Roasted Eggplant Stacks on a Cranberry Kale Salad

I am not a promoter of adultery at all. But I think food is an exception. I cheat on peanut butter, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, chocolate, plums, tofu, kale, eggs, almonds, et cetera. However, if I ever see the word “eggplant” on a menu, then I’m getting that dish. No doubt about it. Eggplant gets too much … More Roasted Eggplant Stacks on a Cranberry Kale Salad

7-Ingredient Chunky Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Today is Labor Day, which is pretty much always on the world’s least favorite day: Monday If you’re not out and about on the beach or in Downtown having a blast, then I have something to make your day a bit brighter! I present to you: a twist from my peanut butter banana bites with less ingredients, less flour, and … More 7-Ingredient Chunky Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Why Obsessing Over Micros is Just as Bad as Obsessing Over Macros

I wouldn’t consider myself a former orthorexic—at least officially—but there were puh-lenty of instances where my healthy cautiousness turned into disordered thinking; for instance, I obsessed over calorie counting, over-exercised, and desperately researched the quickest methods to weight loss possible. For many healthy people, these are normal problems that can be solved (well, easier said … More Why Obsessing Over Micros is Just as Bad as Obsessing Over Macros

New YouTube Video: Weekend Eats – Square One Dining and Pressed Juicery

I know it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded this video; however, I highly encourage you to watch it! The video above is simply a compilation of where I ate and went in Laguna Beach–it’s a wonderful vacay/tourist hotspot to walk around for some boutiques that lure you in with a single pair of shoes, … More New YouTube Video: Weekend Eats – Square One Dining and Pressed Juicery

VIVARISE Lean Greens Superfood Powder Review + Get Your Greens Oatmeal Recipe

I am normally SUPERB at remembering to get in enough greens, but since kale is slowly dying out of season and my father is now hoarding all of the spinach in the house, I haven’t been as good of a “green girl” as I should generally be. Now I’m usually not one to use superfood … More VIVARISE Lean Greens Superfood Powder Review + Get Your Greens Oatmeal Recipe

Sweet Potato Cereal

Raise your hand if you ate cereal every day as a kid. Now, raise your hand if your favorite cereal or cereals was/is one of the following: any Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, Trix, Froot Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Cookie Crisp, POPs, Honey Smacks, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, … More Sweet Potato Cereal

The Most Highly Neglected “Whole Foods”

Many of these health Instagrammers have been sporting food porn of purple sweet potatoes, whether whole, in wedges, fries, mash, sweet, savory, spicy, and I’ve been feeling pretty dang jealous of them. All I’d find were the mini purple potatoes that tasted good but just didn’t have that sweet flavor I’d DIE for in a sweet … More The Most Highly Neglected “Whole Foods”

The Moment I Said Buh-Bye to Calorie Counting

I can’t think of one person on a health and fitness journey that didn’t try to count calories or at least never bothered to calculate how much they needed. Before I elaborate into how I bid farewell to the calorie calculator, let me summarize the story of how I said hello. I lost ten pounds eating clean and hitting … More The Moment I Said Buh-Bye to Calorie Counting