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Prune and chia jam to go-go

Prune and chia jam to go-go

  Pregnancy brings with it a cascade of hormonal changes, some of which cause things to slow down in the digestive tract. But the body never does something without reason. Digestion slows during pregnancy to allow our food to be in contact with the surface area of our intestines longer, allowing us to extract more…Continue Reading

Stop waiting for the jeans to fit

Stop waiting for the jeans to fit

Feeling good is the goal. Have you ever hung onto a pair of jeans that no longer fit, hoping they would serve as motivation? Perhaps you’re holding back from buying a bold outfit because you don’t feel worthy of it…yet. I’ve heard it countless times. Waiting for the jeans to fit or for the scale…Continue Reading

Citrus Turmeric Tonic

Citrus Turmeric Tonic

    I’m excited to be sharing the recipe for my citrus turmeric tonic with you today, straight from my online program, the Love Your Lifestyle plan.  I like to make a batch of this zippy drink and store it in the refrigerator for my husband and I to enjoy over a couple days, especially…Continue Reading

Quick tip to control cravings

Quick tip to control cravings

Ever have those moments when you are overcome with an urge to eat that is NOT physical? Meaning that the motivation is coming from your head or heart rather than from a physical need for food? Maybe you had a rough day and could use a bowl of ice cream. Or maybe you’re feeling stressed…Continue Reading

Quinoa, squash and goat cheese salad board

Quinoa, squash and goat cheese salad board

Having fun in the kitchen Some of my best meals have come from improvising. You know the scene: it’s the end of the week and your fridge is running low on ingredients yet you’re craving something delicious and satisfying. You could choose one of two approaches to this. Stress-out and make something quick, mindlessly and…Continue Reading

Parma Pizza frittata

Parma Pizza frittata

  Have you heard of meatless Mondays and taco Tuesdays? Theming your days of the week is one of my top tips when it comes to menu planning as I’ve shared on the blog before.  It’s a great way to shave time off your routine and come up with weeknight dinner ideas, fast. When you come home at the end of…Continue Reading

Simple tips to improve digestion today

Simple tips to improve digestion today

Tummy troubles like bloating, gas, heartburn, indigestion, and constipation are common concerns.  Although these issues can be caused by what we eat, I am always impressed by the way simple tweaks to how we eat can help support our digestive system and resolve these issues. Here are some simple tips to improve your digestion today.      Arrive…Continue Reading

Meal Prep Fall Harvest Bowl

Meal Prep Fall Harvest Bowl

  The grass is frosted, the thermostat is cranked-up all the way and the tea kettle is in full swing…it’s officially fall y’all! Mother Nature may be winding down and slowing her activities in preparation for winter, but the fall on my end usually means things start picking up steam. But because mind-body nourishment remains a top priority no matter the season, I’ve…Continue Reading

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