Self-Care and Health Speech

It was such an honor to give a health and wellness talk this past week to 30+ special education teachers during appreciation week at Gresham Barlow School District! I had so much fun talking about self-care, fitness, nutrition and using essential oils for stress relief!  The audience was outstanding—they are such amazing teachers and theyContinue reading “Self-Care and Health Speech”

What I learned from my doTERRA trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

I’m so thankful to doTERRA for this amazing trip which allows me to relax and help those in need through the charitable work that doTERRA is doing in Mexico! It’s always a good feeling when you are part of something much greater than yourself! In February 2018, I embarked on a momentous trip to PuertoContinue reading “What I learned from my doTERRA trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico”

My Essential Oil Journey

I found out about essential oils through my yoga instructor at the gym and haven’t stopped learning more about them since that day in 2013! So, my oil journey began because I started to search for natural alternatives—I wanted to have natural options and to be empowered to have tools to heal my body insteadContinue reading “My Essential Oil Journey”

Cajun Veggie Chips

Here’s a nutritious way to enjoy some crunchy, tasty chips. By thinly slicing and baking vegetables, you’re able to get your chip fix without tanking your fitness results. Make a large batch on the weekend and portion your veggie chips out into ziplock bags for the week. Ingredients: 2 lbs of root vegetables, thinly slicedContinue reading “Cajun Veggie Chips”

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 large head) 4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled 1/3 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip below) 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon grass fed butter 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Snipped fresh chives for garnish Directions: Place cauliflower florets and garlic inContinue reading “Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes”

Coconut Ginger Macaroons

Ingredients: 3 egg whites1 tsp raw honey½ tsp stevia2 tsp organic vanilla extract2 tsp fresh grated ginger1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F In a large bowl, whisk egg whites until light and cloudy. Add stevia, honey, vanilla and ginger. Fold in shredded coconut and coconutContinue reading “Coconut Ginger Macaroons”

Banana Zucchini Bread

Ingredients: 1 cup coconut flour 1 cup oat flour 1 cup rolled oats (Quaker Old Fashioned Oats) 1 1⁄2teaspoons baking powder 1 1⁄2teaspoons baking soda 1 1⁄2teaspoons cinnamon 1⁄4teaspoon ground allspice 1⁄4teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt 4 eggs (or Egg Beaters to cut some calories) 1⁄2cups honey 1⁄4cup oil (coconut or avocado oil)Continue reading “Banana Zucchini Bread”

Almond Butter Brownies

Christmas time is coming and the holiday gatherings have begun! What do you do when you go to a holiday party and there are so many sweet treats all around, and you feel like you will over-indulge? Why, you make a big batch of HEALTHY brownies and bring them to the party, of course! 

Detox Salad with Rosemary Salmon

This Detox Salad with Rosemary Salmon recipe is a great dinner option because it is low in carbohydrates; or you could even have for lunch. I like this recipe because it is filled with tons of nutrients for energy, mood, metabolism boosting micronutrients, and omega 3’s!