POWER Oatmeal

I like fueling, filling breakfasts for the kids and I. It keeps the snacksters and cravings at bay; plus I love loading up my meals with nutrients for maximum effect. I love Arbonne protein shakes for that reason – my fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals all in 1 glass; but it’s been so cold lately…

Plant Based Diet Resources

I had a client reach out to me today because her younger sister is having some medical issues and she’s been trying to get her to try a plant-based diet for her health. She was asking for any information I could get her (which is quite extensive) and I thought I should share this list,…

Day 2 & 3

OK, this is tough. And not tough in the way that I’m hungry and just thinking about food all the time, but this is uncomfortable. I have a low grade headache, I am exhausted (more than usual), cranky, and overall not myself. Emotions and thoughts are coming up that are difficult and pivotal. My willpower…

80/20 shift

With Summer coming to a close, I’ve realized how much my 80/20 eating lifestyle has shifted. What began as allowing some of the less healthy foods into my diet 20% of the time – snacks, chips, alcohol (hello, beach bum days with the kids!) – has become less fresh leafy greens and more tortilla chips….

Dill Cauliflower Rice

Sunday was the 4th Sunday of March, which means it was Feed Your Soul Flow at the Long Beach Marina Farmer’s Market (located on E Marina Drive off PCH across from the Whole Foods shopping center). This series is a partnership with my friend Chelsea B; I demo healthy food recipes and she leads yoga….

Banana-rama

Yesterday afternoon I was racking my brain on what to bring to a Girls Nite In potluck using ingredients that were already in the house, as the boys were napping and I couldn’t get to the grocery store. In perusing the cabinets and fridge, I saw a bunch of overly ripe bananas waiting for a…

The Spice of Life

Turmeric is another one of those incredibly beneficial herbs – filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories from the curcuminoids within, it slows down the oxidative process of ageing and reduces inflammation in the body. From joint pain, depression, and cancer, this healing herb is one you want to incorporate into your diet. The plant belongs to…

mmm…

I love loading up my meals with nutrients..including my smoothies. It’s the quickest, easiest way to get the most health benefits and as a mom of 2 toddlers, I need quick and easy! I’ve been making Matcha Maca Lattes (say that 3 times fast) for a while now and have enjoyed the benefits, especially in…

Jammin’

It’s been crazy hot here, I’m  talking 103 degrees hot, and for some weird reason I just want to eat and eat with the heat. I’ve been craving desserts so thought it a perfect reason to make some chia seed jam. Farmer’s market strawberries are starting to taste less sweet since they are out of their…

Oatmeal+

As a mother of 2 small boys, my meals are few and far between. I either have to eat what the 2 year old is eating or eat when he is napping as he generally wants “a bite” of anything I am eating. “A bite” turns into him cleaning my plate. Therefore, I need nutrient dense…

Tea Time

Over the weekend I visited an awesome little bakery that makes only gluten-free items, Twice Baked Baking Company. I’ve been following them for a bit on instagram and everything looks amazing! I went in for the olive loaf, but it was sold out and instead left with a delicious brioche loaf. {Note: the brioche is gluten-free…