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Nutrition

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 […]

Breakfast

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 […]

Two bowls of chili served in a grey bowls, a bowl of fresh cilantro, and two serving spoons with a tan linen on a marble background.
Soups / Chili

Slow Cooker Vegan Pumpkin Chili

 

 This fall-inspired vegan pumpkin chili was originally created for and shared in The Ann‘s November issue back in 2014. This chili is made with simple ingredients and prepared in a slow cooker which provides you the luxury of throwing in all the ingredients, going about your day, and returning to […]

Lifestyle, Nutrition

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, […]

Nutrition

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 […]

Nutrition

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, […]