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is chipotle healthy

Is Chipotle Healthy and can I eat there? {please say yes}

A few weeks back, we talked about the Panera Bread "100% clean food" claim.  Our verdict:  NOT CLEAN.  While the company's removal of preservatives from its menu is admirable and a step in the right direction, we felt the "clean" [...]
  • Nov, 9 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman
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Is Panera Bread’s “100% Clean Food” the same as “Clean Eating”?

Panera Bread recently embarked on what they are calling a "clean journey".  In June 2014, the company promised to strip its menu items of dozens of artificial preservatives, sweeteners and additives by the end of the 2016. This Panera Bread [...]
  • Sep, 7 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman
Healthy Pantry Staples

Healthy Pantry Staples – Our Pantry Essentials Guide

A well-stocked kitchen full of healthy pantry staples is more than halfway there when it comes to eating healthy. When you have everything you need at your fingertips, making delicious, satisfying, healthy meals is just that much easier. And easier [...]
  • Aug, 22 2017
  • by Heidi Boortz
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The Ketogenic Diet – Is it a fad?

The Ketogenic Diet, or "Keto" for short, seems to be very popular right now.  You probably see ads coming through your Facebook feed for ketogenic diet plans. You may also have a seemingly growing number of friends and contacts that [...]
  • Jul, 27 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

Perfectionism and how it’s holding you back

Some of us wear perfectionism as a badge of honor.  We seem to think that perfectionism is synonymous with striving for greatness.  It's not. Wait, what?  It's not the same thing?  No!  It's for sure NOT the same thing as [...]
  • Jul, 19 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

Using MyFitnessPal with 90/10 Nutrition

Although it isn't necessary to track to your food down to every detail or even count calories when doing 90/10 Nutrition, some people LOVE visual tools, data, and tracking.  So, I wanted to go through how most of us use [...]
  • Jul, 12 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman
coconut oil healthy

Coconut Oil Is Fine – Here is our take on the debate

Is Coconut Oil healthy? On June 15, 2017, the American Heart Association released a "Presidential Advisory" (linked here) concerning Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease.  In the advisory summary, the AHA states: "...we conclude strongly that lowering intake of saturated fat [...]
  • Jul, 5 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

The Summer Slow Cooker – Clean Eating Summer Recipes

Slow cookers are not what most people think of when they think of summer. Summer is for grilling, right? But not everyone wants to grill every night. Some people don’t even HAVE a grill. (Let’s not talk about that right [...]
  • Jun, 20 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

Can you drink alcohol and still reach your goals?

There are a few things that can be really hard to give up when you are trying to reach health and fitness goals or just ward off the extra pounds.  Sugar is a great example because it is in EVERYTHING, [...]
  • Jun, 14 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

Pasta Palooza – Healthy Pasta Recipes

You’re gonna think I’ve hit my noodle when I tell you that pasta can be a part of your health journey! “But, Heidi, everyone knows that pasta makes you fat. All those carbs and heavy sauces….I mean, I miss pasta [...]
  • Jun, 7 2017
  • by Ryan Chapman

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