Well, I think it’s safe to say Summer is out and Fall is totally in! I’m a little bummed about it, considering sunshine, trips to the farmer’s market and beach days are some of my favorite things. But fall flavors are in full effect, I’ve got plenty of holiday recipes to perfect, and I’ve been enjoying the fresh chill in the air. **This post was created in partnership with Pureology. All opinions are my own.**   Want to know what else is fresh this season? My hair care routine. My hair has been receiving lots… View Post

Ahh, back to school time! I found myself staring at a sea of notebooks, binders and highlighters the other day while in the drug store, and I’m 25. No classes starting for me… yet I was mesmerized by all the new school supplies. I think there is something about this time of year that gets us “gearing up” to go back to school, or maybe back to reality because summer is coming to an end and fall festivities are on the way. (NOOO say it ain’t so!) I love when it is about to transition… View Post

Protein…no longer just for smoothies.  Hey, I am a donut-aholic. I’ve professed my love for donuts many times on social media, and I ask for them in place of cake on my birthday. I also made this donut recipe last fall and can’t believe that was the last donut recipe I’ve featured on Kaleinit.  So rather than reserving these delicious treats for dessert, I’m cleaning them up a bit for breakfast. I decided to take a stab at making them vegan and gluten-free, and packed with protein so that they’re more satisfying, and not just an… View Post

ways to take care of yourself on sundaze. i loveeee me some self care. we all need to indulge in it. it allows us to recharge for the week and shake off any stress. and if you’re a creative trying to balance “real life” work and creative outlets/passions (in my case, the blog) then you DESERVE it. moms do. students do. dogs do. we all need self care. shit, grab your dog and cuddle – that’s one of my favorite ways to de-stress. I found that when I began setting time aside for myself, my moods remained… View Post

cranberry beet detox smoothie. I’ve been using Love Beets for quite some time because all of their beet products are DELICIOUS and have become a staple in my fridge. I’m really excited to partner with them in creating this super simple and seasonally inspired smoothie. I feel like the holidays provide you plentyyyy to do. Like, go choose a christmas tree, “oooo and ahhhh” at christmas lights, wrap presents, bake cookies, etc. Cooking beets and cleaning up the aftermath?  Eh, not on my holiday to do list, to be honest. Side note- if you know of a… View Post

adulting is hard… this lentil bolognese is not. I’m not in college anymore (sigh), but I do appreciate a simple, no nonsense, 20 minute recipe like this ridiculously easy lentil bolognese. Recently I was on the Actually Adultish Podcast. The hosts, UCLA students Nina and Christina of Addicted To Lovely asked Jess and I a lot of questions about how to stay healthy in college, how to know when you’re exercising is too much (is it becoming an obsession? might be too much!), and more tips for college health nuts.  It really brought me back to my… View Post

the holidays are here!… …and I have not made ANY recipes for thanksgiving. I first off, I apologize. The GOOD Society, and The GOOD festival are keeping me very, very busy. One of the reasons I’m excited for a few days or family, relaxation, and FOOD of course. I realize I am going to need to cook something this week, that”s why I’ve put together a round up featuring some of my favorite bloggers and their incredible Thanksgiving dishes.  I found my favorite for each category. so appetizer, salad, side dish, stuffing, main course, dessert… View Post

Happy Halloween!! It’s going to be November tomorrow, so let’s let THAT sink in. Fall flavors have been going non-stop in my kitchen since, well, September 1. If you’re a mama who needs to stay fueled for the trick or treating…  …or simply want to balance out all the excessive sugar consumption today with some super foods, check this salad out.  roasted acorn squash salad.  I wouldn’t say halloween is my FAVORITE holiday. I don’t dislike it, I just rarely dress up. but what I LOVE about Halloween and the end of October is that the… View Post

I LOVE breakfast. I HATE waking up early. no matter how early I plan to wake up, I typically am running late and leaving for whatever I need to do LAST minute.  therefore I enjoy 1 of 3 breakfasts every. single. day. they are… overnight oats (like this incredible pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe I’m about to share) a smoothie (green) OR a super healthy bar and piece of fruit on the go. occasionally I mix it up with a little spicy avocado on sprouted toast action. although that’s usually a lunch or snack. the beauty of… View Post

change of season, means fall in love with life. i’m going to discuss gratitude today, cause it’s the weekend, and you have time to reflect, relax, and rejuvenate a bit. it’s easy to spot the difficulties or inconveniences in life. the pile of dishes after a homemade meal, the traffic causing you to be late, the devastating news you receive unexpectedly. but just as it is easy to spot the annoyances, hardships, and struggles, you can see the good. think of gratitude as the final piece of the happiness puzzle. this final piece harmonizes the positive experiences,… View Post

hashtag pumpkin spice season. i made this pumpkin chia pudding parfait the night before, and was happy with the flavor, AND the IG comments from followers who wanted to try. truth is, it couldn’t be more simple. so simple i didn’t think to put together a post initially- and now it’s worth it.  however, because of the simplicity, i love chia pudding. chia has virtually no flavor, yet is packed with nutrients and fiber. sweeten it a bit with natural sweeteners, and you have a decadent breakfast that tastes like dessert. i work chia into so… View Post