WTF Is Inflammation and How Does It Effect your Health

Everything you need to know. Inflammation is a buzzword that gets thrown around a lot lately, but what exactly is it?  Inflammation is part of your immune system and is the body’s immediate reaction to a  stress that needs to be fixed, fast.  This stress can come from your diet, lifestyle, environment, or an infection.  When you cut your skin, inflammation...

Grain-Free Banana Pancakes

grain free banana pancakes
These grain-free banana pancakes are another reason why breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! Yields: 10 small pancakes Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 + 3/4 cup almond flour 2 eggs 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 teaspoon baking soda sprinkle of cinnamon optional mix-in’s: 1/4 cup walnuts & dark chocolate chips Directions: Grease medium pan with a little...

Golden Milk Energy Balls

Golden Milk Energy Balls
I am always in the market for a new snack and these Golden Milk Energy Balls are my latest obsession.  While hanging out with my good friend and fellow RD, Daniela (aka The Acrobat Nutritionist) we decided to make our favorite drink of 2017, the Golden Milk Latte, into our favorite trend, the energy ball.  And I have to say,...

Foods that Fight Colds and Boost Immunity

foods that fight colds and boost immunity
Your immune system’s ultimate squad. These 5 foods that fight off colds and boost immunity will have you feeling good all year long.  Whether you are prone to colds or these rapid weather shifts have you feeling less than stellar, you can help boost you immunity and keep it strong with what you eat.  Instead of double-dosing on medicine after you are already...

Superfood Super Bowl

superfood super bowl
A healthier way to Super Bowl Let’s make it a superfood super bowl this year!  Instead of overloading on fried and sauced up foods that leave you feeling stuffed and heavy, let’s make it a bit leaner so that you feel like dancing when Lady Gaga hits that stage. The key to good party-foods is to start with simple, good-for-you...

Baked Zucchini Chips

baked zucchini chips
You can’t eat just one, and that’s ok! I love these baked zucchini chips because they are crunchy, a little salty, and loaded in fiber, magnesium, and vitamin C.  These are also super easy to make and the ultimate crowd pleaser when having friends over.  Eat them on their own, or dip them in to some guacamole or hummus. This...

Currently Craving Roasted Chickpeas

currently craving roasted chickpeas
Crave-worthy snack alert I cannot get enough chickpeas but I prefer mine with a little bite to them, so I am currently craving these amazingly crunchy roasted chickpeas.  First off, chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse in a tiny package! Just 1 serving (1/2 cup) give you 7.5 grams of protein and 6.5 grams of fiber, this satiating combo will help fill you up...

5 Tips To Drop 5 Pounds

5 tips to drop 5 pounds
Easy ways to shed 5 pounds, fast! Whether you are looking to kick those weight loss resolutions into high gear, jump start a new weight loss plan, or finally shed those lingering few pounds, these 5 tips to drop 5 pounds will help get you to your goal and feeling great. Eat breakfast.  Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast...

Currently Craving My BKR

currently craving bkr
The prettiest health accessory You have heard me say it before, but I’ll say it again (and again, and again), proper hydration is a necessity for staying healthy and feeling good, just one of the many reasons I am currently craving bkr bottles.  Having a water bottle on you at all times is the easiest way to make sure your hydration game...

Golden Milk Latte

golden milk latte
The golden milk latte (a.k.a. turmeric latte) is definitely a big trend heading into 2017, and for good reason!  Turmeric is a spice with a lot to health benefits thanks to it’s high amount of antioxidants and it’s anti-inflammatory effects.   This recipe also calls for ginger, another spice that will help fight inflammation throughout the body.  Feel free to make this recipe...