How to Create Goals for 2018 That Set Your Motivation on Fire

The only time I ever recommend looking back is to see how far you’ve come in your journey. I like to look back on New Years and take note of how much I have grown in life, what I’ve learned, and what I would do differently in the next year to come. I never want…

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2017 Healthy Chew Top Kitchen Picks

My Top 10 Kitchen Picks from 2017 If you’re still looking for some great Christmas gifts to give that foodie, cook, or baker in your life- I’ve got just the thing(s) for you. From simple stocking stuffers to gifts that will have them jumping for joy, I am including all of my favorite tools in…

Back to School, Back to Snacks

How To: Make School Lunch/Snacks Easy, Fun, AND Healthy August and September inevitably mean it’s ‘back to school’ time again, but does that mean your packed lunches have to be inevitably boring? I think not! Whether you pack a lunch or snacks for your children or yourself, I have a few tricks up my sleeve…

10 Snacks Under 100 Calories

10 snacks under 100 calories You hear it, you feel it, your stomach is growling relentlessly. We have all experienced it at some point throughout the day. Whether it’s in the mid-morning, late afternoon, or anytime in between- our minds are conditioned to reach for something to sooth our hunger pains and keep the beast…

(5) Easy Protein + Carb Combos

Aligning your meal and snack choices shouldn’t be so scientifically drawn out that it becomes more work and less play. By thinking about your meal/snack choices in a different light rather than calorie restricted, you can easily find a balance that keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer than a handful of popcorn or a…

Cheers For Being 5 Years Soy-Free!

…and why I still choose to be soy-free for another 100 years.   It was a long and winding road, before I started to feel healthy again. I was in a state of slight depression at the time, thinking I would never regain access to my former chipper self. Where did I go wrong, how did…

Birthday Revelations

Happy 1st Birthday to you.. Happy 1st Birthday to you.. Happy 1st Birthday dear… The Healthy Chew Happy 1st Birthday to you!   A Year In Review For The Healthy Chew         WOW! I can’t believe it’s only been a year since I started this little blog, creating and sharing my passion for…

How To Meal Prep Like The Pros

Life gets busy, life gets hard, but that shouldn’t mean that your meals become less nutritious. In fact, it should be the total opposite. The busier life gets, the more important nutrition gets to help keep up our stamina for all the curve balls life throws at us. We need to maintain our health and…

Benefits Of Eating More Berries

Ravenous Raspberries Banging Blueberries Sweet Strawberries Bold Blackberries As the summer season comes to a close and the seasonal fruits are shoved off the shelves in the grocery store, I can’t help but shed a small tear when I think about all the summer berries that I might miss out on. I know what you’re…

What I Eat In a Day

Hopefully, most of you guys keep up with my posts, if so you know by now that I have crazy food sensitivities and allergies (about my food allergies here). Like to the point of no return. But that’s okay, I’ve come to accept the solidified fact that my body functions SO MUCH BETTER when I…

What Nobody Tells You About Food Allergies

Before I begin this post, I know I won’t be able to reach everybody I want or even need to.  I know some people reading this post will have no connection to what I am saying, and will not relate. Hear me out. Listen to my words. Let them soak in and maybe pass this…

(10) Ways to Eat Healthier at Restaurants

Americans eat out on average five times a week and for the first time, are spending more on dining out than they do on grocery bills. -National Restaurant Association When I first read that I thought, that can not be true. Five (5) times a week means roughly twenty (20) meals in a month, which…