Foods Can Exacerbate Allergies??

Lately I’ve been getting so much great info from Eat This, Not That.  I had no idea that some foods were making my already terrible seasonal allergies even worse.  Check out the article here.


SPF from Food?


One of my favorite sites, Eat This, Not That, sends me regular emails with great nutrition and weight-loss secrets.  They have some awesome lists and are very informative, but this one article is a really new concept to me: you can get SPF benefits from food!  The idea never crossed my mind before.  And not only do you get sun-protection benefits from foods, but some of my most favorite foods in particular, like wine, bell peppers, almonds, and even dark chocolate!  No wonder I never burn–I’m making up for my lack of external sunblock by eating it.  Ha!  Seriously though, as I’ve been getting way more serious about skin-care, it’s so important to protect your biggest organ from harmful sun rays, regardless of the weather.  Now you can do it from the inside out. 🙂

Full article:

P.S. The photo credit goes to Daily Burn and they have some tips for sun protection as well:

Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health.


For those of you that are unfamiliar with IIFYM, it stands for If It Fits Your Macros and you can learn more about that healthy lifestyle switch here.

“The Best Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Taste”

I love the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I’ve adapted it slightly with my own twist.  Enjoy!

Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min.


  • 1 lb turkey, 99% lean
  • 1 TBSP cooking oil (lately I use coconut, but EVOO or another type is fine)
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup red kidney beans (optional)
  • sour cream and/or shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in large sauce pan
  2. Cook onion and green pepper, about 3 minutes
  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes
  4. Add turkey meat, breaking into small chunks; cook until browned
  5. Transfer turkey and onion mixture to slow cooker and add all final ingredients (except sour cream or cheese); cook on low for approximately 3 hours
  6. Top with sour cream or cheese to serve

*Or, you can cook everything in a Dutch oven and make it a one-pot meal!