8 Stress-Less Tips for Living a More Peaceful Life

I consider myself a relaxed peaceful person, but can get wound up in high stimulation environments like events or social gatherings. Sometimes even with The SD, we’ll have a crazy busy week and I’ll have trouble sleeping and digesting food or water. It feels like heartburn, and I can feel my stomach acid rising up…

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Why Cooking Your Own Beans Will Change Your Life

Most of us buy our beans at the store, in a can. We do this for 1 main reason: Convenience. No need to plan ahead, just grab and go. So why would you ever want to cook your own? Sarah and I have been cooking our own beans consistently for about 6 months now, and…

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Seasonal Produce

Whether you’re getting seasonal produce from the farmers market, grocery store, or even CSA box, it can be overwhelming at times figuring out how to use it all. There are many benefits to eating seasonally: it’s more nutrient dense, it tastes better, it’s more affordable, and you’re supporting local farmers. But sometimes we get carried…

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How to Avoid that Artificial Stevia Taste

We’ve all been there, it happens to everyone who’s trying to eat less sugar. You go to add some stevia to your recipe, and before you know it the result is inedible. Such a bummer, even with the best intentions. That’s what we’re covering today, how to add stevia to your recipes so that you…

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4 Easy Inflammation Solutions

It’s Day 4 of the Epic Winter Week, a 5-Part Series on Everything you Need for a Healthy Season!  Contest is now closed. Thanks everyone. * * * Inflammation is a hot topic right now, as it’s the root cause of so many diseases, such as: Diabetes Heart Disease ADD/ADHD Strokes Migraines Thyroid Issues Cancer…

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10 Minute Morning Relaxation Ritual

It’s Day 2 of the Epic Winter Week, a 5-Part Series on Everything you Need for a Healthy Season! * * * Sarah and I have followed a lot of people over the years. Entrepreneurs, health advocates, influential people and those with power. There was one thing that kept coming up, or a pattern or…

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Kitchen Equipment for Healthy Cooks

When it comes to kitchen equipment, gadgets & accessories we are pretty dang simple. We like it that way. When it comes to cooking, we like stuff that’s simple, versatile, easy to clean and durable. Here is all the equipment you’ll need for The Seasonal Diet… Kitchen Equipment for Healthy Cooks #1 – Blender These…

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ELS Program Recipes

Juices Approved SD Recipes: Smoothies Approved SD Recipes: Breakfast Approved SD Recipes: Lunch Approved SD Recipes: Dinner Approved SD Recipes: Desserts Approved SD Recipes: Low Sugar Snacks & Ideas Protein Drink Protein powder with 4-8 ounces of almond milk ¼ cup raw nuts Hummus & Vegetables Herbal tea Eat less sugar tips: Start your day…

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Substitutions

Sometimes you just don’t have the ingredient a recipe calls for… or you want to replace ingredients you don’t like for one you do like! Check out the list below for some of our most common substitutions! SD Substitution Guide Almond Butter: You could use peanut butter, sunflower butter, cashew butter or even tahini. Sugar:…

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New to You Ingredients

There’s nothing worse than trying to make new recipes with a bunch of ingredients you can barely pronounce, let alone knowing what they even are. Trust us, we’ve been there and we’re going to do our best to keep you from feeling that way, too. We’ve gradually learned about these new ingredients over time and…

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