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Delicious and Nutritious Dinner Sides

Just as humans weren’t meant to be alone, neither is the main course. A full, well-balanced meal is meant to have a combination of foods, flavors and textures. A side dish can be the perfect companion to accentuate a meal’s flavor. Although we love accompanying our main course with side dishes, they can be the sneaky culprit of additional calories. Here’s the good news, you can create healthy side dishes that provide lots of vitamins and nutrients!

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Healthy Snack/Lunch Options At Work

We all know that nothing has a bigger impact on your health and weight than what you eat. But, controlling what you eat can be extremely difficult. We often opt for convenience and price when it comes to what we eat at work or during our lunch break. Packing lunches and snacks for work can be particularly tedious because it takes time and requires that we plan ahead and buy groceries before the workweek begins. For this reason, people who work at an office have a tendency to eat out or pack ready-made snacks that aren’t as healthy.   Continue Reading

Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover: Eight Exotic Fruits and Vegetables that Are Actually Really Delicious

The team here at SHIFT loves to help you reach your wellness goals. For those of you looking to add more diversity and excitement into your lives, we believe that a great way to start is with fruits and veggies. They’re safe, they’re delicious, and they’re healthy. Perhaps there are fruits and veggies that you have never heard of, or perhaps you have heard of them but you find them intimidating at the grocery store or on restaurant menus. Have no fear; we’re here to share more about some unfamiliar fruits and vegetables and replace it with a fresh enthusiasm for the delicate arts of grocery shopping, cooking, and eating.

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Meatless Meal Alternatives

Do you have to be a vegetarian to eat a meat-free meal? Of course not! Vegetarian meals are becoming more popular, even for those who are not vegetarians. There are many recipes that substitute meat for vegetarian alternatives. It is recommended that the average adult eat 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables per day. By having a meatless meal once or twice a week, you can incorporate more veggies into your diet! Continue Reading

Tips for Successful Meal Planning

Successfully planning meals can lead to a smaller waistline and a larger wallet. If you have meals planned, you’re less likely to make a drive-thru run or impulsively snack. Here are some tips to help you create a meal plan and successfully follow through with it! Continue Reading

How to Stay Active in the Winter

Happy New Year from SHIFT! We’re almost a week into the new year and want to discuss how you can stay active this winter. A majority of those who make New Year’s resolutions want to stay fit and healthy, while others are resolving to lose weight. If you’re one of these people, congrats! At SHIFT, it is our mission to guide you towards living a healthy lifestyle. To help you keep your resolutions, we have gathered some ideas to keep those muscles moving and blood pumping despite the cold weather. Continue Reading

Avoid the Stress of Hosting Family Gatherings

Christmas is quickly approaching and the to-do list keeps getting longer and longer. From finding the best gifts to scheduling your holiday plans, this season of joy can become stressful quickly. If you decide to take on the task of hosting, your stress can double. However, here are some ways to create a very merry Christmas gathering for the people you love most!
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Enjoy Thanksgiving Without the Guilt of Overindulgence

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and history, all while we enjoy a fabulous Thanksgiving feast. This feast doesn’t always end in a celebratory way, often we end up laying on the couch in a food coma watching football and feeling guilty about all the food we just ate. Continue Reading

Healthy Halloween Treat Alternatives

Halloween is quickly approaching  and that means one thing — candy! During this delectable, sweet season, it can be easy to consume all of the delicious treats. Here at SHIFT, we have some healthy alternatives to the tempting Halloween candy you see everywhere you turn as we strive to keep you on track for healthy living throughout this fall season. Continue Reading

Tis The Season for Everything Pumpkin: Learn the Benefits

Let’s face it, fall is the best season! There is no denying that the lovely fall breeze is invigorating, or that the anticipation for pumpkin-everything consumes our thoughts by mid-August. Not only does pumpkin taste amazing, but it also has many health benefits.

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