Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
Do you struggle to get enough protein in your diet?
Studies show that eating a diet rich in quality protein can help you lose weight, build and maintain muscle mass, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy.
You don’t need to eat a crazy amount of protein every day to experience these benefits. The current Dietary Guideline recommendation is to aim to get between 1 ... Read More
What is a leaky gut?
You probably have a good guess just from hearing the name. If you guessed something like, “it is when things that shouldn’t pass through your gut pass through your gut and cause lots of problems” you are right.
I recently wrote blog for CentreSpring MD (the holistic and integrative practice where I counsel patients on all kinds of nutrition ... Read More
A few post back, I shared my go to meal planning tip and two of our favorite week night dinners (read it here (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/a-meal-prep-trick-that-saves-me-time-during-busy-weeks)). One of those dinners is a turkey bolognese (http://inspiralized.com/turkey-bolognese-with-zucchini-noodles/)*. It is simple and delicious.
The problem I run into with this recipe, i ... Read More
Last week Mary Virginia and I flew to Salt Lake City, UT to visit my best friend and her family. I couldn’t wait. It had been months since I had seen her and almost a year since I had seen her little girls.
I was focused on preparing perfectly for the trip. I made a packing list, laid out everything 3 days before we left, and reviewed that list at least 3 times as I placed everyt ... Read More
Within this past year, I started working with an integrative medical practice, CentreSpring MD. This group believes in looking at every aspect of your health, from what you eat to how stress affects your body, to help your body perform its best. They want to help you feel your best through holistic and integrative practices, meaning they use western medicine, Chinese medicine, and integrative ... Read More
There is no shortage of meal preparation tricks out there for busy people. Every Sunday, my Instagram feed is full of pictures of people preparing beautiful meals for an entire week. They make it look so simple. I’m sure it is. Yet I find myself still in the process of figuring out what works for my schedule and my family.
We are in a season where trying new recipes and food is j ... Read More
My husband loves oatmeal for his breakfast most every morning.
My daughter loves the same.
So oatmeal has become a staple in our home the past few months. I love that my husband and daughter have a special bond over their morning meal.
Though I am not a huge fan of bowl of oatmeal for my morning meal, I love cooking it for all of the following reasons:
1. It is packed ... Read More
I worked hard to stay fit during my pregnancy (I wrote about how I worked at it in this previous blog post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/how-to-prioritize-taking-care-of-yourself)). I was sure it would help me have a smooth delivery and bounce back into shape post pregnancy. And it did!
Yet, what I didn’t expect was how long it would take me to get back to where I was b ... Read More