plant-based eating, what I eat in a day

What I Eat in a Day 5

IMG_6048.JPGRecently on Instagram, I participated in a group thread with several other lovely people sharing what we each eat on a typical day. Our goal was to share what real-life vegans (and plant-based eaters) eat to inspire the thousands of people taking part in the annual Veganuary Challenge. My day to share meals was a Tuesday punctuated by normal, daily activities–taking the kids to school, going to the gym, working from home, picking up the kids, homework, dinner, and after school activities. As a busy mom of 3, my goal was to show that if I can nourish my body with healthy, delicious meals, that you can too! Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 5”

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How to Start a Plant Based Diet (from a Holistic Health Coach & mom of 3 that’s done it successfully!)

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With the end of the decade looming large, many are looking to make a big change in 2020. Perhaps you’re one of the millions of people that are ready to make the leap to a predominately whole foods, plant based lifestyle in the coming year. Maybe you’ve heard of the health and environmental benefits, but you’re not sure where to start. Below is a Holistic Health Coach’s guide to making a successful transition to a healthy, sustainable, abundant plant based lifestyle. Continue reading “How to Start a Plant Based Diet (from a Holistic Health Coach & mom of 3 that’s done it successfully!)”

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Smokey Vegan Ranch (Lunch Box) Pasta Salad

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6+ weeks into the school year usually means it’s time to gather more lunch box inspiration! Today I’m sharing a protein-packed, fiber-filled, flavorful cold pasta dish that’s sure to break up the sandwich doldrums. Continue reading “Smokey Vegan Ranch (Lunch Box) Pasta Salad”

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Make Packing Healthy School Lunches EASY!

IMG_5194.JPGThe school year is upon us once again and with that comes a return to carpool, homework, and lunch packing. The average number of school days in the United States is 180 per year. Multiply that by my 3 children, and that’s 540 lunches I pack to keep my kids fed while at school this year alone! Continue reading “Make Packing Healthy School Lunches EASY!”

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What I Eat in a Day 4

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During the summer, my workload gets pretty hefty. Long hours on the computer and many, many phone calls occur during the 8 weeks that I work on a seasonal job for our family businesses. In order to keep my stress levels manageable, I take our meals back to basics. Anything that can be prepped ahead in batches on my meal prep day will go a long way in cutting down my time in the kitchen during the rest of the week. I also go back to packing lunches for my kids several days a week. Continue reading “What I Eat in a Day 4”

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How to Make Any Recipe Healthier

IMG_4368.JPGWhen making any dietary changes,  people tend wonder if they will be able to enjoy their favorite meals ever again. Fear not, my fellow health-conscious friends! With a few simple techniques, you’ll be able to take a critical look at any recipe and know how to make it work for your health goals. Continue reading “How to Make Any Recipe Healthier”