5 Nutrition Powerhouses for Cinco de Mayo

Hola amigos, Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! Whether you have big fiesta plans or will be staying in and laying low, there are plenty of healthful choices to choose from when it comes to Mexican food. In fact, many Mexican dishes are comprised of nutritious plant-based ingredients! Here are 5 versatile nutrition…

What I Ate Wednesday: Apr 29, 2015

Greetings! It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done a WIAW, so here’s a peek into what I’ve been noshing on lately. I was ravenous today! I’m not sure if it had something to do with my lunchtime workout being interval cardio + lifting rather than yoga, but I just felt like I was burning…

The Single Most Eco-Friendly Change You Can Make

Happy Earth Day! In honor of our beautiful Mother Earth, I’m sharing some changes we can make to lessen our impact on the environment and help ensure that our earth is as beautiful for our children as it was for our parents. It’s no secret that real, devastating change is happening to our environment right before our…

The Incredible Powers of Hydration

Hi everyone! I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for awhile now, it is SO important. How many little “ailments” do you experience that can’t be improved by taking a few deeps breaths and drinking a nice tall glass of water? I’m not claiming water is a miracle cure-all, but staying hydrated can help…

What I Ate Wednesday: Apr 8, 2015

Hi all! Today was super foggy + gloomy in Chicago. My morning run was misty and dreary, sans beautiful skyline view.   Breakfast: green smoothie I know, I’m boring. Get used to this.   Lunch: packed from home -Tofu scramble w/ broccoli + mushrooms -Whole wheat toast -Strawberries [The yogurt was moldy so I tossed…

How to Build Strong Bones

Today is the last day of National Nutrition Month, and I’d like to touch base on a potentially confusing topic: bone health. What’s the first thing you think of when you think of strong bones? If it’s milk, you’re not alone. In fact, billions of dollars have been spent to achieve exactly that–get Americans to…

How I Fell in Love with Yoga

Happy Friday and  Happy First Day of SPRING! This was my second winter in Chicago and it felt way harsher than last winter, even though technically it wasn’t. My theory is that I hadn’t yet experienced the glory of summer in Chicago when I first moved here in November 2013, so winter was all I…

What I Ate Wednesday: Mar 18, 2015

Happy Hump Day, everyone! I think it’s funny when people say “so you’re vegan…do you just eat a bunch of salads?” because I really don’t eat that much salad. BUT I happen to be really craving them lately and I ate 2 salads today. Don’t worry, I balanced them out with some vegan deep dish…

Food-spirations: Easy Asian-inspired Slaw

I’m not typing this up as a recipe because sometimes we just don’t want to follow recipes. This is more along the lines of food-spiration. I am a pretty right-brained, science-nerd, analytical type of person. I often don’t find myself possessing the creativity that others have when it comes to writing, art, and music.  That may…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I honestly never knew how easy it was to make homemade vanilla extract until I saw the idea a couple years ago and ended up making a bunch of cute little bottles to giveaway for the holidays! A surefire way to ensure purity + quality of your vanilla extract is to make it yourself! All you…