Cheap and Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

The crock pot was never this snazzy growing up Food doesn’t get much more delicious and prittay than this! I mean, hello No Brainer, when our lifestyle is comprised of healthy, whole foods, the colors of nature just leap out at you and smack … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Herbs for Winter Illness

With cold and flu season officially upon us, many have started stocking the medicine cabinet with various OTC pills in preparation for when illness inevitably strikes – but believe it or not, sometimes the best remedies can be found in our kitchen! … [Read more...]

Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad

This Hot Tuscan Chicken Salad got lost in the move from my old site to this one, but thanks to a friend, it is again found! I have added the nutritional information. To save carbohydrates and calories, use 3/4 cup ramekins (or a big casserole … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday!

Here is your BIG chance to save BIG! Check out our online store, http://shop.yourlighterside.com and purchase 1 apron and you'll also get 1 coffee mug AND 1 tote bag included for FREE!!! Ohhhh, and let's not forget the shipping will be FREE as well! … [Read more...]

Healthy Lifestyle tips!

Below are five simple tips from the book to achieving a healthy lifestyle: 1) Befriend Your Body: Your body is the best guide to your wellness decisions. In addition to what studies and research shows, understanding your body’s messages will help … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we’re told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

Vitamin Angels

Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are indicative of Walgreens.  Vitamin Angels is an organization that's dedicated to providing vitamins for at-risk populations like pregnant … [Read more...]

Do not let your heavy head hold you back!

Runner’s Beware: you may be missing a big piece of the picture in your training! HEAD STRONG: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  POSTURE, FASCIA, & RUNNING   The human head weighs ~12 pounds. It is a commonly and widely known fact. But true as … [Read more...]

A few tips: Pregnancy and Food

Food and Pregnancy Tips from Jan Rydfors MD, Co-Founder of EmbraceHer, creators of the app, Pregnancy Companion: The Obstetrician's Mobile Guide to Pregnancy   Is Caffeine OK? Is it safe to have coffee while pregnant? Limited intake of … [Read more...]

Bye bye daylight savings

I do not know about you, but I always get a bit bummed when this time of year rolls around. It takes a lot of motivation to keep on with my day when it is dark long before dinner time. I know it could be worse, many people living in Northern Europe … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Keeping Halloween Healthy(er)

Pumpkin pizzas are perfect and punchy Halloween is coming at you like kids hankering for O’Henry candy. It’s time to hunker down and work the constitution. You’ve made it through Valentine’s Day, Easter, July 4th and the Labor Day. So what … [Read more...]

Fall Seasonal Vitamin Recommendations

"Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of my own and are not indicative of the opinions of Walgreens."   People often wonder why they get so many colds in the cooler … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake

There’s nothing cooler than going directly from a midlife crisis into a cheesecake baking bender. Little else lifts the spirits like the smell of pumpkin baking in the oven–especially in a cheesecake. And now, thanks to Ideal Sweetener, options … [Read more...]

Losing weight and looking great!

I would like to share an inspiring message I received last week from a reader named Ashley. She has lost over 9" and she looks amazing! Ashley says she is about 1/3 of the way to her goal, how about we all give her a big congrats on her current … [Read more...]

Low-carb iced coffee!

In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]