• Lifestyle
  • Why Salt is Good for You

    Why Salt is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Did you ditch salt in your efforts to improve health? It’s time to reconsider that. Here are some of the reasons why salt is good for you.

    When someone decides they are going to start “eating healthy” they tend to ditch the typical diet villains–those foods that mainstream diet dogma has deemed “bad”– fat, sugar and salt.… Read the rest

  • Dessert
  • Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs

    Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs | Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Coffee flour, made from dried coffee fruit, is full of antioxidants and lends an earthy, tart flavor to these Coffee Flour Cacao Fat Bombs– the perfect low carb, high fat treat!

    Are you surprised to hear that coffee comes from a fruit? I suppose I knew that on some level, but since our focus is on that caffeine-laden bean in the middle, it’s easy to forget about the fruit that surrounds it. … Read the rest

  • Baked Goods
  • Paleo Irish Brown Bread

    Paleo Irish Brown Bread - grain free healthy Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    A grain-free version of traditional Irish soda bread, this Paleo Irish Brown Bread is hearty, slightly sweet, and perfect served alongside corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.

    Most people think of Irish soda bread as being sweet and currant-laden, but in all the time I’ve spent in Ireland, I’ve never eaten such a bread.… Read the rest

  • Beauty
  • Top Picks for Natural Makeup

    Top Picks for Natural Makeup | Real, Clean, Safe Makeup from 100% Pure | by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    When I previously discussed clean skincare and my top choices for products that won't wreck your body, I promised a follow-up post with my top picks for natural makeup. Here you go!

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click on these links and make a purchase, I receive a small commission. This does not affect the cost to you and I use this commission to offset the costs of my blog.

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  • Chicken & Poultry
  • Artichoke Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash

    Artichoke Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash | Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    Necessity is the mother of creation, isn’t that what they say? Chefs often say their favorite meals are the ones they whip up after a long shift from whatever ingredients are left in the kitchen. I’d like to pretend I’m always prepared– I try to keep a well-stocked pantry, I’m always flagging recipes in magazines or on Pinterest, and I go to the grocery store way too often.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • 5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight

    5 Signs You Need to Work on Your Health, Regardless of Weight | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    It’s a common belief that slim people must be healthy, motivated and active. Either that, or they have been “blessed” with amazing metabolism.

    On the other hand, overweight people are clearly unhealthy, weak-willed and lazy. Or they have been “cursed” with slow metabolism.

    But it isn’t that black and white.

    Coming off my last post on How to Tackle Those Last 10 Pounds, I wanted to discuss some of the signs you need to work on your health, regardless of your weight.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • How to Tackle Those Last Ten Pounds

    How to Tackle Those Last Ten Pounds | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    What should you do about those last ten pounds? Embrace them!

    At a recent family event, my sister leaned over to me during dinner and asked, “How much do you weigh?”

    “About 160 pounds,” I replied.

    “Same,” she said. “And you know what? We’re both beautiful and we don’t stress about everything we eat. Isn’t it great?”

    Before you think my sister was gloating, just know that it hasn’t always been this way for us.… Read the rest

  • Nutrition & Health
  • Why Cholesterol is Good for You

    Why Cholesterol is Good for You | Strive to Thrive Nutrition

    What comes to mind when you hear the word cholesterol? High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, Cheerios commercials… Overall it’s a pretty negative connotation, right?

    I’m here to change your mind about this misunderstood molecule, because cholesterol isn’t the villain we’ve made it out to be. It’s really quite the hero, actually. A hero who, in trying to save someone, accidentally causes a big mess. … Read the rest