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Larabar Jocalat bars


By Rosa Li for Sugar Savvy 
According to Larabar’s website, these bars used to be called Maya bars. They’ve replaced the cocoa nibs in Maya bars with ground cocoa beans for a smoother texture and renamed the result. The Jocalat name sounds swankier (because we’re not sure how to pronounce it), and it lets Larabar use […]

Have a Slice of Larabar


Recently, I picked up some Clif Nectar bars when a great sale hit.  I loved them, and felt better after eating an all fruit and nut snack than a typical wheat- and soy-based energy bar.  I had heard that Larabars were quite similar, so naturally I jumped at the chance to try out a few […]

7 Things to Remember Before Ordering “Just a Salad”


Have you ever found yourself ready to place an order for a slice of deliciously stringy cheese pizza or crispy fried chicken strips only to hear yourself say, “I’ll just have the salad”?
If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, ordering “just a salad” isn’t always as healthy or low-calorie as you might think. Consider this next […]

5 ways to beat the heat this summer


Beads of sweat are falling down your forehead as you squint through the beaming sunlight. With temperatures well over 90 degrees fahreinheit, you begin to feel the fatigue set. Before you faint from heat exhaustion, try these five ways to bring your body temperature down.
1. Drink plenty of fluids.
The news media always recommends this on […]

Fun with Grilled Desserts


Have you noticed that dessert is often overlooked at summer barbecues? At my friends’ parties, the burgers and buns are covered, someone usually takes care of the chips and dips and, if it’s a special event, there might even be some side salads. But dessert is usually an afterthought, which means store-bought cookies or a […]

Truly Raw-Some Treats


After my most recent debacle with raw food bars, any person in their right mind would assume that it would be a long time before I tried to navigate such unpredictable and often unsavory waters again. Of course, my curiosity will clearly be the death of me, because hardly a week after that first […]

Cajun Cooking: Crawfish Dip


During this time of the year there seem to be so many reasons to get together with friends and celebrate. There are bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, and summer holidays. The list goes on and on.
One of my favorite party foods is crawfish dip. I was introduced to this appetizer at my own […]

Being Fit Means Staying Sane


The time has come (and I think I’m going a little crazy)!
I am officially less than one month away from becoming a Mrs.
Over the last couple of months, I have spent a lot of time and energy focusing on my physical fitness. Just like many other brides before me, I want to look happy […]

The Athlete Gourmet Every Day


Thus far, I’ve been focusing on the best recovery foods or pre-event foods, but if you are an athlete, your diet matters pretty much every day. While you might not be needing as many carbs on the average day as you would before a triathlon, you still need a healthy meal packed with vitamins […]

New Superfood Smoothies


Just a few years ago, I knew little of hemp beyond knapsack-style clothing, but this little seed has been making huge strides recently. With an excellent balance of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, a “complete protein” profile, and an impressive spec sheet of trace minerals, these tiny seeds are gaining some serious attention in […]