Author: Claire

Reflections First, Resolutions Second

Reflections First, Resolutions Second

Dear fellow survivors of 2018,  *Insert catch-all statement about how I can’t believe yet another year has come and gone here* **Insert a few paragraphs here about new years resolutions, eating “healthier,” exercising more regularly & setting sustainable goals** Whew! Now that all of those things […]

The Truth about “Guilt Free” Holidays

The Truth about “Guilt Free” Holidays

Dearest Holiday Hopefuls, I’m writing to you from a crowded coffee shop in Arlington, Virginia. I’m sitting across from my strikingly handsome boyfriend whose nose is buried, rather literally, in a book filled with words far beyond my nutrition-brained realm of understanding. All I know […]

Rockin’ Roasted Root Veggies

Rockin’ Roasted Root Veggies

Dearest fall enthusiast,  Fall is in the air–and I’m not just talking about the outdoor air. If you’re anything like me, you probably spend the majority of this season trying to figure out how to get fall in all of the airs. The car air, the bathroom air, the […]

Live By Example…Not By Diet Culture

Live By Example…Not By Diet Culture

Dear example setters, I’ve learned many lessons in my 23 years of life, and this post is going to cover two of them. In lesson #2 lies the message I hope teach through the collection of words to follow. In lesson #1 lies the story […]

How To Open A Door

How To Open A Door

Dearest door openers,  I’m writing to you from my favorite local coffee shop early on a Monday morning. Since arriving about 20 minutes ago, I’ve just about reached my daily coffee limit (which, if you’re wondering is approximately half of a single cup) and have […]

Boosting Flu Season Immunity: 4 Must-Have Nutrients

Boosting Flu Season Immunity: 4 Must-Have Nutrients

Dear immune builders,  In case you haven’t noticed, we’re approaching two monumentous occasions on the calendar year–1) Sweater szn (that’s hip slang for “season,” in case you were wondering), and 2) Flu szn. Although they present in tandem, you’re probably wondering how you can maximize […]

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Dearest Fall Fanatics,  Dropping by your screen today to wish you a happy FOURTH day of Fall. I hope you’re having the most splendid time so far and are effectively managing your “Fall Freakout” (…you know, when you get SO excited about the season change […]

The Nutrition Answer You Need (But No One Tells You About..)

The Nutrition Answer You Need (But No One Tells You About..)

Dear answer seekers,  I’m simply going to cut to the chase with this one–because there’s a very important point that needs to be made when it comes to completing your personal puzzle of good health, balanced nutrition, and long-term happiness. If you’re looking to make a change […]

3 Steps to Fall into Self-Care

3 Steps to Fall into Self-Care

Dearest fall fanatic,  Yes, I’m talking to YOU–and also me because let’s be honest, there’s nothing that makes me more excited than the thought of crisp air, apple picking, and the sound of leaves crunching under my feet as I make my way from the […]

Rock Me Mama Like A….What??

Rock Me Mama Like A….What??

Dearest Wagon Wheelers, Before you get too carried away, I’ll go ahead and tell you that I’m not here to provide an analysis of everyone’s favorite Old Crow Medicine tune (although, if you’d like to pause briefly to give it a listen & get it […]

Refreshing Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Dearest summer veggie lovers,  As our summer season quickly draws to a close, I thought to myself, “What better way to celebrate than to create a lil’ salad to share with two of my favorite in-season foods?” (and also use the *what seems like* 5,000 […]

The Secret Craving Cure

The Secret Craving Cure

Dearest Craving Curers,  Or maybe Seekers of Craving Cures would be a more appropriate address if you curiously navigated your way to this post. Something that comes up a lot in a large majority of my discussions with others (whether personal or professional) surrounding food is cravings.  “I can’t ever […]

Peanut Butter + Oat No-Bake Energy Bites

Peanut Butter + Oat No-Bake Energy Bites

Dearest Balls of Energy,  You see what I did there? I’m addressing this post to not only YOU (you lil’ ball of energy), but also the little balls of energy of which this post is about…so meta, don’t ya think? Anywho, it’s Wednesday (aka RECIPE […]

What Happens in Vegas…

What Happens in Vegas…

Dearest Velcro Lovers,  I’d venture to guess you subconsciously filled in the remainder of the title with “..stays in Vegas.” before the whole post could even fully load. Am I right…or am I right? Much to your (possible) dismay, that’s not actually where I was headed with […]

Peaches N’ Cream Overnight Oats

Peaches N’ Cream Overnight Oats

Dearest Peachy Peeps,  It’s no secret that the morning is usually one of the busiest times in our day (…you want me to do HOW much before 8 a.m. and show up as a fully-functioning human being?!). Yeah, I get it….we’ve all been there.  However, do you […]

Please…No Shoes in the House

Please…No Shoes in the House

My Dearest Sole-mates,  Could I really pass up the opportunity to welcome you with an oh-so-fitting shoe pun? Definitely knot. I had to put my best foot forward and keep you on your toes. But…now that I’ve run the puns out of my system, I […]

Summer Veggie & Basil Pasta Salad

Summer Veggie & Basil Pasta Salad

Dearest Pasta People,  I haven’t forgotten about you–it’s just that, sometimes, a steaming bowl of pasta doesn’t sound like the most bomb.com idea in the heat of the summer. As any true pasta lover knows, though, pasta can be enjoyed at any temperature (kind of […]

Old Me, Who’s This?

Old Me, Who’s This?

Dear Old People,  Okay 1) Don’t be offended. Keep reading. and 2) I mean this not in a “wise, gray hair” type of old, but simply the kind of old that indicates you’re a little bit different today than you were a year ago, a […]

Simple Watermelon & Feta Salad

Simple Watermelon & Feta Salad

Dearest Watermelon Wizards,  Or at least, those aspiring to be watermelon wizards. How cool of a superpower would it be if you could just make a watermelon appear out of thin air? I have to think that would be fun…but also potentially dangerous for innocent […]

Summertime Hydration Station…Without the Added Sugars

Summertime Hydration Station…Without the Added Sugars

My dearly beverage beloved,  If I were to ask you to list the best parts of your past, present and future summer days, I’d venture to guess that you wouldn’t make it too far down the list without dreaming up “a cool & refreshing beverage.” […]