10 Refreshing Summer Recipes

The dog days of summer are here and if you’re like me, you’re craving cool food, ice-cold drinks and trying to avoid using the oven and stove every night. So apart from throwing together the same boring salad or living on a liquid diet of smoothies, what is there to eat when the temps are…

4 Things That Happen When You Ditch Dieting

I’m so delighted to bring you another brilliant guest post from a registered dietitian nutritionist. Glenys is the author of the blog Dare Not To Diet and I am so pumped to bring her compassionate real-talk about dieting to Whole Green Wellness! I talk a lot about why dieting is not a smart move and…

Book Review: Even Vegans Die

Even Vegans Die: A Practical Guide to Caregiving, Acceptance, and Protecting Your Legacy of Compassion. By Carol J. Adams, MDiv, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD. Forward by Michael Greger, MD. When I first heard that Ginny Messina (vegan nutrition expert and a role model of mine since I was a wee undergraduate nutrition…

Vegan in Paris

At last, I’m sharing my favorite vegan eats from my trip to Paris last month! While French food is not very vegan-friendly and you can’t roll into a corner cafe and expect to find vegan options, there are loads of vegan and vegan-friendly eateries in Paris. We stuck mostly to these places and only stopped at “regular”…

Cooking with Essential Oils

Ahhhh, the comforting aroma of lavender before bedtime. I love using essential oils for aromatherapy and in homemade body care products such as dry shampoo, deodorant, lotion and body scrub. But I’ve never used them in cooking! This is a whole new world to me so I invited Jillian McMullen, registered dietitian nutritionist and essential…

You Don’t Need to Change Your Body for Your Wedding

I recently got engaged (yay!) and while I don’t subscribe to mainstream bridal propaganda (AKA Big Bridal) , I’m more than aware of the pressure brides-to-be endure when it comes to how they should look. From “sweating for the wedding” to “bridal boot camps,” cleanses, detoxes, weight loss programs, hair extensions, spray tanning, and tiny…

Red Lentil Fritters

I’m so excited to share the first ever guest recipe for Whole Green Wellness from the wonderful Steph over at The Grateful Grazer! Lentils are one of the cheapest sources of plant-based protein (if not the cheapest) and are a definite pantry staple to keep on hand. I hope you enjoy this scrumptious recipe and the…

Why it’s OK to Keep Chocolate in the House

Let’s get real about one of the most vilified types of foods: sweets. The biggest issue I see my clients (and family and friends) struggle with when it comes to their relationship with food boils down to food freedom. At the root of this issue is passing judgment on foods. Such as, kale is “good”…

Comforting Winter Recipes

It’s the dead of winter and I’m dreaming of garden-fresh tomatoes (am I the only one?). While the days are getting noticeably longer, the ground is still frozen here in the Midwest and we’re months away from bountiful farmers markets. Just because most fresh produce isn’t in season doesn’t mean our meals have to lack…

Why Body Positivity Matters

Happy New Year! For my first post of 2017 I want to get real about a common theme in my content: body positivity. This is something I’m deeply passionate about on a professional and personal level, and I’m opening up about my history with body image and my relationship with food – something I’ve never…