5 Filling Salads for Your Work Week

5 filling salads

Bulk up your boring old salad routine with these 5 filling salads that are sure to please! We’ve discovered these creative salad recipes that are sure to keep you full all the way until dinner. Avoid that mid-afternoon slump by packing your on-the-go salad for lunch with filling protein as well as some tasty, colorful veggies! 1. Steak and Blue Cheese Salad via Beneficial Bento Steak isn’t just for dinner! Add some sliced on top Continue reading 5 Filling Salads for Your Work Week

Here’s A Vegetarian Chili To Help You Fight A Cold

When your you start feeling the sniffles, hot soup is a great way to feel better. And while chicken noodle soup is a classic, sometimes you’re looking for something a little bit heartier. Vegetarian chili, packed with nutrients and feel-good ingredients, is sure to help you feel better fast. What’s great about chili is how easily you can swap out ingredients. Hate mushrooms? You can throw in an extra half cup of peppers or toss in some chopped Continue reading Here’s A Vegetarian Chili To Help You Fight A Cold

2 Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes

Eating gluten-free can be especially challenging around the holidays. As the heaping baskets of fresh-baked rolls and piled-high casserole dishes make their rounds, you may wonder how you’ll be able to stay on track with your diet without sacrificing taste. Fortunately, there are many delicious gluten-free holiday side dishes out there for you to enjoy. Here are a couple of our favorites – and remember, leftovers can be packed away in Fit & Fresh containers Continue reading 2 Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes

Try This Chocolate Blended Chia Pudding Recipe

There is a long list of amazing chia seed puddings out there. Most of these recipes keep chia seeds in their original form, letting them soak up protein-dense almond milk or Greek yogurt to make pudding. While chia seeds are loaded with antioxidants, fiber and protein, they have a unique texture when they absorb liquid that takes some time for healthy eaters to get used to. That’s why this chocolate-y chia pudding is a great introduction for Continue reading Try This Chocolate Blended Chia Pudding Recipe

Meal Prep Recipes – Rice Bowls

Rice Bowls

When you have dozens of meetings and projects on your schedule, packing yourself a healthy lunch for work each day is one of the first tasks to be nixed from your to-do list. A little meal prep ahead of time, like making these rice bowls, can save you from a week of unhealthy take-out and sad vending machine lunches. Rice bowls are great lunches to pack ahead of time because they’re simple to assemble and contain Continue reading Meal Prep Recipes – Rice Bowls

Kid-Friendly Dessert Swaps

Have you ever known a kid who doesn’t like dessert? If you have, you’re lucky. But if not, you’ll need to come up with some smart swaps that will let your kids indulge their sweet tooth without going overboard. You may have considered eliminating dessert and other indulgences from your child’s diet altogether, however, conventional wisdom decrees that putting something off-limits sometimes makes people want that thing even more. A far better – and more Continue reading Kid-Friendly Dessert Swaps

How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Smart snacking throughout the day can help keep your metabolism up and steer you away from binging on unhealthy snacks when cravings strike. Energy bars are great for this purpose, however, many store-bought varieties are packed with so much sugar that they’re closer to being candy bars than a balanced snack! However, you can create your own energy bars and “bites” that are made with better-for-you ingredients. When you make the snack yourself, you know Continue reading How To Make No-Bake Energy Bites

Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Soft, fresh-from-the-bakery muffins may put a smile on your face in the morning, but they can also sabotage your diet. Many muffins made at bakeries and cafes contain very high levels of sugar and fat. Muffins worse for you than donuts? In fact, when it comes to a food face-off, nutritionists prefer muffins over a breakfast food that’s notorious for being a guilty pleasure: donuts. They typically have fewer calories, sugar and carbs than muffins, Continue reading Healthy Breakfast Muffins

Healthy Alternatives To Ice Cream

If you find it hard to resist a bowl of ice cream at the end of a long workday or in the heat of a summer afternoon, you’re not alone. This sweet treat can be what your taste buds ordered, but unfortunately, ice cream also comes loaded with lots of sugar, fat and calories. Luckily, there are many ways you can enjoy ice cream without the guilt. With some healthy alternatives to the classic treat, you Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To Ice Cream

Smoothie Bowls Sweep The Nation

You already know that smoothies are a great go-to snack or meal for helping you get the important vitamins and minerals you need each day. But did know that a new food trend sweeping social media can help you pack even more nutrients into your diet, and help you stay on track with your health goals? Smoothie bowls are easy to assemble, infinitely customizable, and as it turns out, as delicious to eat as they Continue reading Smoothie Bowls Sweep The Nation

6 Clever Tips For Getting Kids To Eat More Veggies

Getting Kids to Eat More Veggies

Vegetables are an essential part of a growing child’s diet, but most kids will choose brownies over broccoli any day. Even adding a few carrot sticks as a side to their PB & Js may be enough for picky eaters to push away their plates. Kids’ aversion to veggies is unfortunate news – vegetables contain vital nutrients and minerals that they need to grow up strong. But the toughest problems in life require a little creativity Continue reading 6 Clever Tips For Getting Kids To Eat More Veggies

Meal Prep With These Delicious Recipes

It can be hard to find the time during a busy work week to create healthy, flavorful dinners from scratch. By prepping some easy meals ahead of time, like on a Sunday night, you can set yourself – and your diet – up for success. There’s no reason meal prep has to equal bland or boring, though. Keep things interesting and your taste buds on their toes by using one main ingredient in a variety Continue reading Meal Prep With These Delicious Recipes

Tips For Making Healthy And Delicious Smoothies Your Kids Will Love

Smoothies are a great way for kids to get many of the vitamins and nutrients they need. In just one glass, you can pack a variety of antioxidant-loaded fruits and vegetables. The key to helping your kids enjoy healthy smoothies, though, is making them taste great. They’d probably be quick to reach for a store-bought smoothie that’s filled with sugar and artificial flavorings to make the smoothie taste more like a dessert than a healthy snack, Continue reading Tips For Making Healthy And Delicious Smoothies Your Kids Will Love