornings

Top Breakfast Ideas for On The Go Mornings - Fit & Fresh Blog

If you’re like many of us, you have too many things to do and not enough time. You need a breakfast that doesn’t come out of a box that also offers nutrients – and won’t have you starving within the hour. Ideally, these breakfasts can fit into a Fit & Fresh container that you can grab from the refrigerator, toss in your work bag and dash out the door with! Check out some breakfast ideas that fit the bill below: Quinoa Continue reading Top Breakfast Ideas For On-The-Go Mornings

Try These Gluten-Free Bread Alternatives

Try These Gluten-Free Brea Alternatives - Fit & Fresh Blog

Going gluten-free has become mainstream in the food world. Some carb lovers have swapped out classic bread products for their gluten-free siblings, while others have decided to forgo bread products all together! Carbohydrates are a critical macronutrient that provide your body with energy. While there’s no need to completely eliminate carbs from your diet, you can choose to scale back. Check out these healthier substitutions for bread below: Instead of toast, try sweet potato Sound Continue reading Try These Gluten-Free Bread Alternatives

Cool Off With These Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives

Cool Off With These Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives - Fit & Fresh Blog

Summer is just around the corner, even though it seems so far away. And what says summer more than a cone of ice cream? There’s so much to love about this creamy treat – but the high butterfat and sugar ​content may make you want to seek out other options to cool off. Yet, making your own ice cream is a combination of art and science. How can you get that same creamy mouthfeel with Continue reading Cool Off With These Healthy Ice Cream Alternatives

Here’s How To Make Perfect Pancakes

No Sunday morning would be complete without a plate of fluffy pancakes. And as much as we love how easy box mixes are, nothing beats the flavor of homemade flapjacks. You can add chocolate chips, fresh fruit or whipped cream – the possibilities are endless. There are also plenty of ways to make your pancakes healthy. Add a few tricks to get the best results each time. Check out these tips for the best flapjacks Continue reading Here’s How To Make Perfect Pancakes

The Real Deal With Whole30

We know that too much sugar is not good for our diets: It causes our skin to break out, makes us feel sluggish and can contribute to weight gain. There have been more food trends that have strived to help shoppers ditch sugar. The most recent one to gain popularity is Whole30. This was started back in 2009 by Melissa Hartwig, who has a background in sports fitness. When her cookbook came out in 2015, Continue reading The Real Deal With Whole30

Top Salad Additions To Keep Lunch Interesting

We all know leafy greens are good for you: They’re chock-full of antioxidants and vitamins. But it can be easy to pass over a boring garden salad with the same four ingredients – cucumbers, chopped carrots, tomatoes and peppers – and reach for a more interesting, flavorful dish. There are a few quick, easy ways you can dress up your salad and make it the star of your lunch again. Check out these options to Continue reading Top Salad Additions To Keep Lunch Interesting

How Portion Control Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

How Portion Control Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goal - Fit & Fresh Blog

Portion control sounds a lot easier in theory than in practice. Sit down at a restaurant and notice how big the plates are: According to the Daily Mail, plate sizes have increased by four times since the 1950s. In addition, restaurant chefs have a rule of thumb in the kitchen – add salt to every layer of the dish. As a result, we can end up overeating because our brains get tricked by the plates in front Continue reading How Portion Control Can Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals

Get Your Chocolate Fix With These Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Maintaining a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to forgo chocolate. The next time you have a craving for chocolate truffles, whip up a batch using avocados instead of heavy cream. Avocados offer the same velvety texture along with additional health benefits: The New York Times noted that the fruit is high in vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin C – both of which contribute to smooth skin to help you look and feel your Continue reading Get Your Chocolate Fix With These Chocolate Avocado Truffles

What Is Clean Eating – And How Do I Start?

What Is Clean Eating & How Do I Start? - Fit & Fresh Blog

As you prep your grocery shopping list for the week, take a look at how many items come in boxes. You may be surprised – and while some boxed products aren’t all bad, many contain additives and chemicals that extend a food’s shelf life from days to weeks. The latest food trend to arise is called clean eating – and it may be worth investigating. What is clean eating? Clean eating, as defined by  Good Housekeeping Continue reading What Is Clean Eating – And How Do I Start?

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