From applesauce to dark chocolate to air-popped popcorn and more … this list is a fun thing to print and hang on your fridge whenever you need something healthy, salty or sweet for a mid-afternoon or late-night snack. For more healthy snack ideas, check out our Healthy Snacks Board.
How many times have you gone into a restaurant and saw yummy-looking sliders advertised on the menu? The only problem is, those sliders are typically packed with saturated fat and calories. So if you’re doing well towards a healthier lifestyle, chances are you’ll skip the sliders and choose something that’s a little better for you. That’s why this recipe is the perfect solution – it allows you to enjoy the deliciousness of the restaurant from your own home - and for only 169 calories per serving. Enjoy! For more healthy recipes, check out our Recipe Board.
If you happen to be a nurse, doctor, EMT or work in any medical field, this fun skeleton and “brain” dip recipe would be the perfect addition for a entertaining side-dish at any work party. It’s super healthy (lots of fruits and veggies), but is sure to invoke lots of smiles at your party. For more fun food options, check out our Food Fun Board.
Hey, tomatoes sometimes need lifelines too. What else are you going to use ketchup packets for? For more food humor, check out our Food Humor Board.
Taking it step-by-step is an important philosophy to apply to all aspects of your life. That’s why we love this bit of random goodness, which shows you exactly how to take those steps towards losing weight and getting healthy. It’s not just about saying to yourself, “I’m struggling with living healthy and I want to lose weight.” It’s about exactly how to get there, and this chart can really help you along the way. For more random goodness, check out our Random Goodness Board.
We all have heard this term, and for many of us a slow metabolism can be about as frustrating as spilling coffee all over your new white blouse when you get out of the car to head into work that morning. Some people are lucky enough to be blessed with an incredibly fast metabolism naturally. The rest of us? Well, we have to work at it. This fun information chart gives you some great insight into what metabolism is and how you can control yours. For further health information we love, check out our Health Information Board.
If you follow a blog, Tweet about healthy living or even just scan Facebook once in a while, chances are you hear about runners all the time. You may say to yourself that you can’t be one of them, that your body is just not predisposed to moving that fast. But hold on. Have you ever really tried it? If not, maybe now is a good time to start. And that’s why this handy little guide is so perfect. It takes you on a step-by-step, week-by-week journey to joining the ranks of runners. Try it out, and really make yourself proud. For more fitness routines, check out our Fitness Board.
One of the biggest struggles people run into when trying to lose weight is doing too much too quickly. That’s why this is such an important piece of information. Rather than setting unrealistic expectations for yourself, take this piece of advice for something you can really get behind. Make one small change a day, such as skipping dessert, let them accumulate so that by the end of the week you’ve made 7 small changes, repeat every week, and you’ll start seeing the changes you desired. It’s that easy! For further fitness information, check out our Fitness Board.
Living with fear is no way to live at all. And this means any kind of fear. Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of starting. Fear of stopping. Change is inevitable, so why not get a jumpstart on change and make it for yourself? No matter how old you are, how long you’ve been struggling or what your excuse is, it’s not too late to make an about-face in life and work your way towards a healthier you. The last thing you want is to look back on your life and be filled with regret because you were afraid of turning over a new leaf. For further motivation, check out our Motivational Board.
It’s true – calories provide the base building-block for determining what food goes into your body. People use them to measure all aspects of weight loss – calories in, calories out. This info-graphic takes you through calories in a visual way that helps us really understand how calories work, and how many more calories Americans consume versus other countries. We also love that it shows some everyday activities you can do to burn calories, such as mowing the lawn, walking the dog and even cleaning the house. For more nutritional information we love, check out our Nutritional Information Board.
Author: Caitlin Hendee
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is a journalist by trade and an avid runner. She is passionate about maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle and encouraging people to engage in common-sense eating. Caitlin believes a well-rounded life is all about balancing fitness with nutrition that incorporates all aspects of food and proper portion-sizes.
Follow Caitlin on Twitter @CaitlinHendee.