Veggie Oatmeal

All this rainy, cold weather has resulted in some serious nesting over here, complete with warming, filling breakfasts. This morning I raided my produce drawer in the fridge to get rid of the odds and ends before the farmer’s market tonite, and in the process came up with this delicious oatmeal for the boys and…

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,…

New Traditions

Growing up New Year’s Day was always about authentic, homemade menudo and posole made by my dad. He would go to East LA to get his dried chilies, tripe, pig foot, pork shoulder, and hominy; starting early in the morning and working laboriously on December 31 preparing the delicious soup we would all enjoy on…

Happy Place

It’s been almost 1 week on the Detox and I’m so proud of myself. Yes, I’ve been craving a beer…every nite and my ego keeps asking me why the hell I am doing this, but I haven’t given in. 🙂 Today is Farmer’s Market day – my fav market by the Marina in Long Beach….

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…

Day 1

Day 1 in the books! Overall, the day wasn’t bad – I wasn’t hungry, it was easy to follow the regimen, and I genuinely enjoyed my meals. I started the day with my usual hot lemon water while I meditated, journaled, and recited mantras before heading off to my 6 am hot yoga class. Had…

Prep

I wanted to share the products I will be using for my 30 day elimination diet. It’s all part of the package that comes with Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living. It comes with 2 – 44.4oz bags of Protein Shake Mix, 1 – 16.9oz bag of Daily Fiber Boost, 2 boxes of Digestion Plus,…

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…