Yearly Archives: 2014

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Healthy Office Snacks

Most people spend 8 to 9 hours at work so having a healthy snack or two during the workday provides the opportunity to increase energy, improve focus, and enhance productivity. Having healthy options available will decrease trips to the vending machine or cafeteria, which can save money and help avoid less nutritious, higher calorie options. […]

Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving Recap and Five Healthy Tips for the Holidays

Soooo I threw my first Friendsgiving party last Friday and it was a blast! An evening full of great company, delicious food, beverages, laughter, and even a little crafting. It was potluck style … with a slight twist…in that one person has a wheat allergy (Celiac), another is allergic to tree nuts, and I am vegan. So […]

Simple Spicy Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes are a very versatile vegetable, a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and Manganese. Potatoes O’Brien are a classic and one of my weekend go-to recipes. They are great alongside a tofu-scramble, in a breakfast burrito, or alone smothered in ketchup.   Ingredients: 2 medium potatoes, washed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 cup finely […]

How to make the best pumpkin chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

I am super excited to share this Vegan Pumpkin Chili recipe! I was asked in early October to create a healthy recipe to be featured in The Ann‘s November issue and I immediately knew I wanted it to involve pumpkin and be a fall favorite. After brainstorming a few ideas I knew a crock-pot chili recipe was the […]

Fall Favorites

Fall is finally here and I could not be happier! Don’t get me wrong, I love summer, but there is just something special about fall…. especially when you are in the Midwest. Leaves changing from green to burnt orange and fiery red, cool evenings, fall recipes, cider mills , bonfires, football, and Halloween are all reasons to embrace this […]

Properly store your food to save cost and reduce waste.

Food waste directly impacts the global economy, uses up valuable resources such as water, and produces green house gas emissions. By organizing and properly storing groceries you can reduce your food waste, save money $$, and have a positive impact on the environment. Triple win. A clean, organized refrigerator makes it easy to see what you have, simplifies meal planning, and again […]

Training on a Vegan Diet

Last Saturday Demond Johnson, AFAA, AFPA, IFA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and I provided an informative and interactive session about training on a vegan diet. The talk was done at A2 Fitness Professionals in Ann Arbor and the turn out was great!  We had mostly vegans in attendance, although there were some vegetarians and even some omnivores […]

Love your heart

The month of February is filled with pink and red heart everything, candy, flowers, and lots of celebrated love which is perfect because February is also American Heart Month. Make sure you celebrate your health this month and show your heart some love. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is […]

Are you getting enough potassium?

Did you know, for the average adult, the recommended daily intake of potassium is 4,700 mg? Did you also know that many American’s fall short of this amount on a daily basis? This mineral is important in maintaining normal fluid and electrolyte balance, supporting cell integrity, and assisting nerve impulse transmission and muscle contractions. Potassium plays […]