All posts tagged: healthy eating

Supplements for Mental and Physical Health: Which Ones You Should Start Taking

Our bodies are complex vehicles, and the type and amount of fuel we put into them influences the way they run. The human body requires essential nutrients, some of which we get a lot of, some of which we don’t. Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are involved in pretty much every bodily function/process you have, but unfortunately, the typical American diet is pretty lacking in these nutrients. When one of these key players in your optimal mental and physical health is missing, it leaves a hole that cannot be filled with anything else. Some of the signs you may be micronutrient-deficient include sluggishness, fatigue, dizziness, poor immune system functioning, brittle bones, or fertility issues. To address the underlying cause of these symptoms, taking daily supplements can get you back on track towards feeling your best. Although I try not to pop a pill to solve everything, I am a fervent supporter of taking daily supplements. Keep reading for which supplements to take, as well as links to the highest quality and most cost-effective supplements on Amazon. …

Healthy + Cheap Pasta Dish: Sage + Butternut Squash Linguine

I am a lover of pasta, but so many of the delicious recipes have so. much. cheese. Don’t get me wrong, I am also a lover of cheese, buuuuut it usually gives me a stomach ache (worth it). I wanted to find a pasta dish that would be really healthy and equally simple/cheap to make. Many of the ones I found sounded dry and tasteless, so I made some improvements to make this savory, hearty (and dare I say fancy) dinner! Butternut squash is packed with Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, and magnesium, and it makes this dish taste amazing. Even better, almost all of the ingredients were things I always have on hand. If you’re looking for an easy, low fat, nutrient-packed pasta dish, give this one a try. It is also lactose-free and can easily be made vegetarian (substituting veg. broth for chicken broth). Great meatless main! Sage + Butternut Squash Linguine Cost for ingredients we did not already have on hand = <$10.00. Serves 6-8. Ingredients: 4 tbs of Extra Virgin Olive Oil …