Spring Rolls: Goodbye Winter, Hello Healthy Eating

Spring Rolls | vegetarian platter | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Marina via Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Spring is just around the corner. Why not celebrate the season with some fresh spring rolls? They perfectly celebrate what spring has to offer! These rolls are packed with vibrant vegetables and flavors. They are also a nice change of pace after a season’s worth of hardy winter foods. Fresh & Falvorful Winter brought along comforting soups and stews that […]

Alternative Nut Butter: A Healthy Departure From The Standard Peanut

Alternative Nut Butters | raw almonds, pepita seeds walnuts cashews pecans | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Alyssa | Simply Quinoa

Looking for a healthy alternative to peanut butter, or just a change of pace? Then alternative nut butter is perfect for you! Use one to make any peanut butter recipe a little healthier. Or, simply spice up your next PB&J. Either way, your choice of flavor variations are endless and variety is the spice of life! A Handful of Almonds […]

Afternoon Tea: Take 5 Every Day

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Photo courtesy: Corina Nika

It’s tough to find time for yourself. The best way to achieve this, while getting some relief from your relentless tasks, is to relax with an afternoon tea ritual. Forget coffee, all that caffeine just adds to the stress and creates dependency. Take some time to yourself around 3 o’clock to have a warm herbal drink (instead of reaching for […]

Coconut: The Swiss Army Knife of Fruits

Photo courtesy: Wishbone Bear

In a sea of “superfoods”, one stands out among the rest. Coconut is everywhere these days but this is not without good reason. Every day, people are finding more and more uses for this tropical gem. It is used for health, cooking, or even beauty products/skin care. It really does seem to be the swiss army knife of fruits. Cute as […]

Pilates Reformer Exercise For Abs + Buns of Steel

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Diet and cardio not quite cutting it? You can lose a little weight, but you won’t be truly happy with your figure until you add some muscle-building into the mix.  Used by women of all ages, Pilates reformer classes will strengthen your core and give you that muscle tone you’ve been yearning for.  It all started with the exercise philosophy […]

Herbal Tea: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Gentle Nettle Tea for Spring | health benefits | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Remodelista

Traditional Chinese medicine worked to enhance health and address core issues in the body.   Chinese practitioners used cooling teas to help the body overcome fevers.  Hot teas addressed problems such as high fat levels in the bloodstream.  Herbal tea continues to be an effective way to heal the body or even lose a little weight.  Teas can be made from fresh or […]

Beets Are in Season! Boost Your Energy + Stamina

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Photo courtesy: A Healthy Perspective | Recipe: Oven Baked Beet Chips

Valentine’s Day is over, but we’re still riding the “red” train!  The best part of the day for us (we all agreed) was giving and receiving treats.  However, it may be time to trade in your sugar goodies for nature’s sweet veggie instead. Beets are officially in season and the delicious, hearty, root vegetable is surprisingly easy to bake with. It is […]

Persimmons Add Festivity + Fiber to Boring Old Breakfasts

Toasted Persimmon Coconut Porridge | Persimmons recipes | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Fanny the Foodie | Recipe: Toasted Persimmon Coconut Porridge

Why are pumpkins getting all the hype? Persimmons are Fall’s most underrated fruit and work well in sweet or savory conditions. The Vitamin A and C rich darlings are wonderful as toppings or on their own. If you’re heading out to the Farmer’s Market this weekend, add a couple to your list! Persimmons in Season In our LA Farmer’s Market […]

Collagen is All About Making Connections

Collagen health and beauty benefits | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Justina Blakeney

Fighting the effects of aging one pill at a time! Since I eat a high-protein diet, I became intrigued with the health (and beauty) benefits of collagen. I started taking a supplement 2 months ago and have been impressed with results! Learn more about the key building block to the health of your hair, skin, joints, and nails. Collagen: KIT […]

Kombucha Tea is Your Detox and Digestion Friend

Kombucha tea health benefits | Low-glycemic | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Fermented Food Lab | Lemon Verbena Kombucha

Time to start thinking about what’s going on in the tummy region! If you’re looking to detox your diet or lose a couple of pounds, add Kombucha to the mix. This naturally carbonated tea boasts a myriad of health benefits and helps you look and feel better. Just in time for swimsuit season! We are loving the energy boost of […]

Yerba Mate Boasts the Euphoria of Chocolate

Yerba mate cup of tea | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Tea is My Cup of Tea

Don’t you love it when you come across a new favorite at Trader Joe’s?  If you’re bored with the herbal teas you have at home, consider giving Yerba mate a try. It comes in a cute little paper bag and the health benefits are mind blowing. Who knew you could get all those antioxidants from a tasty little cup of […]

Chicken Pot Pie at Your Service – Make it Tonight!

Hearty Chicken Pot Pie recipe | Healthier than you think! | Girlfriend is better
Photo courtesy: Two Peas and Their Pod

They say, “April showers bring May flowers”. I say, “bring on the comfort food!” One of my favorite stand-by recipes for this time of year is the hearty old chicken pot pie. This menu staple is packed with protein and good veggies that I usually have on hand. That makes it a snap to whip up and feeds my family […]