Pilates Reformer Exercise For Abs + Buns of Steel

Pilates reformer health benefits | strengthen core exercises | Girlfriend is Better
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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
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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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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
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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
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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

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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
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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 […]

Chocolate No Bake Cookies: Protein-Enhanced

Chocolate No Bake Cookies recipe | Low-glycemic, high protein | Girlfriend is Better

Our mom somehow raised seven kids with a hot breakfast every morning! Oatmeal was a household staple as a little bit went a long way to sustain us through the morning. Not just for breakfast, an easy family night dessert was also her famous oatmeal Chocolate No Bake Cookies.  I’ve doctored the recipe up a little over the years to create […]

Aloe Juice Works to Improve Skin and Detox the Body

Skin benefits of aloe juice | Girlfriend is Better
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Living in this modern day, we are constantly bombarded by toxins of every kind. We subject our bodies to dangerous chemicals through the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. One of my new little miracle workers is aloe juice, a tangy beverage that helps detox the body and combat skin problems. Aloe Vera is […]

Jambalaya: Healthy Southern Comfort

Healthy Jumbalaya Recipe | Girlfriend is Better
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Is healthy Southern comfort an oxymoron?  Not with this recipe!  Since we’re still in the cold weather months, I like to eat my veggies warm.  This jambalaya recipe is a household staple and my kids will even eat the leftovers!  I especially like to cook it in a big cast iron skillet which adds some extra iron into our diets. […]

Honey Home Remedies: Health, Naturally

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Did you know that honey is a versatile ingredient in health and beauty home remedies? Honey combined with another household staple transforms into an elixir guaranteed to satisfy. Ward off a flu bug or do an easy detox without spending all those dollars. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for your consideration. Weight Loss Home Remedy Starting with […]