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Food + Nutrition
tamari ginger braised sweet potatoes + rainbow quinoa bowl

The start of the New Year welcomes the opportunity to reevaluate your diet and lifestyle and make modifications that allow you to feel your best. Motivation is usually extremely high in January, but by the time February comes around, the momentum surrounding change has drastically decreased. Severe resolutions and extremes are not my thing, and I believe that they lead to a cycle of restrictions and binges which result in regret and yo-yo weight changes. My belief has always been to make small, mindful tweaks that stay with you indefinitely. Whether your tweak is to go meatless for three meals a week, try a new workout once a month, or indulge in more self-care, these changes result in a healthier, happier you.

valentines dinner at home

I am all for dining out on special occasions but, after years of slinging over-priced prix fixe menus during my restaurant days, I relish the opportunity to cook Valentine's dinner at home. Spending time with your special person in the kitchen is the perfect opportunity to connect. Source a few unique ingredients, grab a nice bottle of wine, light some candles, put on some tunes, and you're in business. 

oat flax energy bites (lactation balls)

These energy bites are great to keep in your fridge and pop when you are looking for a little pick-me-up. They are the ideal combination of protein, fat, and fiber and give you a boost to help get you through that 3pm slump (or all day exhaustion in my case). These bites are also a great antidote for curbing a sweet tooth that may emerge after a meal or at the end of the day.

coconut oatmeal pancakes

We all know that true beauty starts from the inside out. Adequate nourishment of both body and mind encourages optimal functioning of all of our parts and what you eat truly determines the state of your skin.

The health of your skin is an immediate reflection of your diet. If you are dehydrated, your skin tends to look flat and flaky. If you have been pounding down the alcohol and sugary foods, skin tends to look inflamed and puffy. By making a few mindful tweaks and focusing on clean whole foods, your skin will go from drab to fab in no time.