Month: August 2016

Food Combining 101 by Health Coach, Melissa Wood

Melissa Wood is a health coach, model and proud new mother living in New York City. While gracing the pages of such publications as Women’s Health, Self and Shape magazines through her work as a model, she has developed a passion for healthy living and fitness. Melissa completed her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified Health and Wellness Coach in 2014. She hopes that by sharing her own experiences with food choices and body image, she will be able to help those struggling to find a healthy balance in their lives. For Melissa’s health and fitness tips, visit her website  http://www.melissawoodhealth.com, f low her on Instagram, Facebook or Snapchat @Mindfullyfit Food Combining 101 People often tell me that they eat healthily but are frustrated with the lack of results in their bodies, and can’t understand why they’re still feeling bloated after eating. The first thing I always ask them is how they are combining their foods. Proper food combining is a method of eating that allows you to digest your food in a way that is …

Simple & Healthy Granola

This simple and healthy granola recipe has become a staple in the Landers home. It is perfect on yogurt, with fruit or in a acai bowl. This recipe rivals my favorite KIND Granola which is truly saying something. A major bonus is how sweet our house smells when it’s cooking, for a short ten minutes. I love how you can switch out different nuts and sweeteners, the possibilities with this granola are endless. Recipe was first on my snapchat: @missemilywarren SIMPLE & HEALTHY GRANOLA Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins Delicious healthy granola, featuring nuts, shredded coconut, and hearty oatmeal. Original recipe from Elizabeth Rider, modifications by Emily Landers. Ingredients 2 cups (680 g) oats 1/2 cup (170 g) raw chopped nuts 1/4 cup (56 g) seeds (I used pumkpin) 1/2 cup (56 g) unsweetened dried fruit 2 to 3 Tbsp organic maple syrup or raw honey 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp vanilla extract & a pinch of salt Instructions In a large mixing bowl, stir together dry ingredients Whisk …