Staying healthy (both physically and mentally) during the COVID-19 outbreak

Staying healthy (both physically and mentally) during the COVID-19 outbreak

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning if you decide to make a purchase through one of my links, I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you. It's easy to get caught inside your own, small bubble. One day you're watching COVID-19 invade the lives of people in China, and the [...]

7 Tips to help you successfully meal prep: Breakfast and lunch recipe included

7 Tips to help you successfully meal prep: Breakfast and lunch recipe included

I started meal prepping in college when I got tired of setting aside time each night to plan and make whatever I was going to eat the next day for lunch. Some days "making lunch" would consist of cutting up carrot sticks, putting some hummus in a container and grabbing a protein bar because I [...]

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

I used to think eating just one cookie would equate to 5 pounds on my body. I used to punish myself for getting seconds of my mom's famous scalloped potatoes and ham. I used to wonder how others were able to enjoy pizza, when all I could think about was how I'd burn off the [...]

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

I'm reading a book called The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer right now and have been absolutely fascinated by the information I've learned so far. Mostly I've learned just how important our gut microbiome are. For instance, did you know that when we properly take care of our gut microbes, that's the trillions of bacteria, fungi, [...]

Low FODMAP fruity, chocolaty, & nutty overnight oats

Low FODMAP fruity, chocolaty, & nutty overnight oats

FODMAPs is short for fermentable oligo-, di-, monosaccharides, and polyols. Basically, these are short-chain carbohydrates that in some individuals, cause an increased volume of liquid and gas in the small and large intestine, contributing to pain in the abdomen, gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. FODMAPs are found in a variety of foods, which makes it difficult [...]