LIFESTYLE  FOLIOS

January 16, 2019

I cannot believe how quickly 2018 flew by and we're already halfway through January of 2019! At the start of every new year, I like to take the time to reflect on what I did well in the previous year, and what I need to improve on in the coming year. I have 20 goals for 2019, all of which I posted on my vision board! However in this post, I want to share my health and self-care goals with all of you. Perhaps a few of my ideas...

January 2, 2019

As mentioned in my last post, one of my health & self-care goals for 2019 is to try Keto, and make this a lifestyle change to reach my ultimate goal weight of 125! I am of very small stature (5'3"), so this is a healthy target weight for someone my size. I also thought it would be great to keep an open journal to share with all of you my breakthroughs, learnings, and to just be real about my journey in case any of you want to...

December 11, 2018

This yummy smoothie in one of my favorites, and is a great way to detox your system. It is slightly sweet, yet not too "green" for those who are not huge fans of green smoothies. Don't be alarmed by celery being one of the ingredients in this smoothie. Lately I've been obsessed with learning about the health benefits of celery (see one reference article here), and the benefits were quite surprising! So I decided to add ce...

May 11, 2018

Each week I try to work out at least 3-4 times, mostly early in the morning before work. Working out before work clears my mind, gives me great energy for the day, and boosts my metabolism for any meals that I intake for the day. Sometimes I have mornings that pull me to my bed, and I do not get up in time to workout first thing. Therefore, I have to workout after work, and I find it important to always have my essentials read...

April 22, 2018

FYI - Did you know you could detox your body by drinking "pink water" according to some experts?! It also makes for a great workout drink! Well maybe not literal pink water, but your body can actually benefit by adding just a bit of unrefined salt to your drinking water.

Isn't Salt Bad For You?

Now, I'm sure the thought of adding salt to your water seems strange. Especially, since we are told salt contributes to heart issues. Ho...

April 17, 2018

Greek Salad is one of my favorite all-time meals! With summer just around the corner, and with many of us looking for yummy meals to help us lose a few pounds, I recommend trying my rendition of a greek salad. Sometimes I enjoy taking this salad to work, however the bold flavors of the traditional greek salad may be too strong for the office. :)  So I removed red onion from the ingredients, and replaced it with a yellow bell p...

March 26, 2018

Tired of your typical broccoli recipe? Try Broccolini! Broccolini is actually a hybrid between traditional broccoli and gai lan, or Chinese kale. The recipe below is quick, and will add another vegetable to your weekly dinner rotation. Enjoy!

Total Cook Time: 20 Minutes 

Ingredients:

- 3 Bunches of Broccolini 

- 1 Lemon

- 2 Garlic Cloves

- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil

- 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

- 1/4 Teaspoon Honey (optional if you're veg...

March 16, 2018

Summer is just around the corner! So instead of stopping by your local Starbucks in the morning for a sugar filled coffee, or convincing yourself that stopping at a smoothie store and ingesting smoothies full of preservatives, why not take 5-10 minutes out of your morning, and make your own breakfast smoothie? This week, I decided to start exploring new smoothie recipes to kick-start my day. The recipe below is full of flavor...

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