The 3 Smoothies Everyone Needs to Be Drinking

I am a smoothie fanatic. If it’s not stuck in a blender and in a cup with a straw, I don’t want it. Smoothies are easy to make, can be relatively cheap, and if you use the right ingredients very healthy for you. What could be bad about them?

In my smoothie adventures I have discovered three smoothies that are perfect for my busy lifestyle. They keep me full and aren’t just filled with sugar, which keeps my body happy.Read More

What Really Happens When You Go On the Military Diet

I love diets.

I love diets so much that when I find a really interesting one I have to try it. And recently I found one that was so bizarre that I basically flew to the grocery store to start!

The thing about dieting is that there are two ways to look at it. 1) It’s a way to lose weight or 2) A social experiment for why we do insane things to our bodies. I fall under the second category, and with something like the military diet, which combines odd food groups in order to lose weight, it would be ridiculous not to try it.Military Diet

If you want to know more about the military diet, here’s some info.

So, I took three days out of my busy schedule and tried the military diet. And I lived to tell the tale!

*Disclaimer: As a person who is trying to focus on health, I am not doing this to lose weight but to prove/disprove the various diets on the web.

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Your Complete(ly Delicious) Summer Hydration Guide

It’s time to fill up your sippy cups, it’s summer!

One of the biggest issues during these hot months is staying hydrated, especially when you’re enjoying a book in the park or going for a walk with your dog. You still need to keep your body filled up with that delicious hydration!

But some people can’t do ten bottles of water a day, so it’s time to turn toward other delicious drinks to keep you going when the sun is at its hottest. That’s why there are plenty of delicious drinks that provide hydration with lots of yummy flavor. And that’s what I’m brought you here!

Below are six sweetly hydrating drinks to keep this summer so that even if you’re sweating, you still look cool as a cucumber.Read More

The Easiest Breakfasts for the Busiest People

I am a bum in the morning. I watch Netflix in bed until the last possible moment, and am always rushing out the door with breakfast in a paper towel and about 10 minutes to get across town. It’s not exactly the perfect way to promote a healthy breakfast situation.

But after years of this practice, I have found the perfect “busy bee” breakfasts that promote eating in the morning (which is so important) and not wasting a single moment in the morning. Because what could be better than that? These breakfasts are easy, take relatively no time, and are going to keep you up and running until that lunch bell finally rings.

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What to Have For Dessert This Week

Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?

Sometimes dessert is the best part of your day. When you can put up your feet, turn on your show, and take a bite of something delectable and satisfying. That’s why dessert was created! And as snack cookies and brownie mix has become more of a norm in society, the beauty of dessert has become something quick and easy. It is no longer that little treat it once was.

This week, bring back the art of dessert with some of the most delicious (and not too difficult) desserts that give you a little break from the rush of life. So, sit back, grab your grocery list, and prepare for your tastebuds to thank you for dessert this week.

Remember: Dessert is best enjoyed with friends, wine, ¬†and lots of “Mmm, mmm, mmm”s.Read More

I Did the GM Diet, and Here's What Happened

“We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women.” – Mindy Kaling

I love trying new and interesting diet plans that show up on the internet. There’s something about trying something that is completely out of the norm that I love. And last week I decided to try something that made me go from 0 to 60 on the healthy eating scale.Read More

The Enthusiast's Perfect Granola Meal

I love eating healthy, but more importantly I love eating delicious food.

I’ve been on a health kick lately, eating baked chicken in almost every meal and my water intake up the wing wam. So finding something that is so delicious that I can barely stop the temptation for seconds, yet not giving me a heartache, is a rare find. But I’ve found something that fits that objective and I probably eat at least once a day because of how delicious it is. Are you ready to find out what it is?

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The Enthusiast's Easy One-Pot Pasta

If you live in my house, we love pasta.

From diving into a bag of Trader Joe raviolis to four boxes of penne in the pantry, Hegartys love pasta. Mostly Morgan. Morgan really loves pasta.

And now that I live on my own, I like to have pasta probably once a week as my comfort dinner when I have a rough day or don’t get until late and just want to watch TV. It’s impossible for your day to not get better when you have pasta.

Because I love pasta so much, finding new recipes and experimenting is what I do. From deciding that olive tapenade makes the perfect topping, to finding that olive oil trumps butter in every instance, finding a new recipe, or one that is better than the original, is just really exciting! And this week, after being bugged down with the flu and no bread for PB&J, I got creative with my pasta.Read More

5 Completely Delicious Yet Totally Healthy Dinners

Looking at your dinner plans and realizing that pasta for five days isn’t going to cut it?

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Dinner is the last meal of the day and is usually the one you have the most time for. But just because you have an hour to eat doesn’t mean filling your gob with fat and oils and ick. Making healthy dinner decisions leads to a healthier lifestyle and can taste delicious! A dinner that is delicious is the perfect way to end your day, and if it’s health you’ve hit the jackpot.

Below are five delicious, healthy dinners that don’t sound like vomit. They are meals that are going to become regulars in your routine and all your friends are going to want the recipe!

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5 Perfect Dishes for That Office Christmas Party

There’s nothing more stressful about the holiday season than deciding what to bring to an office Christmas party, or family dinner, or even just something to stick on the table during Christmas dinner. But it doesn’t need to be if you have a repertoire of delicious dishes perfect for the holiday season just sitting in your refrigerator!

I have compiled five of the best dishes to bring to any sort of gathering that embody the Christmas spirit without causing you extra stress or spending hours after work trying to prepare it. These recipes are super yummy and will make you the king/queen of the potluck.

If you’re ready to bring the fun back to holiday cooking, read ahead!Read More