I've often pondered this idea because many people think they're mutually exclusive. I have surely been guilty of this in the past; when life starts to get overloaded with work and responsibilities, eating healthy gets pushed to the side. The irony is that quality nutrition is needed even more when times of stress are high! So, how do we find the delicate balance of healthy eating while constantly being on the go?Read More
Feeling hungry? Eat an avocado!
The Nutrition Journal recently published a study that found adults who added 1/2 of an avocado to their lunch decreased their appetite by 40% for up to 3 hours. If that wasn't enough, these delish fruits are also rich in unsaturated fats and contain the highest amount of protein in any fruit! Great motivation infuse them into your life.Read More
This classic saying actually has quite a bit of merit! Eating raw apples regularly is great for gout and rheumatism. 2 apples a day can actually reduce cholesterol levels by 10%. You can even apply raw grated apples as a poultice on sprains. Lets not forget that all this wonderful fiber is great for weight loss by increasing fullness and regulating blood sugars throughout the day!Read More
What is real food anymore? Does it mean natural? Does it mean organic? Does it just mean from the earth?
There's so much confusion on what to eat, where to buy, and most companies don't help by trying to secretly disguise products that contain sugar with the 57 aliases they use.Read More
So, you really want to be healthy, you love to cook, and you value organic, non-GMO, local food....but, how can you possibly afford it on a budget?! Just because your monetarily challenged doesn't mean you have to shop in the canned food isles and eat fast food.Read More
It's that time of year when you just want to cuddle up next to the fire and make smores. Try my 'healthier' version of smores using vegan marshmallows, bananas & strawberries, dark chocolate, and gluten-free ginger cookies.Read More
Every family has it's quirks but that doesn't meant that getting together can't be fun!Read More
Combining my recent trip to Mexico (check out my instagram pics) with the cozy autumn season and wholah... butternut squash burritos!
What you will need:
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of black beans, rinsed
5 oz of goat cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
5 flour (or corn) tortillas
10 oz of winter squash
2 cups of spinach
1/2 cup salsa (check out my fav here)
1. On medium heat mix the onion, garlic, curmin in a skillet for about 5 minutes.
2. Then add the squash while stirring for several minutes. Next, stir in the black beans and spinach.
3. Heat of the tortillas and place them on plates.
4. Spread the salsa inside the tortilla and then scoop the mixture into the tortilla.
5. Sprinkle the top with goat cheese and fold them up.
Something as simple as adding an avocado to your lunch could decrease your appetite by 40% for up to 3 hours! The Nutrition Journal recently published a study that found this to be true in overweight adults who added 1/2 an avocado to their lunch! Great motivation to add some avocados to your diet which are rich in unsaturated fats and contain the highest amount of protein of any fruit.
Try the Green Goddess Smoothie
What you need:
1 avocado (sliced)
1/2 cup pineapple (sliced)
2 to 3 leaves dinosaur kale
1-inch slice fresh ginger
1/4 cup banana (sliced)
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon flax seeds
3 mint leaves
Combine ingredients in blender
Blend for 1 minute, add more water for desired thickness
Gosh, I don't know what I love more about this season... the crisp air, drinking warm tea, or the cozy food! Try this super yummy kale, pumpkin, and goat cheese salad to get some fall flavor.Read More
I honestly never thought I would utter those words! I have always been a Vitamix, Juicing, dehydrating, kinda gal but things are changing with my new found freedom from medical school.Read More
Time to harvest all your hard work in the garden and create yummy, gorgeous salads!Read More
Popcorn is one of my most favorite foods and it doesn't have to be the greasy movie theatre popcorn that has 3,000 calories and is loaded ingredients that are hard to pronounce!
If you put in a little effort and decide to make your own popcorn it's quite delish and super low in calories. Did you know that 3 cups of air-popped popcorn only has 92 calories, 3 grams protein, and 4 grams of fiber. There's seriously 101 ways to flavor this wonderful treat!Read More
Something as simple as an apple, orange, or pear can be absolutely stunning!Read More
Hmmmm, where to start?! Besides losing weight, looking vibrant, and having amazing skin, raw food provides you with the optimal level of nutrients from your food.
What is eating raw? Eating a raw diet consists of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and sprouted grains none of which is heated above 118 degrees fahrenheit to prevent the enzymes from denaturing and preserving all of the nutrients.Read More
Lately my morning smoothie is seriously green but tastes great!
It has everything you need to start the day off right. Lots of protein (including my favorite spirulina), rich in vitamins and grasses, and detoxifying with chlorella.Read More
A quick efficient way to your greens is in a shot! Who can say no to a boost in energy, glowing skin and tons of nutrients.Read More
Looking for a quick way to get your morning greens? Try the green goddess smoothie!Read More
Sugar snap peas are a fresh, crunchy, delicious snack! Lately, I can't get enough of them. Unlike green peas, you can eat the whole pod which is loaded with fiber. They're also rich in folate, vitamin C, K, and A.Read More