Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” right? For many…yes. But for some, this time of year can be hard, sad, stressful and isolating. As many of us are enjoying the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, party after party, wrapping and decorating, giving and receiving, others may really be struggling. My heart goes  … Read more


A Conscious Cocktail Party: My Favorite Recipes

Happy Monday, friends! I can’t believe that December is here! Have you started making the rounds on the holiday party circuit yet? I hope that I got to you in time. Two weeks ago we talked about how we can travel “smartly” this holiday season. If you missed that blog post, I encourage you to  … Read more


Travel PSA: Planes, Trains or Automobiles…Be Prepared

Happy Monday, friends. As we enter into the busiest travel season of the year, I come to you today with some healthy reminders. Every year we hear the reports, “The average person gains between five and ten 10 pounds during the holidays.” Well, I’m here to tell you that one big old turkey dinner with  … Read more


The Amazing Health Benefits of Zucchini

If you read my blog post on pasta substitutes last week you know I promised a follow-up on my beloved zoodles or zucchini spirals. Not only are they a low carb option for a cozy, easy dinner in and a healthy vehicle for my favorite marinara sauce but zucchini is SO much more. A powerful  … Read more


Pasta-Bilities

It’s that time of year. It’s darker earlier, it’s cold, it’s damp, it’s time for comfort food. I don’t know about you but after a long chilly day, nothing sounds better to me than sitting down to a nice big bowl of pasta. My boys and Jonathan love it too. What’s not to love? It’s  … Read more


Healthier Potato Chips (Insert Praise Hands)

My love of potato chips started at a very young age. I was always craving them -the salt and crunch frequently on my mind. When I was little, I would use my own money to secretly buy bags of potato chips, eat a large one in its entirety, and then feel sad and guilty about  … Read more


Canned Pumpkin—Falls Perfect Sweet Treat

If Fall calls and you answer with “pumpkin everything,” then I have a treat for you. I’m sure you’re well aware by now that all the things we love about our beloved pumpkin flavor come Autumn (pumpkin pie, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin bread, and cakes and cookies) are all high in fat, high in sugar,  … Read more


Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast. Ever heard of it? Maybe you’ve heard it referenced as “nooch” or “yeshi”. What about “nature’s Cheeto dust” or maybe even “hippie dust”? If you’re like most of my friends, family and clients, maybe you have never heard of it at all. Don’t worry, neither had I until about five years ago. Now,  … Read more


Dark Chocolate: It Does a Body Good

Dark chocolate lovers, today is your lucky day. I’m here with good news regarding your beloved sweet treat. Today, I’m here to tell you to eat and enjoy that dark chocolate with zero guilt. Because yes, dark chocolate has proven to do a body good! Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, dark chocolate  … Read more


An Apple A Day

It’s officially Fall which means it’s apple picking season. I have such fond memories of Fall road trips with my boys each year—searching for the perfect orchard. Hayrides, petting zoos and enough apples to satisfy all our cravings for pies, sauce and snacks. Any day now your Facebook newsfeed should start becoming flooded with photos  … Read more