• Holidays

    GOLO-Friendly Valentine’s Day Dinner

    Treat your loved one(s) to a healthy, delicious GOLO dinner! Main Course – Salmon & Asparagus w/ Strawberry Salsa Side Dish- Roasted Beets w/ Goat Cheese Dessert- Quick Chocolate Mousse Have a great Valentine’s Day! GOLO® is committed to providing you with the helpful tips and resources needed for personal success on a lifelong journey of health and wellness. It’s time to become #YourBestYou. Visit GOLO.com to access all the weight loss tools GOLO has to offer! 1-800-730-GOLO(4656) support@golo.com GOLO is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any illness or disease. This blog provides general information and discussion about health and wellness related subjects. The words and other…

  • Home

    Superbowl Sunday Chicken Wings

    What food do you associate with Superbowl Sunday? Wings! Luckily, we have a GOLO-friendly wing recipe for you to try! Serving Size: 4 wings Ingredients • 16 Small Chicken Wings • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil • 1 Tsp Coconut Palm Sugar  • 2 Tsp Garlic Powder • 2 Tsp Chili Powder • 2 Tsp Smoked Paprika • 1 Tsp Onion Powder • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste For the Red Pepper Cream Sauce: • ¼ Cup Roasted Red Pepper, chopped • 1 oz. Goat Cheese • 1 Tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt • 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt Directions 1) Line a baking sheet with foil. Preheat oven to 425° F…

  • Healthy Living,  Wellness

    What is Propylene Glycol?

    If you have ever purchased packaged foods, then you have probably seen the words “Propylene Glycol” on the label. It is commonly found in drink mixes, salad dressings, soups, cake mix, icing, soft drinks, popcorn, food coloring, fast foods, bread, ice cream and some other dairy products. So, it’s in a lot of things – but what is it? Propylene glycol is a synthetic chemical. It is also the main ingredient in antifreeze. It is derived from petroleum and is colorless, odorless and has a sweet taste. It is used for its ability to keep a substance moist, maintain certain textures and in foods that require thickening, emulsifying, or stabilizing.…

  • Food

    Butternut Squash Pudding

    We’re back with a healthy winter dessert recipe! *makes 6 servings* Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (should yield 5-6 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed) Olive oil for drizzling ½ cup coconut cream 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 2 Tbsp. maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¼ tsp. ginger 1/8 tsp. salt 2 to 6 tablespoons almond milk, if necessary, to blend Directions Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper Set the squash cubes on the baking sheet and toss with a little bit of olive oil. Roast for 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Transfer the squash…

  • Food

    Easy Broth Recipes

    Depending on where you look, it can sometimes be hard to find packaged stocks that don’t have added ingredients. Did you know it is super easy to make your own? Try out one of the recipes below. It takes no time at all and you are left with a ton of broth that can be stored in the fridge or even frozen for future use. Not only is it healthier for you, but you will save a ton of money too! Vegetable broth- Save your vegetable ends throughout the week and throw them into a slow cooker (or a large pot on the stove) with some water and cook for…

  • Food

    Chocolate Avocado Mousse

    Want a treat? Give this easy 5-ingredient Avocado Chocolate Mousse a try! *Makes 4 servings* Ingredients 1 avocado, pitted ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 oz. milk (unsweetened almond milk or whole milk) 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract Directions Scoop flesh from the avocado and place into a blender or food processor Add remaining ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth Chill for at least 30 minutes Divide into 4 equal servings Enjoy! GOLO® is committed to providing you with the helpful tips and resources needed for personal success on a lifelong journey of health and wellness. It’s time to become #YourBestYou. Visit GOLO.com…

  • Healthy Living

    Make Your Own Pickles

    We get a lot of questions about pickles- what’s the verdict? The answer really depends on what the ingredients are. If they contain artificial ingredients such as dyes, then you would want to pass on those. But there are some with relatively clean ingredients. If you are an extreme pickle lover, there is also the option to make your own, so that you know exactly what is going into them! Ingredients: 6-7 fresh pickling cucumbers 2 garlic cloves, peeled 6 chili peppers, fresh or dried 3-4 sprigs fresh dill 2 Tbsp. dill seeds 1 Tbsp. pickling spice 3 cups bottled or boiled water, at room temperature 1 ½ Tbsp. Himalayan…

  • Healthy Living

    10 Ways To Use Chia Seeds

    Chia seeds are tiny wonders! They contain protein, calcium, Omega-3s, and antioxidants and give you energy, support digestions and even aid in weight loss! Here are some interesting and creative ways to use them: Grind your chia seeds into a powder and use them as a thickener If you are vegan or just want to try an egg substitute, use 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water per egg in a recipe that requires baking Use ground chia seeds instead of breadcrumbs to bind meatballs Add it to your Overnight Oats recipe – add 1-2 Tbsp to thicken Make homemade energy gel- add a couple of…

  • Healthy Living

    Artificial Sweeteners: Not So Sweet

    Artificial sweeteners are chemically derived and highly processed. Are you aware of what they do to the body? There are 6 FDA-approved artificial sweeteners- saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, neotame, and advantame. These sweeteners can be up to 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. Studies have linked artificial sweeteners to overeating and weight gain. When you eat things that are sweet and have no calories, the brain gets tricked into thinking it should keep eating. There is also evidence suggesting a correlation between artificial sweeteners and the amygdala (the part of the brain involved in deciphering caloric value from taste), causing brain changes that affect eating behavior. It is also possible…

  • Healthy Living

    Say No to Microwavable Popcorn

    Who doesn’t love popcorn? Popcorn is an acceptable snack on GOLO with one condition – stay away from the microwave kind. You may be asking, “Why? That’s the easiest way to make it!” Maybe…but when you hear about the health consequences that may stem from it, you may change your mind. The first problem is the bag it comes in – it is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). It can stay in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. The Environmental Protection Agency lists PFOA as a carcinogen. The next problem is the contents. Popular brands have ingredients such as partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural…