As many of you know, I am from Alabama where the fried chicken is at it’s finest and everything is cooked in butter. While it’s all delicious, it doesn’t accommodate to my dietary habits and it sure as heck isn’t the healthiest of foods. Anyways I am back in the south visiting my mom for her birthday and when I saw pancakes pop up on my Instagram feed this morning, I got a major craving, but I ran into a little dilemma when creating a recipe. My mom’s cabinet and fridge were lacking some essential ingredients to make vegan pancakes so I had to get crafty with my recipe…
If you know me at all then you know I am the farthest thing from chef. Cooking causes me anxiety, it’s rough! But I do appreciate simple recipes and at times I enjoy being in the kitchen. Speaking of simple, this “chili” weather is making me crave a warm bowl of vegan chili. This is one of my favorite recipes to make because it’s simple, quick, and healthy! The best part – you can stick it in a crock-pot, turn it on high, and you’re good to go!
Raise your hand if you love snacks! I am all about snacking, but I always try to make sure I snack mindfully. Simple ingredients and all-natural energy support make these nutrient packed Matcha Energy Bliss Balls a must have for your busy day or when you just need an afternoon pick me up without the caffeine jitters.
For me, inflammation is the root of all evil causing tensions headaches and my shoulders to scrunch up by my ears. Inflammation occurs in the body as a defense mechanism that recognizes damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens and acts to try and heal the problematic areas. Unfortunately, the inflammation I experience is chronic and caused by severe cervical disc herniations and injuries. There are many factors that cause my body to have major inflammation flare ups including physical activity, lack of sleep, stress, and so forth.
We all have that favorite meal we look forward to everyday and mine just so happens to be breakfast. So I wake up in the morning everyday and look forward to this meal and filling my body with yumminess. I love nothing more than a big ole' plate (or bowl in this instance) with a variety of my favorite breakfast foods including eggs, some greens, fruit, and all that good stuff!