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How to Create (and Stick with) New Positive Habits

How to Create (and Stick with) New Positive Habits

On the way to achieving our goals we need to break bad habits, create new positive habits and stick with them over time. But how can we replace a ...
Nutrition Alone is Not Enough

Nutrition Alone is Not Enough

Guest post by Nathan Brennan, Personal Trainer As a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, I have seen the rewards of what I do in my car...
lentils sweet potato salad

Black Lentils & Sweet Potato Salad

 This salad can be a side of protein rich salad, or eaten as a light vegan meal in and of its own. Can be served cold or at room temperature. Ingr...
tahini cookies recipe

Tahini Cookies

In recent years Tahini has become my go-to ingredient. Whenever I think of how I can make something better AND healthier, Tahini paste comes up as...
sauteed green beans and broccoli

Garlic-Infused Green Vegetables

Sauteed green vegetables are a wonderful side dish to any main course. I like to make 2-3 different types of vegetables together; it saves time an...
baked salmon recipe

Lemon Pepper Baked Salmon

This salmon fillet recipe is a healthy, tasty impressive main dish that's also SO easy to make! Ingredients 1 Salmon fillet (about 2 lb.)4 Tablesp...
4 DIY Carrot Face Masks

4 DIY Carrot Face Masks

Carrots – good to eat, great for our skin! Carrots are packed with antioxidants, especially rich in Vitamin A, and have been linked in various res...
Aglio Olio Cauliflower

Aglio Olio Cauliflower

Aglio Olio Cauliflower makes for a wonderful snack or light meal.   It's super-easy to make, and in fact the hardest part (for me, at least...) is...
what is the mediterranean diet

What is The Mediterranean Diet

Our family has been on the Mediterranean Diet since forever. Along the years I’ve learned, tested and educated myself about many of the diet plans...
be happy | Life & Apples

Does Pursuing Happiness Make Us Happier?

A recent study finds that people who pursue happiness as a goal, tend to feel they don’t have enough time, and as a result feel less happy. Isn’t ...
11 Home Cooking Tips from Real Everyday Cooks

11 Home Cooking Tips from Real Everyday Cooks

With all the TV cooking shows, celebrity chef tips and online recipes, it’s easy to forget about the basics of simple everyday cooking. To take us...
Good Mood Food: What to Eat to Reduce Stress and Boost Happiness

Good Mood Food: What to Eat to Reduce Stress and Boost Happiness

Wouldn’t it be great if we could get a mood boost by eating certain foods? Well, we can! There are some foods that have scientifically been prove...
roasted peppers recipe | Life & Apples

Roasted Peppers

These flavorful roasted peppers owe it almost all to garlic. This recipe can serve as a stand-alone appetizer, or you can keep it refrigerated and...
Caprese salad recipe

Caprese Salad

I cannot stress enough the importance of using fresh and top quality ingredients for the Caprese salad - it really is the key to success with this...
Mediterranean pickles healthy recipe

Mediterranean Pickles

Ever tried Mediterranean pickles? They look and taste completely different than American deli pickles. They have a stronger “bite” to them, with m...
Roasted Cauliflower Recipe | Life & Apples

Caramelized Roasted Cauliflower

A simple and delicious roasted cauliflower recipe. The result is unbelievably moist and comforting. Bonus: cauliflower is very filling, yet it’s a...
stuffed grape leaves vegan recipe | Life & Apples

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

A uniqe Mediterranean dish, vegetarian and full of fresh flavors. This recipe requires some work, but the result is definitely worth it! What to t...
Tabouli salad recipe | Mediterranean Diet

Tabouli Salad

This recipe for a Mediterranean Tabouli salad (or Tabbouleh as it is sometimes spelled) is a great way to combine grains, vegetables and herbs int...
Beet salad recipe

Raw Beet Salad

A fresh delicious salad which can only be described as a burst of freshness to the senses. In this salad the beets are raw - locking in all the vi...
life & apples healthy recipes

Potato & Cilantro Salad

Cilantro lovers, this salad is for you! What to take 3 medium potatoes - cooked and cubed 1 chopped onion, not too fine ½ a cup of chopped cilant...
tomato onion salad | Mediterranean Diet

Tomato-Onion-Chili Salad

Hands down, this is the best spicy tomato salad ever!  What to take 4 tomatoes - not too firm - cut into large cubes 1 onion - chopped, not too f...
Mediterranean Olives recipe

Olives in Herbs & Spices

A delicious twist on plain olives - add some fresh herbs and spices and you'll get addicted. What to take A can of green or black olives, strained...