Jamie Oliver’s Veggie Chili

Photo: Matt Russell / www.foodrevolutionday.com This is a lovely alternative to traditional chili con carne. It’s packed with good stuff, making it a great choice for veggie- and meat-eaters alike. I like to serve it with sour cream, guacamole, and either rice or tortilla chips, but it’s totally up to you. When you get the hang of this...

Jamie Oliver’s Rainbow Salad Wrap

Photo credit: Matt Russell www.foodrevolutionday.com Getting the kids to cook with simple, whole ingredients is easier than you think. For example, this Rainbow Salad Wrap is colorful, seriously tasty and fun for kids to make. Feel free to substitute other firm fruit and vegetables that are in season where you live. Or if you’d like, forgo the...

Avoid a Common Mother’s Day Mistake with These 5 Tips

Almost daily during nutrition sessions in my office, clients say, “I want my mother to come in for a visit,” or, “My wife needs to see you.” Statements like these make me squirm. I know all too well from doing this for a very long time (I started Foodtrainers on the verge of motherhood myself, and my “baby” is now 12) that buying...

10 Simple Ways Busy Moms Can Stay Healthy

Motherhood is great. Sure, I can get all sappy and say it’s a gift, which it absolutely is, but it’s a demanding gift that comes with its own unique challenges. With a little planning (I mean who’s better at planning than moms?) we can put those difficulties to bed. Try these 10 tips to make it your healthiest Mother’s Day yet. 1. Have a...

How Marathon Runner Mark S. Found Next-Level Health

When we hear about Fitbit users who’ve reached their goals, we love to share the news! Mark S. surpassed his goals— beyond what he even thought possible! Here is Mark’s success story, in his own words. “I never really considered myself an athletic person. As a child, I regularly overindulged in sugary soft drinks and fatty foods...

6 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important

Step count, active minutes, calories burned… These are all important pieces of data that help us live healthier, more active lives. But we often don’t stress the importance of rest and why your body needs days off. With Fitbit, you can track and improve your quality of sleep. But that’s just part of the equation. Your tracker can...

New Move to Try Now: Sumo Squat

There’s a seemingly endless number of ways to work out, yet many of us fall victim to routines. It happens. You hit the gym day after day, and do your regular weight circuit or cardio class, and you’re done. But while routines can be a good thing, your body and muscles actually crave (and need) change in order to get stronger. Why...

How Stress Affects the Heart & How You Can Reverse It

Have you ever wondered about the effects stress can have on the body and everyday life? Stress can dramatically impact heart health and cognitive function, including making healthy life choices, says Catherine Calarco, chief marketing officer of HeartMath. “Science shows that connecting the heart and mind increases performance, and the...