I Choose to Breath…

No one ever tells you that parenting is hard.     I mean sure, they tell you it’s amazing and beautiful and babies are adorable, but do they ever tell you about the cholicy baby that literally cries 20 hours a day; the maternity clothes that you’ll wear for a solid year after you have the baby (maybe more, maybe less); the days when you lock yourself in the bathroom and cry from the sheer Read More

Pasta Salad – It’s what’s for dinner!

What do Pasta Salad – and 1970’s have in common? They are both back in style! You probably think of pasta salad as a mayo-filled, non-health food that you mother or grandmother made for family reunion. Well no longer mama – I’m bringin’ it back – in an all new (yet-completely not-new) way! Pasta salad is a staple in our house and a go to for an easy prep meal, as well as a clean Read More

Are you sick of the “New Year, New You” message?

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I am.   Seriously. Over. It. Everywhere I look it’s all about diet – even Oprah (who I frankly never thought would go there, did. And she’s happy, so who am I to judge, right?). My social media feed is filled with it, magazines, newspaper, commercials, blog posts, everything, everywhere, all the time! What the HULA?! Can a mama get a break? Just a hot second to reevaluate herself before her daughter’s start asking her Read More

Infused Water

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Do you Infuse your Water? If not, giiiiirl, you gotta get on this train! Water is uber important for your body, your brain, and is a key component to good health and weight management.   It helps your skin look better, your digestion improve, your bloating decrease, increases your energy, helps you to focus better, and the list goes on and on. Additionally, many of us are actually thirsty when we think we are hungry. Read More

30 days, 130 oz. of Water

Could you do it? If you follow me on Instagram, you may know what I’m talking about… Yes, I am a health coach, but I am also a mom, a wife, a sister, daughter, friend and so many other things, and I have a life, and sometimes, life get’s in the way. And I forget things… basic things… like water. Our bodies are up to 60% water.  But, our brains and our heart are about Read More

Hot and Sour Soup

hot and sour soup

Hot and sour soup is one of my all time favorites!   It’s: Quick Easy Light Spicy Healthy Fast YUUUUUUUUMMY Which pretty much sums up what good food means to me! I often make it on the weekend or a Monday morning for me to eat for lunch during the week.   I honestly have never let me kids try it because when they were little it was too spicy, and now that they are Read More

Quick No-bake Granola Bars

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I make granola bars pretty often, and while I love my regular recipe, it has lots of ingredients and there’s chopping involved and well, frankly, sometimes… Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! So, this is my quick go to for snack bars in a jiffy!   They cool almost instantly so they are ready in a flash, and they hold together really well (due to the fact that they are nearly 1/3 peanut butter)!   Read More

Confession time…I’m not a size 2.

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Yup – Fo Realz! Jesus – I cannot believe I’m about to actually type this, buuuuuut – here goes… There was a time I was afraid.  Well, I wasn’t actually afraid, I was freakin’ terrified. You see everything I know about food, I learned on my own.   I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist, or a chiropractor, or a naturopath or a chef, I’m just a mom whose kids were sick and Read More

Simple Polenta

As a self-proclaimed vegan-light family, we don’t often eat meat at our house.  However, growing up with meat at every meal, I often look at what I am making for dinner and search for something to replace the “meat” section on my perfectly portioned dinner place (you know the color-coded ones that they have hung up in doctors offices). Polenta is one of my go-to’s for that!  I never grew up eating it and when Read More

8 Tips to Mindfully Eat this Thanksgiving

Holidays often end with people sitting around complaining about how full they are and about how much they ate.  Often times, the complaining is followed by exhaustion and ultimately a nap because their bodies need to rest so that they can break down and digest all of the food that they just ate.   You see, eating is hard work on your body.   The chewing is the easy part, breaking down the food into Read More