How many times have you woken up determined to incorporate (and stick to) a laundry list of new healthy habits only to fall off the wagon the very next day? It takes two weeks to form a new habit, yet most of us go for the all or nothing approach and we try to form too many new habits at once.
This is a healthy version of the taco without the carb-loaded shell. You won’t even miss it I promise! Now that Summer has arrived there are a plethora of squash at the Farmer’s Market. My absolute favorite is Zucchini with it’s beautiful dark green peel. Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable with no saturated fats or cholesterol. It’s high in anti-oxidants and is a great source of potassium which helps with bringing electrolytes to the cells and with countering[Read more]
I swear I go through a bottle of Lemon essential oil every month! I use it for absolutely everything – from green cleaning and cooking, to flavoring my drinking water and purifying my laundry or odors throughout the house (or in my case, throughout the RV that I travel full-time in with my husband, dog, and cat). Our Lemon essential oil comes from the rind of lemons that are grown on small family farms in Italy. I absolutely L.O.V.E. the[Read more]
Sometimes you just want a quick and easy dinner, am I right? But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice health for convenience. I love Mexican food, but that also doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice health for fried tostada goodness. I figured out you can bake soft corn tortillas to crisp them up and then add whatever toppings you want. I was able to have these delicious oven-baked tostadas in my belly in less than 25 minutes! The coconut[Read more]
Wild Orange is one of my absolute favorite essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to enhance immunity when seasonal threats are high. As with many citrus peel oils, Wild Orange contains powerful antioxidants that help maintain overall health. It can be taken daily to cleanse the body or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift[Read more]
Even here in Southern California it’s been somewhat chilly this Winter. I was in the mood for something warm and immediately I thought about Moroccan spices and how those would do the trick. Here’s a super simple recipe I threw together with spices and ingredients I already had in the fridge and cupboard. Moroccan Chicken and Lentils with Quinoa Ingredients 1/2 yellow onion 2 large cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 cup red lentils 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch[Read more]