6 Different Types of Fiber, Explained

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that our bodies cannot digest. Once digested into the body most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, or glucose molecules. Fiber is a little different because the molecules cannot be broken down to enter the blood stream thus they continue to pass through the digestive system. […]

November 5, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

Have you ever heard of nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast. The yeast is grown, usually in a culture with either sugarcane or molasses. After it is grown, the yeast is heated to deactivate it and then it is processed and dried. You will typically find it in the form of […]

October 8, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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13 Healthy Snack Ideas + Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

It’s mid-afternoon and you find yourself hungry and wanting a little snack. You might walk up to the vending machine at work and find highly processed foods like chips, cookies, candy bars and soda. Or you walk down the street to a 7-Eleven or bakery and get a muffin or pastry. I get it, healthy […]

October 3, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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Health Benefits of Herbs + How to Store Fresh Herbs

Did you know that herbs are bursting with health benefits? Most of us cook with herbs, fresh or dried because of the flavor they add. A dish of pasta isn’t complete without the garnish of fresh basil. Mint gives a refreshing flavor to a spicy Thai dish and adding sage gives earthiness and depth to […]

September 15, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Summer Corn Crostini + What is Vegan Wine?

Last week I went to a vegan wine party and most people’s reaction was “Isn’t all wine vegan?” Truth bomb for you: no, it isn’t (actually neither is most sugar, for a similar reason) but lets stick to wine for tonight, we can save sugar for another time. Why is wine not vegan? Most wine, […]

August 30, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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7 Strategies to Re-Engineer your Eating Environment for Mindful Eating

Why do we eat more than we think? What is mindless eating? Many of the clients I work with already know WHAT to eat. You might have small questions that get confusing when looking at food trends like, ‘is coconut oil healthy?’ ‘What do you think of the keto diet?’ Everyone agrees adding more vegetables […]

August 27, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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5 Tips to Feed Your Kids Smart! + a 7-Day Family Meal Plan

It’s back to school season and as the summer comes to an end it’s also time to start thinking about school lunches and busier schedules. Figuring out what to feed your kids can be stressful, 3 meals a day + snacks, picky eaters, different preferences, changing appetites all that on top of busy schedules can […]

August 14, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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5 Tips to Look Your Best on Your Wedding Day and Beyond

I know we are not at the beginning of wedding season anymore but I wrote these tips awhile ago for a good friend and amazing wedding photographer Felicia Schumacher*. I just got engaged and although my wedding is still a long way off (actually we don’t even have a date yet!) I love these tips […]

August 7, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Ketogenic Diet 101

The ketogenic diet is becoming increasingly popular.  But is it good? Will you lose weight? What are the pros and cons?  Here is a breakdown of what the ketogenic diet is, if it is right for you and some of the possible benefits and drawbacks of the diet. First of all, I don’t normally support […]

June 19, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Birthday Reflections + Bitter French 75 with Apricot Goat Cheese Crostini

Today I turn 30! I normally don’t talk about personal things on the blog, I try and do one recipe + one health/ nutrition article each week, but I figured I would change it up a bit and reflect on this past year. To start, I never thought this is where I would be when […]

May 25, 2018

Beverage, Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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