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Ask the Nutritionist: Diet facts, myths, and tips

We teamed up with an experienced nutritionist, to answer all of our diet questions. In this blog, we will cover the do’s and don’ts of dieting, some common misconceptions about our daily food intake, and examine the science of how the human body metabolizes and digests food on a daily basis. Margot Maarleveld is a nutritionist living in Palo Alto, CA. With over 30 years of experience, Margot specializes in consultation services, advising her clients on how to eat a healthy diet, how to lose and maintain their weight, and how certain foods can impact their daily energy levels. We interviewed Margot to help educate our readers on how to keep a healthy lifestyle. (Read More)

Goodbye-Guilt Pasta

Let’s talk about PASTA! Since I was a wee child, there is nothing, I mean nothing, I have been more obsessed with, than pasta. Of course, child Hannah had no idea that carbo-loading daily could be so detrimental (damn you, pasta Gods!). Kicking this habit has been easily the biggest challenge since starting my health journey (of course, following hundreds of food accounts on Instagram isn’t helping…).

Recently I discovered something that completely rocked my world. A way that I could eat pasta, and still avoid heavy carbo-loading.

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At-Home Broccoli Beef

 

This weekend, I had a serious craving for Chinese Food. It seemed like everyone around me was ordering takeout, and the smells were devouring me. I knew I had to curb this craving before I ordered my own takeout and ruined my healthy streak. Luckily, I had this amazing recipe on hand, and it did the job!

This recipe is super easy, and takes less time than it takes to order takeout. Serve with rice, noodles, or lettuce leaves for lettuce wraps!

 

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Tortilla-less Fajitas!

 

As many of you readers know, my boyfriend and I are on a SERIOUS health kick this new year! That means limited carbs,low sugar foods, and all the veggies we can eat. However, this past weekend, we were both seriously craving a massive Chipotle burrito (uh-oh!). At first we justified, and listed all the reasons why we should have a burrito. But then I thought, why can’t we have Mexican food and still make it healthy? So I got to work.

That same evening, we were having a delicious, filling dinner with all the same goodies we could have gotten at Chipotle (but better and healthier!). I wanted to outline these recipes for you here, so that when that craving strikes you as well, you know what to do!


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At-Home Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

 

Healthy food isn’t only good for me, it’s my absolute favorite. I followed the farm-to-table trend HARD, and found some incredible recipes that made me feel good (and look good!).

Getting into cooking was a really fun experience. I didn’t know I would love coking for myself until I went on University Exchange in Melbourne, Australia. I hadn’t cooked a day in my life, and suddenly had to learn it all.

I began experimenting with more than just chicken soup and spaghetti, and was beginning to get the hang of it. I went to the farmer’s market every Sunday and Wednesday near closing time (to find the best deals) and bought whatever looked best (and was cheapest, I was a poor college student!). That’s where I discovered my love of cooking.

 

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