MÜV Fitness Blog

Springtime Yogurt Parfaits

Posted by Sara M on April 19, 2017

It's springtime, which means that fruits are finally starting to come into season. Of course, fruit is delicious on its own, but for a bit of culinary decadence, try making a homemade yogurt parfait.
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Topics: healthy diet, healthy snacks

2 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings Using 5 Ingredients (or Less)

Posted by Cristiano D. on February 15, 2017

Hey, you! Stop eating that salad and step away from the fork now! I hate to be the one to say it, but that salad is making you fat! Like many Americans, you may have decided it’s about time you started eating for your health, and not just your tastebuds. Here are 2 healthy homemade salad dressings you're going to love!

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Topics: healthy diet, nutrition

2 Healthy Recipes: Reversing the Green Smoothie Reputation Back to Yum

Posted by Natalie Roberts on January 19, 2017

It’s January, so it’s time to start the year as we mean to go on. Which means it’s time to force ourselves to eat food we know is good for us, but that we hate, right? WRONG. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring, and the food certainly doesn’t have to taste bad!
Believe it or not, you can actually enjoy healthy meals. That even includes the ‘oh so gross’ green smoothie. Seriously!
Green smoothies have a reputation for tasting like the bottom of a pond, and in all honesty, some of them do. But that doesn’t mean all of them have to. There are loads of delicious green smoothies that taste so good they’ll change your opinion on them!

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Topics: healthy diet, healthy alternatives

7 Tips for the Holidays | Make Smart Meal Swaps

Posted by Shannon C. on December 15, 2016
 
If you are the one planning you holiday meal, remember that nothing says you must cook the traditionally used foods. Sure, chances are good you’ll want to serve a turkey, but you don’t need to serve butter-laden mashed potatoes and bread based stuffing to go along with it.
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Topics: meal plan, healthy diet

5 Easy Breakfasts for all You Snooze-Hitting Addicts

Posted by Ryan R. on December 12, 2016

You just hit the snooze button for the fourth time and realize it’s a mad dash to make it to work on time. After you take a shower in record breaking time and throw on your Tuesday best, you realize you have just a few minutes to grab a bite to eat. Breakfast has often been labeled the most important meal of the day, yet for some reason, it is also the most neglected. While we should be nourishing our bodies with proper nutrient, most people end up reaching for the largest iced latte and crumb donut they can get their hands on. Eating a healthy breakfast on-the-go doesn’t have to be a challenge or time consuming.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet

Why Your Body Dreams of Junk and How to Fight Cravings

Posted by Danielle N. on August 23, 2016

When was the last time you had a craving for nutrition-less fast food? Maybe you couldn’t stop thinking about biting into a juicy cheeseburger from your favorite fast food joint, or maybe what you were craving one of those salty, greasy french fries. It can be very difficult to fight cravings when they come around— especially if you’re on a diet, and you’re trying to cut back on junk food (we always want what we can’t have!). Fortunately, by understanding what causes fast food cravings in the first place, you can learn how to overcome those cravings more easily and stick to your diet.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet

Healthy Lifestyle Tips: The Best and Worst Fruits

Posted by Müv SC on March 25, 2016

 Fruit comes in so many sizes and variations that it’s simply not enough to say ‘fruit is good’ or ‘fruit is bad’, regardless of what you may hear from your friends. The quality of a fruit for dietary purposes varies wildly depending on your healthy lifestyle needs and goals, but we can at least point to a few to be excited about and a few to stay wary of.

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Topics: healthy diet, health and wellness

5 Reasons Why You Need Cucumbers for a Healthy Diet

Posted by Blaire Rummel on March 15, 2016

We all know that fruits and vegetables are important to a healthy diet. But it can be tricky to eat the recommended daily amount. Hopefully by sharing with you five reasons why you should be eating more cucumbers, I can encourage you to add this powerful food to your grocery list and increase your daily produce intake in no time at all!

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet

5 Dieting Tricks to Try at Work

Posted by Müv SC on March 04, 2016

For the past several months, you’ve dedicated yourself to losing weight. You visit your gym at least twice each week. Even though you don’t particularly like to cook, you’ve started preparing more meals at home. Unfortunately, you can’t seem to get the numbers on your scales moving in the right direction. If you can relate to this situation, you might be sabotaging your diet at work. The following dieting tricks to try at the office might help you rev up your weight loss results.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet

The Best and Worst Breakfast Foods

Posted by Blaire Rummel on January 29, 2016

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I don’t think many of us would disagree. When we skip breakfast, we set ourselves up for unhealthy eating habits later on, imbalanced blood sugar levels, and decreased energy and focus throughout the day.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy diet, diet and exercise