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4 Ways To Manage Anxiety Naturally

4 Ways To Manage Anxiety Naturally by Chartered Wellness

Anxiety is something we’ve all experienced at one point or another. It’s frustrating and stressful, but it’s normal and usually situational, so it resolves itself before too long. But when anxiety becomes a chronic, unrelenting part of our lives, it can be absolutely debilitating.

Banana Bread Pudding

Banana Bread Pudding by Chartered Wellness

Have you ever craved dessert but were too lazy to go to the store, so you threw together some random ingredients you already had in your kitchen and crossed your fingers that it turned out edible? Welcome to every weekend at my house.

If It’s Not Healthy, You Can’t Eat It [and other lies the internet tells you]

If It’s Not Healthy, You Can’t Eat It [and other lies the internet tells you] by Chartered Wellness

If you look on the internet for health advice, which most of us do at some point or another, you’ll likely see it suggested that in order to be healthy, one requirement is to never eat food that’s “unhealthy”.

Depending on who you ask, that could mean no ice cream, cookies, candy, chips, crackers, cheese, meat, anything with gluten, anything with sugar, anything with carbs, anything with fat, or processed food.

Red Pepper + Artichoke Dip

Red Pepper + Artichoke Dip by Chartered Wellness

For this appetizer, I took three of my favorite things: red peppers, artichoke hearts, and leeks, and turned them into a delicious dip that’s a little savory, a little tangy, a little salty, and a lot amazing.

It’s delicious served room temp or cold, and it’s the perfect app for pretty much any occasion any time of year.

The 10 Best Natural Supplements For Better Sleep

The 10 Best Natural Supplements For Better Sleep by Chartered Wellness

When did getting a good night’s sleep become so hard?

I don’t know about you, but I slept like a rock through most of my childhood and teen years. It wasn’t until I hit my late 20s that sleep became an issue for me.

I’m not alone though, because sleep issues are incredibly common. In fact, 68% of Americans say they struggle with sleep at least once a week, according to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports.

Here’s my list of the top ten natural supplements I recommend to clients who have a hard time sleeping.

3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Popsicles

3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Popsicles by Chartered Wellness

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen an ice cream truck anywhere, let alone eaten a banana fudge bomb pop. But for some reason, I started thinking about them a couple weeks ago, and haven’t been able to get them out of my head!

So I set about trying to recreate a healthy version of my favorite childhood treat. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be and they turned out really yummy!

15 Healthy Habits To Help You Get Better Sleep

15 Healthy Habits To Help You Get Better Sleep by Chartered Wellness

While poor sleep is common, it’s not normal and certainly doesn’t have to be your reality. The great news is that that you have much more control over the quality of your sleep than you might realize.

This blog contains my best tips, habits, and routines for you to learn and follow so you can finally start getting good quality, restorative sleep every night.

Greek Potato Salad

Greek Potato Salad by Chartered Wellness

This potato salad is anything but traditional. Instead of a heavy mayo-based dressing, I’ve swapped it out for a light and bright red wine vinegar dressing that is zesty and delicious. Parsley and green onions add a much-needed fresh note that I find is missing from most potato salads. And Kalamata olives and feta cheese make it deliciously rich and salty.

Do You Really Need To Lose Those Last 10 Pounds?

Do You Really Need To Lose Those Last 10 Pounds? by Chartered Wellness

Have you ever heard someone say “they just look unhealthy”?

Or “I need to drop these last 10 pounds and get healthy”?

My guess is that if you’re a person, who’s alive, with ears, then you probably have.

This perfectly exemplifies a common health narrative we tend to accept as fact. It says that weight equals health and that losing weight is the best way to get healthy.

But is it actually true?

Pork Fried [Cauliflower] Rice

Pork Fried [Cauliflower] Rice by Chartered Wellness

I’ll be honest, this is probably the least authentic fried rice you’ll ever have, but it’s still delicious.

Best of all, it comes together incredibly quickly, cooking for less than 15 minutes. This makes it a clear weeknight winner in my house.

I subbed regular rice for cauliflower rice, which I absolutely love. It’s really easy to make yourself, either with a box grater or a food processor. Or if you’re lazy like me, you can pick up a bag of pre-riced cauliflower in the freezer section of your grocery store.