The "forget me not," fall vegetable, butternut squash can often be overshadowed by the adored, pumpkin. This is a slightly sweet and savory soup that hits a home run in the fall and winter months. Dairy free, vegan, low in fat, high in antioxidants, B vitamins and dietary fiber, this is a healthy make ahead recipe for your busy days and even your Thanksgiving dish contribution! "Wow!;yum!; and gorgeous!" will be the reigning reactions. Made with intentional ease, this butternut squash soup with toast croutons is sure to please!
A summer "mocktail" you can feel good about! This freshly juiced bloody mary is non-alcoholic, promotes a healthy inflammatory response and combines affordable bulk produce and herbs, making it easy to incorporate into your diet and present to guests while entertaining. Like gazpacho? This is a great base for that, too. Cheers!
You walk into a health-conscious eatery, look at the menu, and there are just as many fresh juice selections as there are smoothies. Both are marketed for their health-promoting benefits. Which do you choose? What should you make at home? My evaluation will save you effort and expense and will benefit your health.
This light and refreshing smoothie bowl will ease digestion, revitalize your skin, and provide an abundance of nutrients.
When most people hear, "balsamic reduction," or "balsamic glaze," they think of a culinary marvel at their favorite Italian restaurant. It is a sticky and sweet syrup, that can be paired with just about any food, from savory vegetables to homemade ice cream to fresh berries. The best news, is that it is incredibly easy to make. Many people make balsamic reduction using refined white sugar. I'm going to show you how to make it, in a health conscious way.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you know that Leprechauns drink matcha green tea?! LOL. Today, I am combining the celebration of my Irish heritage with a Japanese flair! I've teamed up with My Matcha Life to share with you two delicious matcha green tea recipes that may just give you enough energy to burst into an Irish dance!
These budget friendly beet burgers are vegetarian and so delicious! They are perfect for meatless Monday's and can even fancy your loved ones this Valentine's Day <3.
On January 21st, my feet will land on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, for a wellness retreat. You may be wondering, "why does a health coach need to attend a wellness retreat? Isn't she on the top of her game?" Well, yes and no. You may be surprised by why I am going.
Chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite flavor combinations, and growing up, I really enjoyed brand name peppermint patties. Though I am not against eating pre-made candy once in awhile, these healthy peppermint patties are free of excess refined sugar and contain a digestive health benefit and healthy fats. This is a candy you can feel good about eating, any time of the year.
One sip of this smoothie will transport you to your favorite southern-style banana pudding! It is perfect as a pre-workout meal, an afternoon snack or a sweet dessert! Turmeric spice gives this smoothie superpower, and inside, I tell you why.
Fifty-four percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee everyday and an average of 3.1, 9oz. cups a day.
I love coffee! Coffee, however, does not always love me back. There are many other healthy ways to obtain your daily energy boost. I have five, coffee-less energy hacks for you to sip on this morning. These are all effective strategies I utilize myself and I swear by them!
A non-traditional marker of intelligence, daydreaming can help you experience more spontaneous cognitive engagement, resulting in increased creativity and imagination. After you read this, I challenge you to DREAM of who you are and what you are doing at your very best state of health! Your shift in energy will help you to start making things happen, that you possibly have never allowed yourself to dream possible!
What do you mean you do not want to cook three meals, three times a day, for a full house? Ha! It can be a mental and financial strain feeding a home with diverse eating preferences, habits and/or picky eaters. Five tips to lighten your burden and align the family health goals.
Infusing ice cubes with fruit and herbs is the best way to elevate water consumption. They make your drink look pretty and they add a punch of natural flavor and health benefit. Here are some of my classic combinations and some new fall additions.
Although it sounds reasonable, weight loss is a weak motivator to exercise. If you have never written a wellness vision statement, this could be a factor that takes you from your heart desires to actualizing them. In this post, discover higher-level reasons for choosing a healthy lifestyle and write a wellness vision statement in just three steps.
Your wellness vision should be a B.H.A.G: a big, hairy, and audacious goal!
This 15th -century blend of essential oil is nearly an all-purpose solution!
"I'm sorry for my attitude when I was hungry." Do you sing this tune from time to time? Do you know someone who does? As silly as it may sound, "hanger" is a true physiologic response. Learn what "hanger" is all about and how it can be avoided.
As a culture, we have this idea that exercise is confined behind the walls of a gym and has to be an emotionally serious activity. It is no wonder so many people find exercising so unappealing. One of my favorite ways to stay fit is to play. After reading this, I hope you are also inspired to play your way to health.
Add this to your 101 ways to enjoy pumpkin this fall! High in protein and healthy fat, you probably should be eating this pumpkin pie pudding every single day this fall!
A Brazilian Carnival for your taste buds! Açaí berry bowl...smoothie style.
Have you ever considered how chewing is affecting your digestive health? There are physiologic consequences to how we chew. One of my favorite health hacks, "drink your food and chew your liquid," will help you experience better digestion and psychological balance, regarding how you view food.
We take our temperature as a way of monitoring our current health status. The information it provides helps direct our decision making. Just as a thermometer measures our internal body temperature, there are tools you can use to take your nutritional temperature. The tool I am sharing with you today is supported by scientific studies, on its effectiveness in improving health status.
A quick leg workout you can do while you are getting ready in the morning and evening!
You will never be insecurity free and that's OK! Lighten your load today with a few effective ways to harness your struggles for your good.
Make consuming water fun with these beautiful, frozen berry ice cubes!
Welcome! I'm Natalie.
Good health is within reach!