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My favorite greens and what to do with them

kaleI’m not going to lecture you on the importance of having leafy greens in your diet.  Let’s just say that they deserve to have their own food group.  Have you ever wondered what’s all the fuss about those trendy green drinks?  Well, drinking your greens is just another way of getting them into your body.  They’re so good for you that you need to get them in your system one way or another.  Me, I prefer More

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3 foods for post-yoga bliss

Foods for post yoga class blissProbably the most popular question I get asked is what to eat before and after yoga class.  Food and exercise play integral parts in our overall health but getting these two elements to work together can be a bit more challenging.  By eating the right things after yoga class you can increase those awesome post yoga feelings of lightness, strength, and calm.  We’ve all experienced those times when you indulge in a heavy meal right after class and spend the rest of your day feeling guilty, wondering if you just negated all the positive effects of your practice.  Let’s do our best to avoid those feelings of guilt by sticking to these 3 post-yoga foods- More

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The best yoga diet

chakras-yoga-food660What you eat (and drink!) definitely effects your yoga practice.  Some days you may feel light as a feather, other days you may feel oddly sluggish.  Can you imagine the difference in your practice?  Many of these feelings could be a result of the foods that you consume.  When practicing yoga, I definitely like to feel at my best and not have to worry about things More

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Killing it, Costa Rican style

100_5444I wish that I could start this post by telling you that I just got back from a trip to Costa Rica (and that this picture of me was from yesterday and not 5 years ago).  Unfortunately I haven’t been there in a few years but listening to stories of friends’ recent vacations there has been stirring up all sorts of lovely memories.  I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Costa Rica 3 times.  It’s where I took my advanced yoga training and More

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Too many veggies and no plan

Stir-Fry_VegetablesHow often do you find yourself staring at a full veggie drawer in the fridge and no clue what to do with it all?  For me this happens at least once a week.  Over the years I’ve developed a few quick and simple things to do with them (no matter what they are) to turn them into a quick meal.  You can really use any vegetables- squashes, peppers, carrots, cabbage, etc.  A few things you should try to include are onions, garlic, greens (broccoli, kale, chard, etc), and protein (meat, peas, even nuts) just to ensure that you getting a well rounded meal.  The condiments More

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Easy substitutions you need to be making

Four_Sugars-580x386When adopting a healthier lifestyle one of the first things that changes are your meals.  Learning new healthy recipes is great but no one wants to leave behind their favorites.  Comfort foods, old family recipes, and just favorite go-to’s are things that don’t have to be wiped from your mind.  With just a few easy substitutions and slight adjustments, these old comfortable More

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My CSA challenge

csaLast fall I took on a challenge that I had been wanting to do for quite awhile- become a CSA member.  If you’re not familiar with that term, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  Every week you pay a monetary share to the local farm and in return, receive a ‘box’ (or canvas tote bag in my case) of More

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Break free of eating rules

Broken Rules Falls to Chaos Anarchy PiecesIf you’re anything like me, the more rules that you set up for yourself, the more time you spend thinking about how and when to break them.  Well then what’s the point to all these rules?  There is actually a proven psychology behind wanting those forbidden things.  When you feel deprived, it lays the ground for rebellion.  So let go of all those rules that you’ve set up for yourself (and More

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My awesome go-to leftover veggie recipe

vegetable-curryI often find myself over-shopping in the produce section- snapping up as many good-looking vegetables that I can fit in my cart.  Even after I’ve made my planned recipes for the week, I always find myself with several veggies leftover.  Below is one of my favorite things to do with these poor orphaned produce items- drown them in a curry sauce and serve over brown rice (or any other whole grain of your choice).  This is easiest if your More

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