Posts tagged with "Oktoberfest"

The Best of Oktoberfest

Posted December 3, 2014 in beer, Oktoberfest, drinking and 4 more

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I'm departing from my usual healthy recipes and healthy tips to talk about beer!

Something you may not know about me - I love beer! I usually post fun cocktail recipes and talk about my love of champagne (champs), but I do love a good beer. Yes, I'm a health coach and I drink beer! I whole-heartedly believe that the majority of our diets should be made up of plant-based and whole foods. But there's also room for things that bring us mental, emotional and physical pleasure.

The BF and I love craft beer, especially Oktoberfest brews. So we decided to embark on an Oktoberfest adventure. We bought every Oktoberfest beer we could find and conducted taste tests. 

We've actually never done an official beer tasting, but we have both been to lots of wine tastings and assumed beer tasting would be similar. It is! Look, swirl, smell, taste. We were good to go there, but we weren't really sure about what to look for or even sure how to describe beer. Luckily, the internet can tell you anything! 

As we tested each beer, we kept an organized spread sheet with beer ratings, descriptions of each beer including the smell, taste, head, lacing, etc. and the calorie count (we kept track of cals for Sweet Success).

Our favorites are based purely on taste. This post has nothing to do with low-calorie or "healthy" options! My philosophy with beer is that you should go for the more flavorful craft beers or microwbrews, have 1-2 and be done. No sense in drinking a flavorless light beer and drinking 5 or 6 of them. Savor the flavor of your beer!

But I do think you should be aware of how many calories are in your beer because some craft beers have nearly 200 calories a serving. 

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 2-4, 2015} - Oktoberfest

Posted October 5, 2015 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 9 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I got into the fall spirit by picking out pumpkins at the farmer's market, buying some fall decor for our house, drinking fall beers at an Oktoberfest event and drinking lots of coffee.

I actually hoped to spend more time lounging around watching Netflix, especially because it was a rainy, dreary and cold weekend. But I stayed pretty busy all weekend.

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Weekend Recap {Oct. 7-9, 2016}

Posted October 11, 2016 in Weekend Recap, yoga, Pumpkin and 7 more

October is kind of a crazy month. 

I'll teach six wellness workshops, I've added two new fitness classes to my weekly schedule, I have some major goals for my health coaching business and nutrition line…on top of my usual stuff. 

So I'm making extra effort to practice self-care during this busy time. I did work on my business over the weekend, but I also read, took a yoga class, baked, cooked delicious healthy meals, spent time with my mom and niece, went hiking and watched documentaries. 

When life gets full, it can be easy to put self-care to the side. But those are the times we need it most!

Here's a recap of my weekend...

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