Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bites

When the sweet cravings hit, you want to make sure you don’t overindulge with unhealthy snacks. Candy bars can be packed with unwanted and unnecessary ingredients. Why not eat something with some benefits too? These chocolate bites are made with dairy-free dark chocolate and topped with delicious dried fruits, seeds, and almonds. ...Read More

Chocolate and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream sandwiches are such a yummy and filling dessert, but they can also be associated with some serious after-guilt since ice cream and cookies aren’t the healthiest of options. I’m not one to usually say that a dessert is guilt-free because at the end of the day, a dessert is a dessert and ...Read More

Is The Smith Machine Really That Bad?

You’ve probably seen them if you’ve spent time in any gym or training facility. Standing tall in the corner, with Olympic bars at the ready, they look like typical squat racks. Just… different. A system of pulleys and cables and safeties make it clear upon first inspection that the Smith Machine is ...Read More

Vegan Fig Bars

Snack bars are a great day-to-day snack, but not all bars are created equal. Many snack bars are advertised as healthy but once you read the label, you’ll realize that it’s not quite so. The best way to know if you are buying the best quality and healthiest snack bar is by ...Read More

The Sleep Dilemma: Mid-Month Check-In

I’m about halfway through my month of sleep re-commitment, so I’m checking in with an update! While achieving good sleep is more than a month-long process, I’m using this period of time to refocus on a few key aspects of rest that seem to elude not only me but many people I ...Read More

Almond Butter & Strawberry Jam Sandwich

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a childhood favorite for many people. With so many health concerns and allergies, kids can’t enjoy this classic sandwich like a lot of us did years ago. This is why I decided to make this alternative instead. Almond butter is a great nut spread alternative to ...Read More

Strawberry Chia Jam

I love jams and fruit preserves. They’re great with bread, crackers, cheese, pancakes, waffles, well just about anything for me. I have passed on the same love to my daughter. This is why I decided to stop buying them from the store and just make my own. I know that this recipe ...Read More

Vegan Matcha Brownie Squares (Raw)

Raw brownies. This is not exactly a new culinary invention and in fact it has been successfully done before many times. If there is one thing that the raw food movement has plenty of, it’s amazing dessert options. I have to say that many of my favorite desserts are actually raw and ...Read More

DIY Matcha Almond Milk

To be honest, I have heard about the amazing benefits of Matcha Powder for a while now. However, for some reason, I was never intrigued enough to try this powdered green tea. It wasn’t until a co-worker was making some Matcha tea in the kitchen that I finally tried my first cup. After ...Read More

Are Salads Really That Healthy?

Salad is – and has been for years – the go-to health food for many people. In fact, I myself have been chided for not having a big old pile of leafy greens on my plate… even when half of the plate was made up of vibrant green broccoli. Somehow – somewhere ...Read More