Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Meal: Feel good smoothie

When you’re blah, a little nutrition can do wonders. This cleverly named smoothie is full of antioxidant-rich blueberries, vitamin-loaded spirulia, and good fatty acids from chia seeds to help with mood and (bonus!) heart health.
Recipe here

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wise Words (January 2015)

Meditation, because some questions can't be answered by Google.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

"Happy Meals", Introducing our feel good recipe section

Although the boxed variety of macaroni and cheese is a childhood favorite, the homemade kind is really the best way to go when indulging in this comfort food. The dairy products standard in this recipe (milk and cheese) contain high levels of vitamin B, which has been shown to heavily impact the brain. In fact, studies indicate that depression can often be lessened when a deficiency of folic acid (a type of B vitamin) is corrected. Similarly, normal levels of riboflavin (B2), B6 and thiamine (B1) have been proven to boost mood in multiple studies [source: Carper]. Coupling the mood-enhancing effects of dairy with multigrain macaroni helps the meal pack a powerful punch.
If you've sworn off pasta, consider this: Carbohydrates increase serotonin and endorphin levels, cranking up good mood vibes and energy levels simultaneously. Experts recommend switching from regular pasta to the multigrain variety because it counts toward recommended daily servings of whole grains [source: Cohen].


Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Changes are in the works.. Stay tuned!