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

it feels like fall. and even if you aren’t experiencing sweater weather yet, check the calendar. it’s almost OCTOBER?!? where has 2016 gone?? but ah, a good year indeed. what do you guys think? are you excited for FALL?? I am. I absolutely love new seasons (preferably the warmer ones), because they represent a change. they also present you with the opportunity to take a look at what habits could go, what new habits could help you out, and how best to spend your time. it’s a chance to evaluate the situation, and take a… View Post

these type of posts have always fascinated and terrified me! I can’t help but read them when other bloggers post them, or watch when YouTubers lead us through a day in the kitchen, but I never put one together myself because quite frankly, no day is the same.  but when partnering with Juiceman to show a day of eats, I figured why not show you a day of eats using their products. so, 2 meals, 1 green juice that I paired with a salad to make a meal, and a hell of a lot of… View Post

peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter… they all make healthy foodies drool. decadent and delicious, people obsess over nut butters it seems. it’s a favorite that begins in childhood and lasts… forever. a lot of the nut butter love has to do with the versatility of this pantry staple. it can be used in everything. on toast, baked in desserts, in dressings and sauces, and even scooped right into the blender for smoothies or drizzled on top of oatmeal. I chose to make vegan energy bites with them. but sometimes people steer clear because of… View Post

so often I hear, “I just don’t have the time to eat healthy.” say what???? if you’re a mom, student, CEO, IDC! I mean, I care about you and your health and I think it’s incredible that you’re doing it all, but I don’t want to hear the silly excuses anymore. here are five tips to help even the busiest women prioritize their health. all tips I do myself, as I certainly don’t always have the time to be cooking meals from scratch or meditating for an hour every morning. there’s really no denying we live in… View Post

ah, chia seeds…. once part of a ridiculous novelty item of the 90’s (remember the tune??), now a superfood.  well, let’s be clear it was a superfood first. but I’ll clear up the history of chia in a second.  today I’m taking over Salba Chia Seeds Instagram account- so in honor of this fun collaboration, I thought I’d write a quick superfood spotlight on my absolute favorite power seed.  i’m here to answer the big questions around chia seeds.  like what the heck are they?, why are they so good for us?, and HOW do you  incorporate them into meals,… View Post

all hail this vegan caesar dressing.  ceasar salads were always the forbidden fruit of the menu, for me. even before giving up dairy, I would want to order them, they are so delicious… …but I knew it was just NOT the best choice. well guys, there no more diner’s remorse.  you can enjoy this version, guilt free, and impress some dinner guests who totally didn’t expect their starter salad to be this good. this salad dressing is tangy, garlicky, creamy, briny, and just plain delicious.  using cashews and a high speed blender, I was able to… View Post

vegan tacos… dare I say my favorite food? I’m always very hesitant to say that I have a favorite food. as a foodie, I just can’t commit. but, vegan tacos, particularly with homemade mango salsa is definitely a contender for number 1. anything that combines avocado, spicy salsa, fragrant cilantro, and tangy lime juice are my jam. so if you’re with me on the taco loving train, I have a 20 minute recipe for anyone going meatless this monday. they are “meaty” shiitake mushroom lime tacos made dairy free with a quick homemade mango salsa! let’s do it. … View Post