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monster-muffins

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! I posted this (crappy) picture of the Monster Muffins I made for my kiddos classes and was asked to share my recipe. Obviously, I got the original recipe from somewhere in the Internet, but I switched some things up to make it vegan friendly. 🙂 Ingredients 2 c. unbleached all purpose or spelt flour ¾ cup organic cane sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp salt ¼ cup oil (canola, coconut, or olive) ¾ cup almond milk 1 (6 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach 2 mashed…

“When you are willing to feel it, you will heal it.” I used to be pretty bad at handling my emotions. I’ve gotten better at it, but at times they still get the best of me. I am human after all. That quote has pretty much become my mantra that I say every morning since I miscarried. Realizing that I can’t push these feelings aside and that it’s ok to be sad, angry, move on, be happy, and sad again…I know it’s all part of the healing process. I’ve been pretty well for the most part, but for the last…

golden milk

Aka Turmeric Ginger Milk Tea (dairy free)! Why? Turmeric is: -anti-inflammatory -cleanses the gut -helps you to sleep -fights off colds & flu Ginger: -soothes sore throat -aids in digestion -helps nausea My mom used to make me ginger milk all the time. Decided it was time to up my game and add the turmeric. Pretty good! 😊 Ingredients 2 cups of almond milk 1 teaspoon dried turmeric 1 teaspoon dried ginger or 1/2 inch of fresh ginger sliced Sprinkle of black pepper Sweetener to taste Place almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Add turmeric, ginger, and pepper.…

Anxiety + stress is a b**** I had quite a night. E fell pretty hard off her bed into a nightstand and then face first on to the hardwood. Which led to an ER visit and now headed to a dentist. She’s somewhat ok & thankfully didn’t have a concussion. If you’re a parent, you know how much it sucks to see your baby hurt. When there’s so much blood and you can’t tell where it’s coming from. Add anxiety & a child that hates going to the doctor… All I wanted this morning was junk food. I was seriously…

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Crazy to think that was me a year ago. So much has changed for me since then, but the biggest and most important…my confidence! Fifty pounds down and I learned what it takes to get there. Simple nutrition, simple fitness, simple support, & dropping the excuses! Let’s get real. Aren’t you worth investing $4.66 a day?! My Fall in (Self) Love challenge starts on 10/26! Comment below “I’m interested” or private message me!

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Hi loves! I’ve been running a “plant based challenge” group on Facebook and it’s been wonderful! We’ve gone over nutrition, recipes, how to eat a plant based diet on the go, and so much more. One of my favorite and super easy recipes that’s full of protein, fiber, & other good stuff for your bod: chickpea salad. I cook chickpeas ahead of time because it’s just cheaper and I know it’s not covered in salt. You can totally make it from can though, just rinse it. Place 2 cups (or one can) of chickpeas in a food processor or mash…

I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT! No, I’m not pregnant, silly people. I’ve kind of vague-booked before that I made a big goal for myself and my family, but I’ve shared what that is with only a few people. I am ready to tell the world because I have set fear aside (mostly, that’s what personal development is for :)) and know that when I really put myself out there and tell you all my goal, it will happen. I have set in motion the foundation and am working hard to reach it. So what is it? Well, you need a little…

***Warning! Long sappy post alert!*** Today was a very special day! I took Emma to check out a Montessori school that I’ve wanted to enroll her in. I know, that may not sound so special, but here’s the best part: I am paying for it with my paycheck from ONE week! Me! If I were not a Beachbody coach, this would not be happening right now. It’s the honest truth. Like everyone else, we have undergrad & grad school loans to pay, along with the everyday stuff & 3 kids. So the fact that I can do this and pay…

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale

This dish was very delicious! I don’t know where the recipe came from (my mom brought home yesterday from google), but because we have a large family, the recipe was doubled, which is the recipe below. 🙂 Enjoy & let me know if you like it! Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale Makes enough for 4-6 people Ingredients 2 spaghetti squash 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 shallot, sliced thinly 2 cloves garlic 1 tbs tablespoon minced fresh rosemary pinch of chile flakes 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 cups of chopped kale leaves (or more if desired) juice of…