Still Trying to Lose Weight? Stop Slacking on Your Vegetable Intake

Eat your vegetables. Who hasn't heard that a million times? Outside of being healthy and providing adequate micronutrients, phytonutrients, fiber, and all that nonsense (sarcasm here, if you weren't sure), vegetables are a fantastic - and necessary - part of weight loss. Read on, my friends. Calories? What Calories?  Decreasing calorie intake is an unfortunate but necessary part of losing weight. Compared to … Continue reading Still Trying to Lose Weight? Stop Slacking on Your Vegetable Intake

Canned Beans 101

Did you get bored reading that title? It's okay. Canned beans do seem boring. Unless you hang with US, because we transform beans into something magical on the daily (not that kind of magical, HAH). We'll let you in on a couple secrets if you keep reading. Beans are a healthy and super convenient source of … Continue reading Canned Beans 101

Thick n Creamy Pumpkin Flax Oatmeal (with 20g protein!)

In the US, we’ve basically made oatmeal synonymous with breakfast. I mean, if it’s not cold cereal, it’s hot cereal, right? Now, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little whole grain-action in the morning (actually, it’s probably awesome, considering that most of the US population doesn’t consume many unrefined grains outside of that), howeverrrrr it … Continue reading Thick n Creamy Pumpkin Flax Oatmeal (with 20g protein!)

Making Whole Grains EASY

First things first: carbs are not the cause of weight gain or deterioration of health. Excessive carbs, probably. Carbs in the right amount, at the right times? Definitely not. Carbohydrates are not inherently healthy or unhealthy, but when it comes to weight loss, inflammation, and overall health, there are better choices you can make. Less … Continue reading Making Whole Grains EASY