How do you identify?

Paleo. Vegetarian. Pescatarian. Keto.

Do you fit into any of these labels? Or another not listed here?

While some people choose specific diets for health purposes, others just like the structure of knowing exactly what they “should” eat.  I do think this has a lot to do with personality type, too. Some like more structure, while others like not being “in a box.” No way is right or wrong, but in these instances, we can get quite far away from remembering to listen to what our bodies are asking for.

Be sure to check in with yourself and pay attention to how you feel after each meal you eat.  Do you feel satisfied, light, energized? Or do you feel sluggish or bloated? Even if you do subscribe to a specific eating plan, you can still listen closely and let your body tell you what it needs the most.

Do you subscribe to a specific way of eating? Let me know below!

Spring Detox Practices

Spring brings the innate desire to clean, detox, and breathe new life into our lives.  Do you practice any spring cleaning or detoxing each year?

There are countless spring cleaning charts you can find on Pinterest, which can help to make a plan of action.  There are also regimented detoxes you can follow, or you can simply make a plan of a few changes you can make.  It all depends on personality, and only you will know what will work best for you!

What’s your biggest hope for Spring this year?

Revive Your House Houseplants

As spring is approaching, it’s time to revive those house plants that may have been wilting during the winter months.

House plants help purify the air you breathe, give a homey feel of bringing the outside in, and helps add pops of color throughout your home. Be careful to research each plant if you have animals, so you don’t have anything toxic to your furbabies around the house.

A few easy to manage house plants are:

  • Spider plant
  • Fiddle leaf fern
  • Chinese Money Plant
  • English Ivy
  • Rubber plant
  • Philodendron

 

Tell me, do you have a green thumb?

Make One Small Change

I want to give you permission to be kind to yourself and take baby steps.

If you’re like me, you’ve likely often felt the pressure to change everything at once and to do it perfectly.

But that’s not reality, and that’s probably holding you back.

I’d love to help you feel confident about making one SMALL change.

Focus on making that small change into your everyday routine.

And when it feels like second nature, move on to the next small change.

This helps make it stick – once and for all.

 

What small change do you feel the need to make first?

Strategies for Stress

Stress is an interesting thing. Every single person deals with it, and we all need different tips and strategies to manage it. We’re unique, and our needs are unique. Therefore, it can take a while and a lot of trial and error to figure out what works best when it comes to managing our stress.

A few tips you may not have tried yet include:

  • adaptogens
  • downloading a daily meditation app
  • essential oils

What works best for you?

What Are Your Typical Spices?

Do you rotate the same few spices when you cook?

There are some spices that go with just about anything, such as:

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Cumin
  • Dill

… just to name a few.

Are there any others you add to your meals regularly?

I’m always looking for new cooking ideas, so let me know!

What is Tahini?

Have you heard of tahini?

Tahini is an oily paste made from ground sesame seeds, and it’s a great addition to things such as salad dressings, soups, or simply a dip to use for raw veggies.

If you’ve never had tahini before, pick some up next time you visit the grocery store. Try using it in different ways to flavor your meals, and you may have a new favorite way to flavor your morning toast.

 

Foods That Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

If you think about the power you have on your plate every single day, it’s inspiring and exciting to think about. The foods you consume daily can help protect you from illness, fuel every cell in your body with life-giving nutrients, and change your body cell by cell as it regenerates month by month.

Blood pressure issues are among one of the most popular health concerns, and there are an array of foods you can regularly choose to help you keep healthy blood pressure levels.

Some of those foods include:

  • berries
  • leafy green veggies
  • garlic
  • pistachios
  • beets
  • bananas
  • dark chocolate
Have Your Heard of Coconut Aminos?

Think of it as a healthier version of soy sauce.

It’s soy-free, has less sodium, and doesn’t have any other yucky ingredients lurking in it.

You can whip up a healthy version of pad Thai with spaghetti squash and coconut aminos in no time, and I’ll tell you, it does not disappoint!

A homemade sauce made with coconut aminos is very simple to make, and it’s popping with flavor.

  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Mix it all together, and use it as your sauce in any dish. This works best with stir-fry, so give it a shot and let me know what you think.