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Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Many people focus on the calorie content of a particular food item as opposed to looking at the full picture. Time and time again we hear that we s...
The Best Carbohydrates for Dancers

The Best Carbohydrates for Dancers

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy within our diets making up about 50- 60% of our daily intake. Carbohydrates are sugar molecules basical...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Joint Health

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Joint Health

Omega-3 Fatty Acids, also known as alpha-linolenic acid, are an essential amino acid meaning they are not made by the human body, so you must get t...
Pineapple & Mango Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Pineapple & Mango Tropical Smoothie Bowl

It's that time of year! We're all ready for warmer weather but, here in Chicago at least, it's just not quite here yet. We're still bundled up with...
The Ginger Tea Recipe Your Body Is Craving

The Ginger Tea Recipe Your Body Is Craving

Ginger has always been an “it” root vegetable, but it hasn’t always been as accessible or as affordable as running into Whole Foods or Pressed Juic...
Staying Hydrated When Drinking Water Becomes Boring

Staying Hydrated When Drinking Water Becomes Boring

Staying hydrated is like calling our parents or going to bed early: we all know it’s important, but it’s so easy to forget. Time gets in the way; s...
An Easy Meal for When You're Too Hot to Eat But Too Hungry to Focus

An Easy Meal for When You're Too Hot to Eat But Too Hungry to Focus

Honestly, in the summer, I might as well not even have a stove, because I hate kitchen heat so much. It’s quite possibly the worst thing I’ve ever ...
Nourish: Vegan (and Gluten Free!) Banana Bread

Nourish: Vegan (and Gluten Free!) Banana Bread

I LOVE banana bread. Always have, always will. “Traditionally” it’s made with eggs and heaps of refined sugar. However, it is super easy to make th...
What you ACTUALLY Need to Know About Coconut Oil

What you ACTUALLY Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here’s the thing: we all know why coconut oil is amazing. If you’re not sure, a quick Google search is all it takes. We also know that some peopl...
Nourish: Som Sleep

Nourish: Som Sleep

In partnership with our friends at Disclaimer: Som Sleep is only recommended for those who are 18+   Sleep and I are very, very good fri...
Nourish: Manuka Honey

Nourish: Manuka Honey

I’m sure you’ve heard of it already--whether from a Google search, a BuzzFeed article, or a Kardashian, Manuka honey has been at the forefront of s...
Five Amazing Sources of Protein For Vegetarians

Five Amazing Sources of Protein For Vegetarians

I’ll admit: I grew up a ravenous carnivore, and I’ve always believed that you couldn’t get the necessary protein you needed to survive without chic...