Healthy Eats On Instagram : My Top Picks

They say that an imagine is worth a thousand words! I tend to agree. In today’s busy world eating healthy is definitely a lifestyle. It’s a choice that takes effort in terms of selecting the right foods and preparing them the right way, but it comes with Oh So Many rewards.

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While most people know how to chop up a salad or boil a pot of pasta, we don’t always know which combinations go best together, we might not be aware of the nutritional benefits of certain foods, or simply lack inspiration when it comes to cooking on certain days.

Sometimes all it takes is a little help from your friends!  For me, it literally takes 30 seconds browsing my Instagram news feed for instant inspiration and often a bit of involuntary drooling. Watching mouthwatering dishes prepared by people I follow based on their healthy choices not only awakens my creativity but also fuels my passion and motivates me to keep spicing things up. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a wonderful way to connect and exchange tips & recipes with fellow clean eaters.

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Today I’m sharing the love by introducing you to some of the profiles that have inspired me the most when it comes to home cooked healthy meals. People from all over the world that share in the belief that Food Matters!

Hope you enjoy the list and that you will be as inspired as I am 🙂Read More »

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Head In The Clouds

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Have you ever noticed how every single skyscape, sunset or cloud cluster is absolutely unique? As if every day an artist decides to paint you a picture for pure contemplation, and that, since the dawn of time.

There is so much beauty to absorb with an endless number of magical symphonies. Colors, contrasts, depths and rays that waltz through the celestial panorama… always in motion, constantly animated.

How lucky are we to get a lifetime of original canvases free to appreciate from wherever we are? I get lost in their splendor. I get inspired daily. I feel thankful. I look forward to each new painting.

Whether you keep mental images or capture them on camera, don’t forget to look up every day!

Saby

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A Healthy Time Out

As you might have noticed, it’s been a little while since my last post. This is not due to lack of inspiration or writer’s block. On the contrary, this is due to a voluntary time out. Regardless of our life situations, we all spend way too much time online these days connected to cyberspace as opposed to being connected to the land and each other. We’re online at work, at home and via mobile on the go. I truly believe that once in a while we need to just disconnect and replenish the old fashion way!

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The Pursuit of Purpose

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A bit off my usual topic, this week’s daily prompt got me thinking and inspired the following blurbs… Next post shall definitely include a bowl 🙂  

Life without purpose is really just passing time. A countdown featuring good and bad times that leads towards an end, a transformation of what is known followed by stepping into the unknown. Regardless of whether you believe in life after death, I feel that purpose is the most valuable gift humans have been bestowed upon with. Purpose gives us meaning. It shapes us and allows us to grow. It offers us something to strive towards that both motivates and inspires. It makes true accomplishment possible.Read More »

Cool As A Cucumber

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Now that Summer is just around the corner and that the temperature is rising (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), I find myself craving hydration and looking for lighter dishes to prepare. Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely ecstatic about the prolonged hours of sun and all the happiness that comes along with beautiful warm weather. I just need a lot more freshness than usual and I’m assuming that you might as well. What better occasion to introduce you to one of my favorite Summer Salads?

It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and can be an amazing side dish to pretty much any meal as much as a healthy snack you can turn to at the first sign of cravings or dehydration 🙂 Read More »

What do you think?

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I’m still new to blogging and so far it’s been a blast, thanks to YOU the readers!! On this beautiful day, while I’m preparing to go to the park and Foster My Inner Child as well as perform some much-needed Grounding, I just wanted to share my gratitude with everyone that has stopped by, read, liked, commented, followed & supported me  on this journey over the past few weeks. THANK YOU!

I also wanted to let you all know that I plan to post a series of healthy recipes over the next few weeks… I mean, that’s what Joy In A Bowl is primarily about. Along with other healthy inspirations that bring me joy, outside of a bowl 🙂

So as I truly value your feedback, I wanted to ask you, the readers, which recipes you’d like me to share. I post daily on Instagram and it already features a collection of meals and dishes I love to prepare. I invite you to look through my little collection and nominate what you would like to see featured here first. It will give me a great perspective on the order of my upcoming posts.

Love ❤

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A Healthy Alternative to Nutella You’ll Go Nuts For

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While Nutella’s been a success among children and adults since the 1960’s all around the world due to its creamy hazelnut chocolate taste, sadly it’s not as nutritious as its makers would like you to think it is. To the contrary, it features various red flags that shouldn’t be ignored, especially if you’re seeking a healthy clean diet. The good news is that everyone can now enjoy the same authentic taste while giving up the unhealthy ingredients!Read More »

Easy Kitchen Hack To Save You Cooking Time

Whether you’re a homemaker or a working gal (or fella), one thing is certain; if you eat healthy, if you have little ones to feed or if you simply just eat 3+ times a day, you must spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. And wouldn’t you agree that every time you get your mind set on a recipe or decide to just wing it and create something original, there’s at least 10-20 minutes prep time for washing and cutting veggies, preparing seasoning, etc.?

Now what if I told you that by adopting a simple habit you could save that time or at least cut it by half every time you cook. Doesn’t that sound appealing?Read More »

Kelp Noodles: How To Prepare & Enjoy This Super Food

I’m crazy about all things “Noodle”. Asian cuisine has long been at the top of my culinary inspiration. I absolutely adore noodle dishes, exotic vegetables, different textures and colors as well as the decadent spices present in most Asian meals. However, since I began avoiding MSG at all cost, my repertoire of Asian restaurants where I used to be a regular  diminished significantly. I truly believe in clean eating so I set out to find healthy alternatives to my favorites.

A couple of years back I tasted Korean Kelp Noodles for the first time and instantly fell in love. Since then, I’ve found local supplies and experimented with a variety of dishes featuring this tasty super food. Everything from fresh noodle salads to elaborate Kelp Noodle Stir Fries. I have to admit that I prefer them cooked so I most often use them in my Asian Fusion soups, stir fries and sautées.

What I’ve made so far 🙂

Along with being a great gluten-free substitute for pasta, Kelp Noodles are also Fat Free! One of my favorite Alkaline foods, kelp provides many health benefits in both supplement and comestible forms. Check out Kelp Benefits: Health From The Sea for more details on all it has to offer.Read More »

Grounding Your Way To Well-Being

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In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you one of my healthy practices that not only improves my overall well-being, but also helps me stay connected to Mother Earth.

Grounding or Earthing generally refers to the practice of connecting to the Earth’s surface electrical field and absorbing good electrons into the body through direct contact with the soil. Simply put, it’s standing, running or walking barefoot on the ground. Something humans have done for centuries naturally, until the invention of modern shoes. From then on, the umbilical cord was severed and slowly but surely we started suffering the consequences without even realizing it.Read More »