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What’s on my Plate – Week of August 14

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What’s on my Plate – Week of August 14

whoa it’s been a long time since i posted one of these!! i’ve been doing meal planning less frequently this year but i’m getting back into it after sticking to a meal plan during the shift shop lost me some pounds and inches. so worth it! For the overnight oats i’m terrible at measuring. i…

Fun Size Snickers vs Healthy Warrior Chia Bar

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Fun Size Snickers vs Healthy Warrior Chia Bar

So in my last post i was rambling (per usual) and decided to compare a snickers bar to the healthy warrior chia bar because i was guessing the chia bar was healthier than a snickers. but then i got curious. is it? so i can probably go down a rabbit hole of what health is…

Fun new vegan finds!

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Fun new vegan finds!

I feel like even when I’m eating clean it’s my responsibility to try new vegan products to share with you, right? Right! at least that’s what i tell myself! so today i went to whole foods, which i rarely do. i rarely go grocery shopping any more actually. for this reason. i buy lots of…

Shift Shop: Vegan Meal Planning

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Shift Shop: Vegan Meal Planning

When I saw the Shift Shop meal plan i kinda freaked out a bit- week three is NO CARBS! well… you get carbs of course. fruit is the bomb. but you aren’t “supposed to” eat things like potatoes. The carby options for shift shop in general are pretty restrictive- basically it’s squash, potatoes, and beans/legumes. No tortillas….

Basics of Eating Clean

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Basics of Eating Clean

Everyone, and i mean everyone, has their own definition of “clean eating”. Here’s my breakdown. i’m vegan so of course my version won’t have animal products (check nutritionfacts.org for TONS of peer reviewed research on why that’s the healthiest way to live) and i’m NOT a doctor or RD or anything like that so this…

Sugar in Shakeology?!

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Sugar in Shakeology?!

i had my first vanilla shakeology today and it was a-ma-zing. I made it with 1C unsweetened soy milk, 1/2 frozen banana + 1 tsp peanut butter. it was everything i dreamed it would be: creamy, delicious, not too sweet, no weird aftertaste. i was SO pumped! vegan vanilla shakeology. i have wanted it for…

Peanut butter acai oatmeal bowl!!

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Peanut butter acai oatmeal bowl!!

Some days you wake up and get totally inspired to make something awesome. Most days I’m just focused on making my coffee and my shake.  But this morning I checked Facebook and one of my friends in my monthly accountability group posted about her delicious breakfast from the protein bar: a peanut butter acai oatmeal….

Semolina Flour vs White Flour vs Whole Wheat Flour: i heart pasta

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Semolina Flour vs White Flour vs Whole Wheat Flour: i heart pasta

You may have noticed that I have been obsessed with making my own pasta lately if you follow me on instagram or facebook but has it been a healthy change?? Likely not, when you look at the facts! Whole wheat pasta seems to be generally healthier than the homemade pasta I’m rocking from semolina flour, though not…

What’s the best source of Omega 3s? Flax vs Hemp vs Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

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What’s the best source of Omega 3s? Flax vs Hemp vs Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!

So i already blogged before about Omega-3 supplements & why (or why not) we should take them (fish burps)! But this is about after you’ve decided to get your omega 3s from a plant based source & are just trying to figure out what the best source is or the difference between the sources. I like to mix it…

What’s on my plate: Week of August 29

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What’s on my plate: Week of August 29

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