Balancing Your Plate

by Christine Lusita | | Easy Meals, Health + Fitness, Lifestyle

When it comes to putting meals together, I have just three words: Balance, balance, bal- ance. And I mean that literally: Three times a day, you’re going to balance your intake of carbs, proteins, fats, fruits, and veggies. Here’s why. Different types of foods have different effects on your blood sugar. Blood sugar instability is[…]

Coconut Bowl

by Christine Lusita | | Easy Meals, Recipes

Coconut Bowl Super easy + tasty meal Serves 1 1 young Thai coconut 1⁄2 c. vanilla Greek yogurt 1⁄2 c. diced mangos, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries 1⁄2 tsp. coconut flakes Crack open coconut. Drain water (save for drinking). Add yogurt into coconut, lay- er with fresh fruit, and top with coconut flakes. Best served chilled.[…]

Portion Control!

by Christine Lusita | | Health + Fitness

How much to eat: This gets interesting! It turns out that a serving of protein is not a Quarter-Pounder with Cheese or a Cracker Barrel buttermilk-fried half-chicken. WTF?! Here are some basic guidelines to help you navigate in this crazy diet centric world! Protein Servings: Red Meat: 3 ounces. Lean Turkey/Chicken 4-5 oz Dairy: 1⁄2[…]