Food & Fitness

How I Stayed Fit & Ate Healthy During My Working Holiday

How I Stayed Fit & Ate Healthy During My Working Holiday

Just because you’re on vacation, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it in a healthy way! Here are a few of the ways that I stayed healthy (and ended up actually losing a couple pounds!) during my 13-day working holiday this past month. 1) Eating locally. We ate so much seafood…
How to Fix Your Green Smoothie Mistakes

How to Fix Your Green Smoothie Mistakes

Mistake #1: Smoothie is too thick or chunky. The culprit at play here is usually too much fruit and not enough liquid. Try adding small amounts of water (if you like your smoothies really thick, you can even just add a few spoonfuls of liquid at a time), and take…
Massaged Kale Salad with Feta & Currants

Massaged Kale Salad with Feta & Currants

This is a fun, easy salad to put together. I was at the farmers' market about a month ago with my friend Carly, and we came across these gorgeous stands full of huge bunches of kale. I commented that I'd been meaning to try my hand at massaged kale salad.…
Exercise first; food second

Exercise first; food second

For some reason, during the past few years, every time that I tried to lose weight, I’d start with changing my diet first. I think it had something to do with how your diet has a faster impact on your weight than exercise does. I mean, you can exercise for…
4 Must-Have Kitchen Appliances

4 Must-Have Kitchen Appliances

Looking for some new kitchen appliances? These are some of my favorites! 1) Vitamix. You KNEW this one would be on here. I love my Vitamix*! I mainly use it for smoothies, but we’ve also used it to puree and grind all kinds of different things. It's handy to have…
Spicy Red Curry Recipe

Spicy Red Curry Recipe

I love curry. For some reason, however, it’s taken us a really long time to actually make curry at home. Finally one day a couple months ago, Mr. Science started doing some research on the types of ingredients required to make a great curry, and he started experimenting. We are…
Why I Like Drinking Green Smoothies Out of Mason Jars

Why I Like Drinking Green Smoothies Out of Mason Jars

Mason jars are having their time in the spotlight right now. When they first started cropping up all across the Internet, I have to admit that I didn’t really *get* it. I mean, obviously mason jars are perfect for canning and preserving foods*, but why use them for everything else too?…
How Do You Know When to Increase Your Exercise?

How Do You Know When to Increase Your Exercise?

I’ve been doing fitness classes at GoodLife Fitness for the past few months, and I am totally in love with it! For the past couple years, I’ve been struggling with committing to exercise. I’ll run for a few weeks, or do yoga a couple times each week for a few…
Why Chocolate Milk is the Perfect Post-Workout Snack

Why Chocolate Milk is the Perfect Post-Workout Snack

I’ve really increased my exercise over the past couple months, and am now doing GoodLife fitness classes four to five days each week. They are all high-intensity classes, so by the time I’m home, I’m tired and hungry---but I like to be showered and cleaned up before I make and…