Mandy and Taco have made another double-date reservation in honor of National Nutrition Month, featuring our very first non-nutrition guests! Financial planner Emily Zeigler and her husband Kevin stop by to discuss how finances tie into healthy eating and keeping fit, as well as how they went from living out of a car, to moving into a cramped apartment, to their comfortable life together today.
We’re deep into winter, and sickness can creep into a home at any moment. Be aware! You can prevent your home becoming a Germ Fest by following these simple cold and flu season tips for couples. Plus read on for some recipes to help feel better when you or your S.O. is feeling down.
It’s February, which means that immune system strength has dropped along with the temperature, paving the way for cold and flu season. Thankfully your favorite nutritional couple has their own health regimens to prevent sickness or, if you’ve already caught that bug, speed up the recovery process.
In their chat, Mandy and Taco lay out what remedies of worked best for them, suggest the best ways spouses can be (or not be) there for each other when one of them is ill, and discuss several tried and true tips for preventing even getting sick in the first place. Also, check out VIP page on Facebook to find out the meal Mandy whipped up for her and Taco for Valentine’s Day.
Taco’s back from his fulfilling—and mildly chaotic—trip to India, and after catching us all up with the details of his trek he and Mandy tackle a subject that a lot of people are sensitive to at this time of year: dieting. Right around now, people start falling off the diet they resolved to stick to for New Year’s, but rather that being due to a lack of willpower it could be because the diet itself is not sustainable and conflicts with one’s eating disposition. This is why we’re advocating for intuitive eating, which grooves better with how each person eats and doesn’t get caught up in the statistical minutiae of other highly touted diets.
In our chat, we discuss the 10 core principles of intuitive eating, how we all have different eating personalities—as well as how those personalities affect dieting—and why couples need to be careful when one or both of them are on a diet.
There’s a new trend when it comes to dieting, and this is definitely one “diet” trend I can get on board with. This trend is no diet at all. As a couple, this is an opportunity to work together to create a positive atmosphere for food in your home. Welcome to Intuitive Eating for Couples.
Happy February! Today not only kicks off Heart Health Month, BUT it’s Wear Red Day. So, I hope everyone is rocking their red today! One of the biggest heart health recommendations is to cut back on sodium, which is an element found in salt. Sources of high sodium foods include pre-processed foods, dining out, and foods naturally high in sodium. Table salt as an ingredient is often targeted to swap or replace to help lower sodium content. But, salt is one of our most popular cooking ingredients. And just a little bit of salt can make a difference in the kitchen. Check out these creative cooking uses for salt, plus learn about a salt alternative that tastes like salt but contains significantly less sodium than traditional table salt. Continue reading “Over 25 Creative Cooking Uses for Salt”
Did you know January is the month when the most babies are conceived? It’s probably not a surprise. After all, when it’s freezing cold outside, there are plenty of nights when you’re cozying up together with your Significant Other indoors at home or taking romantic getaways. Add in the post-holidays state, or perhaps a recent engagement, and babies could be on the mind. Nutrition pregnancy expert and fellow dietitian Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD is sharing a guest post today all about nutrition for pregnancy planning for both future moms AND dads.
Mandy and Taco have made a reservation for a double date with registered dietitians and bloggers Stephen and Elise Compston, who discuss how healthy eating helped ignite their relationship, the key to keeping your kitchen tasks balanced, and how they keep each other on the right track.
Happy New Year! Resolutions are flying high this time of year. Taco and Mandy discuss why you should NOT make resolutions and instead set goals to work on as a couple. Learn 10 goals you can set as a couple this year and how to make them successful.
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