We Can’t Get Enough Of This Turmeric Rice

Are you looking for the perfect side dish that adds a huge pop of flavor (and color!) to basically any main dish you’re making? If so, we have it for you today. (And, if not,  you should still read on because this recipe is AWESOME.) Say hello to Turmeric Rice — your new SDBF. (AKA: Side dish best friend.) We’ve […]

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

This pumpkin pecan waffle recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or a mid-day snack. Pro tip: make them ahead of time, throw them in the freezer, and pop ’em in the toaster for a quick grab-and-go snack. YIELDS 4 SERVINGS Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 3 large eggs 2 Tbsp butter, melted […]

Milk Isn’t Bad For You (But 6 Types of People May Want to Avoid It)

If you’re old enough, the saying used to go: Milk, it does a body good. But, somewhere between the marketing magic created by The Dairy Farmers of America and the movement towards organic-everything, and the fear of any type of processed food, milk fell out of favor. One of the original super “superfoods” went from a staple of every meal […]

PLEASE STOP: Jillian Michaels

I’m not a fan of calling out people for different opinions. After all, many things work in fitness and nutrition, and endless concepts and theories are still being explored. So, for personal health, on some level, if it works for your health, then it works for you.  But, sharing personal experience and recommendations is much different than posing opinions or […]

Vegan Vanilla Protein MilkShake

Ingredients 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1 cup soft tofu (aka: silken) 1 scoop vanilla plant protein powder ¼ ripe avocado 2 pitted dates 1 tsp vanilla extract Ice Directions Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon, if you feel like it! Nutritional Information & Macros Macros per serving: Calories: 380 Protein: 33.1 g […]

5-Minute Finishers: How To Speed Progress

Repetition is key when it comes to improving any skill. You don’t get better by setting goals—you get better by doing. “The goal is just an event — something that you can’t totally control or predict. But reps are what make the event happen,” says James Clear, author of Transform Your Habits. Changing your body requires the same mindset. No […]

Finding the Silver Lining

What a decade 2020 was, right? via GIPHY At best, last year hit us with major changes to our daily lives and wave after wave of catastrophic news. At worst, we suffered devastating personal losses. I can’t imagine anyone came out unscathed, and to those of you who are struggling, please know that we see you and honor you. (Therapy, […]

The Best Time to Take Creatine

When I was hired by LeBron James and Arnold Schwarzenegger to create the formulas for Ladder, the first products we worked on were a protein powder and a pre-workout. Every product started with a specific focus on the best ingredients. For us, “best” was not about new or different. We primarily measured ingredients based on three factors: Ingredients that had […]

Counterpoint: “Food Hate” Is The Problem

I read an article the other day about the foods dietitians hate. It was designed to be an appetizer of healthy information, but — for me — it was a main course of facepalm.  Here’s a taste of their “wisdom.” The primary dietary culprits they listed — as quoted from the article — are: “Alcohol, preserved meats, processed snacks, and […]

How to Build Hair Confidence in Your Kids

We all know kids are little sponges. They just absorb everything that’s around them — from our words to our actions to how we talk about and treat others. (Confession: I remember the first time my daughter cussed when she couldn’t get a snack out of the package, and I was like — whoops — I need to watch my […]