Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 2

Hey friends! This Whole 30 is going swimmingly so far. One snafu though, I happened to see a dip in my milk production during the first week so I stepped up my carb intake during week 2. More food?… I ain’t complaining. Like I said in my last “wrap up“, I didn’t embark on this Whole 30…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 1

Most folks in the paleo-world are familiar with a “Whole 30”. This is a 30 day food intervention created by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of Whole 9 fame. I’m no stranger to the Whole 30 experience since I’ve embarked on a few throughout the past 6 years. Due to my ravenous and unpredictably timed hunger…

Banana Hemp Seed Muffins

A classic banana bread typically includes smattering of walnuts or pecans. In this edition of The Clean Plate Makeover, I  chose to add some hemp protein powder and decorate with a sprinkle of hemp seeds! You could also bake this batter into a loaf or bar pan and garnish the top any way you like!…

Fried Zucchini

I just stumbled upon this little healthy snack hack. Who remembers fried zucchini?! I remember getting it at places like CoCo’s or Marie Calendar’s. Um, gross. As an adult and health advocate, I seriously question the freshness of the zucchini, the ingredients in the bread batter, or the age of the rancid vegetable frying oil….

Raw Goji and Cacao Bars

Almond pulp. If you make your own almond milk, you’ve undoubtedly had the dilemma of, “what do I do with all this leftover pulp?” Well, say hello to my Raw Goji and Cacao Bars. They are the perfect solution. They are also a delicious energy boost. Especially if you can eat them. I can’t, so I…

Tahini Raisin Bars

During a rainy day last week… A Rainy, Rainy Day… … I was in the mood to bake! There was just one problem. I have no oven. So I made some tasty raw bars that have an “oatmeal raisin” kind of flavor. These definitely have that “comfort food” feel to them. Pair with a cup…

The Clean Slate Day 30!

The Slate is Clean! Day 30 has come and gone, at Disneyland no less. Sure, there was a bit of dark chocolate and some celebratory red wine, but all in all, the healthiest trip to an amusement park I’ve ever witnessed. Yet again, the folks at The Blue Bayou were incredibly accommodating with my gluten-free…

The Clean Slate Day 21 and a Recipe

It’s been 3 weeks! Only nine days left 🙂 As I mentioned yesterday, my gym is starting a 30 day Fitness Challenge today! During the kick-off meeting, I got a lot of questions about SNACKS. For those who feel stuck on what they should eat between meals, I’ve compiled some great suggestions and pics of…

What’s on My Plate

This post won’t really include any new or original recipes. I haven’t been messing around in the kitchen lately. Just trying to keep it simple and fresh. Speaking of “Keepin it Fresh”, check out this awesome cooler bag I received as a gift from a client… I love my job! So in lieu of new…

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

HOLY MOLY! The summer berries are looking (and tasting) super good! Chocolate-Covered Strawberries are a classic treat. Regardless of your dietary affiliation (paleo, vegan, vegetarian, raw, etc.) these delightful berries are always permissible. A fantastic addition for any gathering such as movie nights, romantic dates, birthday parties, potlucks, and picnics. Pro Tip: Once you’re done dipping the…