[Morning Meals] Alkalizing Berry Smoothie

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Lately I have been C R A V I N G Springtime – I know I’m not the only one! Sunshine, flowers, and warmer temperatures. We finally have had a little taste of springtime in DC this past week, so I’m ready to shed dark winter days and feel alive again. Which is why after feeling quite sick [nausea, upset stomach, and fatigue – yuck, no thank you] for a couple weeks, I followed my intuition to alkaline foods – I’ve been craving more meditation & yoga, less stress & winter blues; more veggies, less meat; and…

Popcorn : Three Ways!

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What a week – its hard to believe I was flying in from Phoenix on Monday evening! Since then I’ve only worked two days, thanks to this chilly East coast weather & the snowfall canceling my initial flight/calling off school & work! Needless to say, my days are jumbled and my weekly routines have been thrown out the window. But I’m happy to have had both yesterday and today to get my head back in the game and finally check some things off my to-do list. It really feels like its been so long since I’ve been…

[Morning Meals] Banana Bread Quinoa Bake

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Winter is in full swing around here! Temps in the teens, wind chill of zero, and snow on the ground. But I think I’m finally coming around to winter [I think] – it just took a vacation to get me back to my happy, loving self – the happy, loving self that’s crazy about life, no matter the temperature. Last week was so draining, so when it was time to hop on a flight to Colorado for a few days I could hardly stand it! I met my boyfriend, who had flown in the weekend before, and 14…

Tigerwhat?!

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Late last summer I read a post from my blogger/nutritionist/whole food advocate crush McKel Hill, over at Nutrition Stripped, about tigernuts. My reaction was probably just like yours – tigerwhaaa?? I’d never heard of these chickpea lookalikes before and was super curious! I order a bag online immediately after reading her post, and when they arrived I popped them in the cupboard. . and never took them out again. Then, yesterday I was perusing the glorious shelves at Whole Foods and what did I happen upon? TIGERNUTS. I was suddenly on a mission to try these little gems out and to…

Heart Beet Winter Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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You know those days when you’re just craving something lean & green? Your body can’t get over its need for some fresh veggie goodness? I’ve been there. Actually, I’m there. This week I’ve been treating my body to some serious workouts and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my food cravings when I begin getting hungry. Typically the cold weather has me all about soups, curries, oatmeal and anything else that’s super warming [because I’m alwaysss chilly]. But the past few days have been fresh veggie central – fresh juices, huge green smoothies, and big salads. Lesson learned :…

Hearty Winter Chili

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BRRR. Anyone else feeling that polar vortex chill?! We just got our first snow of DC’s winter season and it is officially cold here! Although the roads are gross and the skies are cloudy, the snow at least helps to brighten up the day. I’m not a cold weather person, so I’m allll about anything that warms me up. Which prompted me to make this delish chili yesterday. . We had a plethora of root veggies sitting in our fridge – typically I’ll either roast them or throw ’em in the juicer, but its too cold to…