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Take a look around this site for ideas on how to eat right & feel awesome! We believe when you treat yo'self well you will be the healthiest & happiest person you know!
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Try on a new definition of yourself to motivate change.
- I once was a dessert person. Until I told myself I wasn’t.
- I once was a person who couldn’t pull off wearing hot pink pants. Until I told myself I could.
- I once was a person who hated running. Until I told myself I loved how it made me feel.
Choose how you define yourself very carefully because… at the end of the day you are who you say you are.
It’s here! Check out the new Flexitarian Protein Swap Infographic!
This is a ‘how-to’ guide to help you swap out animal protein & swap in PLANTS – and still enjoy your favorite foods. Click HERE to see this beauty.
Happy National Nutrition Month. To kick it off, I’m sharing my personal daily 5-point checklist for superhealth:
Any way you slice it, pizza is a feel-good food that rarely falls under the “superfood” category… until now!
I created a pizza that is is made from the healthiest stuff on Earth & doesn’t require pre-heating an oven. All you need is:
- a griddle
- pizza toppings (I love marinara, spinach & cheese)
- the key ingredient, chickpea flour
Chickpea flour is a fiber & plant-protein powerhouse (1/4 cup contains more protein than an egg)! Not to mention, chickpeas are linked to heart health & cancer prevention.
Bottom line: This pizza supercharges your nutrition, saves time, cuts calories and satisfies your cravings. Get the recipe HERE.
The recipe makes 1 pizza, but make a bigger batch for a Griddle Super Pizza party!
Hey jet setters… As you know, delays & layovers can lead to impulse purchases of comfort snacks at the newsstand. Travel smarter.Stay nourished & hydrated en route to your final destination. These snacks make my travel checklist:
- Roasted wasabi edamame – savory plant protein
- Roasted cinnamon garbanzo beans - sweet plant protein
- Raw almonds - heart-smart & satisfying fat
- Apple or clementines - energizing & portable produce
- Water bottle - refillable hydration
- Instant oatmeal packets - warm, whole grain snack in air or on land
Travel anxiety or upset stomach? Pack peppermint
tea bags to feel at ease.
Just as your sweetheart brings out the best in you, certain foods are HEALTHIER when paired w/ the right partner.
Meet my favorite food power couples:
Tea + Lemon
Bragging rights: Citrus makes healthy tea antioxidants, called catechins, more absorbable.
Pasta + Balsamic Vinegar
Bragging rights: Vinegar slows carb digestion to lower post-meal blood sugar & increase fullness.
Yogurt + Almonds
Bragging rights: Almonds are a prebiotic that strengthen the good probiotic bugs in yogurt.
Spinach + Strawberries
Bragging rights: Vitamin C in berries helps the body absorb iron in spinach.
Tomatoes + Olive Oil
Bragging rights: Olive oil increases the absorption of heart-smart lycopene in tomatoes.
Love is in the air. February is the month of romance. Be ready for intimate moments by upgrading your mints.
Instead of masking breath with minty candy, actually clean your mouth w/ FENNEL SEEDS. Research shows that fennel seeds contain anti-microbial properties that fight bad-breath instigators.
Cool Idea: Recycle a mini mint tin, fill it with fennel seeds & stash it in your purse or pocket. Chew on a few seeds (5-10) after a meal or before a close-encounter for a no-calorie, natural breath freshener!
PS: You can find fennel seeds in the spice-aisle of your grocery store.