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What is the Healthiest Cooking Oil (And Which Ones to Avoid)?

The healthiest cooking oils should be high in unsatuarated fats: avocado oil, extra virgin olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, walnut oil, and flax seed oil.

 

Jennifer Brooks
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Plant-Based Diet: An In-Depth Guide for Beginners

Plants are high in fiber, low in calories, and eating a plant-based diet is a  safe and effective way to lose or maintain weight.

Jennifer Brooks
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7 Healthy No Cook Meals That Still Taste Great – Shopping List Included!

If you consider yourself a novice in the kitchen, browsing recipes, checking ingredient lists, and putting it all together to create a delicious meal may seem overwhelming. So, unless you plan on ordering out every night, which is far more expensive than even the most comprehensive grocery list and definitely not very healthy, it’s important to have some easy to put together meals in your arsenal that will help you to feel more comfortable and confident in the kitchen. With our list of grocery essentials, seven healthy, no cook meals, and a few simple tips to help you increase your kitchen ...
Cecelia Tacconelli
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20 Simple and Effective Kitchen Organization Ideas

Attempting to organize your kitchen may sound like a recipe for disaster. But with these simple organization ideas and the help of a Kitchen Inventory Guide, your kitchen will be stocked with the healthy, portion-controlled foods you need to fuel your weight loss plan. When you make the decision to start living a healthier lifestyle, you’re planting a seed. Ideally, with balanced meals and the right mindset, that seed will flourish into a happier, healthier you. But without a solid foundation, it will be difficult to get your healthy lifestyle off the ground. Which is why having a plan is s...
Jennifer Brooks
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Can you have popcorn on GOLO?

Popcorn is acceptable on GOLO! It is considered a carb so you would want to pair it with a protein (like a handful of nuts) or a fat (1 Tbsp. coconut oil is good or 1 tsp. butter). We suggest air popped and not microwave (lots of nasty chemicals hang out in that bag). The serving size is 1-2 cups popped. Try some of these ideas! Add a dusting of cinnamon for a sweet treat Add olive oil, basil, parsley, garlic powder and Parmesan for an Italian taste Add chili powder for some spice Add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor Mix your nuts in with your popcorn to make your own trail m...
Eden Covington
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Veggie Alternatives to French Fries

Who doesn't like fries? While there is nothing wrong with homemade french fries (made from potatoes), it is VERY easy to go overboard with the portions. That's why, we are going to give you some recipes so that you can make healthier alternatives- veggie fries! Asparagus fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/asparagus-fries Carrot fries- https: tasty.co/recipe/carrot-fries Zucchini fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/zucchini-fries Parsnip fries- https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/baked-parsnip-fries-with-rosemary-394689 Beet fries- https://holleygrainger.com/rosemary-beet-fries/ Eggpla...
Eden Covington
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Real Food Shamrock Shake

Most of us have heard about the infamous “Shamrock Shake” that frequents a certain fast food restaurant every March. What most people don’t know is that it is made with a shockingly high amount of ingredients- 54 to be exact. So, it is safe to say that this is probably not something that you want to put into your body. The good news is, like with most things, there is a healthy alternative. So, if you are craving that green minty goodness, here is a real food recipe for you! Ingredients 1 cup whole milk ½ tsp. peppermint extract 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¼ avocado, peeled 4 Tbsp. maple...
Eden Covington
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Homemade Sourdough Bread

Sourdough is a great healthy bread option. However, it requires more work than we would normally suggest – we like simple recipes! But recently we have received requests for a GOLO approved version so here you go! Sourdough bread uses a starter instead of traditional yeast to rise. So, if you don’t already have one, you will need to make it. You can find directions on how to do so here- https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/sourdough-starter-recipe Once you have made the starter you will need: 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup fresh starter ¼ cup c...
Eden Covington
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Butternut Squash Pudding

We’re back with a healthy winter dessert recipe! *makes 6 servings* Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (should yield 5-6 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed) Olive oil for drizzling ½ cup coconut cream 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 2 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¼ tsp. ginger 1/8 tsp. salt 2 to 6 tablespoons almond milk, if necessary, to blend Directions Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper Set the squash cubes on the baking sheet and toss with a little bit of olive oil. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Tr...
Eden Covington
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