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

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

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

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

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

I’m heading to Nantucket this week for 5 days of relaxation in a beautiful place, and for the Nantucket Yoga Festival! tomorrow check back for a post on packing for a yoga festival! from Philly it’s a far drive, followed by a ferry ride. so I’ll probably need snacks. And I’m never sure what the breakfast situation will be at hotels, although I can always count of fresh fruit. So I made some granola thinking it would be the perfect mason jar of raw granola goodness to throw in my bag and bring along. I can eat… View Post

  today is #TOASTTUEDAY! and the ‘gram is celebrating. if anyone follows my insta feed, they see a lot of toast. isn’t it crazy how this toasting tradition has become a literal…phenomenon. foodies are drooling over delicious toast combos, so I figured I would discuss my favorite ways to celebrate this weekly holiday. all drooling aside, this food craze is a perfect snack, breakfast or lunch. it combines all of the best things for health and energy such as whole grains, healthy fats, veggies/fruits… so hop on the toast train, I say. when toasting, I… View Post

  yesterday I’m talking about making yoga more hardcore, and today I’m giving you a chocolate pb dream team in an overnight oat recipe looking dessert worthy.  I guess it’s what they say… balance. but honestly, these overnight oats are dairy free, gluten free, and don’t have any added sugar. this breakfast is also filled with super food  cacao, healthy fats like nut butter & coconut…. ok, I take it back- eat all the chunky monkey overnight oats your little heart desires this sunday morning. if you don’t want to do them overnight style, just stir… View Post

pitaya nice cream must mean temperatures are rising… bring on the 1 ingredient raw vegan treats.  banana nice cream is so good. it’s raw. it’s naturally sweet. it’s full of fresh fruit. it’s pretty. it doesn’t require nasty milk to make. it’s food in pure form.  this morning I woke up craving some nice cream. and since I keep a large bag of frozen banana in the freezer at all times, it was possible.   breakfast is when I consume the most fruit. since fruit is so easily digested (and hydrating) I find that my body responds well… View Post