• Nutrition

    Eat Away Your Winter Blues

    Well it’s officially freezing. The cold weather is extra hard for me to deal with but what’s even worse are these super short days. I find myself getting less than 30 minutes of sunlight a day- if I am lucky! Although I do not suffer for seasonal depression- I can 100% notice a change of energy and my mood once the winter months hit. Fortunately I can control my diet. Here are some foods that help with anxiety and depression. ♥ Oats: Perfect, just in time for winter- right? Oats have been proven to improve the nervous system when eaten daily. The fiber and protein content in oats helps stabilize blood…

  • Nutrition

    The Tastiest Oxymoron: Low Sodium Salted Caramel Cookies + The Sodium Epidemic

    Happy almost New Year! Have you guys started considering New Year resolutions yet? I have ten million. Become a dietitian, save money, blog more, try kick boxing, save more money, become more conscious of sodium, spend more time on myself. Should I continue? In all seriousness, I have never followed resolutions because I strive every day to be my best self whether that is to eat well or work hard– I try. But, I respect and understand resolutions.  I see the importance.  A huge tip that I can give you as you decide on your resolution is to make it achievable AKA realistic and detailed.  Loosing 20 pounds is a…

  • Nutrition

    Staying Healthy on a Vacation

    Hello my beautiful readers! It’s been a couple weeks since i’ve posted because I have been super busy and well very stressed. Working full time + applying to become a dietitian + trying to start my own brand equals a ton of energy- BUT I love it.   And luckily for me, I went on the most beautiful vacation this week- to San Juan.  We stayed at the Ritz Carlton there and it was a very relaxing stay.   SO LET’S CHAT HEALTH. First of all- it’s extremely important to work out on vacation.  I am not talking about slaving at the gym- but get out and explore! Go hiking,…

  • Nutrition

    Let’s Talk Fat : Spotlight Ghee

    Let’s chat fat! First of all, let me start of by saying fats do not make you FAT.  Like all food- you need to pay attention to the quality of the ingredient.  Still, it’s confusing, because we have been told for years that butter is bad for us- after all it is a saturated fat that has been associated with heart disease. But like all things in the health industry we can not jump to conclusions.  In fact, when the “low fat” craze came out about 20 years ago people started eating more sugar, and diabetes and heart disease rates ended up increasing…HMMM… Fats contain 9 calories per gram keeping…

  • Nutrition,  Recipes

    Sneaking In Your Veggies + GIVEAWAY Time

    I love vegetables. Shocking.  But I get it, I’m not always in the mood to eat a salad at every meal or chug a green juice every morning.  Yet still, I try to make my plates veggie centric- regardless.  If you have little ones or are a finicky eater yourself, I realize this may not be easy. Lets break this down into two categories:  With these tips, you will be eating vegetables regardless #NoExcuses. P.S: Scroll on down and enter a yummy-giveaway!  1.” I am not in the mood for veggies, I would rather eat pizza” Happens to the best of us, often.  So my best advice here is eat…

  • Nutrition

    Eat Healthy & Save Money

    Fact. Eating healthy can be VERY expensive.  And i’m not talking about buying 12$ cold press juices- I am talking about buying quality foods- which end up being costly.  After years of the struggle “how can I eat healthy and not spend a ton” I have finally came up with this number one tip!.    Try one, try all.  And comment below to let me know what your favorite trick is! Meal Prep I can not tell you the amount of times where I come home from work and am starving / don’t want to cook an elaborate dinner- so I buy sushi, or a 15$ salad etc.  Cooking every…

  • Nutrition

    What The Nut : TigerNuts

    Let’s talk fiber:  Fiber aids in digestion with tons of health benefits.  Fiber helps us maintain a healthy weight, regulate blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, prevents certain cancers like colon cancer and way way more!  This is why I am a huge fan of the WHOLE fruit vs fruit juice – because fruit contains natural (and healthy) sugars but we need the fiber with the fruit to reap maximum benefits. Are you getting enough fiber?? If you are not eating enough whole foods- chances are no.  Fiber can be found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables.  You may notice you need more fiber if you are starting to feel constipated, tired, and see…

  • Nutrition

    Gluten Free- Roasted Delicata Squash CAKE

    I don’t bake.  I sometimes feel like I can’t even get pre made cookie dough to bake correctly.  But then a brand called Coconut Secret  mailed me some coconut flour so I needed to experiment. I had this beautiful delicata squash in my pantry- so I googled how to make a delicata squash cake.  I was VERY disappointed when I found basically nothing on the web- because as I said- I need DESPERATE help when it comes to baking.  So I tried this one -and I am SO proud of myself with how it turned out that I absolutely had to blog about it! SERIOUSLY THOUGH— I NEVER BAKE! So guys-…

  • Nutrition

    Healthy Halloween Cocktails

    I love Halloween, I love halloween parties, I shamelessly love putting on my thing-highs and a sexy little outfit ( insert: “I’m a mouse-duh”)  ;).  Why is it that on the day when we are supposed to put on our tiniest outfit, we also attend parties filled with candy, and beer, and carbohydrate-sugar overloaded punch.  HELLO bloat central.  Especially not in my tiny tiny outfit! So this year, I decided to experiment with some healthy drinks for a Halloween party. So now we can drink, wear our tiny outfits and look FABULOUS too! Let me start off with my favorite Activated Charcoal drink- click the link for benefits and some info! This…

  • Nutrition

    Avocado Obsession + A Recipe Round-Up

    True story: I am OBSESSED with avocados.  I have always been naturally thin- never calorie counting, and I remember when when my friends from college who were naturally calorie- obsessed would literally shun avocados because they were high in calories.  This sadly made me feel guilty for eating a full avocado at a time because I didn’t want to eat 400 calories and a ton of fat.  WELL I grew-up and stop listening to what other people said: especially when it came to nutrition and diets.  So I am back at it- supporting the avocado and all of it’s glorious fats.   You know why?  Because it’s fricken delicious, packed…