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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”

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Houseplants 101

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Houseplants are currently having a moment on Instagram. Just check out hashtags like #urbanjungle, #plantshelfie, or #houseplantclub and you’ll see hundreds of thousands of beautiful, lush plants. While no one can deny the beauty and serenity that plants add to a space, it’s their many health benefits that make them worth the time investment. Continue reading “Houseplants 101”

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Natural Cleaning 101

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There are thousands of cleaning products on the market that promise to kill 99.9% of germs, do the scrubbing for you, leave a streak-free shine, and make your clothes softer and brighter—all with a lemony-fresh scent. Every year, Americans spend an upwards of $60 billion on commercially manufactured cleaning products from laundry detergent to limescale remover. The average family spends over $600 a year on cleaning products and has over a dozen different products in their home. We know to keep these products out of the reach of our children, but are they even safe for us to use at all? Continue reading “Natural Cleaning 101”