Entries by Erica Barton

Chicken and Vegetable Pot Pie

It is finally cold outside and really feeling like fall, AKA, comfort food season! This pot pie, is savory, hearty, and delicious. Perfect for warming you up on a cold day. This recipe is also a better-for-you version of the classic. Chicken pot pie isn’t one of those dishes that is notoriously bad for us, […]

Pumpkin Hummus

This pumpkin hummus is a great spin on the traditional dip and perfect for fall! Traditional hummus has become very popular because it is a hearty snack that isn’t bad for us (and we all know those aren’t easy to find). It pairs well with many foods and is low in saturated fat, sodium, and […]

Happy Birthday, Chiropractic!

Today marks the 122nd anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment. The practice of chiropractic has come a long way in the past hundred years and is constantly growing. Chiropractic is now used worldwide and is becoming a part of mainstream healthcare here in the U.S. But, today we want to take a look back at […]

Tips to Reduce Back Pain

Our lifestyles can lead to back pain in many ways. If you have a desk job and sit all day, then that can lead to discomfort. If you have a more active job and stand or move all day, then that can be a strain on the spine and back muscles, too. As humans, we […]

Black Bean and Spinach Enchiladas

We’ve been hearing more and more lately that consuming animal products like meat and dairy isn’t great for our health. While there isn’t conclusive evidence on how much animal protein, if any, we should be eating, we all know plants and vegetables are good and nutritious for us and that we should be eating more. […]

Not Just a Luxury: Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massages are often seen as a luxury or a special treat, but there is a lot more to the practice of massage therapy. The Mayo Clinic defines massage therapy as “a type of treatment in which a trained and certified medical professional manipulates the soft tissues of your body — muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments […]

Homemade Honey Nut Granola Bars

Who doesn’t love granola bars? They are perfect to eat on the go and work for breakfast or an afternoon snack. They are usually low-cal which helps us feel good about eating them, but many off the shelf granola bars have a lot of extra ingredients in them that we don’t need. The big one? […]

Celebrate With Healthy, Patriotic Treats

It’s Memorial Day weekend! That means a lot of us might be going to BBQs and parties. And THAT means we are going to be tempted by a lot of food! Stay on track this weekend by making one of these healthy, patriotic treats!   Fruit Skewers Use raspberries, bananas, and blueberries to make the red, […]

Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great summer food! It’s cold, but hearty and can be put on a sandwich for a quick meal on the go. This guilt-free variation omits the mayo and adds in nutritious avocado! Fresh celery, onion, and cilantro also bump up the nutritional content. And chicken, of course, gives you plenty of […]

Easy Mexican Quinoa

One thing I hear from people all the time is that eating healthy is too expensive or takes too much time. This mexican quinoa recipe is here to bust those myths! It is incredibly easy to make (you only need ONE pan!), the ingredients are inexpensive, and it is packed with nutrient rich food! Quinoa […]