Well Balanced brain food

The internet is full of contradicting information and all or nothing diet plans that can only get us in a tizzy. What you feed your brain matters! We strive to provide you with the best “brain food” on our blog: inspirational, encouraging, and evidence-based. Take a look around!

Festive Sweet Potato Bread

Quick bread makes a festive, fun, and sweet treat to bring to the holiday party, a gift to your loved ones, or something to enjoy with your family. This recipe features nutritious sweet potato, fresh cranberries, rosemary, and toasted pecans to give it a nice flavor....

Why eat local?

As the autumn season rolls in with its warm golden glow and fresh fall air, one cannot help but get excited for vibrant colors on treetops and succulent seasonal flavors. At Well Balanced, we welcome the changing of seasons with open arms as they bring fresh,...

Lentil Mushroom Burgers

https://youtu.be/vYZWWUV0Hp8 If you've followed along this year, you probably noticed we have some recurring themes with our cooking demonstrations. We love plant-forward meals that are easy to prepare and, of course, friendly on the budget.  Today I want to tie...

How to detect food myths like a scientist

Part of the frustration around nutrition is that we read the ideas and theories of so many different influencers, bloggers, physicians, and nutritionists on every corner of the web. In addition, we see catchy and misleading advertisements trying to get our attention...

Back-to-School Nutrition Basics 

Whether you’re getting readjusted to having your kiddos back in school, feeling the demands of those extracurriculars, starting classes, or getting back into the swing of things as the school year ramps up, it can feel like a juggling act to stick to your nutrition or...

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Bite Size Ideas, Tools, and Other Resources To Help You On Your Wellness Journey

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Nutrition Tips for the Onset of Menopause

Menopause. The change. Whatever you call it, it's important to remember that it’s not a disease to be treated, but rather a normal stage of life. Menopause “officially” starts 12 months after your last period. That happens,...

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Asked and answered

Evidence-Based Answers to Nutrition Questions We Get Asked A Lot

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How do you practice mindfulness?

Mindfulness is living presently in the moment and appreciating its uniqueness, knowing we will never live that moment or experience again. Whenever we practice mindfulness, we bring a sense of awareness to what we are doing directly through our senses. Mindfulness is a personal practice and can be utilized at any moment. It offers a buffer between external experiences and internal reactions.

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What Can You Do About Leaky Gut? 

One way to approach a suspected leaky gut is to address inflammation and eat a more gut-friendly diet. This means reducing excessive alcohol and processed foods that tend to be high in fat and sugar or artificial sweeteners, adding in gut friendly foods, and focusing on fiber and plant diversity.  

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recipes and meal planning

Ideas For Well Balanced Meals That Are Delicious and Nutritious.

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Vegetarian Curry in a Flash

Need a delicious, plant-based meal in a flash? Try this quick and easy recipe the next time you need something simple yet nutritious without racing against the clock.

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Health and wellness book club

Get The Scoop and Join the Conversations About A Variety of Health and Wellness Books