Monthly Archives: April 2015

Photo Credit: Kevin Dooley

5 Ways to Prep for Summer Now

By: Heather Dorak

We have all changed our clocks forward in preparation for summer, but have you done anything else to prepare for bathing suit season?  The winter months can leave us feeling lazier thanks to the cold weather keeping us indoors.  In preparation for the warmer weather ahead, it’s time to make some changes.

  1. Put on your bathing suit:  Pulling your bathing suit out of storage now and putting it on may be scary for some but that’s the point.  If you’re scared to put on your bathing suit, then you need to change a few things in your life.  Committing to looking at yourself in the mirror with your bathing suit on can help determine what you need to do start doing now.

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17 Healthy Snack Bar Recipes

If you’re looking for afternoon snack, a bar is a great on-the-go option.  Try making a batch of one of these bars on the weekend, and you’ll have snacks to last you through the week!


Copycat Luna Cookie Dough Bars // Heather’s French Press

Save money by making your own Luna bars!  Made with crispy rice cereal, these bars satisfy a cookie dough craving and give you the energy you need during your day. Continue reading

5 Great Tasting Tempeh Recipes

Tofu is not the only soy-bean based substitute you can turn to when cooking for a meatless meal.  Tempeh (originally from Indonesia) has been a staple in the Asian diet for years but has recently gained popularity in the US.

Tempeh has a more textured and nutty flavor than tofu and is very high in protein and calcium.  Because of its firm texture, you need to slice tempeh into small dices or cubes, not more than 3/4 inch thick before cooking.  Check out the refrigerated section of your local Whole Foods or health food store and get ready to try some of these tasty recipes for your meatless Monday. Continue reading