Typically, those that are weight conscious or have blood sugar imbalance concerns are cautious of fruit salads due to the high amount of natural sugars that can spike blood sugar or promote the promotion of fat cells if too much sugar is consumed for storage. This is why I use a quinoa crunch topping. This provides fiber, protein, omega 3, and additional nutrition that creates a delightful crunch to the salad but also helps with blood sugar spikes.

This light tasting salad takes only minutes to throw together and is such a fresh and light tasting addition to any meal. This salad not only is full of flavor but is packed with nutritional benefits. When we think of citrus fruits we think about the vitamin C benefits which is true, 1/2 a medium grapefruit can contain about 45 mg of vitamin C. However, pink grapefruits also contain lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient which is responsible for its pink color, making it also a good source of Vitamin A and a dietary antioxidant.

The word detox is a hot word in the world of nutrition, but what does it really mean? In the nutrition industry the word detox has become an all encompassing word that can be loosely used to imply you are removing toxins from your body or going to lose weight. This could look involve changing the way we eat (i.e. a juice cleanse), changing a lifetsyle habit (switching to all green clearners), or just the regular use of a consumer product. Today, if you slap the word "detox" on it, the implication is you will be healthier.

Why does food always taste better when it's cooked over an open fire? There is something primal to me about cooking over fire that makes me feel like I am a great explorer in the wilderness, even if I only am 45 minutes from the city at a public campsite! LOL. Now, if you work all week long and want to slip away for the long-weekend you don't always have a ton of time to prep and cook things before hand. This is where I want to provide you some simple healthy recipes for all your camping meals, plus easy portable snacks. I have 5 breakfasts, 5 Mains, 5 Sides, 5 Snacks, and 5 Drink recipes for you below. I have given you a range of recipes that take less than 5-minutes to throw together, foods you can make or buy based on your time, and then recipes that take a little more prep but are well worth it. You can mix and match based on how much time you want to dedicate to camping food so its flexible.