Posts tagged with "vegetables"

How to make your own smoothie packs

Posted March 18, 2015 in smoothie, fruit, vegetables and 6 more


How was your St. Patrick's Day?

The BF made corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot all day, I made a turkey shepherd's pie and my parents came over for dinner. I also enjoyed a Guinness and a mini salted caramel cupcake while we listened to Irish music on Pandora. It was a fun night!


Today I wanted to share how I make smoothie packs. This is something I recently started doing, and it's a huge time saver!

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Easy and Delicious Gluten-Free Dinners

Posted April 22, 2015 in meal planning, dinner, healthy eating and 6 more


The BF and I have been experimenting with our diets recently, and we haven't been eating gluten. No, we haven't been diagnosed with a gluten allergy and no we're not hopping on the gluten-free diet fad.

The BF has some digestive issues that he would like to remedy, and he decided to see if eliminating gluten would make him feel better. I joined him to be a supportive girlfriend and so he wouldn't have to watch me eat bagels.

What is gluten? Gluten is the name for proteins found in wheat. It acts as a glue to hold foods together. Someone with Celiac Disease is allergic to gluten and has pretty severe reactions when they eat gluten. But someone with a sensitivity to gluten might experience foggy mind, depression, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, bone or joint pain or chronic fatigue (source).

The Celiac Disease Foundation actually says you should not self-diagnose, and that you should reach out to a doctor for testing. But the BF simply wanted to see if he felt a little better not eating gluten, which is the reason for our experiment.

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Everything you need to know about kale!

Posted October 7, 2015 in National Kale Day, kale, recipes and 8 more


Kale has been having a major moment for awhile now, but it seems like people either love it, hate it or are scared to try it.

Almost every time that I buy kale, the grocery store associate ringing up my groceries says she's never tried kale before and doesn't know what to do with it. I always suggest massaging the kale, and I get blank stares.

So today I'm putting it all out there. I'm sharing everything you need to know about kale!

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How Greens Can Reduce Your Sugar Cravings

Posted April 20, 2016 in greens, sugar cravings, healthy eating and 6 more


Yes, eating more salads could help get rid of your out of control sugar cravings! 

At one point in my life, I was surviving off of Life cereal, doughnuts, pasta, breadsticks, Pasta-Roni and soft serve ice cream. 

My all carb all sugar diet left me craving sugar all day long. My cravings were caused, in part, by the roller coaster my blood sugar levels were on all day. 

But I was also craving sugar because there was something incredibly important missing from my diet - adequate nutrition.

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Posted January 19, 2017 in recipe, healthy recipes, Roasted Winter Vegetables and 4 more

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Roasting vegetables is by far my favorite way to cook veggies. They always turn out so flavorful and delicious. 

While I usually stick to roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes - my faves - I also love roasting a variety of root vegetables together. This is especially delicious this time of year when sweet warming foods taste super comforting.

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Simple Ways to Eat More Vegetables (without spending hours prepping)

Posted September 27, 2017 in vegetables, healthy eating, greens and 4 more

Struggling to eat enough vegetables because you just don't have time for all that washing, peeling and chopping? I have some solutions for you. 

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One thing that I hear most from my health coaching clients is that preparing meals with fresh vegetables takes too much time. All the washing, peeling and chopping just isn't convenient.

I get it. On nights when I get home late after teaching a yoga class or meeting with a health coaching client the last thing I want to do is spend a lot of time cutting up vegetables then cooking a meal. 

But vegetables are a must. Vegetables are full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. When eaten consistently, vegetables improve your overall health by supporting your digestion, skeletal system and blood pressure, keeping your hair, skin and nails healthy, helping to manage your weight, and preventing disease. 

Luckily, there are a few simple things we can do to eat more vegetables. 

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