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!

New Year’s Resolution Guide

New Year’s resolutions should be empowering and realistic. At Well Balanced we believe you can make changes any time of the year, but we are happy to share some tips on how to create a resolution that is unique to your needs.

Gift Yourself a Healthy New Year

During the season of giving to others, you deserve something special too. And there is no better gift than the one you give yourself.

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...

well balanced wisdom

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

Back-to-School Nutrition Basics 

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...

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How to Stick To Your Nutrition Goals This Summer

How to Stick To Your Nutrition Goals This Summer

d simply enjoying good food and even better company can lead to a stress-free summer. The summer months offer an opportunity to create wonderful memories and oftentimes that includes yummy treats which should be enjoyed guilt-free! Every little effort counts, whether that’s cooking at home 2x per week, eating a side of veggies at 1-2 meals, or going on walks on your lunch break.

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Asked and answered

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

How do you practice mindfulness?

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? 

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.

Vegetarian Curry in a Flash

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