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Category : Healthy Living

Ooey Gooey, Creamy Mac N Cheesy! EWC Kids in the Kitchen!

Get ready to indulge! We took the classic comfort food, the ultimate toddler treat, the staple to every children’s menu and steakhouse side and elevated it to EMBODY Wellness status. This healified Mac N Cheese was gobbled up by both kids and parents – second helpings were heaped. The best part? It is so simple and easy to make, even your toddlers can lend a hand in the kitchen. Our version of Mac N Cheese is creamy, crunchy, gooey and delicious. […]

A Mother and Health Coach’s Journey: Healing from a Traumatic Brain Injury with Radical Self-Care

It’s cathartic sharing my story now, at almost one year after my car accident. I’m still going to treatments, still recovering, but grateful for the forced presence and appreciation it helped me cultivate. I’m blessed to be healing but many people don’t have that luxury. I always remind myself of that truth. I am sharing this vulnerable story with the sincere hope that it can help shed light onto areas in your own life that need more love and TLC. […]

Cucumber and Tomato Salad With Green Goddess Dressing

When the ingredients are REAL, local and organic, everything just seems to taste better. The cucumbers and tomatoes are from our garden, so this salad was extra fresh and special to us. The superfood green goddess dressing is one of our favorites. It’s oil free with a tahini base.  We used spirulina, a blue-green algae, to add additional nutrients. Spirulina has a high percentage of protein and iron, as well as all eight essential amino acids, potassium, zinc, calcium, and […]

Meet EMBODY’s New Holistic Health Coach-Amy Jarosky

Get to know our new NYC-based Holistic Health Coach, Amy Jarosky 1. What motivated you to become a Health Coach? I worked at a large hedge fund for 10 years and, over time, I began to feel unwell. My mind and body were fatigued and I realized I needed a life change. After improving my diet and developing a regular yoga practice, my body began to feel more energized and I felt like myself again. This incredible transformation lead me […]

Meet Embody’s New Holistic Health Coach–Kristina Borza

Get to know our new NYC-based Holistic Health Coach, Kristina Borza. 1. What motivated you to become a Health Coach? The connection between my health and what I put into my body became real to me at a very young age. I struggled with constant headaches and digestive complaints as a child until it was discovered that I was suffering from gluten enteropathy. I was 11 years old and very unhappy about having to give up certain foods (this pre-dates […]

Recovery Tips Postpartum + Diastasis Explained

By Allison Oswald (DPT, WCS, CPT) Physical Therapy, Board Certified Women’s Clinical Specialist, Certified Pilates Instructor, and mother (http://www.allisonoswald.com ) Recovery Tips Postpartum During pregnancy there is so much attention paid to how to take care of yourself, as well as how to prepare for labor and delivery….but then what? You have this beautiful bundle of joy and then is your body supposed to magically come back together again? I wish! In practice, I help to navigate this time with […]

July’s Guide for Locavores: Get Your Greens In!

This is part one in a recurring series spotlighting seasonal, locally available produce at farmer’s markets and via CSAs in the Tri-State area. 1. Baby spinach Ideal storage time: 3 days Nutritional highlights: High in Vitamins K and A. Also a good source of manganese, magnesium and calcium. Try this: Lightly sautee spinach with chopped red onion, dill, salt, pepper and feta cheese (optional) for a spinach pie-inspired flavor. Season generously with fresh lemon juice. Spinach can also be enjoyed […]

Your Guide To A Digital Detox

“Digital detox” and “digital diet” are two catchphrases I’ve seen used a lot lately in the wellness sphere. Or maybe I just noticed these phrases used so often because frankly, it’s what I needed to do. Living life with 100 tabs open in my mental “browser” can quickly become my norm if I allow it. Between managing three e-mail addresses, two Instagram accounts, a Facebook account, a blog, and (my guilty pleasures) Snapchat and Pinterest, I could easily be glued […]

Your Processed Foods Are Lying To You

You’ve probably heard the advice to “shop around the edges of the supermarket.” There’s some truth to this. You’ll find fresh produce, meats, eggs and many other whole foods stocked around the perimeter of the market. But this piece of advice has its limitations. If you want good cooking oils, whole grains, dried herbs, spices, beans, nuts and seeds, you usually need to venture into the actual aisles of the supermarket. This is where things get tricky. Within the aisles […]

Chocolate Banana Nice-Cream

When summer cravings for ice cream hit, this sugar-free, unsweetened treat with only three ingredients does the trick. Ingredients 2 large bananas, chopped and placed in a sealed container in the freezer for at least 5 hours 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon (optional) Simply add frozen banana slices, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to your food processor and blend! If you find you’re not getting a smooth consistency, add 1/4 cup of […]