Eggs. One food and a million ways to make it. If you’re following me on Instagram it’s obvious that I’m a huge fan, especially on Sundays. Eggs really are one of the simplest and most satisfying foods to make a meal out of, and they’re filled with nutrition. I’ve featured soft-boiled, hardboiled, scrambled, sunny side up, poached, omeletted, and fried eggs on my IG, but figured it’s time to share the actual recipe to success with you! …
The where-should-I-go-for-lunch-today madness has finally come to an end. Working from home and going to school doesn’t give me the structure that one may have working in an office where lunch is brought in, or made in house (oh the joy!). Instead, I’m pretty much an open book, touring NYC looking for my next favorite meal. Buuut I think I may have found it, thanks to Dig Inn….
I enjoyed this fabulous recipe with Dig Inn’s Fall Couscous Salad with Butternut Squash. Pumpkin seeds are nutrient rich and great for mid-day snacking, salad toppers, or even blended into your morning smoothie!
Prior to making this recipe I had never baked banana bread before, or any bread for that matter. I was pretty nervous about whipping up this first batch, but wow was I surprised. I knew I was doing something right when my kitchen started to smell like a gourmet bakery 15 minutes in. …
You’ve been hearing about them for years already, but you’re not exactly sure about what they are. Sound familiar? Thought so! Antioxidants are super simple to understand when you break it down. Anti. Oxidation. Oxidation, a natural process in the body, produces free radicals and these free radicals in too high of concentrations can damage cells and lead to decreased immunity, increased risk of disease, and the potential for premature aging. Below are my top 3 reasons why you’re better off including them sooner rather than later (and exactly where to get them)!…
Did you hear the news? Apparently kale is bad for you now.
Don’t jump to conclusions yet though.
Kale is obviously not going to kill you or give you some weird disease, or else it wouldn’t have been dubbed the “it” food for the past year with a list of benefits longer than my to-do list. However, recently it has been under fire in various articles for its connection to hypothyroidism. …
Tea is one of those things we tell ourselves we are going to drink everyday and somehow it mysteriously falls off of the radar, or at least that’s what happens to me! Most of the time I have to remind myself how great it is and how great I feel after I drink it to actually make moves. Teas are so beneficial to our health and wellbeing, namely Matcha green tea. Matcha is the whole green tea leaf in powder form. So when you consume it, you consume the full leaf and all its nutritional benefits, not just what’s leftover in the water when you steep regular tea. Plus Matcha is like a healthy espresso shot of green tea, so you don’t have to commit to a whole glass! Ok so here goes the 4 reasons you need to step up your Matcha game.
1. Prevents Aging and Disease.
The extremely high antioxidant activity helps to protect the cells from oxidative damage.
2. Boosts Metabolism.
The EGCG catechin is known to boost metabolism and burn fat, without raising the blood pressure or promoting cortisol production (the fat storage hormone).
3. Detoxifies The Body.
Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells while eliminating chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
4. Improves Concentration and Brain Function.
The amino acid L-Theanine present in Matcha reduces anxiety, promotes memory focus, and enhances overall mood. No wonder Buddhist Monks loaded up on Matcha pre-meditation!
I love my Matcha post-yoga or pre-workout. It’s super easy to incorporate and only takes about 1 minute to prepare. This is a win-win.
And one last fact that blows my mind:
Just ONE serving of Matcha Powder = 10 cups of Green Tea
*P.S. Matcha Green Tea is totally APPROVED on my 5-Day Detox. Get access here!
Have you ever tried Matcha green tea?
Yay it’s my first recipe as TheWholeTara!!! I’m beyond excited to share a ton of incredible recipes with you. I wanted to start on a really healthy foot with one of my favorite green juices, Green Love. It goes down smooth, isn’t intimidating, and tastes plain old delicious.
If there is any type of shot I do recommend it’s wheatgrass shots.
Wheatgrass shots are usually taken in 1 or 2 oz. servings and have a ton of incredible benefits. Wheatgrass is one of nature’s original “superfoods”. Just a 2 oz. shot is equivalent to 5.5 lbs of leafy green vegetables, so there is no need to weigh down with a salad when you can just chug a shot! Among thousands of reasons you should make wheatgrass a habit, I’ve listed 8 of the best ones below, including weight loss and even anti-aging.