It can be tough to stay healthy during the holidays. Office parties, decadent desserts, family get-togethers, they can be enough to throw even the most health-conscious off track. At Provenance Meals, we’re all about balance. And with alcohol ever-abundant in particular this time of year, here are our favorite clean cocktail recipes and some tips we like to follow to keep our imbibing in check.
'Tis the season for spreading cheer and showering those around you with gifts. While we fully believe wellness should be a focus year round, this is also the perfect time of the year to treat friends, family, and yourself with a gift that can truly make an impact on your health this season and in the coming New Year. From self-care and beauty to delicious treats, empowering your mind and elevating your style, check out our favorite gift ideas from our wellness partners and like-minded industry pros.
This week and just in time for the Thanksgiving celebrations, our Executive Chef, Serafina Alonso, is delighted to feature another easy to make version of her go-to appetizer recipe for the season - Butternut Squash Dip. Fiber, potassium and vitamin B rich, butternut squash is one of the most widely used vegetables in a dairy-free, gluten-free diet. Its nutty flavor and creamy texture allow it to be used as a based for soups, sauces, and more. Don't let its hard exterior scare you away. Once you've worked with it, it will quickly become a regular in dishes you prepare for holiday parties.
Most men that are looking to improve their health & fitness are lazer-focused when it comes to training but let their nutrition fall to the way side. You simply can’t out train a poor diet. Hours on the treadmill or maxing out your ClassPass will never help you reach optimal health on their own. There needs to be a balance in exercise, nutrition and recovery to perform at your best.
What type of cleanse program should I do? This is one of the most common questions our wellness experts receive from clients. Our answer: it depends on your wellness goals. Our organic prepared meal delivery is great for those that want to choose their meals from our weekly menu of 20+ options including Paleo, plant-based, or omnivore selections. These plans are very flexible and allow you to choose which meal types (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) you'd like. Our cleanse programs, on the other hand, are best for those looking for a metabolic and digestive reset and help from our wellness experts to make their food choices throughout the day. We offer three cleanse programs and each have different features.
At Provenance, we believe that when you keep your microbiome in balance, your overall health improves and maintaining balanced energy levels, weight and mood are no longer a struggle. That’s why we’re introducing a new way to detox – one that relies on the proven principles of functional medicine to heal your gut through clean eating, targeted supplements, and nutrient-rich shakes.
The old adage “you are what you eat” isn’t entirely true - you are what your food eats. This is why we are huge proponents of the health benefits of pastured animal products. This means grass-fed beef that roams on pasture and chickens (and their eggs) that graze in a field on bugs. Organic isn’t good enough – this just means they have access to the outdoors, but may never use it, and are fed organic feed, which is not a part of their natural diet and changes the nutritional composition of the meat.
I’ve been promoting eating clean among my friends and family ever since I had my own “aha” moment over a decade ago. When I discovered that my low energy, fatigue, tummy aches and the blood sugar roller coaster I was on could all disappear just by eating real food, I knew I had found my calling to help others feel their best as well.
Our team is obsessed with self care. Living in NYC is draining. We’re constantly on-the-go rushing from one appointment to the other and there is never enough time in the day. That is why it is so important to make your wellness a priority. Our favorite treatment for self-case we recently discovered is the Infrared Sauna. Unlike traditional saunas that just heat the air and in turn the outer layers of your skin, the infrared sauna uses a light that heats up your body directly warming you from the inside out.