Summertime is here! Time for warm sunny days, visits to the beach, 4th of July fireworks, and backyard BBQs. Along with all that comes the equally as enticing summertime treats – ice cream, chili dogs, burgers, bonfire s’mores, grilled corn, popsicles, corn dogs, sweet ice tea – the list is truly endless. While summer offers
It’s been a long few years of little to no travel. International borders were closed, complicated COVID travel restrictions made things more difficult, and cruise travel dropped off completely. Post COVID though, things are starting to pick back up. Even with increases in flight and gas prices, people are ready to get back to travel
We have finally entered the bountiful season of summer. From local farms to backyard gardens, the earth is sprouting deliciousness everywhere you look. While we think of autumn and the harvest season as the best time of year for in season, local foods, the truth is that year-round you can find great options for organic,
Eating healthy should be pretty easy – at least in theory. Unfortunately, in a world of endless snack foods, sodas, and sweets, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Even if you can resist all the junk food, figuring out what constitutes a “healthy diet” is also overwhelming. Something that can help a lot of
The pace of modern life has done serious damage to our overall sleep. While once good sleep was an obvious necessity, nowadays it can seem like a distant dream. We have all heard that we need 8 hours of sleep per night. While this number is a bit flexible, most doctors and sleep experts still
Meal prepping is more than just a food trend. It has changed people’s lives. That is a bold claim but once you start meal prepping yourself, you’ll see the truth in it. When you meal prep, you save time, money, reduce waste in the kitchen, and make better food choices. Mealtimes are less hectic and
There is a lot to be stressed about – the economy, a global pandemic, global warming, not to mention the individual things we face like job security, student debt, marriage problems, etc. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 67% of adults report higher levels of stress since the start of the pandemic. While we
There is a lot to love about winter – cozy nights by the fire, the holidays, snow, and of course all the delicious winter recipes. Unfortunately though, winter also means flu and cold season. For some, it means seasonal depression and low vitamin D levels. For others, winter means high levels of stress, especially around
If you have ever walked into a health food store, you’ve probably noticed that most of the fruits and vegetables are labeled organic. Organic food is more than just a trend though. It’s an important part of improving health and overall well being.
One of the quickest ways to boost your health is by switching up your diet. Cutting out junk food and eating healthy snacks and meals instead can make a world of difference. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy food swaps you can make with little to no work.