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

Things to Know Before You Go (#2)

Things to Know Before You Go (#2)

A Well Balanced diet that contains adequate fiber, water, and diversity helps alleviate diarrhea or constipation. However, things like toileting posture and muscle relaxation are equally as important as nutrition.

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Asked and answered

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

Mindful Eating – What is it and why is it important?

Mindful Eating – What is it and why is it important?

What is Mindful Eating and why is It important? Eating mindfully is about awareness and intention. It calls for deliberate engagement on our part. It is making thoughtful decisions on what we gather, shop for, and select. The absence of mindful eating is eating with distraction, on autopilot, or letting your environment be the sole influence for your food choices. When we learn how to be mindful eaters, it allows us to make meaningful, clear choices about the food we’re eating and why.

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recipes and meal planning

Ideas For Well Balanced Meals That Are Delicious and Nutritious.

Paleo Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free)

Paleo Pineapple Upside Down Cake (Gluten-Free)

In the first episode of Cooking With Chef Christy, she shows us how to make pineapple upside-down cake with a few twists!

Instead of white flour, she uses coconut flour which contains more fiber and is great for those avoiding wheat. She also uses coconut sugar rather than white table sugar which has a slightly lower glycemic index.

Because of those swaps, this version of pineapple upside down cake has fewer calories and carbohydrates and higher fiber and protein than its more traditional counterpart.

Another cool thing, this recipe comes together much quicker than a traditional upside-down cake.

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Health and wellness book club

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

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