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…

Chocolate Holiday Treats

This post is for my fellow chocolate lovers! Chocolate has come to be known as a sinfully delightful substance with an almost addictive quality. Turns out, it’s just delicious and there is nothing to feel guilty about when it comes to savoring chocolaty goodness. I enjoy dark chocolate most days of the week and always have a…

4 Steps Toward Body Positivity

In a radical shift against the diet culture we’ve been raised in that fuels self-loathing, the body positive movement is gaining momentum with no slowing down in sight. We’ve been taught both directly and indirectly that we must look a certain way, a way which only 5% of the female population naturally looks. This fuels…

Fall Vegan Recipes

Even though temperatures continue to rise and fall, autumn is here and the leaves are starting to turn! I officially entered the autumn culinary season with a batch of soup in the slow cooker and a dozen whole-grain pumpkin muffins. Not to mention I’ve been eating apples every day for two weeks straight (I follow…