10 Genius Healthy Food & Wellness Hacks

By Davida Kugelmass January 26, 2016

In honor of the new year, I thought I’d share 10 healthy food and wellness hacks I use regularly. Spent your rent money on green juice? Not anymore. Intimidated by bone broth? Fear not! Only Gwyneth Paltrow can wash her face with rosewater? Sort of. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

1. How To Make Green Juice In Your Blender

I’m guessing I’m not alone in going weak at the knees for green juice (I might be alone) but at $15 a bottle it’s one expensive habit. But if you already have a blender at home, making green juice is an easy hack! It’s perfect for those days when you need an added veggie-kick.


2. How To Cook Bacon In The Oven

Yes, I consider bacon in the oven a healthy food hack. I mean after all that green juice we drank, we could all use a little bacon, right? The hack in this is that cooking bacon in the oven saves you from dealing with all of that messy grease! No splattering or figuring out where to dispose of the grease. Just bake and toss the tinfoil.

bacon in the oven

3. How To Make Bone Broth In Your Slow Cooker

My Bubby’s chicken soup is the OG bone broth. But just to show you how cheap and easy this stuff is to make, we threw it all in the slow cooker and let is simmer for a day. I almost feel bad for posting this as a recipe because it’s that basic.

bone broth
4. How To Make Homemade Kombucha

Truthfully, I don’t think I’ve ever posted a how-to that has produced more questions or anxiety. It’s funny because the first time I learned to make Kombucha my fermenting instructor (yes #truth) assured us that staying calm and believing in your brew was half the battle. So for anyone looking to save some $$$ and improve their gut health, keep calm and kombucha on.

homemade kombucha

5. How To Make Homemade Nut Flours

Raise your hand if you’ve spent an exorbitant amount of money on nut meals and flours (insert emoji of girl with hand raised.) Did you know that you can save yourself money by literally grinding nuts in your blender? I know, I know, rocket science. But don’t pay the extra premium on having them ground up when you can do it yourself!

nut flour
6. How To Grill Avocados

It would be a travesty to forget about our beloved avocados. Yes, this beautiful fruit can be grilled to perfection and it makes for the best ever avocado toast.

grilled avocado
7. How To Build A Healthy Trail Mix

In prep for my trip to Yosemite, I spent many a months mastering the perfect trail mix. It needed to a good balance of healthy nuts and seeds with some fun sweet stuff in there too. I also wanted it to be easily customizable based on your preferences. I think I did just that!

healthy trail mix
8. How To Make Homemade Rosewater

After lots of food hacks, I wanted to share a recipe that was both edible AND topical. There are tons of ways to incorporate rosewater into your diet, but it’s also amazing for your skin. In this post I shared a video teaching you how to make rosewater and also my recipe for DIY Rosewater Face Toner.

homemade rosewater
9. How To Revive Your Travel

2015 was a crazy travel time for me (Boston, San Francisco and San Diego) so I wanted to share my tips on how to stay healthy while travelling. These 10 Wellness tricks have been lifesavers when I’m feeling off my game on the road.

travel tips
10. How To Preserve Freezer Food

You guys know I’m a big fan of making big batches of food and freezing them, so I thought I would share my tips on how to preserve freezer food, along with a round-up of healthy freezer meal ideas.

freezer food

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