Chocolate Baked Oatmeal feels like a decadent breakfast, but still made with good for you ingredients! A great option for brunch and holidays! Chocolate for breakfast? Yes, please! My favorite ways to eat oats, in no particular order, are: overnight, baked, and with chocolate. I shared a recipe for chocolate mocha oats way back when on Instagram that is seriously like eating a bowl of chocolate pudding for breakfast. SO good. I ... Read More »
Welcome to the very first “From the Heart” post! This is a brand new blog feature (column? series? I don’t know 😜) I’m trying out and, hopefully, will be the first of many to come in 2018!
If you’ve read my bio or been following along for some time on Instagram (always & forever my social media outlet of choice), you might recall I completed the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) health coaching program earlier this year.
A corner stone of IIN’s program and integrative approach to wellness is the concept of primary foods. In a nutshell, primary foods are all of the non-food aspects of our lives that provide fulfillment and nourishment of some kind, be it physical, emotional, and/or spiritual.
Think about the work, relationships, spiritual practices, physical activity, and creative outlets in your life. That’s your primary food. All the goodies on your plate (or bowl or smoothie glass 😊) that you *actually* eat? Secondary food.
Primary food = soul food. That’s how I like to think of it!
Health doesn’t come strictly from eating lots of greens and sweating it out in the gym – they’re only one piece of the puzzle! You can have the cleanest diet in the world, but if you:
- Experience regular, negative self-talk
- Participate in toxic relationships (work, friends, love)
- Neglect self-care
- Don’t make time for the things you’re most passionate about
…you may be jeopardizing your health! A healthy life is a balanced life! I know “balance” has become an overused word in the wellness world, but it’s used so often because it’s the truth.