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Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Posted by on July 24, 2016 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (3)

This recipe for stuffed poblano peppers is simple, delicious and healthy!

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Cedar Plank Chicken

Posted by on June 28, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We all love summer, but the same old recipes get dull and boring. 

Mix it up with this healthy, delicious and easy to make cedar plank chicken recipe!

All you need is chicken, asparagus, radishes and seasonings/herbs

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Spice Up Your Breakfast!

Posted by on April 23, 2016 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

If you're like me, you get really tired of the same old breakfast foods, so I decided to mix it up and try something new, bold and delicious - chorizo breakfast empanadas! 

I hope you guys like this recipe, let me know what you think!

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Immune Elixir

Posted by on April 2, 2016 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let this immune elixir be your new remedy! This punch of nutrition fights off everything from the common cold to heart disease, cancer and diabetes!

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Live Healthy,

Matt @ InnovaU

Take 10 Minutes a Day for Your Mind!

Posted by on February 28, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Take 10 Minutes a Day for Your Mind!

Mental health is typically shown in a very negative light in society today. Unfortunately, mental illness affects 1 in 4 people… that’s right, 25% of us! 

Why do we continue to turn our cheek and cast a blind eye on mental illness as a society, knowing that this issue affects so many of us? Is it the stigma? Are we afraid of what people think? How it may affect people’s views of us or our jobs?

The fact is, we need to start taking our psychological health more seriously. The best way to begin doing this is by setting apart 10 minutes a day for your mind. 10 minutes is all we need to literally add years of life expectancy and to live happier and healthier lives!

During these 10 minutes, you can do a handful of different things that will help you stave off mental illness, as well as feel better each day.

Here are a few I recommend…

1. Yoga

- Yoga is not only great for your brain (due to its ability to reduce stress), it reduces cortisol levels (increased cortisol causes heart and other diseases) but it also enhances your metabolism and your muscle tone

2. Guided meditation

- Guided meditation has very similar benefits to yoga, decreased cortisol and stress levels, increased muscle tone, decreased blood pressure and lower cholesterol, as well as reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

3. Adult coloring

- Adult coloring is quickly becoming the new “it” health activity for adults as a part of healthy aging, keeping your brain active as you age reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

4. Puzzles for your mind

- Similar to adult coloring, putting puzzles together de-stresses and relaxes your mind, as well as reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease

5. Walk

- Walking is one of the single healthiest activities you can partake in for your mind! This allows you time to refocus, think and organize your day and de-stresses you. Similar to yoga, walking greatly reduces cortisol levels. Aim to walk 30 minutes each day!

Mix these up throughout the week and you’ll be helping your mind and body feel the best it’s ever felt and add healthy years onto your life!


Heart Health on Valentine's Day

Posted by on February 14, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This Valentine's Day, take a walk for heart health!

One of the single best ways to enhance your heart health is by walking 30 minutes a day on top of what you would typically walk. Ultimately, you should aim for around 10,000 steps a day, or just under 5 miles. 

This might sound like a lot of steps, but once you get moving, you'll hit it far quicker than you'd imagine!

Throughout the stresses of the day, our cortisol levels increase. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by your adrenal glands when your body is under stress, whether physically or emotionally. This gives you that energy boost when you're in a threatening situation. 

The problem is, increased coritsol levels have been directly associated with heart disease and stroke. In fact, studies have shown that individuals with high levels of cortisol are at 5 times higher risk of having a stroke or heart attack in the next 6 years!

So how do we reduce cortisol levels? Walking! 

The best part is, you don't have to power or speed walk to reap these benefits, just by leisurely walking, you are significantly reducing cortisol levels and in turn, enhancing your heart's health!

So this Valentine's Day, take a nice leisurely walk alone or with a loved one and know that you're protecting your heart's future!

Happy Valentine's Day,

Matt @ InnovaU

The Simple Way Philosophy

Posted by on February 6, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Let’s be honest, how long do you think the average person sticks with a diet?

The answer: 5 weeks.

When we all want to live happier and healthier lives and feel our best, why can we only stick with a diet plan for 5 weeks!?

The answer is simple… diets are complex. They don’t let us eat what our bodies need and we inevitably end up having one “cheat day” that throws us totally off the plan.

That’s why I designed The Simple Way.

Yo-yo diets and complex lifestyles are no more! All you need to do is learn the basics of how food works in your body and how to optimize that food to look and feel the best you’ve ever felt!

This sounds a whole lot harder than it is. I know we’ve all got busy lifestyles and families to take care of, and that’s what’s so important about living The Simple Way.

You should never have to cut out carbs or sweets or salt to live a healthy life, and in reality you don’t have to! You just have to know WHICH carbs and sweets to eat. And the list of amazingly healthy and good for you carbs, sweets and more are far larger than you’ve ever imagined. For example, eating complex carbs is not only amazing for your heart, they give you the energy you need to power through the day, they help with digestion and optimizing your metabolism… not only that, but complex carbs help you fall asleep quicker at night and enhance your brain function.

Didn’t realize a carb could be a real super food!? Now you do!

Foods like whole wheat pasta and bread, green beans, black beans, oatmeal, quinoa and more will do all of this and more for you!

The Simple Way arms you with everything you need to live happy & healthy without the stress of counting calories, having to deny your body of all the foods you crave or eat a bunch of foods you hate.

I’m happy to have you here and I’m excited to share more about The Simple Way with you!

Learn more about The Simple Way" target="_blank">here!


Matt @ InnovaU