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  • Guide to Ancient Grains

    A Guide to Ancient Grains
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 18, 2017

    A big part of meal plans such as Keto, Paleo and Whole30 is eliminating grains from your diet altogether. This can be healthy and provide a number of benefits, but there is another way to go if you don’t want to completely get rid of grains — ancient grains. Ancient…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Burbank, California

    Ultimate Guide to Burbank, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 11, 2017

    A Family Adventure in Burbank Lights, camera, action! Welcome to Burbank, the media capital of the world. Burbank is home to some of the most well-known studios and production companies in the nation, including NBC, Warner Bros. and Disney. There’s so much to do and see in sunny Burbank, but…

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  • egg-free gluten-free breakfast ideas

    8 Egg-Free, Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 4, 2017

    Eggs are considered to be a breakfast staple in this country, which isn’t particularly helpful for those on an egg-free diet. For those who also maintain a paleo or gluten-free diet, it can be even more difficult to find egg-free paleo breakfast ideas. Luckily, as dietary needs evolve and specialized…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Pleasant Hill

    Ultimate Guide to Pleasant Hill, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 27, 2017

    Plan Your Visit to Pleasant Hill Located less than an hour from top destinations like Napa Valley and San Francisco, Pleasant Hill is a cozy city nestled in Contra Costa County. Although it’s small, the friendly community and beautiful terrain surrounding them make Pleasant Hill a great place to visit….

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  • Plant-Based Proteins to Check Out

    Plant-Based Proteins to Check Out
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 20, 2017

    Eating healthy is always a good thing, of course, but it can cause some dilemmas. For example, there are many reasons nutritionists encourage people to embrace plant-based diets, but for some, it could lead to lower-than-desired levels of nutrients such as protein and iron. It’s something vegetarians and vegans deal…

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  • Guide to Seal Beach California

    Ultimate Guide to Seal Beach, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 13, 2017

    A Laid-Back Vacation in Seal Beach In northern Orange County lies a sweet break from your fast-paced life. Seal Beach is a laid-back community that values the simpler things in life. One and a half mile of beaches make this a picturesque seaside vacation your whole family will love. People…

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  • Healthy Foods That Are Bad for You

    The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Foods That Are Actually Bad for You
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 6, 2017

    If you’re reading this, you care about your health in one way or another. Most likely, you spend a lot of time planning your weekly menu and preparing meals at home. The health-conscious person is smart to eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein, whole grains, a rainbow of…

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  • Delicious Gluten Free Flour Substitutes

    Gluten-Free Flour Substitutes
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 31, 2017

    Whether by necessity or by choice, gluten-free diets have become more and more common in recent years. For those with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is needed to prevent internal damage. Others have gravitated toward the diet as well, including some with non-celiac gluten sensitivity and those who want to…

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  • Tips for Mindful Eating on the Road

    Tips for Mindful Eating on the Road
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 23, 2017

    Whether they’re going for work or for pleasure, people who travel a lot know just how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy diet on the road. Convenience often takes precedence over any health plan you might be on, and the fact that you’re not at home makes it…

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  • Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes

    Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 16, 2017

    Summertime can mean crazy time for parents, depending on the number of kids you have and activities they’re in. Regardless of the summer agenda, though, it’s important to keep the kids — and adults carting them places — well-fueled. Snack time during summer vacation tends to go to a whole…

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  • Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    10 Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 9, 2017

    For professionals balancing family and work, consistently eating healthy can be a burden. It’s one of those things you know you should do, but convenience frequently takes precedence over healthy choices in the name of saving time. Fortunately, the idea that it somehow takes more time and energy to eat…

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  • Meal prepping for the whole week

    Tips for Meal Prepping for the Whole Week
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 2, 2017

    There are two main components essential to reaching your physical peak — regular exercise and a healthy diet. We know it takes hard work at the gym to see results, but one often-overlooked fact is that it also takes commitment and hard work to consistently eat well, particularly if you’re…

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  • Locally Sourced vs. Organic

    Locally Sourced Versus Organic Foods
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 26, 2017

    When making the conscious decision to eat healthy foods, you’re bound to come across the word “organic.” It’s mentioned so often that it may seem like it can be used interchangeably with the word “healthy,” but is that actually the case? Further, how does organic food compare to locally sourced…

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  • Benefits of Including Lemon in Your Diet

    The Benefits of Including Lemons in Your Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 19, 2017

    When it comes to eating healthy, it’s always better to make sound choices you can sustain over the long haul rather than a temporary fad diet that may last only a month or two. It’s much easier to keep your body in top condition when healthy eating habits become second…

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  • What is Food Yoga?

    What is Food Yoga?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 12, 2017

    Anyone who has participated in yoga knows that it’s a simultaneously strenuous and relaxing way to stay in shape. Whether you hit the yoga studio every day, or have tried just one class at the local gym, you have an idea of how difficult but ultimately rewarding it can be….

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  • Tips for Composting at Home

    Tips for Composting at Home
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    July 5, 2017

    If you’ve ever considered gardening at home, be it plants and flowers or fresh fruits and vegetables, you should also consider composting. Even if you don’t garden, composting at home can help make your lawn greener while you recycle common kitchen scraps. Serious gardeners most likely already know how to…

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  • Tips for Avoiding Produce Pesticides

    Tips for Avoiding Produce Pesticides
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 29, 2017

    Three of the biggest-buzz phrases in the food world at the moment are “organic,” “locally sourced” and “farm-to-table.” The three have their differences and similarities, but one common denominator is they all tend to focus on pesticide-free produce. No matter your diet, the best food options use no synthetic materials…

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  • What is the Raw Food Diet?

    What Is the Raw Food Diet?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 21, 2017

    When it comes to healthy living, fad diets can be effective at losing weight quickly but they don’t work for the long term. A complete change of lifestyle is always the better choice for establishing weight loss that lasts and an eating plan you can stick with for more than…

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  • Tips for Purchasing Produce by Season

    Tips for Purchasing Produce by Season
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 14, 2017

    This summer when you enjoy fresh sweet corn at a barbecue, or later in the fall when you snap a bite of a crispy apple, those enjoyable experiences won’t be by chance. The reason it seems some produce items taste better at certain times of year is because they actually…

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  • Beginner's Guide to Mindful Eating

    A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    June 7, 2017

    Diets come and diets go, and most are fleeting. Rarely will you come across a diet or meal plan you embrace and follow for the rest of your life. Rather, a diet may work for a while, but often the habits, choices and values of whatever diet you choose fade…

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