Year: 2014

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 you […]

 
Friendsgiving

Five Healthy Tips for the Holidays

1) Get enough sleep. Aim for at least 7-8 hours per night. Sleep deprivation will not only increase fatigue but can lead to increased food cravings. Studies have shown lack of sleep can cause increased levels of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and decreased levels leptin, satiety/fullness hormone. So get that […]

 

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. Season to taste with pepper. Serve immediately […]

 
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 […]

 

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, […]

 

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 […]