Superfood Your Fall

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Happy Fall everyone! Fall finally arrived in Nashville and the nip to the air feels amazing! Time to break out all the pumpkins, Fall candles, Fall recipes, and I just love how a new season can bring fresh ideas, goals, and focus! Inspired by New York Times Bestselling author and motivational speaker, Rachel Hollis, what if we treated the next 90 days like the 1st of the year making healthy choices on behalf of our body and mind!? Honestly, It all circles back to year around self care but usually what happens around this time of year is extra pounds, […]

Banana Nachos

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It is still full throttle “hot” in Nashville so getting creative with cool, fun, and nourishing recipes is top of mind. Enters the banana nachos. Elevate the typical banana for loads of nutrition! I love this simple yet super healthy recipe that can be modified to your specific taste. Here is our favorite version! Banana Nachos: I used 5 simple, wholesome ingredients. Try it: 1 whole banana 1 tbsp nut butter 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds 1 tsp mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels or cacao nibs Slice banana, heat nut butter until it is thin enough to […]

Summer Soup…..Gazpacho

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Often during the hot and sticky summer months we probably don’t think about making soup for our meals. It’s August and the weather continues to be hot, hot, hot!! The great thing about soup is that it doesn’t have to be served hot and the possibilities are endless! So, why not try COLD soup? Here are 3 good reasons why cold soup can be a very healthy option for a quick, easy, and nutritious summer meal. 1. Soup can be Hydrating! During the summer heat it is always a good idea to stay on top of fluid intake since it […]

Aging Gracefully + Healthy

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As a little girl I always admired and watched how my mother and grandmothers took care of their body and skin. My last standing grandparent today is my grandmother that hits 90 years old this year and you know what, her skin honestly looks incredible! My mother at 66 years old looks so youthful and she also has always nourished her body and skin healthy. I could say that genetics plays a role and it certainly can but the way we take care of our body and mind each day reflects who we are and how we age. Since personally […]

Safe in the Sun

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Summer is full throttle and all the sunny days are here! Sun is amazing and can provide so many health benefits like helping our body manufacture Vitamin D. Our skin is our largest organ that protects our body so it’s very important to protect it well from too much sun! It’s healthy to sit for about 10 minutes each day without sun protection for good Vitamin D exposure but too much unprotected sun can pose health risks like sunburn or potential skin cancers and can accelerate skin aging! Avoiding the sun in high UV peak hours from 10am-4pm plus seeking […]

Watermelon Avocado Ceviche

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4th of July is around the corner and it’s such a festive time for family and friends to come together and honor America with red, white, and blue. Whether you are hosting, traveling, or bringing a festive dish this watermelon avocado ceviche is so easy and healthy! The recipe is 5 simple, nourishing ingredients, so refreshing, and packed with loads of lycopene, beta carotene, potassium, vitamin C, Vitamin B5, healthy fat, and hydration. Whip this dish up, pair with multigrain chips or crackers, and enjoy! I also recently shared some festive and healthy Memorial Day ideas on News Channel 4, […]

Pineapple Boat

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Meet the pineapple boat and float away! Seriously the easiest plus most fun summer idea to share with kiddos or your significant other…. this is literally a taste of vacation🍍 It looks fancy but it honestly is not that difficult! Just 1 pineapple + 4 simple ingredients! This delicious and refreshing pineapple boat is packed with skin loving, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and disease fighting nutrition. This meal will deliver loads of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, potassium, bromelain, B vitamins, and healthy fat. This is such a fun way to re-purpose the pineapple shell and float away to vacation bliss! […]

Healthy Ice Pops

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Summer ice pops on the healthy side…. yes please! Summer is knocking and every year my kids want the colorful, full of artificial color ice pops in the grocery store but this mama really has a hard time saying “yes!” So a few years ago I started a search for a healthy way to make them!! Enter @zipzicle.jp ice pop molds! BPA, BPS, phthalate free, and a great way to make your own healthy version with the kiddos! Now when they ask for an ice pop… they get a burst of pure nutrition + happy hearts! Find what works for […]

Refinery 29 Night Sweating + Alcohol

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https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/night-sweats-from-alcohol Alcohol + Night Sweats is there a link??? Ever wander why you sweat when alcohol is consumed? I have the pleasure of sharing some perspective over on Refinery 29, just click the link above to view the entire article. Alcohol consumption effects virtually every part of the body from the brain to the circulatory system, endocrine system, to the central nervous system. Physiologically the body can feel flushed, sweaty, hot, clammy, nauseated, light headed, fatigue, and even experience heart arrhythmia. Sweating in particular can happen at anytime during the day or night after consuming alcohol. Since alcohol is commonly […]

4 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet!

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Spring is here…. yay! This is such a great season to check point ourselves from all the post holiday healthy intentions and spring forward our health and wellness even more. Living a healthy lifestyle is a daily journey finding what works for your body, mind, and soul. Do you feel stuck? Or confused? Or frustrated with leading a healthy lifestyle? Everyone is on a different health journey with good intentions in mind and to keep efforts simple here are 4 easy ways to focus healthy intentions and implement daily change for long term healthy habits. 1.) Refresh the Fridge + […]