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5 Tips That Keep Your Healthy Eating On Point This Holiday Season

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, DennisSylvesterHurd

The roadblocks can sometimes be endless when it comes to healthy eating and living a health-conscious lifestyle: Family dinners, potlucks, traveling, and even just a long day of meetings at work are a sure-fire way to get off track; Your family members (or friends) aren’t always supportive of your fitness goals; The host at a holiday party insists on seconds, or there’s accidental leftover grazing.

Giving opportunities for these derailments can lead to feeling depleted, bloated, tired. We want you to feel your best – so how can you keep your healthy eating (and metabolism) on track and you making healthy choices? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

11 Healthy Foods to Add to Your Office Kitchen (and a Peek into Our Own Fridge)

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, jayessaitch.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the average American spends 8.8 hours (37%!) of their day working – that’s the equivalent of watching the movie Titanic almost three times! That’s a LOT of Billy Zane.

The point here is that with ⅓ of your day spent in the office, the food choices you make available to yourself matter, especially when it comes to working toward optimal health and being your best self. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Healthy Eating: 5 Tips for Success All Year Long

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Healthy eating has taken over our blog recently – so far we’ve shared some tasty recipes and yummy meal ideas that celebrate “Enjoy the taste of eating right,” the theme for this year’s National Nutrition Month. Our hope at WellnessFX is that you continue to keep nutrition top-of-mind in the new year, and eat healthy all year long. Some healthy eating tips to set you up for success: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Want to Look and Feel Amazing at 70? Here’s a Quick Recipe.

Ross_PeltonCheck out the Salad Buzz—a quick, delicious, and nutritious salad from the natural pharmacist, Ross Pelton. One of the first practitioners to join the WellnessFX team, Ross is dedicated to educating people on taking control of their health and nutrition.

This short video will show you how to prepare a nutrient-packed, flavor-filled mix of vegetables—enough to make salads for an entire week. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Building a Healthy Start-up Kitchen, Part 2: How to find, how to eat?

Now we’ve shared our kitchen with you, we’re done, right? Hardly. The next question Johanna usually receives is “Where do you get everything from?” We believe in feeding ourselves highly nutritious, fresh, organic products. Luckily, we’re based in California and have a few fantastic resources. In no particular order:

Planetorganics.com: Planet Organics is a San Francisco owned and family operated home delivery service offering top quality organic and local produce, artisan foods, groceries, household items, and organic prepared meals to food lovers throughout Northern California. With an easy to use online ordering system, it saves someone as busy as Johanna (or any professional, new mother or serious athlete) valuable time. Plus, they support our community.

Sunfoods.com: Sunfood is a provider of high-quality superfoods such as acai, goji berries, agave nectar, etc. They distribute over 700 different products. We order a lot of our extra nutritious nuts, supplements and tea from them – and they ship within the US and Canada, sono excuses for not ordering healthy.

Sunorganicfarm.com: Another California-based provider of fresh organic produce and products. We’re a fan of their speedy delivery and wide offering. And they deliver just about anywhere.

Now what? Johanna has guided us on the best way to assemble a meal. Here’s what she advises for putting these things together:

MENU PLANNING

  • Cooked proteins (organic, hormone free, all natural, nitrate-free lean meats, fish, eggs, sea vegetables)
  • Raw proteins (raw cheese-sheep, goat, cow; raw nuts and seeds, micro greens, sprouts, sprouted legumes, raw seaweeds, young coconut meat, unsweetened dried coconut)
  • Raw vegetables (salad greens, sprouts, micro greens, carrots, cucumber, radishes…)
  • Cooked vegetables (roasted tomatoes-bruchetta topping, roasted veggies, steamed veggies…)
  • Sprouted wheat bread, sprouted corn tortillas, nori sheets (to make wraps/rolls), raw sprouted crackers
  • Fermented foods: sauerkraut, raw miso paste
  • Healthy fats (olive oil, coconut butter, hemp oil, flax oil)

Beverages:

  • Coconut water
  • Kombucha
  • Filtered water
  • Organic teas

What are you must looking forward to ordering from one of the above providers? Or serving at your next company meal?

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Building a Healthy Startup Kitchen, Part 1: The Nutritious Grocery List

At WellnessFX, we practice what we preach. Our kitchen is stocked full of healthy choices to satisfy everyone from a carnivore to an omnivore to a vegan.  Luckily, we have the fantastic Johanna Thorn, N.C. who helps our entire team keep up our energy and vitality through the day.

Johanna designed a nutrition program for the office to suit all of our activity needs from triathlon training, to CrossFit to picking up our kids after school. Here’s an example of our typical grocery list and a few photos from our kitchen.

Meats & Fish:

  • Turkey pastrami
  • Herbed turkey
  • Pepper turkey
  • Prosciutto
  • Tuna
  •  Mackerel
  • Trout
  • Sardines

You can see our meat and dairy selection at the bottom of our fridge…and some baby carrots…property of Drina…which we shouldn’t touch.

Dairy:

  • Vanilla coconut keifer
  • Goat yogurt
  • Goat cream cheese
  • Goat cheese slices

Condiments:

  • Veganaise
  • Salad dressing (organic herbs de Provence)
  • Pickles
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso paste
  • Hot sauce
  • Mustard

Fruits & Vegetables:

  • Baby carrots
  • Frozen fruits (e.g. blueberries, strawberries, mango, blackberries)
  • Sprouted corn
  • Kale Chips

Grains:

  • Tortillas
  • Scone
  • Vanilla Hemp

You can see our beautiful display of grains and snacks here. We like to share when folks come visit.

Beverages:

  • Coconut & Almond Milk
  • Kombucha (many, many flavors)
  • Tea (jasmine, green, Early Grey, white rose)

It’s a pretty accurate view of what the WellnessFX team grazes on during the week. If you’ve got a healthy office kitchen, let us know what’s on your grocery list.

Next Week: How to buy nutritious food for the office online.

 

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.