nutrition

Tasty Summer Pops!

The buzz word is always changing, but right now Turmeric is making all the headlines. So we figure why not let Turmeric make the Ellipse headline? These Turmeric Mango Summer Pops are deliciously zesty and contain nutritious ingredients. Turmeric, all the rage or not, rids the body of inflammation. This popsicle’s counterpart, Mango, is rich in vitamins A and C; Vitamins known in topical skin care. Retinol is an anti-aging […]

The struggle to end night-time munching (part II)

A few weeks ago we talked about the common struggle of losing control with food at night. It is probably clear now WHY this happens, and it’s different for everyone, but there are common themes. One of the most common causes of overeating at night is being underfed throughout the day. Whether it’s because you haven’t taken time to eat, or are purposely trying to restrict because you think it will […]

The struggle to end night-time munching

  A common complaint from clients trying to lose weight is that they can’t seem to control themselves from bingeing before bed, after doing well all day long. If this is you, here is where you might be going wrong. When you are on a nutrition plan or watching your food intake, your definition of “doing well” should not be drastically under eating. This is a common mistake and an […]

Skinnier Margaritas

If you’re going the margarita route this Cinco de Mayo, consider changing some of the ingredients up to avoid the less ideal, pre-made mixtures. Check out our Skinnier margarita recipe below. Skinnier Margarita Recipe: To rim the glass: kosher salt, lime wedge 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila (about 3 tablespoons) 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (about 1 large or 1 1/2 small limes) 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange […]

Tomatoes with Feta

 Ingredients: 2 pints of cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp minced garlic ½ cup reduced fat feta cheese Basil, thyme, & parsley, to taste Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cherry tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a casserole dish. Cook for 15-20 minutes until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked. Take out of oven and throw in feta and herbs […]

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken

Simple. Healthy. Flavorful. Here it is! All you need to do is throw some ingredients in a Crock-Pot and boom! This recipe is a nice alternative to chicken tacos – the cilantro spruces it up and this homemade taco seasoning cuts down on sodium and preservatives that are found in packaged products. Oh, and your whole family will love this recipe! Ingredients 16 oz. salsa (hot, medium or mild – that’s your […]

The Power and Joy of a Balanced Diet

We all know from elementary school that eating healthy food is important. Now, even as adults, that doesn’t necessarily mean we like doing it or that it’s an easy task. When faced with the prospect of eating a slice of pizza or a chicken breast, you’re likely to always be tempted by the former. What countless articles and websites fail to tell you, is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be […]

The Ultimate & Actual Snack Food

We call this the ultimate and actual snack food because even healthier snacks like fruits and veggies…well truth be told, they sometimes just don’t cut it for movie night. Popcorn is a delicious snack and is fairly natural. Sorry to say, we are not talking about movie theater popcorn with loads of salt and butter, but rather dry popped natural popcorn. If it’s dry popped on the stove, there are no […]

Skip The Carb With This Quick Meal

The beauty of switching out the carbs is that you can typically apply this to all meals that center around bread or tortilla. All you have to do is add in lettuce and you’re good to go on the low carb front! The Asian-style lettuce wraps are one of our favorite recipes using lettuce as an alternative to carbs. These asian-style lettuce wraps are the best because they are low […]

Our Need For Vitamin D

Did you go through winter without taking enough Vitamin D? We certainly hope not, however it’s never too late! If you don’t know the importance of Vitamin D, then definitely keep reading! Most people know that we get Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, aka “the sunshine vitamin.” However, during the winter we spend less time outdoors and in the sun. Vitamin D is also in some foods, but unfortunately […]