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Growing up, all I knew was that babies have breast milk or formula and then transition over to rice cereal as they begin to eat food. Since I have a background in holistic nutrition, I found it very odd that pediatricians recommended rice cereal as the first food for babies to try. Knowing that there […]

September 9, 2020

The Importance of Letting Your Baby Explore Food

Happy freakin’ Friday babes! It’s been AWHILE since I wrote a #FunctionalFoodFriday blog post. I’ve just been a little bit busy getting married and settling back into working and life ya know? BUT I’m back and am ready to drop some more knowledge on you guys about some of my favorite foods and why they’re […]

August 24, 2018

Watermelon, Watermelon, the hydrating fruit!

    Happy Friday babes! If you live in the Boston area, Spring has finally arrived and I couldn’t be more excited. Warm weather, sunshine, and it’s officially farmers market season, which means fresh fruit + veggies! The Functional Food of the week is the beautiful Bell Pepper. Just to give you a little background […]

May 4, 2018

Bell Pepper Benefits

I know, I know – the title of this blog post is corny, but I just couldn’t help it (and it was the first thing that popped into my head). This weeks functional food is Beets! I feel like this vegetable gets a bad reputation because people say that they taste like dirt. Let’s be […]

April 27, 2018

Just Beet It

If you guys watched my insta-stories or saw my post this Saturday, you already know I spent the day at the Well Summit in Boston and it was absolutely amazing. It was a day full of in-person connection, support, inspiration and education. The energy throughout the day was freakin magical. Everyone was so happy and […]

April 27, 2018

WELL Summit 2018

I’m sure you can guess by the title – this weeks’ functional food is the  Chia seed! I’m sure you’ve heard all about them by now, they’re an extremely nutrient-dense superfood. Whats a “superfood” you ask? A superfood is defined as “a food that is rich in compounds (such as antioxidants, fiber, or fatty acids) […]

April 13, 2018

Chia seeds + Omega 3’s

The Functional Food of the week is Avocado! I’m sure all of you have tried an Avocado, but if you haven’t – I have no freakin’ idea what you are waiting for! This fruit is considered one of the most nutrient-dense fruits in the world, it is a superfood in every sense of the word. Some […]

April 6, 2018

An Avocado a day keeps the doctor away

Lost people don’t know this, BUT – raw, local honey is a natural remedy that can be MORE effective than most over-the-counter medicine or prescriptions you’ll find at your pharmacy. It has been used as a form of medicine for thousands of years. It should absolutely be a part of your routine during the winter, […]

March 30, 2018

Honey, Honey

Ginger, honey + warm water is easily one of my favorite drinks to whip up first thing in the morning or even at night after dinner. (Besides bone broth, a turmeric latte or ACV, honey + water of course). I discovered Ginger a few years ago after doing research on natural remedies for sensitive stomachs. […]

March 23, 2018

Ginger, The Natural Digestive Aid

I don’t know about you babes, but Cinnamon is one of my absolute FAVORITE spices to add to food. It’s super versatile and can be used in so many different ways. Not only does it taste freakin delicious, but it is also an extremely powerful + potent spice that has been used around the world […]

March 17, 2018

A Dash of Cinnamon

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