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Double Chocolate Nutella Muffins (Gluten Free)

Anyone else have a lot of memories eating Nutella as a child?  I do!  And I'm so excited about this "healthier" gluten free recipe for Nutella muffins. With healthier swaps, such as almond milk, coconut oil, gluten free flour, and maple syrup instead of sugar, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser! I had such…

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Post Traumatic Stress vs. Growth Mindset

I've heard it said that there are 2 types of people: those who experience post traumatic stress and those who post traumatic growth.  I'm working on being the latter. When scientists develop an experiment, they see failure as just another datapoint. They expect hypotheses to fail...that's what makes it an experiment. We often think, this thing happened to me and so now this is WHO I AM.  But it is not a reflection of our…

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Curry Cauliflower Salad

I've been working on being more consistent about meal prepping.  And I have to say that the last couple weeks, I've been ROCKING IT. This week, I made curried cauliflower which should last me about 5 salads this week. In this bowl: Spinach dressed with olive oil and lemon juice chickpeas tossed in cumin baked…

Breakfast bowl with sweet potatoes, rice, and avocado

Yesterday was a perfect day in Sarah-Land.  I visited the holy mecca that is Whole Foods, meal-prepped sweet potatoes, mushroom wild rice, banana walnut muffins, and made some BANGIN' chicken soup in my crockpot (recipe to come). Those 3 hours that I spent meal-prepping means extravagant breakfasts for the rest of the week. In this…

Salad for Breakfast

I've been drinking a lot of home-made chai lattes lately because I've been trying to limit my coffee intake.  Coffee can increase my anxiety because of the caffeine.  I think I feel better when I start my day with tea.  I am able to hyper-focus on what needs to get done, rather than being stuck…

5 quick tips to reduce anxiety

People tell me I smile a lot...which is funny because on the inside I often feel like a bomb has gone off and i can barely keep up with my anxious brain. I guess i smile because it's easier to show that emotion than to express what's really going on.  But sometimes smiling actually gets…

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole

I don’t need an excuse to eat more sweet potatoes… but if I did, Thanksgiving would be a good one.  Sweet potato casserole is an American Thanksgiving tradition.  And the good news is that this is the easiest Thanksgiving dish to prepare of all time.  Beyond just making some room in the oven, there’s not…

Spinach & Sweet Potato Vegan Salad

I usually eat at least one salad every day. Because I meal prepped the rice and sweet potatoes for this recipe, this salad took under 5 minutes to prepare. When I say I eat a salad a day, I’m talking about salads that have protein, carbohydrates (yes, carbs!), healthy fats, fiber etc...the type of salad where…

Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Spinach Muffins

Looking for a gluten free, dairy free, and healthy muffin recipe that cures a sweet tooth?  I’m obsessed with these new dairy and soy free chocolate chips that I bought from amazon and decided to make a batch of chocolate chip spinach muffins over the weekend. I love baking on the weekends.  For some reason,…

The Top 6 Health & Wellness Podcasts you must start listening to RIGHT NOW

Anyone who knows me knows that I am OBSESSED with podcasts.  I bring them up in conversation, I consistently make friends with strangers over a mutual love of Ira Glass, and I always have my headphones in when I walk anywhere.  (Disclaimer:  I’ve almost been run over a few times and I am not condoning…