The environment and climate change are literally “hot topics” today. Did you know that the #4 solution to REVERSING climate change ( (#3 is reducing food waste) is adopting a plant-based diet? Decomposing plants and vegetables contribute minimal greenhouse gases while raising livestock for meat, eggs and dairy contributes over 14% of the methane gas.Read More
The Carillon Wellness Resort in North Beach offers a world class spa (formerly Canyon Ranch), thermal experience, 4 pools, a fitness center, and 20 fitness classes a day, in addition to its luxury hotel accommodations and beachside restaurant, The Strand.
And beginning End May-October, the Carillon offers special 3-day Wellness Retreats that are both educational, informative and relaxing.Read More
Summer in Miami is here and getting that bikini body in shape requires some healthy eating choices. So, let the healthy eating begin at these Miami places, feel better and even maybe lose some of those extra pounds.
Two years ago, Miami vegetarians and vegans had few options for dining out. A few juice bars offered fresh salads and wraps, but enjoying a healthy or plant-based dinner out was non-existent. Today, Miami is a center of creative chefs offering colorful and flavorful vegan and vegetarian dishes even your carnivore loving friend will love. Here are some of our favorites.Read More
Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party hosted by Kelly Blanco of NBC 6 returns for its eighth year on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Regarded as Miami’s Freshest Night Out, the annual celebration will be held from 7PM to 10PM at The Palms Hotel & Spa, home to farm-to-table concept Essensia Restaurant & Lounge.Read More
It will soon be a new year, and losing weight or healthier eating is the #1 “New Years Resolution” nationwide, so whether or not you make those resolutions, maybe it is time to rethink your dining habits.Read More
With another new year inching closer, we often prioritize our health and diet as the first thing to address. Gym memberships have “New Year, New You” specials and everyone goes on diets and tries new things. Veganism is on the rise and for good reasons. Continue reading for contest to win a copy of Vegan Challenge by Lisa Montgomery.Read More
Brunch just got a lot healthier. In addition to the many “all you can eat” brunch buffets in Miami, new hip spot, Planta in the South of Fifth neighborhood now offers a Saturday and Sunday plant-based a la carte brunch that includes creative versions of traditional brunch favorites in addition to favorite items on the regular Planta menu.Read More
In the quadrant between I-95 and The Dolphin, sits the Allapattah “ Healthy” District, a mixture of sparkling glass medical centers and empty warehouses and lots. On a corner of NE 20th visible with its bright green awning is Smart Bites, a small storefront café that is run by Mari Vila and features healthy soups, salads, burgers (including a Bison Burger!) wraps, sides and fresh juices.Read More
Slow Food Miami’s “Snail of Approval” Tasting Party will return for a seventh successful year on Friday, March 16. Regarded as Miami’s Freshest Night Out, the annual celebration will be held from 7PM to 10PM at The Palms Hotel & Spa, home to farm-to-table concept Essensia Restaurant & Lounge.Read More
As we know, the body is our temple which houses the heart, lungs, kidneys etc. and when any of part of our body is undernourished our whole inner ecosystem is out of balance.Read More
Welcome to MIAbites newest contributor, Arielle Cole, who is trying to make eating gluten free look and feel good. Today's Wellness Wednesday features her favorite spots for gluten free dining. You can find her dining around South Florida on her Instagram @glutenfreegalpal and Twitter @gfgalpal. She is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post Taste Section.
My journey with Celiac disease, an auto immune disease in which the ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine, began in 2014. Although gluten free food options have tremendously increased since that time, there is still a lack of understanding and care for those with my specific dietary need. So if you're like me, finding a restaurant that offers gluten free options can be extremely difficult. Luckily, I have found a few places in South Florida that fit the bill (and which I frequent very often).Read More
I first met Chef Todd Erickson while writing a feature for MIAbites at Fit To Fight, the 12 week Chef fitness challenge that benefited Live To Fight, a nonprofit organization that brings together people in the martial arts and mixed martial arts community to raise money and offer additional support for people with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.Read More
In the quadrant between I-95 and The Dolphin sits the Allapattah “ Healthy” District, a mixture of sparkling glass medical centers and empty warehouses and lots. On a corner of NE 20th visible with its bright green awning is Smart Bites, a small storefront café that is run by Mari Vila and features healthy soups, salads, burgers (including a Bison Burger!) wraps, sides and fresh juices.
It was a hot hot hot Saturday at this week’s HOOD FOOD at MKT by bazbaz Art installation and Marketplace at 2100 North Miami Ave., but that didn’t keep the local artisans, food vendors and many attendees from strolling thru the various stalls, tasting the local food offerings from Jucy Lu, Smart Bites, LadyFingrs popsicles, Mary's Brigadeiros and Lesage Bakery. and enjoying the electronic pop sounds from the very talented Ari Blik.
Carol took the stage in the amphitheater and talked about Florida’s fresh food scene, and the fact that we have TWO growing seasons. While the rising temperatures will soon end the season for traditional produce like tomatoes, asparagus, and peppers, the little appreciated season for tropical fruits and vegetables begins.Read More