52 Weeks Challenge · nutrition · Recipes

Why You Should Add Chayote To Your Next Meal

Looking for a little variety for your next meal?   For Week 21 of my Trying New Things challenge, I decided to give chayote (pronounced chi-yote) a try!   According to the natural health website Mercola, Chayote is a rich source of dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin C and choline.  Quite the nutritional powerhouse, this green… Continue reading Why You Should Add Chayote To Your Next Meal

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52 Weeks Of Trying New Things – Week 17 – NC State Parks – 100 Mile Challenge

Happy New Year, friends!  I hope 2019 has started off well for you.  To motivate myself to be more active this year, I signed up for the NC 100 mile challenge with NC State Parks.  The goal is to walk, run, hike, paddle, and/or bike 100 miles of their trails during the calendar year (they… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things – Week 17 – NC State Parks – 100 Mile Challenge

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 16 | Cod Liver Oil For Immunity

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend products I have personally tested and found to be helpful. End of the year stress has been getting to me lately and it's been difficult to… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 16 | Cod Liver Oil For Immunity

52 Weeks Challenge · Recipes

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 15 | Avocado Brownies vs. Black Bean Brownies

This year for our Christmas Eve celebration we started a new tradition - Brownie Wars!  My husband and I are both highly competitive, so we each selected a recipe with a surprise ingredient and decided to let our family choose the winner via taste test.  We set the stakes high - the winner chooses the… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 15 | Avocado Brownies vs. Black Bean Brownies

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living · Product Reviews

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 14 | Natural Headache Relief With A Nayoya Acupressure Mat And Neck Pillow

As someone who gets headaches fairly frequently, I've been hoping to find a natural remedy for the pain that doesn't involve taking NSAIDS.  Among other undesirable side effects, NSAIDS severely damage your gut lining, so since I've struggled with a leaky gut and I'm working to keep it healthy, I don't want to ruin my… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 14 | Natural Headache Relief With A Nayoya Acupressure Mat And Neck Pillow

52 Weeks Challenge · Healthy Living

52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 13 | Kalahari Biltong | Air-Dried Beef With 6 Ingredients

As someone who enjoys hiking and camping, I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks that travel well and give me energy.  When I select my snacks, I look for a high protein content (helps with muscle building and repair, satiety, and weight management), no refined sugar and no artificial preservatives.  It's more than a… Continue reading 52 Weeks Of Trying New Things | Week 13 | Kalahari Biltong | Air-Dried Beef With 6 Ingredients

52 Weeks Challenge · Greensboro · Healthy Living

Cupping Therapy To Relieve Pain – Paradox Wellness In Greensboro, North Carolina

Since I grew up in Asia, I'm sure no one is surprised that I'm open to trying Eastern medicine-based therapies like cupping.   I've had some severe shoulder and neck pain this past week that restricted my range of motion and didn't seem to be improving with stretching and heat.   I knew Michael Phelps had used cupping during the… Continue reading Cupping Therapy To Relieve Pain – Paradox Wellness In Greensboro, North Carolina