I love to cook, but I hate the mess and time it can take. I am always looking for ways to make amazing healthy meals that are easy and tasty without much effort. I also like experimenting with mock meats. I was very anti-alternatives when I first started the plant-based path. But, I cracked one … Continue reading The Lazy Girl Vegan Stir-Fry
I was looking a poll recently about what kind of New Year goals people make. The top 2 were, lose weight and eat healthier. A study, published a couple of years ago say 92% of people who make New Year goals don’t achieve them. Gyms are full the month of January, but die down around … Continue reading Just Do It And Stick To Your Goals
I remember the first time I learned about HIV/AIDS. In the fourth grade, we watch a very dated video explaining it. It was kind of a big deal, we had to get a permission slip signed by our parents for us to watch it. I am from a conservative city, looking back, I think it was … Continue reading Get the Facts About HIV
‘Tis the season to overeat fa la la la la la. I love food, I got a degree in it. I think one reason why we overeat during the holidays is because some of what we eat is seasonal, only for these holidays. It’s the goods. We feel the need to stuff our faces because … Continue reading 3 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Thanksgiving is fast approaching and what would it be without mashed potatoes? My whole life my mother would make homemade mashed potatoes with our meals. We never had packaged potatoes. My mother can whip up a good and creamy mashed potatoes. This is surprising because my mother can’t cook anything else except for cheesecake. My … Continue reading Vegan Mashed Potatoes
I remember there was an episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashian, were Khloe is describing to Rob (this is when Rob liked being on TV) what it is like to have your period. I have never heard a more accurate description. Periods are one of the most painful experiences women can go through. I … Continue reading Don’t Let the Flow Mess Up Your Pose
Sleep, something most people do not get enough of. What happens when we consistently lose hours of sleep? We go into sleep debt. Credit card and student loan debt are enough. Throughout the day our bodies produce Adenosine and when we don’t get enough sleep it stays in our bodies. This causes us to feel … Continue reading #SleepDebt
When you think of healthy foods, you probably think of salads. The demand of salads has grown over the years; fast food restaurants now have several salads on the menu. I used to hate salads when I was younger. Now, that I am older and wiser, I have discovered how delicious salads are. Next time … Continue reading Turn Your Salads from Flab to Fab
I feel if you decided to try a plant-based diet, you shouldn’t miss out on foods that you love. The world of alternative meats has improved ten-folds over the years. I make it a mission to re-create dishes that I would eat back in the day and make them meatless. This dish is special because … Continue reading My Father’s Italian Sausage and Peppers, but Vegan
It’s National Farmers Market Week, how could I not write about it? The first farmers market was in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1730. Soon, people would say to one other meet me at the market. Decades later we are still meeting at the market, with just slightly better clothing. Farmers Markets are becoming for some people … Continue reading 3 Things You Need to Know About Farmers Markets
When I was 13 I got the Gardasil shot. That’s is when I heard of HPV. I never really thought about it until recently. The last 6 months I have seen the Merck commercial where a boy and girl are Benjamin Buttoning it and aging backwards. They are talking to their parents asking them if … Continue reading With Ignorance Comes HPV
Salad can taste good. James Beard once said, “too many simple green salads suffer from a lack of imagination.” I don’t know who James Beard, I just googled salads quotes and this one stood out to me. I see what James is saying; salads can lack some culinary creativity. Salad haters are right who wants … Continue reading Tasty Fruit Salad
I love YouTube workouts. You don’t need a gym membership and in most cases you don’t need any equipment. I think a lot of us are intimated to workout, because we don’t know what to do. YouTube workouts can expose you to different types of workouts all in the comfort of your home. We should … Continue reading My 5 Favorite YouTube Workouts
All right, it’s time to share a story. A couple of years ago I went to my doctors for my annual physical. My P.A. ordered the standard blood panel. After getting the test done, I was called in. My P.A. went over the results with me. She explained to me that my Ac1 (blood sugar) … Continue reading Pre-Diabetes
Last summer, I was walking in Tribeca and saw all these people in workout clothes, mostly Ivy Park. I looked to my right and saw it, SoulCycle. I have heard so much about it but never thought I would be face to face with it. My New York trip was complete after seeing it. I … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Take a Spin Class
Today is National Hydration Day and with the crazy heat waves going on, it seems like we need to be chugging La Croix to stay alive. I think we all know we need to drink water to stay hydrated, but what exactly is hydration? If, we decided to pass on water, what consequences does it … Continue reading Don’t go Thirsty this Summer
It took me a while to get used to the idea of cooking with mock meats. I always thought they were unhealthy. I feel if you are going towards a plant-based diet that it should be all plants, not faux meat. I remember grocery shopping and seeing all the options, and the pictures on the … Continue reading Meatless Stuffed Peppers
I always ask my friends what topics I should write about, what they want to know about health. One recurring topic is how do you workout? A lot of us if we were to walk into a gym, we would not know where to start. Any workout should be comprised of cardio, strengthening or flexibility. … Continue reading How to do this Workout Thing?
One of the biggest misconceptions in health is gluten. I don’t know where this anti-gluten craze came from. Was it when Miley Cyrus started to talk about her gluten-free diet that the trend began? Maybe, it was when Cheerios unveiled they were going gluten-free as well? Either way, it has taken on a life of … Continue reading WTF is Gluten?
Memorial Day is a few days away, which means it’s summer time! Now, my appetite in the summer is non-existent. It’s so hot sometimes I don’t feel like eating anything but ice cream and eating ice cream every day is not healthy, even if the ice cream is vegan. So in the summer time I … Continue reading Summer Smoothie
Exercise is not only good for our physical health but also our skin health. When you are on the treadmill your blood flow is increasing. An increase in blood flow carries more oxygen and nutrients. This helps in nourishing our skin. Exercise also helps with acne. It controls any hormonal imbalances in the body that … Continue reading 3 Beauty Tips When Working Out
I honestly can’t say I knew what the real meaning of the term “organic” was until a few years ago. I had changed my major from Exercise & Wellness to Nutrition, and it was in NTR 345 Healthy Cuisine that I discovered the meaning of “organic” actually meant. What it essentially boils down to depends … Continue reading What Does Organic Even Mean?
I love coffee too much. I also love going to coffee shops. There is something about a coffee shop. The atmosphere of everyone working or talking with one another. The smell of coffee roasting. The ambient music, but I’ve been to some coffee shops where it’s more of a rave then chill coffee time. I … Continue reading 3 Tips for Ordering Your Coffee the Healthy Way
I was thinking about this the other day, what is our healthy weight? Yes, there are charts that can give you an idea of where you should be. But, in college, I learned that these charts are not totally accurate, because of muscle mass. So, how do we figure out what we should weigh? Then, … Continue reading What is Your Healthy Weight?
Remember those days when we were ballerinas? I hope I wasn’t the only 3-year-old in a ballet class wearing pink from head to toe. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, it was fun learning how to dance, but I quit at the tender age of 5 and moved on to jazz hands. A couple … Continue reading Barre is the New Pilates