Making New Years Resolutions That Stick

Keeping It Fresh By December 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

“What exactly are New Years resolutions?”
“It’s a to-do list for the first week of January.”

Every year, we get a little ambitious making our New Years resolutions. And then we seem to fall off the bandwagon after a month, if we even make it that long. Renewed gym memberships and new athletic shoes sit unused as we fall back into old habits and kick ourselves for not staying strong with our resolutions. Check out these quick tips about making New Years resolutions that will really stick!

read more

Share:

Our Favorite Food and Fitness Trends of 2016

Keeping It Fresh By December 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

2016 has taken a few interesting turns, but we’re not about to get all political on you. We’re here to talk about food, as usual. This year has also seen a rise in some awesome health trends that we really hope stick around. Read more to find out our favorites food and fitness trends of 2016!

screen-shot-2016-12-14-at-2-59-38-pm

Avocado Toastscreen-shot-2016-12-16-at-3-33-53-pm
Um, yes please! Smashed avo on whole wheat toasties with a poached egg? Or how about a crispy toastini with avocado and sliced tomatoes and basil? We like all things avocado and this is a trend we’re hoping will stick around. Smear a heart healthy fat on whole grains and top with raw veggies and herbs and we are sold!

read more

Share:

A New You Before New Years

Keeping It Fresh By December 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Keep up with your health goals this holiday season and beyond. You don’t have to wait until New Years to start working on a new you!

screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-1-04-14-pm

  • Create a new habit: instead of making resolutions once a year, try making them once a month or every week. This will help you stay on track and keep progressing. It’s like a to-do list for your own personal growth!
  • A commitment to health is a commitment to yourself! Whatever your goals are, take the time to create strong commitments in your mind so it will be easier to overcome challenges that arise. Creating a plan and sticking to it will help you navigate through the holidays and beyond to keep up with your health goals.
  • Make your goals visible. Post your goals somewhere that you see often, keep your athletic shoes by the front door, keep motivational quotes hanging around your house, and try joining a group to keep you accountable.
    screen-shot-2016-12-16-at-1-51-59-pm
  • Get motivated to get moving. Taking the first step is always the hardest one. Excuses are easy to make and hard to break, but once you get moving, momentum will carry you through. Let that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction be motivation for the next steps!
  • Keep it up! Start with small goals that are easy to accomplish. Instead of saying “I want to lose 50 pounds” try “I will add one more serving of fresh vegetables to my dinner every night.” Let your success with small goals be motivation to keep going!

read more

Share:

Sustainable Solutions for the Holiday Season

Keeping It Fresh By December 10, 2016 No Comments

What would you buy with $567?

You might spend it on a new wardrobe, a weekend getaway, or put it in savings, but you probably wouldn’t throw it in the garbage. However, most Americans are doing just that, throwing away $567 worth of edible food every year, which is equal to 100 pounds of food per person.

The holidays are a major contributor to food waste, with additional waste coming from holiday cards, gift wrap, ribbons, packaging, and Christmas trees. Americans throw away 25% more trash from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, which is equal to 25 million tons of garbage!

read more

Share:

6 Tips to Stay Sane this Holiday Season

Keeping It Fresh By December 5, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to gather with friends and family and celebrate! But it can also be a really stressful time. Holiday parties, finding the perfect gifts, having the kids out of school, finalizing everything at work before the new year, and preparing the house for relatives can make us lose our minds a little. Here is our guide to staying sane this holiday season.

screen-shot-2016-12-02-at-5-20-06-pm

Make Your List, and Check it Twice!
We know it’s hard to find the perfect gift for that special someone…and everyone else. When inspiration strikes about the best gifts for family and friends, jot it down or create a note in your phone to keep track of all your amazing ideas.

read more

Share:

7 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

Keeping It Fresh By November 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

It’s holiday season and you know what that means… It’s pumpkin time! Welcome the return of everyone’s favorite flavor, pumpkin spice.

screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-2-40-25-pm

Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, K, and fiber, so it makes a delicious and nutritious addition to your favorite recipes. Canned pumpkin is easy to use, so stock up while you can (pun intended).

Here is a com-pie-lation of seven unusual uses for our favorite holiday ingredient!

Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Skip out on the pumpkin spice latte to try this homemade treat instead.

read more

Share:

Are you ready to shake off the SUGAR?

Keeping It Fresh By November 21, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

sw-sugar-challenge-facebook-ad-no-text

Americans eat over 60 pounds of sugar each year! In this 14-day challenge ShopWell will be your sugar detective looking for hidden sources of added sugar in your grocery cart. ShopWell will even suggest low sugar alternatives. Over the 14 days you’ll go on treasure hunts in the grocery store to see what’s in the foods you buy. We’ll also test your knowledge of added sugars in your foods and give provide you with super tasty low sugar recipes (you won’t even miss the sugar, promise!).

read more

Share: