Vegan Enfrijoladas

Daniel and I recently took a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. You know–Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum? It was an amazing time! And there was some amazing food. That I can’t. stop. thinking. about. Being vegan can make travel seem tricky, but with the Happy Cow app, we had no issues. It helps you to find vegan and vegetarian options near you. We used it to find some great places to eat on […]

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5 Benefits of Switching to a Plant-Based Diet

I’ve been getting asked a lot lately how I felt after I switched to a plant-based diet. ‘Was it noticeable?’ ‘Can you tell a difference?’ Of course! There are so many benefits to switching to a plant-based diet and many of them are noticeable. Here of the 5 ways I’ve noticed how the plant-based diet has affected me. Less sluggish-ness. Now, I’m not saying I never feel sluggish–everyone has those lazy days where you can’t […]

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Snacks on a Plane

Do you ever feel even more sluggish than usual while traveling? For me, I always went for the quick, easy, not-even-the-slightest-bit-healthy kind of snacks. This included chips, cookies, candies, crackers–you know, the four-C’s. But every time I traveled and ate like this, my digestion was off, I felt bloated, and pretty sure I gained several unwanted pounds. Nowadays, I still enjoy the salty and sweet snacks but choose healthier options that actually give me energy […]

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What Your Cravings Really Mean

I have a HUGE sweet tooth and I know I’m not alone. And sometimes I crave something salty and savory that can’t be ignored. Do I go for the cookies and chips or do I grab the vegan banana ice cream and hearty lentil soup? This is the constant battle that I know a lot of us struggle with. Surprisingly, we can actually CHANGE what we crave. It all starts in our guts. Our gut […]

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Nutrition IS Simple

It really is. Stop following fad diets, stop trying to count calories and macros, and stop obsessing over food. Sit back and relax. I’ve got you covered. I’m going to tell you what actually matters. Micronutrients Those little things are your life force. When it comes down to it, they are what determines true health. You could be hitting your macronutrients but be deficient in several micronutrients. They are required for normal growth and development. […]

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My Thoughts on National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month! What? You didn’t know? In case it is new to you, National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide education and information on nutrition, making informed food choices, and developing healthy eating habits. I am ALL about people being informed. There is so much confusing and conflicting information out there and most people don’t actually know what good nutrition is. The theme this […]

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Exploring Denver Metro & What I Ate Out and About

This weekend was a busy one! My parents came all the way from Kansas to celebrate my mom’s birthday (March 2nd) as well as mine (Feb 23rd). As always, it was great to spend some quality time with them and explore a bit more of our city. Although we’ve been in the Denver area for over a year and a half now, everything is still pretty new and there’s so much yet to see! This time […]

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What You Need To Know About B12 Part 2

In the last post, I briefly touched on why we need vitamin B12 and how much of it our body requires. In this segment, I’ll be talking about the best vegan sources for vitamin B12. Not all B12 supplements are vegan due to some animal-derived fillers, even though B12 itself is always vegan. As previously mentioned, we need 3-5 micrograms a day of B12. If you are relying on fortified foods to acquire your vitamin B12, pay careful […]

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What You Need to Know About B12 Part 1

As you may or may not know, B12 is a vitamin produced by bacteria in the soil. Prior to modern times, our ancestors consumed enough B12 from the vegetation since they didn’t wash it before eating like we do now. Animals get their B12 in the same manner–they eat the grass and vegetation that has a bit of soil on it containing B12. Because this nutrient is so important (and because as I was researching […]

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Do We Require Animal Protein?

Anytime I so much as yawn at the office, my coworkers quickly jump to the conclusion that I’m tired because I lack animal protein. I know it’s all in jest, but I think some of them really are trapped in that belief that you need it to be healthy. So what’s the deal with protein anyway? Well there are 9 essential amino acids, meaning they can’t be produced by our bodies. We must acquire them […]

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