Spa Blog: Getaways, Features, Tips, Best of Lists, Recipes and More
Our partner, Structure House, a residential weight loss program in Durham, North Carolina, shares these warning signs, tips and advice for heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and how to prevent heat related illnesses.
July 20, 2017 | Spa Index
While peeling cannot always be avoided, you can reduce the likelihood that your skin will peel by taking proper care of it immediately after sun exposure.
July 14, 2017 | Kitchens Spa Index
These DIY ice cream recipes are invigorating, light, and chock-full of bone-healthy calcium.
July 8, 2017 | Spa Index
Zucchini Soup is usually a fat-added creamy affair, but this version served at New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont takes a new approach, using savory ingredients for a broth based, light and nourishing version.
December 17, 2016 | Spa Index
Grilled Turkey Burgers are a terrific departure from beef, and Broccoli Slaws are popular in our home and office. They tote well, last a long time and improve with a day or two in the fridge.
October 1, 2016 | Spa Index
This delicious Vegetable Cheddar Quinoa Frittata makes a protein-packed breakfast or brunch.
September 30, 2016 | Spa Index
Christine Denney, the chef for the Oaks at Ojai health spa in California, created this guest-favorite Turkey Burgers with Fig Salsa entree. This is a versatile recipe — it can be used to make a hand-held burger, or as meatballs with dip for a nice snack and appetizer, or even as a tasty salad with fig dressing.
August 19, 2016 | Spa Index
Avocado, beets, and citrus are the key players in this salad. And, it’s almost as simple as ABC (you still have to roast the beets while you prepare the remaining ingredients). ABC Salad provides healthy fats, vitamin C, antioxidants, some fiber and stunning colors!
August 19, 2016 | Spa Index
The Pritikin Eating Plan recommends and incorporates the healthiest animal food choices — omega-3-rich fish, lean protein like chicken and turkey, and vibrant flavors with fruit and vegetables, making the most of spices and bold flavors. This popular Pritikin Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce dish is delicious served for dinner, and makes great leftovers at work the following day. Chop your leftover entree into a large lettuce leaf for a delicious summer salad roll or wrap.
June 28, 2016 | Spa Index
For those of you looking for a veggie burger in place of traditional beef sliders, try this Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sliders recipe courtesy of PureRejuv Wellness Center, a health retreat in the Poconos.
June 22, 2016 | Spa Index
These easy tips will allow you to use the key points of Good Nutrition to help you reach your Summer goals or help you from overdoing it during these busy Summer months.
June 21, 2016 | Spa Index
Chimichurri sauce is to Latin Americans what Ketchup is to Americans. This colorful and vibrant sauce has it origins in Argentina and Uruguay and is influenced by Mediterranean pestos.
June 19, 2016 | Spa Index
This summer Miso Soup recipe is popular with the guests of Sanivan Holistic Retreat, a relaxing bed and breakfast retreat amid the beautiful surroundings of the Catskill Mountains in New York, where guests relax, learn to cook healthy meals, practice yoga, and explore the Catskills.
June 17, 2016 | Spa Index
When Spring marches into Summer, you need protect your skin so it doesn’t pay the price for the brunt of the heat this season. These skin care tips will help keep your skin fresh and dewy, even when the mercury climbs high, and help you enjoy your summer!
June 12, 2016 | Spa Index
Make the most of this sweet fruit with a light Pear Cobbler made with brown sugar, reduced calorie spread and buttermilk. Just as delicious with stone fruit, like summer peaches and nectarines.
June 6, 2016 | Spa Index
Inspired by a book of summer recipes from Italy, this savory Strawberry Risotto is surprisingly delicious, not at all cloying as one might suspect. The berries impart a pleasant tannic quality, as in wine-like, staining the risotto a pale rose color. Rice is traditional, but this is also delicious made with farro, an ancient wheat grain popular in Italy.
May 6, 2016 | Spa Index
This creamy “raw” pasta dish is a healthy alternative to traditional Fettuccine Alfredo and perfectly refreshing for those hot summer days! Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, but pleasing to all.
August 7, 2015 | Spa Index
This lower fat but rich and hearty meal of Braised Beef with Green Beans and Butternut Squash is perfect after a long day spent hiking and biking. The butternut squash “noodles” are sweet and creamy and the green beans from your summer garden or produce stand are crisp and fresh tasting. This recipe is courtesy of the Executive Chef Sam Baker of Movara Fitness Resort in Utah. Sign up for the Movara Newsletter to enjoy tasty and nutritious recipes every month.
July 17, 2015 | Spa Index
This vibrant Thai Chicken Salad is bursting with flavor and lean, grilled protein. It’s a perfect summer lunch or dinner.
July 15, 2015 | Spa Index
Red Mountain Spa’s lower calorie version of Strawberry Shortcake is a delicious way to use this nutrient dense summer fruit.
July 10, 2015 | Spa Index
This syrup has no refined sugars. It relies on ripe berries, honey, and the natural sweetness of the orange, so it’s important to use good fruit. This Blueberry Orange Honey Syrup is splendid on French Toast, yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, as a dip for fruit, and even as an add-in for a morning smoothie.
June 26, 2015 | Spa Index
Scallops with Grapefruit Avocado Salsa — a vibrant, fresh and colorful meal. Full of nutrients, color, texture, and flavor.
June 14, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
You can streamline this recipe by skipping the fresh dough and instead splitting open pita bread rounds at the seam, separating each into an entire round of 1 layer. These bake up very crisp. We’ve also used 1 sheet of lavash, which also gets very crisp.
June 14, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
The right food combinations at the right time of day can create high energy and metabolic levels. Mountain Trek chefs and nutritionist together create meals that work, including this Mountain Trek Gluten Cedar Planked Teriyaki Salmon served to guests for dinner. This delicious recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue. Serve it for Father’s Day or a special occasion dinner. Leftovers are delicious served on top a cold salad.
June 7, 2015 | Spa Index
Bloody Mary Gazpacho is zesty enough to waken the tongue, without the alcohol of the popular breakfast cocktail.
May 27, 2015 | Spa Index
Full of color, texture and flavor – this recipe for Fennel Kale Slaw is a highly nutritious salad, especially when it is topped with mung bean sprouts! By the way, the longer it marinates the better it tastes! It was developed by Marni Wasserman for Grail Springs Retreat in Ontario, where it is a guest favorite salad — and no one misses the mayonnaise.
March 26, 2015 | Spa Index
The right food combinations at the right time of day can create high energy and metabolic levels. Mountain Trek chefs and nutritionist together create meals that work, including Mountain Trek Roasted Vegetables served to guests for dinner. This delicious recipe is perfect in fall when winter squash comes available, but also for a summer meal outside. Take advantage of your spring and summer harvest and swap out any of the vegetables for ones you prefer.
March 14, 2015 | Spa Index
Corn, beans and squash are the principal foods of many Native American tribes. They’re called “the three sisters” because they support one another as they grow. The corn grows tall, allowing the bean vine to twine around her stalk. The bean fixes the nitrogen in the soil, and the squash has big leaves that hold in moisture.
October 13, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
Essential oils can help with many of the problems we encounter in summer months. Treating sunburn and insect bites, repelling insects and controlling fire ants are all possible with plant derived oils.
Here are some recipes courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas to help you have a more fragrant and enjoyable summer season.
June 22, 2014 | Kitchens Spa Index
Aren’t these Citronella Mason Jar Lanterns beautiful? Retro reproduction mason jars in a lovely shade of blue are filled with liquid citronella for a bug-free garden spa party.
September 28, 2013 | Spa Index
As the end of the summer season approaches, many of us are sporting that attractive tell-tale sign of fun in the sun: Peeling skin. We have an excellent recipe for an Almond Body Scrub to gently and thoroughly exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells. Body scrubs feel wonderful and relieve the itch of flaking skin.
September 12, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Our esthetician experts say “If you can see your shadow, you need sunblock.” However, did you know the active ingredients in sunblock often dissipate after the season? You should always use a sunblock, but, don’t purchase it in bulk or save that last little bit in the bottle for the next season. Buy it fresh every season, or, make your own if you don’t have access to your favorite brand. Note: This recipe will give you a white nose “lifeguard style.”
June 10, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Our collection of “After Sun” relief recipes will come in handy when summer is approaching and you’ll be spending more time outdoors.
June 1, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index