11 posts tagged Fit Foodie

Easy Diet Flat Belly Foods

When we hear the word diet we often think of all of the foods that we will have to leave out of our fridge and off of our plate. This article isn't about that. This article is about what you should add to your shopping list and consume more often. You want a flat belly? Eat foods that are lower in calories but high in nutrients (like fiber). Add Vitamin C We usually reach for a dose of C when we feel a cold coming on. Got the sniffles? Go grab an orange. But studies show that low levels ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 3: Produce Prep

Eating a healthy diet is not about eating less, it's about eating right. As a weight loss strategy, sure, eating less works in theory. And it will work for a short period of time in practice as well. But it's not sustainable, it's not fun, and it's not healthy. And so it won't last forever. Vegetables and fruits are my favorite things. If you don't share the same love for them, it's just a matter of time. Fruits and vegetables are packed with all of the vitamins, minerals, antiox... Continue Reading

Brunch the Fit Foodie Way

Brunch. The harbinger of family gatherings and holidays, starting line of indulgent Sunday Fundays, the excuse for Champagne before noon. Not exactly the description of a meal that lends itself to healthy eating. But with a little bit of planning and a little bit (yes, just a bit), of self-control, you too can enjoy the deliciousness and coziness that brunch-time brings. If you're health-conscious, you don't have to make the choice between enjoying brunch (at home or at a restaurant), ... Continue Reading

Quick & Easy Homemade Guacamole

The focus at EasyDietHQ.com is to make delicious food that does as much for your waist line and health as it does for your taste buds.  If I had to define EasyDietHQ by a single recipe, it would be guacamole. Fresh, full of flavor, absolutely healthy and definitely delicious...yes, if guacamole was a recipe site instead of a fruit, it would be EasyDietHQ. Fresh guacamole is worlds better than the stuff you buy in a plastic container at the grocery store. And it's super simple to ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 2: Prep Protein

Meal planning and prep is a powerful success strategy to help you stick to your diet (or as I like to call it, your lifestyle change). In Part 1 of the Meal Prep Success Series you learned what meal prep is, and the basics of how to do it. Part 2 introduces another success strategy, preparing protein, and explains how to apply what you learned in Part 1. Protein. It doesn't matter if you are trying to lose fat, to gain muscle, to eat clean or to stick to a paleo diet, protein is a super ... Continue Reading

Meal Prep Success Part 1: The Essentials

You've probably heard the phrase meal prep before. What is it exactly? Meal prep/preparation is essentially planning and preparing ingredients and meals in advance to make your life easier in the days to follow. The last thing that I want to do is complicated your life. This is EasyDietHQ.com, emphasis on the easy. My job is to make fitness and nutrition less complicated, less exacting and less of a pain in the ass. That’s why I encourage you to prepare what you can ahead of time. I ... Continue Reading

Eat More: Beets

Ah, beets. Growing up, I proclaimed to hate these straight-out-of-a-story-book veggies. I was more of a carrot girl. You see, the only beet dish I'd ever been offered was lovingly called "Beautiful Beets" by my mother and my aunts, and only my mother and aunts. I believe the recipe consisted of mashed purple vegetables and sour cream with a deep (dark) history in the farmlands of Hungary. All I remember is that it was multiple shades of magenta, smelled weird and didn't look like food. I ... Continue Reading

Whole Foods vs. Processed Food

Do you know what the difference is between whole foods and processed foods? Let me show you:     Processed foods have very little real food in them. They contain additives, chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors and flavors. Why Does It Matter? Processed foods contribute in a large way to the rapidly spreading obesity epidemic in the U.S. They contain very few vitamins and minerals and so do nothing to support a healthy immune system. Increased consumption of ... Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Power Bites

These Peanut Butter Power Balls are amazing. The down and dirty of it is simple: a ball of peanut butter rolled around in some super happy ingredients like coconut, dried fruit and dark chocolate chips. They are the perfect snack to help power you through a workout, give you a kick in the early-morning butt before work or even satisfy a sweet tooth craving something sinful before bed. Tucked in between a clothing boutique and a tattoo parlor lives  a cute, hipster-as-Kailua-gets ... Continue Reading

Eat More: Acai

Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, acai is one small superfoods with a large impact on the health scene. Acai berries are small purple fruits that originate from the Amazon.  Their popularity in the health and fitness crowd sprouted in South America, specifically Brazil, where athletes and surfers ate the mashed pulp of the berries.  It's only recently that the purple pulp (you'll rarely find the berry itself as it's highly perishable), made it's way up the coast to the U.S., over to Australia ... Continue Reading