Healthy and Happy

How to Elevate Your Backyard BBQs and Summer Cookouts

How to Elevate Your Backyard BBQs and Summer Cookouts
BBQs are a cultural pastime! If you've ever hosted a bbq or went to one, it's something you never forget. It's time to level up your bbq game with 7-tips. From original drinks to snacks, we've got your back! The best advice is to have fun and be creative with your food and drink choices this year. Create memorable bbq moments. At It's Nola, we want you healthy and happy.

The Best Springtime Herbs for Your Garden

The Best Springtime Herbs for Your Garden
Knowing which types of herbs to use can make a huge difference in the recipes you make. May's blog is all about sharing some our favorite herbs to use during the spring. You want to focus on the what we're calling the classic "lighter' herbs that delight the palate. If you're foodies like us, herbs matter because great taste matters.

Sustainable Cooking, Grocery Shopping, and Lifestyle Tips

Sustainable Cooking, Grocery Shopping, and Lifestyle Tips
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be difficult. We've compiled some easy tips that can help you start your journey to a healthy lifestyle including sustainable cooking, grocery shopping and lifestyle tips. You'll find our advice easy to follow. They're good habit to share with your friends and family. Our hope is for you to be  healthy and happy.

7 Ways to Practice Mindful Mental Health

7 Ways to Practice Mindful Mental Health
Living a busy life where we are always on the go, always moving to the next thing to do, falling into the next moment, does not leave much time for mindfulness. This is why we must practice mindfulness so that we live intentionally and experience the world around us. This month we share our ideas about mindful mental health which means practicing how you can become fully present.

5 Tips for a Healthy Immune System

5 Tips for a Healthy Immune System
The past two-three years have been quite challenging for us all. The pandemic has many of us focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and finding ways to boost our immune system. In this month's blog, we offer 5 tips for maintaining a healthy immune system. Stock the pantry so that creating immune boosting meals becomes easy for you and your family. Share your recipes with your family, friends and even strangers on social media. This way, we all share in building a healthy community.

2022 Whole Foods Health and Wellness Trends

2022 Whole Foods Health and Wellness Trends
If you are health food foodies like us, then you are always looking to try new trending flavors in search of the next favorite food. Here, we have listed some of Whole Foods predictions for 2022 trends. Try them. We will!

How to Practice Mindfulness During the Holidays

How to Practice Mindfulness During the Holidays
Mindfulness is all about you becoming more conscious of yourself and the world around you. Use these tips to become more mindful and to live a life full of purpose and intention.

Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres
Holidays often result in overeating foods that are not healthy. This season we're hoping to help you choose Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres that will make all the difference in fulfilling your need for flavor and a better for you choice.

Fall Produce Guide - 17 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy This Fall Harvest Season

Fall Produce Guide - 17 Fruits and Vegetables to Enjoy This Fall Harvest Season
Fall foods bring us comfort and lots of delicious flavors. Here are 17 fall foods you want to incorporate into your whole food choices. We've also added our bonus recipe for your cooking pleasure.

Who Doesn't Like a Great Tasting Sandwich? Let's Keep It Healthy.

Who Doesn't Like a Great Tasting Sandwich? Let's Keep It Healthy.
Making a sandwich is a favorite American pastime. It's not surprising that we have a national sandwich month, which is August. In celebration, we're inviting you to be creative and healthy when crafting sandwiches this month. From the bread, plant based protein, veggies, to the fillings, we're here to guide you through it all with our 7 tips for making a more mindful healthy sandwich.

The Farmers Market: Navigating Good Health

The Farmers Market: Navigating Good Health
It's Nola's Healthy and Happy blog for July 2021 is all about navigating the Farmers Market. We have helpful tips to get you prepared for shopping, when to shop, and what to shop for. We encourage you to learn about the farmers who care for the foods you eat. Not only do local farmers markets connect us to our food system, they also provide us with the freshest foods picked at the perfect time for human consumption.

Summer Smoothie Time!

Summer Smoothie Time!

Smoothies can be enjoyed any time of the day and evening. In the summer, smoothies make the best refreshing drinks and when carefully planned can make the best nutritional meals.