chickpea cucumber salad

Spring Sides: Chickpea Cucumber Crunch Salad

This is a hearty and healthy salad that I love to create for spring and summer gatherings. It’s refreshing, zesty, and packed with nutrients. At any given moment I typically have at least 3 cucumbers in my fridge to add to my green juices, salads, and even gazpacho soups. Cucumbers are an extremely hydrating vegetable, …

Roasted Tomato and Lemon Basil Zucchini Noodle Pasta

 Zucchini Noodles are my absolute jam. Actually any type of veggie noodle is my new thing. There was a period of time when I was starting to slowly curb my white pasta (and grain intake in general), and veggie noodles truly helped me cope during this treacherous time. Very dramatic moments for me, I know. …

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Brown Rice Pasta With Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Sauce

One thing I love to do is make tomato sauce from scratch. I’m talking fresh tomatoes straight from the vine, fresh seasonings, aromatic garlic and onion and my dairy-free cheeses and creams. Once I started making tomato sauce from scratch, I never went back to using canned ready to use sauces.  So today’s recipe is …

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Want to Recover Quickly After Your Workouts? Eat These Foods

It may be shocking to hear that what we eat and how we recover after a workout is just as important (if not more) than the actual workout itself. It’s imperative that we focus on rejuvenating and recovering post workout so that we can actually build and develop muscles. When we work out we are …

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Staring At A Computer All Day? Eat These Foods To Protect Your Eyes

When it comes to all of our concerns with health and wellness, I feel that eye health is totally slacking. We get concerned with our weight, with how our skin looks, how we feel, our energy levels, but our vision seems to be pretty low on the priority list when it comes to keeping them in tip …

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5 Common Mistakes When Going Through Your First Juice Cleanse

Juicing isn’t just a fad diet backed by celebrities. It’s an excellent way to cleanse your system, detox your body of toxins, and prepare for a healthier diet. You can even help your body deal with cravings (especially sugar cravings) by reducing the urge to satisfy those urges. But more than that, it’s a fantastic …

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5 Reasons To Eat Prebiotic Rich Foods To Improve Digestion

We’ve all heard of probiotics– the live bacteria and yeast that keeps our gut running in tip top shape. Yet there’s another food group that plays an important role as well, and this group is prebiotics.  Let’s explore a little bit more about prebiotics and what they can do for our health. What Are Prebiotics …

Eat These Foods For Optimal Gut Health And Better Digestion

Gut health is being discussed on almost every major wellness platform. From exercises to regulate digestion, to foods to support our microbiome, gut health is becoming the epicenter of our all over health. So when it comes to maintaining optimal gut health, it’s imperative that we put a big focus on nutrition and the foods …