Vegan-Italian Pesto Stuffed Shells

I wanted to share a really fast and easy recipe that I fell in love with. Yes it’s Italian, and it’s delicious….but it’s also pretty healthy! I know that’s a hard combination to find sometimes, so I thought it was post-worthy. This recipe has plenty of vegetarian protein and tons of fiber, but it’s also…

The Importance of Focus

This might sound simple, but I think it’s something that is often overlooked in the health and fitness world. At the beginning of this New Year, I wanted to address the importance of focus and how it can be the key to success in both our long term and short term goals rather you’re wanting…

Easy (and Healthier) Pumpkin Muffins

It’s that time of year when we like a little treat and everything is pumpkin flavored again! So I thought I would share a recipe that I’ve been making about every other week lately. It’s a good protein snack, filling and organic. It’s another one of those things that I can have for breakfast or…

Taking a Peek at Elder (for colds & flu)

The International Herb Association named Elder as herb of the year in 2013. There is more romance, folklore, tradition, and superstition recorded in history about this remarkable plant than about any other herb known. The great herbalist, Henry Box of England, stated, “For colds, influenza, fevers, inflammation of the brain, pneumonia, inflammation of stomach, bowels,…

A Healthier Halloween

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Arfotografie at We Must Be Dreamers.   I wanted to share some of my go-to treats for this time of year. Of course since I…

My Current Obsession – Cashew Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m always looking for new treats that I can enjoy without feeling guilty or worrying about what’s in them, and cookies in general are a big weakness for me. Well, meet cashew butter chocolate chip cookies! I’ve recently perfected this recipe and I’ve been making it every week! It uses coconut sugar, which is lower…

Sweet & Smooth Facial

A healthy hello to my readers! I know I recently spoke about some of my favorite skin care products, but today I’d like to go back to skin care and make a short post about an easy home treatment that is really effective! Although I’ve specified this as a facial, I should mention this can…

New Blog – New Name

So, I’ve been trying to think of a great name for this blog, something less generic than ‘Everyday Wellness’, something different, engaging and “me”. This blog will mostly be about health and fitness, but include personal posts similar to this one about me or my life or thoughts from time to time. Well, I think…

7 Tips on defining your abs

1. Do those ab carving moves! Obviously this is a no-brainer! But remember, consistency is key, and of course adding resistance or weights makes them all the more effective. A few of my favorite ab workouts are: Side lifts Seated or standing side to side box (best with resistance) Seated or standing side crunches Cross…