• Nutrition

    Take 5 Minutes and Stretch (DAILY!)

    Stretching is great for flexibility and injury prevention but it also has way more benefits. Yogi or not. Athlete or not. I challenge you all to take five minutes out of your day to just simply stretch. No equipment necessary.  Good times to do it are right after you wake up or during commercials when watching TV!  What does stretching do? It increases blood flow to muscles and tissues.  Benefits:  {1} Stress release.  It looses muscles and takes away tension. It also helps with the release of endorphins- the hormone that makes you happy. {2} Improves flexibility.  This one is sort of obvious-but nothing is better than feeling flexible! {3} Increases…

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    Snack Happy, Snack Healthy.

      Snacks. Snacks always get such a bag rep, and the word snacking have such a negative connotation. Well..i’m here to change that. Because I f*cking love snacking. There is nothing more relaxing then laying in bed at night, watching some sopranos and drinking wine and eating SNACKS. SOOO…let’s chat healthy snacks. And no- i’m not talking about energy bites or celery dipped in hummus. I’m talking about real snacks that we actually crave at night. My favorite is POPCORN. Popcorn is a whole grain and is high in fiber and protein- plus you get to pick at it for a long time, lots of bites…its satisfying to eat. Buyers…

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    Yoga Babes: Check This Out!

    This month, I was fortunate enough to try a some yoga- inspired products- after all it is #NationalYogaMonth. Before I share these goodies with you, I want to explain to you why I LOVE yoga. I suffer from anxiety and have for years. I have tried everything from medication to breathing exercises. Sure, some of these help- but Yoga has always been consistent for me. I love the idea of going to a class and being with people or having the option of practicing yoga on my own. I feel stronger every time I do yoga. It’s an amazing thing to see what my body can do. I highly suggest…

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    Adulting at Lunch

    After graduating for college and starting a day job, lunch has always been the most challenging meal for me.  Why? Because in grade school I would always bring a packed lunch, easy. In college, I had a salad bar at my finger tips with my cafeteria’s meal plan.  Once actual real life hit- figuring out what the F to do for lunch was a huge challenge. Scratch that. It wasn’t even a challenge at first, because you know why? I was buying lunch daily. I would stop at Whole Foods at pick up Sushi, or grab one of those protein boxes at Starbucks.  Sure- none of them were unhealthy but…

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    GoPure: My Favorite Hydration Gadget!

    Today his 70 degrees in February- Holy moly! As the heat starts trickling in (finalllllyy) I start thinking about health. One of the topics that I always think of is hydration.  Why? Because my lips are chapped, my skin isn’t glowing and it’s only going to get warmer.  So this is my time.  I want to make a commitment to myself to be hydrated and stay hydrated by the time SPRING actually comes.   So let me tell you all about these pods called GoPure that I discovered.  The PuriBloc technology found in the pod has encouraged me to hydrate in the most effective way!  Go pure is a purifying pod…

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    One Slice, Endless Possibilities

    Toast Tuesdays, a popular trending hashtag in the Instagram community- especially among wellness and heath bloggers and I am SO on board.  Bread always get a bad rep, and as a nutritionist (soon to be RD) I would like to put this statement out in the universe, or at least the internet —  Bread is EVERYTHING.  Bread is not making you fat.  Eating too much bread and other shit is.  Ugh- buying a fresh loaf of bread at Whole Foods or the local bakery, nothing better.  If your body can tolerate it – there is totally nothing wrong with enjoying a slice or two.. Bread rant over. On last thing:…

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    Stacks on Stacks: Roasted Butternut Squash Pancakes

    Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.  I have a real treat for you today: roasted butternut squash pancakes.  Like all things I do here, they are super simple to make {because I cheat using pancake mix}.  I never have been much of a pancake gal- however, once in awhile, I want something decedent. Yeah, this one-in-a-while happened to be the day after Thanksgiving, but whatevs.  I mean, they’re whole wheat and have squash in them for god sake. Can’t be too bad, right? Butternut squash can be intimidating to cook and fucking hard as a rock.  My hack for you- is MICROWAVE IT! Yes, jab a few wholes into…

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    Chia Pudding..I Still Love You!

    I remember making my first bowl of chia pudding.  I was in college, home on break at my parents house. I mixed coconut milk with chia seeds and raw cocoa powder and it turned out horrendous. I added way too much liquid and it was goopy and icky. It was a let down, but after practice- I perfected chia pudding and it’s SO SIMPLE!  Mix two tbsp of chia seeds with 1/2 cup liquid (I normally use plain milk or coconut milk). Leave in the refrigerator overnight.  The chia seeds will soak in all of the goodness and turn into a plump, tapioca-like texture.   I’m normally spot on with forecasting…

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    Hello Convenience, Hello Deliciousness.

    If you know me or have read my blog – you may know the easier the meal – the better. I still like to prepare some tasty meals -however I would just prefer to do so in the easiest way possible. Sure, I dream to one day whip up an elaborate dinner every night- but I don’t have time or energy. So when HelloFresh contacted me asking if I wanted to try their meals – I did not hesitate when I replied YES.  A little about Hello Fresh:  They deliver farm-fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep.   Each meal is packaged in a box with directions on how to cool…

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    Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

    This breakfast bowl is the shittt. And my favorite part- if you partake in meal prep during the week- this breakfast will literally take you 3 minutes to make. Meal Prep Tip:  Batch cook grains and starches in the beginning of the week – So once you have your precooked sweet potatoes all you have to do is build the bowl.  A little note about sweet potatoes: these tots are super rich in vitamin A and C and are also a great source of fiber and potassium.  They are also very filling and help regulate blood sugar- which is why I think they make the most perfect breakfast starch. You won’t feel that…