Bubble Tea: Can It Be Healthy?

What Is Bubble Tea? In the mid-to-late-90s, as a high school student, my friend called me and asked if I wanted to go get a bubble tea. The drink was taking his neighborhood by storm and a few locations had popped up. Fast forward 20 years, and bubble tea, also called pearl tea or boba…


3 Healthy Avocado Toast Recipes, Plus Nutrition Facts & Benefits

Easy, healthy, trendy, and Instagram-able, avocado toast has the potential to be a serious upgrade to your typical breakfast, lunch, or dinner…and it’s equally snack-worthy. Rich in fiber, healthy fats, and other beneficial nutrients, a daily serving of avocado can do wonders for your skin, heart, and immune system. And a piece of avocado-topped toast…


How to Have a Mediterranean Diet Christmas

If you’ve recently embraced a healthier lifestyle and want to keep it on track for the holidays, it can be a bit of challenge. Fortunately, healthy eating doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice all of your seasonal favorites. You can have a heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet Christmas and holiday season. But you may need to…


Should You Use CBD Oil in Food?

CBD oil is as hot as it gets. The product is sold as capsules, tinctures, sprays, and rubs, and more recently, it’s entered the food market. Edible CBD is available in gummies, teas, brownies, and a host of other baked goods. But is there any health benefit to all of this, or is using CBD…


12 DIY Christmas Food Gift Recipes

The holidays are here and that means two things: gifts and food. So why not unite the two to surprise your loved ones with an awesome Christmas food gift? What makes homemade food gifts such a great idea is that they can save you time and money, while also showing people how much you care.…


Is Your Acai Bowl Healthy? Nutrition, Benefits & Recipes

What Is Acai Berry? You’ve likely seen acai berries on every “superfood you have to try now” list over the past few years, and for decent reason: these purple berries are packed with healthful nutrients and antioxidants. Unfortunately, they’re not particularly easy to get, nor are they technically berries. Native to the rainforests of Central…



Pumpkin Seeds: Nutrition Facts, Health Benefits & Recipes

It’s true that pumpkins really shine in the fall, when their appearance on the doorsteps of homes across America marks the beginning of the season. Special holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving keep them going strong through December. But pumpkins can serve as more than decorations and filling for tasty pies. Pumpkin seeds, in particular, are…


How to Have a Paleo Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and it’s arguably the biggest feast of the year. But if you’re on a Paleo diet, you might be wondering how to stay on point. Stuffing, cranberry, gravy, and other fixtures, after all, might not necessarily be considered “paleo foods.” Thankfully, though, a paleo Thanksgiving isn’t that hard to construct.…


How to Make Vegan Gravy This Holiday Season

Gravy is a holiday staple and there's no doubt it will be on your Thanksgiving table in 2019. People tend to put it on everything, sometimes without even fully knowing what it is. You might even think it is vegan. Gravy, after all, looks and tastes like a seasoned sauce. But if you’re vegan or…


Pumpkin Spice Health Benefits and Recipes

Do you really need a calendar to tell you it’s October, or does the sensory overload do it? Aside from the colorful tapestry woven by fall foliage, the scent of pumpkin spice lattes and taste of pumpkin spice treats do a pretty good job of letting you know what time of year it is. But…