Recently 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”
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”
The 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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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”
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”
Walk down the beauty aisle of any store and you’ll see thousands of products that claim to give you shiny, longer, healthier hair. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see these products are chock-full of silicones, sulfates, parabens, and other nasty chemicals that give the illusion of healthier hair, but actually cause damage instead. Armed with a few simple ingredients from your local health food store (or good ol’ Amazon), you’ll be able to create your own healthy hair care arsenal, naturally. Continue reading “Natural Hair Care DIYs”
While trends are constantly changing, healthy hair is always in style. I’ve been growing my hair long and then cutting off anywhere from 10-15 inches at a time to donate since the age of 9. As of October 2017, I made my 6th donation. It’s safe to say that I have quite a bit of experience in growing hair! Below are my tips on growing healthy hair as naturally as possible. Continue reading “Healthy Hair, Naturally”
It’s common knowledge that if you keep healthy food in your home, you’ll eat healthy.
So why is it that we so often end up throwing out slimy lettuce, limp carrots, and mushy cucumbers at the end of the week? Continue reading “3 Tips for an Organized Fridge”
We all know the importance of sleep for our health, wellbeing, and let’s face it, our sanity. But with the chaotic pace of modern family life, the never ending to-do list, and the constant siren call of Netflix, how can we possibly get the good quality sleep need? Continue reading “Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours”