Wellness Wednesday: Egg-tastic Natural Dyes

Spring is in the air and to get in the festive spirit I’ve been thinking of ways to brighten up the house, changing the décor to cheerful and lighter colors/fabrics and of course preparing fun recipes for the upcoming holiday I’ll be celebrating with the fam. When I think of Spring I think of bunnies, flowers and of course coloring eggs. However, using toxic dye to color these eggs brings the light springtime music in my head to an abrupt- screeching halt. I started thinking of ways to naturally dye eggs and got the idea from my toothbrush one morning. I […]

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Fit Friday: Raise A Glass to 2016!

It’s actually here, the last few days of 2016 are upon us and a New year is on the horizon. I am a big fan of New Years. This could be due to the fact there is a high volume of sparkly things and corks of bubbly popping everywhere or because I love an excuse to reflect and reset. Either way I love it and look forward to it. Instead of mourning the loss of this past year and commenting on how fast it flew by, I like to relish in all that has happened and look forward to an […]

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Fit Friday: Festive Pomegranate Bark

Holiday season is in full swing and I could not be more in the spirit! I am indulging in the festiveness this time of year brings in a BIG way. I found myself indulging a little too much this week with all the treats and gifts coming through our home and at work. To ensure I don’t go too far off the deep end, I am keeping up with my regular workouts and making a plan to meal prep and prepare some things that satisfy my cravings that I know are nutritious too. The most important thing to remember around the […]

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Motivation Monday: Easy Peasy Smoothie Bowls

Besides meal prep, I think the most important thing to keep you motivated to eat clean and choose foods that are more nutritious and beneficial for your body is variety and taste. While I have been successful the times I stuck to a standard oatmeal, green juice, protein and veggies type of meal plan, it is not something I could sustain everyday for the rest of my life, and quite honestly not one I would want to! To get the most nutrient punch in my diet, I love a good smoothie or smoothie bowl which packs the most good-for-you foods and […]

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Wellness Wednesday: One Side Not To Pass On This Thanksgiving

Pass on the stuffing, pass on the gravy, but please don’t pass on those cranberries. Find out why these pint-sized berries may be the one thing you can’t pass up on this Thanksgiving. I was inspired to look at the traditional Thanksgiving meal and find out if there is anything truly beneficial to our health. Althought this isn’t the holiday known for keeping us on track health-wise, there may be some hidden gems on the table we can feel good about. Cranberries, in my opinion, are an over-looked powerhouse of pure wellness. I’ve included my top 5 benefits of consuming […]

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Fit Friday: Healthy Halloween Candy Swaps

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good decadent treat. I have a sweet tooth and is something I have had since I can remember (just ask my brothers about my infamous candy-induced belly aches & treat hoarding-so embarrassing!). There is no reason you can’t be healthy and still enjoy the treats you enjoy. All you need is a little bit of tweaking and preparation. With Halloween around the corner, I know I’m looking forward to a comforting fall meal, a scary movie to curl up on the couch with and of course CANDY. There are very few chocolate […]

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Eat It, Drink It, Wear It: 3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Season

I don’t know about you but the minute there is a slight chill in the air (post summer) I get fall-fever. Being in Southern California you really have to search hard for those signs of season change, but it doesn’t make the joy of the seasons changing any less. Fall means light sweaters, cute boots, delicate scarves and PUMPKIN. Being the first day of fall, I thought it was fitting to do a post on all things pumpkin! Like most things, food was the main inspiration for this festive post but health and beauty began to play a factor the more […]

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