Wellness Wednesday: Chickpea Salad

IMG_1390Happy Wednesday, friends! We’ve made it to the halfway point of the week, and I think that calls for a quick celebration, don’t you? But a closer end to the week does mean a closer start to the school year, which is totally fine–remember, we’ve got this! I want you to realize, though, that this also means we can’t stay up as late as we want, wake up when we feel like it, or take our sweet time making and eating whatever we want whenever we want it. Time won’t always be on our side when the school year resumes, so we’ll need to maximize and prioritize as much of it as possible. With so much on our plates (pun intended), putting food on it shouldn’t be a stressful and time-consuming ordeal. So keep reading for a quick, simple, and protein-packed dish that will fill you up and cancel out all that ice cream and pizza you’ve been munching on all summer long. You can make a big batch of it and spread it out over the course of the week. At least that’s one less thing you have to worry about, right?

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Wellness Wednesday: 3-Ingredient Cookie

cookieHappy Wednesday, friends! We have reached the halfway point of the work week and I hope yours is going as well as mine. I’ve been crushing my fitness and healthy eating goals, meditating daily, and really focusing on myself. In my previous commitment to living a healthier lifestyle, I put a lot of pressure on myself and wasn’t able to find the balance between moderation and total indulgence–it was all or nothing. Healthy living meant food was boring and plain, and you could forget about dessert. The truth is, however, that making healthy decisions means being aware of what you put into your body, and when you put good things into it, you get good things out of it. Thankfully I’ve expanded my understanding of health and wellness, and want to share a treat that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! This recipe has just three whole ingredients. No fillers, no artificial sweeteners, just whole, natural goodness. Enjoy!  Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: Electric Smoothie

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I know this week we’ve been talking all things patience, and I oftentimes feel as though the morning rush is really testing said patience. With sleep still covering my eyes and drool fresh on my pillow, making breakfast is the last thing on my mind. In fact, it’s not even on my radar. If this sounds all too familiar, here’s a quick and easy recipe to get you out of the door in a hop, skip, and jump!

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Wellness Wednesday: Kale Chips!

Happy Wednesday, friends! For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been eating clean, clean, clean! No fast food, no fried food, no dairy, no nothing…well, not nothing. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks eating whole foods like organic fruits and vegetables, organic chicken, wild-caught fish, and let me tell you that I can already tell the difference. My skin looks clearer, I’m sleeping better, and my clothes are fitting loser–what’s not to love?

Well, if I’m being honest, sometimes I get a craving for a nice crunchy snack, like potato chips, but I don’t want the guilt (or calories). Instead of reaching for my favorite can of cheesy Pringles, I grab a handful of cashews, a bundle of carrots, or a juicy apple, but none of the above satisfy my appetite. It took some practice and perfecting, but I’ve found a delicious, healthy, and (of course) quick and easy recipe to do the trick! Plop down on the couch, binge-watch your favorite show, and snack on some kale chips. Recipe below!