Summertime is when I start craving salad. I still eat salad in the winter, but something about a crisp, green salad with all the goodies on top screams summer to me. My favorite combo is spring mix with walnuts, dried cherries, goat cheese, and granny smith apples! It's a meal all on it's own or you can add grilled chicken… Continue reading Simple summer salad dressing recipe
I love sleep! It's one of my favorite pleasures in life. Not only is it refreshing and energizing, but it's an incredibly vital part of our daily lives. Our bodies produce essential hormones while we sleep that balance our moods, our appetites, and so much more. Our brains require sleep to keep our memories… Continue reading Sick of counting sheep? 9 tips to get you back to dreamland
Have you ever bought a product at the grocery store because of its label? Fancy packaging and buzzwords catch our attention when grocery shopping. You may be looking for specific ingredients or nutrition information, while someone else may be looking for organic produce or allergy warnings. But, what about the term “natural”? What does it… Continue reading Do you know what your food label is telling you?
Welcome to the new Cultivate Healthy website and blog! I will be using this space to share fun new recipes, exciting health news and updates, cool products, and tips to help you on your road to healthy and happy. You will definitely get insight into my life, including my health successes and failures! We… Continue reading So fresh and so clean!
So, you can call me a hippy or whatever you like, but I am really drawn to this concept of mindfulness. I have always had an affinity for the "alternative," but this is becoming more and more mainstream. According to Wikipedia, mindfulness is "calm awareness of one's body functions, feelings, content of consciousness, or consciousness… Continue reading Mindfulness
Have you even seen the movie, Catch and Release, with Jennifer Garner and Kevin Smith among others? I highly recommend it, but that is beside the point... In this movie, Kevin Smith's character is the guy who comes up with the zen-ish sayings for the Celestial Seasonings tea packages. (*great- where the hell is she… Continue reading I would like to thank the makers of Honest Tea…