Health & Nutrition

I’m as passionate about health & nutrition as I am about yummy food! I believe that one of the worst things you can do is deprive yourself of the foods you love! Deprivation can cause you to overindulge later on. Part of living a healthy and happy life is eating delicious food! Which is why my blog includes plenty of mouth-watering and crave-worthy recipes that are easy, low-cal vegan, and gluten free!

So now, instead of cutting out carbs, sweets, or savory treats – you can make healthy, balanced choices, and leave a little room to enjoy the foods you love! I’m a big advocate for cooking and baking at home because it allows you to make healthier vegan or gluten free versions of your favorite dishes! For example, if you’re like me and love donuts… instead of heading over to the the bakery and picking up a fried and greasy calorie bomb donut – take 30 minutes and bake up some of my Delicious Low Calorie Vegan Donuts.

There are a few benefits of doing this. Number one, it’s fun! Number two, you are in control of the ingredients and know exactly how many calories you’re consuming. Number three, you also have control to make healthier swaps. For instance, maybe choosing stevia over sugar. And, trust me when I say, the donuts will be every bit as delicious as the bakery’s, while being lower calorie, and a better-for-you choice! Because you know you get to indulge in a donut for dessert, you’ll probably be more motivated to enjoy a healthy, nutritious, and tasty dinner. And, since you had a filling, balanced, and deliciously plant-based dinner, you’re not starving and are less likely to over-do-it on the donuts!

Here’s another great tip! If you have a hankering for something sweet, try baking a batch of Baked Oatmeal for dessert. Oatmeal is a super nutritious and filling food that will satisfy and sustain you. My baked oatmeal recipes are fabulous for breakfast or dessert and are a healthier way to curb your cravings! And, if you’re partial to something savory, check out my Snacks and Sides for healthier swaps such as Homemade BBQ Chips or Sweet Potato Fries!

My easy and yummy low-cal vegan recipes don’t stop at snacks and desserts. If you’re wondering what a nutritious and balanced plant-based meal looks like, head on over to my BreakfastLunch, or Dinner recipes. These are the kinds of simple and satisfying meals that will fuel your body with the nutrients it needs and keep you feeling great. All of my plant-based recipes are designed to be filling, satisfying, and absolutely delicious! I focus on using minimally processed ingredients and plenty of nutritious whole foods.

Food is just one component to living a healthy live, but it’s an important one! I also strongly encourage everyone to get plenty of exercise, hydration, sleep, and simply to take time to love yourself and those around you. I have a holistic view on health and my knowledge of nutrition aids me in creating super yummy plant-based recipes along with giving you guys some of my personal health hacks! I believe that everyone should enjoy a primarily plant-based diet full of whole foods! 90% of what you should consume should be lean protein, tons of veggies, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats. But, I also believe in balance. Life is short I encourage everyone to save room for dessert! 

I received my Nutrition Certification through The Nutritious Life Studio. The Nutritious Life Certification is approved and accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

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