Heart Opening Foods

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to celebrate by focusing on the heart and, more specifically, heart opening foods.   Our hearts are a center of energy, the heart chakra, and when our heart energy is flowing we feel love and compassion for ourselves and for others.  We are able to give and receive love and …

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Warming Winter Breakfast Bowls

Winter is for warm breakfasts. Don’t even think about a cold smoothie (although a room temp smoothie is a-ok in my book) or anything chilled. When I think of my favorite winter breakfasts I think more of a warming breakfast bowl. What’s in my ideal breakfast bowl? Protein Healthy Fat Complex Carbs including VEGGIES! And …

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Simple Acts of Self Care for an Emotionally Stressful Holiday Season

When I think about the holidays from afar, say September or October I get really excited and often feel all the feelings you are “supposed” to feel during the holidays: warmth, coziness, contentment, peace, etc. Basically I think about scenes of families sitting around a fireplace drinking hot chocolate, and you know what, it feels …

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Sausage Lentil Veggie Stew

On Halloween you need to have a really hearty healthy dinner before all the festivities start. Enter my Sausage Lentil Veggie Stew. It’s a one-pot meal that is satisfying, easy, warming, and the perfect pre-trick-or-treating food to help stabilize blood sugar before the binge starts 😉 Ingredients: 1/2 pound Italian sausage (mild or spicy depending …

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Cinnamon Plum Applesauce

This is a super easy cinnamon plum applesauce recipe to make on a crisp sunny fall day.