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Blueberry Pie Quinoa Breakfast Porridge [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Lower-Carb]

Quinoa for breakfast? Absolutely! This Blueberry Pie Quinoa Breakfast Porridge is packed with healthy fats, plant-based protein, fiber, and antioxidants. It’s a lower-carb vegan breakfast option, sugar-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly too. Oh and have I mentioned it’s delicious!? Pie for breakfast anyone? OK scratch that… Quinoa for breakfast anyone!? This delicious and nutritious quinoa breakfast porridge is the lovechild of my…

8 Reasons to Ditch Coffee for Green Tea or Matcha (& Never Look Back!)

Is green tea healthier than coffee? Oh you betcha! Here are 8 reasons to ditch coffee for green tea or matcha and never EVER look back… I get it: you want your morning caffeine kick. But what if you could get that energy boost AND so much more? We’re talking: Clearer skin Increased metabolism and weight loss Protection from damaging,…

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Digestion ASAP

Digestion and gut health can be complicated, but there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your digestion right now… even if dinner’s almost ready! Proper digestion is soooo important to your body’s overall health and wellbeing. Did I add enough “o”s there to make my point? One more? OK: it’s sooooo important. I mean, it’s how we get…

Why These 6 Foods Make You Look and Feel 10 Years Older

The skin is a mirror that reflects everything going on behind the scenes, inside our bodies. And so the same foods that have us feeling a decade older make us look it as well.  What if the key to slowing the signs of aging isn’t in some fancy new French serum or laser treatment but on your dinner plate? Well…

10 Small Diet Tweaks with a BIG Impact on Your Health

These 10 small diet tweaks have a BIG impact on your health by helping to decrease inflammation, boost metabolism, balance blood sugar levels, and so much more! We hear time and again that healthy eating (and living, for that matter) is a lifestyle. But a lifestyle shift doesn’t just happen with the snap of your fingers. And where to even begin?…

Healthy Chocolate-Covered Snowballs (a.k.a. No-Bake Coconut Macaroons)

These Chocolate-Covered Snowballs are as healthy as they are simple to make and delicious! Perfect for bringing to parties or enjoying at home by the fire with a mug of cocoa. I’m still not quite used to these 60º winter days. Since moving to San Jose from Philadelphia, “winter” just doesn’t quite feel the same. And I’m not exactly complaining —…

Healthy Holidays Survival Guide: How to Stay Healthy While Enjoying the Season

The holidays may be merry and bright… but definitely come with some added stress and lots of unhealthy indulgences. This Healthy Holidays Survival Guide has everything you need to maintain your health while enjoying the best of this special season! The holiday season is filled with fun parties, family, friends, traditions, and… lots of sugar, alcohol, and stress too! In…

Festive Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca (perfect for holiday gatherings!)

This Herbed Cranberry & Pear Agua Fresca is delicious and festive yet healthy and refreshing drink to serve up this holiday season as a mocktail or spiked with some vodka. Cheers! Drop the eggnog. This agua fresca is perfect for your next holiday gathering. It’s refreshing and healthy yet bursting with festive flavors that scream “It’s the holiday season!” ♬♪ So…

Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth (Paleo & Low-Carb)

This Happy Gut Bean-Free Chili With Bone Broth is as yummy as it is nourishing to the digestive system. Not only is it free from difficult-to-digest beans and includes flavorful bone broth, but it’s also so simple to make! Note: this post is sponsored by Pacific Foods though all thoughts and opinions are of course my own. Pacific Foods products…

Simple & Spiced Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

These Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Blender Pancakes are as quick and easy to whip up as they are delicious! I’m not going to even try and play it cool and pretend I’m not all about pumpkin spice season. Oh yes, it’s a whole season, haven’t you heard? Formerly known as “fall” or “autumn.” I mean, I practically sprinkle pumpkin spice in…

So What’s The Deal With Collagen? What Is It & Is It Worth The Hype?

There’s been A LOT of talk about collagen in recent years, with new collagen-containing products popping up left and right. So you may be wondering: what is collagen and are the health benefits worth all the hype? (Spoiler: yes!) You may have noticed that collagen products are just about everywhere these days. And its collagen content is one of the biggest reasons why bone…