Guilt Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nothing beats a gooey chocolate chip cookie, but it’s even better when you don’t have to feel guilty about eating 4 in a row cause they are sooo good. I found this recipe from the Well Plated Site (Check it out! She’s got amazing stuff!) when I was looking for a good Gluten Free recipe,…

DIY Hand Sanitizer

It is hard to remember that our skin is part of our immune system and that it has its own microbiome. With our genetic makeup including microbes and viruses in order for us to even exist, it is important to take care of each aspect of our immunity. I’ve done quite a bit of deep…

Chia Seed Pudding

Can I start off saying I FREAKING LOVE THIS RECIPE!! If your in one of those moods and want Chocolate ice cream for breakfast this is a great alternative! It’s sweet and satisfying and full of Chia seeds which everyone loves. Did you know Chia seeds are full of pectin which help pull toxins out…

Super Oats

I don’t always crave or love oatmeal, but lately I’ve been going crazy over this blend I put together a couple weeks ago. I needed something substantial that I could pack with me and this seemed to fit the bill. I make mine with extra omega goodies and nutrient dense fruits for that bit of…

The Non-Boreing Salad

I cringe everytime I hear someone say they HATE salads. Frankly I would too if your definition of a salad was the same (Iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, a few shreds of carrot and onions) as what you buy in Walmart, Tesco, or the quick stop deli. I love what certain chain companies, like Freshii, are…

Super Smoothie

One thing I have learned over time is that not all smoothies are equal. If you check your labels your might be shocked at what you find in them! Many sports protein shakes have gluten, high doses of sugar or sweeteners, and other inflammatory triggers in them as well. I’ve been avoiding some excess dairy…

Kombucha-The good and the better.

Let’s talk about that wonderful fermented drink that everyone raves about! Trying to buy it from the store costs an arm and a leg so most of us resort to attempting to make it on our own. Why do we go through the effort though? Natural probiotic cultures are hard to come by in our…

A Lesson on Rest and Acceptance

Are you sick or just tired? I woke up today after a terrible nights sleep from stiff “study” muscles (as I’ve begun to deem my shoulder and neck aches), overly hot body temps, an the loving discomforts of the gift of the month. I normally don’t have any issues with my period at all but…

Economics and the Food System -USA

Have we accidentally created an unhealthy and dependent culture through government intervention in the economy and food system? This is an insanely controversial topic and might hit some of you the wrong way. My intention in posting this is not to point fingers and play the blame game, but rather to give stated facts and…

Change Management

An essay I wrote last semester on the change initiatives of the USDA Food Guide pyramid. A lot of technical information, but also a lot of good information. Enjoy! There are few certainties in life like change, summed up from one of my former employers with, ‘the only things certain in life are change, death…