Recipes & DIY

26 Drool-Worthy Quest Bar Recipes to #CheatClean!

You love Quest Bars. And why wouldn’t you? They’re packed full of protein, fiber and flavor without a lot of the untrustworthy additives of other protein bars. It’s no wonder they’re well-loved by...

I Bought a BlenderBottle For Protein Shakes... Then All This Happened

At Swanson, we absolutely love our BlenderBottles. At any meeting, you are likely to see 2-3 in the room - at minimum. They have become the go to water bottle for many of us - even if we aren't mixing...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sunscreen, Sunburns, SPF, UVA, UVB... (Plus a Couple DIY Recipes)

It is that time of year again. The time when flip flops and shorts are pulled out, you take walks and bike rides in the park regularly, you sip a margarita on the patio, have cookouts with friends and...

Vegan Baking: Easily Replace Eggs in Your Favorite Recipes

First we brought you Food Replacement Hacks and then Sugar Swaps. Now we want to continue with our efforts to expose the simplicity and “how to” of how to make the chosen (or necessary) swaps in your...

How to Replace Sugar with Healthier Sugar Alternatives

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve heard the news: there is a staggering amount of research out there that confirms a seemingly simple fact: refined sugar is bad. It's bad for your mind, bad for...

Tomato Couscous with Lemon Roasted Asparagus and Sautéed Sole

This well-balanced meal features a variety of healthy and organic food items from SwansonVitamins.com and takes only about 30 minutes from start to finish! Couscous is a traditional North African grain...

Nutty, Vegetarian Recipes Featuring Cashews, Almonds, Pecans & Pistachios

This week I’m going nuts for nuts. Nuts are a versatile ingredient in the kitchen and offer loads of nutrients that benefit your body. Studies indicate that nuts are particularly good for your heart...

How to Use Cinnamon for Cooking & Health

Cinnamon rolls, snickerdoodle cookies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Those are the first things I thought of when I began researching this cinnamon-focused blog post. I thought to myself, “What a delicious...

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving: 3 of My Favorite Recipes

I love the holidays – the family gatherings, the decorating, the food, the shopping. All of it. I also love my mother. But she, bless her heart, has not figured out how to cook for a vegetarian. While...

Chef Lauren Creates a Gourmet Pumpkin-Inspired Meal for a Fabulous Fall Feast!

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything—lattes, beers, cupcakes, spice. You name it, it’s been pumpkin-ed this month. Beyond tasting delicious, pumpkin has plenty of health benefits. Lucky you, right? Pu...

2 Deliciously Clever, Out-Of-The-Box Ways to Use Your Favorite Protein Powder (And One Complete FAIL!!!)

Protein powder usually comes in GIANT containers, which is all fine and dandy for a lot of people. But for me, I sometimes get sick of smoothies, and that was the extent of my creative uses...

3 Fan-Inspired DIY Recipes Featuring Coconut Oil, Honey, Organic Greens, Nuts & Seeds!

I run our Instagramaccount and there is a hugely encouraging and supportive health and fitness community there that I truly admire! I love following these men and women who inspire me to run that...