There are a few things in life that people can't live without...is Coffee one of those for you?? I know you prob just jumped out of your seat and said "um yesss!" or if you are like me you said "meh, no." I know I know, you are thinking "did she just say no?!" Yes, shocking, I am not a coffee person, but I am a tea person I Just love everything about it. BUT whether you are a coffee or tea person I have discovered this amazing product that has flipped the industry and is a serious shining star. (also I do not like coffee but I LOVED this one)Read More
Before I get to the chocolaty goodness recipe, here is a little food for your brain (literally) so you know whyyyy I preach collagen so much. I can't stress it enough...so I will let the facts to the talking.
Collagen - it’s totally a buzz word at this point, but for VERY good reason. Derived from animal bones, it is the reason bone broth is the queen-bee right now. Since bone broth isn’t the easiest to make and can be a little difficult to get your hands on everyday...this is the easy-peasy way of getting all of the amazing nutrients in a powdered form.Read More
For a while I was feeling so uninspired with cooking and making my own food. That happens sometimes and I am totally honest about the waves of motivation I have on making food for myself or living at whole foods. Lately I have been living in the kitchen and having wayy too much fun with these recipes. I have so many people willing to taste test so it has been easy to get opinions. Below is my go-to snack right now. It has ONLY 5 mandatory ingredients, super clean, packed with energy and nutrients.Read More
"I can't have that...I'm Gluten-Free" is usually followed by someone rolling their eyes at this point.
Following that is usually.. "you know that's not a thing right?" or "Are you celiac?"
Answer to both those questions No! I do not label myself but I CHOOSE to not eat gluten and here are the reasons why:Read More
Let me make this short and sweet...(pun definitely intended)...Sugar...it taste great, it makes everything taste better, it makes us happy, and its makes us sick.
If you are basic and proud put your hands up! My hands are high up in the air because if loving pumpkin makes me basic I am all for it. Fall is hands down (or up) the best time of the year. The scarves, boots, football, crip air, apple picking, and all the yummy foods you can make. The best part about pumpkin is IT IS A VEGTABLE! *happy dance* Now don't get this twisted, pumpkin cookies do not count as a vegetable serving, but this does allow for amazing paleo pumpkin treats!Read More
Enjoying life, enjoying company and letting loose are mandatory in my book BUT there are two things that I want to instill in others.. this is to be AWARE and EDUCATED about the food they eat. It is the 80/20 rule. Indulge, enjoy, but be in the know. Be aware of the things you eat on a daily basis and exactly what you are putting into your body.Read More
Do you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut?? Say what??
That means everything we are eating and how well it is digesting is directly affecting how we feel and our health. I mean obviously we know that, but do we really understand what that means?
Recent studies have shown that 74% of Americans have GI discomfort.
These numbers are crazy high people! This is a serious epidemic and we need to help each other out.Read More
I have been really craving soups lately when the weather got really cold a couple weeks ago here in Atlanta. In good old Atlanta fashion, the weather went from 25 degrees to 75 degrees, but I still wanted soup or maybe I wanted an excuse to use my new Vitamix ;). Butternut squash soup is my all time favorite soups so I decided to take on the challenge and make a super quick and easy version.Read More
In the past I would make smoothies with protein powder which contains all those additives and chemicals. In my opinion it would always skew the taste and make the smoothies a little chalky. I have an amazing protein secret to tell you about that will not only feed your protein needs, but blow your mind with the list of benefits.Read More
We all have eating habits and they are just what it sounds like...habits. The things we do constantly become second nature and most of us are unaware of what we are actually doing. Therefore cutting these habits out cold turkey and doing some fad juice cleanse or dramatic low carb diet will not work for people who are on the total opposite side of the spectrum.Read More