Snacks

After Thanksgiving Refreshing Slaw

  • Posted on: 24 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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I hope you had an incredibly cozy, loving, and joyful Thanksgiving holiday! I sure did. Tony's family sure knows how to cook and I ate sooo much. While I have ZERO shame or regret about what or how much delicious food I enjoyed, I could tell that today my body was craving some crips, raw veggies and I knew this slaw recipe created by Emilie Maynor would totally hit the spot! This slaw is packed with cruncy, nutritious veggies including one of my favorites- parsley. Parsey has lots of health benefits: it's packed with vitamin K, vitamin C, and Vitamin A rich in anti-oxidant nutrients promotes...

Luteal Phase Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Posted on: 23 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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I've been learning so much about my hormones this year and I'm truly amazed at how much food effects them. The book Woman Code by Alissa Vitta has been an amazing resource. It taught me that incorporating certain foods during different phases of my cycle helps balance my hormones! And it's so simple to add in these foods. For example, during the Luteal Phase (the week and a half before your period) our bodies experience a surge of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. And the symptoms of PMS occur when our estrogen is too high compared to our progesterone. Foods that help the liver detox...

Whole Food Plant Based Pancakes

  • Posted on: 3 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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You're gonna love these! Pancakes should be: fluffy, fluffy, FLUFFY! simple to make and of course, DELICIOUS! And, these plant based pancakes are all that and more! Bob's Red Mill flours are the go-to choice in our house. Using traditional quartz stone mills, they make sure all their products contain the highest nutritional quality possible. I also avoided refined oils in this recipe and was so pleasantly surpised to see that we got the perfect amount of browing without having any oil on the griddle. So, if you're looking for a light, yet filling breakfast for the whole fam (or if you just...

Hygge Winter Porridge

  • Posted on: 4 December 2017
  • By: jessica
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According to Louisa Thomson Brits from her book, The little book of hygge, "Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a quality of presence and experience of belonging and togetherness. It is a feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered." Hygge is more than just blankets, fires, and cozy times spent with those you love. It is an intentional way of living your life to be more open to those around you, while still finding comfort and safety in the everyday still moments of solitude. It is far more complex than I can explain in one blog post, so consider this a brief introduction. At my home I...

Winter Smoothie Bowl

  • Posted on: 29 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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The weather is brisk, sweaters and boots are in regular rotation, and our home is in snuggle mode 24/7. I love winter for so many reasons, one of the top being amazing spice combinations. The aroma of cinnamon floods my mind with precious memories of sipping apple cider from a tiny paper sample cup while shopping for holiday goodies with my mother. Today's recipe invites you to fill your body full of nutritious goodness, while igniting your taste buds with the flavors of the season. This recipe comes to us from Emilie Maynor Living . My creative, and brilliant friend is hosting a smoothie...

No-nonsense smoothie recipe

  • Posted on: 13 November 2017
  • By: jessica
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I've learned over the years that eating a big breakfast early in the morning is not something I enjoy. Something about my cravings when I first wake do not lend themselves to devouring protein rich bacons, eggs, or biscuits. Brunch... now that's my jam! I love breakfast food, I just prefer to eat it later in the day. I've discovered that my body is much happier with a hearty, creamy smoothie or smoothie bowl in the early morning. I pack my smoothies with greens, healthy proteins, and yummy fruit to give myself a powerful start to the day. Here's one of my favorite recipes.

Go-to morning smoothie recipe

  • Posted on: 13 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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Today I want to share with you guys my go-to smoothie recipe! I am not a fan of big meals when I wake up early in the mornings. I need something simple and easy to consume that will give me a ton of nutrients quickly. This smoothie recipe gives me the energy I need to get through my busy work day and feel great.

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