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Iceland: Gluten Free Eats, Endless Sunsets, & Sweet Memories Day One

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / Personal / Travel

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{Photo by Taylor Leopold}

“Here’s to the twilight, here’s to the memories. These are my souvenirs, my mental pictures of everything. Here’s to the late nights, here’s to the firelight. These are my souvenirs.”-Switchfoot

How does one even put into words the beauty and magic of Iceland? Honestly. I’ve been home from my beautiful adventure to Iceland for some time now, but I’ve struggled to find the voice that I wanted to have as I shared this with all of you. I want to share the beauty we got to take in over the four days we spent driving across the south part of Iceland! But of course, I want to share with you the Gluten Free Eats we found along the way and any healthy travel upgrades I might have been able to put to use on this adventure.

The sweetest memories come with an adventure like this of course, so luckily I was traveling with my incredibly talented …

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Must Have Travel Snacks

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One of the most frequent questions that I’m asked is about how to eat healthy (or even for me, gluten free) while traveling! It’s a great question as it seems daunting for many to be able to stick to eating for their personal dietary needs or even attempting to stick to their healthy eating practices while traveling, but after several trips full of trial and error (hunger pains to “gluten poisoning” tummy aches), I think I have found some must have travel snacks for domestic and international travel.

I’m highlighting some of my favorite travel snacks/foods that I’ve found work best for me, and even better, my DIY Cleanse business partner, Emily and I have created a full travel guide as one of our many bonuses when you download the cleanse! So if you’ve been waiting for the right moment to download your DIY Cleanse and join our community, I’d say the time is now! 😉 Click HERE for …

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Zoodle Avocado Pesto

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Recipes

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The Perfect Marriage of Green things! I’m a big fan of Pesto and a big fan of Pasta! But there are days that I just want to go about my favorite dishes a little lighter! Because I’m gluten free, if I do pasta I tend to lean towards brown rice pasta, BUT lately I’ve been feeling a little extra bloated which means my body is trying to work something out so I’m steering towards more anti-inflammatory foods, enter in my Zoodles, Zucchini Noodles!! And kicking dairy out is another way to ditch that bloat and inflammation so I made a tasty dinner using Zoodles and my dairy free Avocado Pesto! You can pair with any protein, I went for chicken! You of course don’t have to use my Avocado Pesto to sauce up your fancy little zoodles, all sauces will do!

Click Here for : How to Make Zoodles

Click Here for : Dairy Free Avocado Pesto

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I Love You, Pumpkin. Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes

Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Recipes / Personal

Oh, Pumpkin. You bring the fall spirit to life. Your scents, your taste, the warm and fuzzy feelings that brings this season to life. 

Ohhhh… Hey! Just a little love going on between me and my beloved Pumpkin. And really, pumpkin, the orange ooey gooey stuff, not a dreamy tall and handsome fella. 😉 (He’s on my Christmas wish list!)

I could go on about Pumpkin, especially because this magical orange guy is just as wonderful as the Pumpkin in the story of Cinderella! Pumpkin is so nutritiously beneficial, full of antioxidants and vitamins, but enough about that!

Onto the Pancakes!

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Spacation Girls Weekend at La Costa Resort & Spa

Beauty & Fashion / Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / Personal / Travel

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“Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.”

Life. It’s such a wild ride, isn’t it? If I could share every detail with you, and I’m sure if you could share every detail of your life with me, we would stand staring at each other with our hands over our mouths surprised by the challenges and heartaches we face as we go about our daily lives. But I guarantee you, if we stood with each other sharing all of our blessings, we would be smiling and so happy for one another.

My friends have become a lifeline for me, a huge blessing! They have given me a safe space to share my highs and my lows. Truly, they inspire me, teach me, encourage me, and their presence in my life nourishes my soul!

The last several months have been busy… I like being busy, so I feel like I say …

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Detoxing My Way Back to My True Self

Beauty & Fashion / Favorites / Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Workouts / Personal

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“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live”

I’m going to let you in on a little secret… since I’ve been back from my summer in “Paradise” I have been so out of my routine and honestly not been feeling great about myself. My workouts aren’t the same, my eating habits are a little under par, and my skin… well, I’ve actually never seen my skin like this, it’s struggling, BAD. I blame the skin factor on everything else in my daily life that is out of whack, so I’m taking control over all aspects of my life and doing what I know to do to get myself back to feeling like my true self again. The good thing is, I do know how to do this for myself, after all, I coach people daily on living their best lives. Just goes to show, I’m human. Even though my career is nutrition and health coaching …

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Crispy Christmas Treats Done Right!

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A classic made just that much more “sweeter”, by being a little more on the healthy side. You’re thinking, rice crispy treats healthy?! Well, I don’t mean go eat a ton because they will benefit your health (I wish), but I switched up the ingredients just a bit to help you feel a little less guilty while indulging on this classic treat this season!

This is a fun treat to make with your kids and great to take with you to holiday parties or add to your cookie platters! You can obviously enjoy rice crispy treats all year round, but look at how pretty these are dressed up in there red and green on a Christmas plate. You can also dress these up in blue and white for my Hanukkah celebrating friends!

So here’s the deal… Rice Crispy Treats really aren’t that bad. Using only 3 ingredients and usually being naturally gluten free, the kicker here is they are full …

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Healthy-ish Chocolate Nog Shake

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / Miscellaneous / My Recipes

There’s something about Egg Nog and the holiday season, it’s just a must! I guess that’s if you’re an Egg Nog fan. 😉 Well, I don’t actually drink the “original” Nog, I’m more of a fan of the Almond Milk Nog or Coconut Milk Nog. Going non-dairy here is the way to go for me, and depending on the brand you’re buying you’ll find a lot less of the refined sugars used in the “original” nog. Nog is still a sugary treat, so I’m not saying it becomes healthy all of a sudden, please continue to be mindful of this treat and enjoy in moderation. 😉 So there’s my stance on “The Nog”, but now let’s talk about this Chocolate business.

There’s a reason females crave chocolate especially that one time each month. Our bodies are working extra hard and we’re needing those extra antioxidants, mood boosters, and the iron and magnesium that chocolate (the real stuff) provides. So ladies, …

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Gluten Free “Healthy” Pasta?

Gluten-Free Me / Healthy Living / My Recipes

YES PEOPLE!!

It is possible. “Healthy” pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. 😉 Brown rice pasta (I’m a fan of Lunderberg’s brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It’s simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic “Lazy” Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can’t wait to try some of your suggestion.

Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a “healthy” way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, “when in doubt, just add more greens”. So when you’re filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add …

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