9 Brain Boosting Foods To Improve Memory and Productivity

What you eat impacts mental sharpness, focus, vitality, even your mood. Discover 9 brain boosting foods that help you perform your best, optimize life, and help prevent mental disease and decline.

9 Brain Boosting Foods

 

Feed your brain, boost your performance.

I spent 13 years coaching myself and others to use the power of healthy foods to shed unwanted pounds, reverse illness and improve wellness. After developing an intestinal disease and struggling with brain fog, anxiety and a loss of vitality, I decided it was high time I rekindled my obsession with the healing properties of food. I dug into the science, looked at the latest research, and used my own coaching experiences to compile this list of hero foods that can help you optimize your mental stamina, boost memory, and lift mood. Continue reading

Fall Wreath Ideas For Non-Crafty Folks

This is the anti-DIY wreath blog. I appreciate (ok, envy) those of you that can whip up a beautiful wreath with some toothpicks and thread from the bottom of your purse, but that’s not me. While I lack the crafty gene, I LOVE a front door that pops. Adding a fall wreath is a quick and easy way to sass up your home’s entrance.

Appalachia Berry Silk Fall Door Wreath 22 inch

A front door wreath adds curb appeal, pizzazz, and screams WELCOME TO OUR HOME. Door art sets the tone and provides your guests a sneak peek of what’s to come. Choose simple, sophisticated, monogrammed, or an artsy fall wreath. Give your front door the style it deserves. Continue reading

Instant Noodle Bowls {Gluten Free}

Instant Noodle Bowls are the antidote to boring lunches and the superhero of make ahead meals! Super versatile, a great way to use leftover, and easily adapted to gluten-free and paleo lifestyles.

Instant Noodle Jars

Easy and Delicious

Instant Noodle Bowls are a high brow, adult-ish, fancy schmancy, much healthier version of ramen noodles. They are easily made ahead, stored in a jar or thermos, and warmed when ready with boiling water. Kiss you boring sandwich goodbye and say hello to your upgraded lunch!

Lunch? To be honest I eat these for dinner. I prefer dinner to be my smaller, simpler, easier meal. For the same reasons I love slow cooker meals, I totally dig noodle jars. I start an assembly line and customize each jar, my husband likes everything, my son hates everything;), and I have so many gut issues that I can only eat a handful of random things… making these noodle bowls perfect for my quirky crew! Continue reading

Slow Cooker Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs

Slow Cooker Potatoes are effortless, cook while you are at work, and add no heat to your kitchen. Tender-crisp, herby, with just the right amount of EVOO.

Slow Cooker Potatoes

Tender, Simple, Delicious

  • Throw baby potatoes in your slow cooker, add oil and herbs, and walk away!
  • Perfect side for a weeknight dinner with virtually no effort.
  • Everyone loves potatoes! Make these for your next big gathering and save your stovetop space for other things.
  • No need to fire up the oven and heat up the kitchen.
  • Versatile – eat naked or top it up! Add sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon, whatever you love. Make a potato bar and everyone can have it just the way they like:)

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PB&J Overnight Oats {Gluten Free, Protein Packed}

Overnight oats made with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats and Greek yogurt take on an old school vibe with the flavor of peanut butter and jelly. YUMMY!

PB&J Overnight Oats

What are Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are rolled oats (old fashioned) mixed with a liquid that rest/soften overnight. Instead of cooking over heat, the oats soak in liquid, such as almond milk, and plump to perfection while you sleep. Continue reading

Homemade Trail Mix {Healthy, Customizable}

Homemade trail mix is so easy, you’ll never grab the store bought stuff again! Grab your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a few treats… within minutes you’ve got trail mix.

Homemade Trail Mix

Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix gets a bad rap. I spent years terrified I’d gain all my weight back if I dared to even breathe near the stuff. But, there is a real difference between the store bought junk and trail mix you curate at home. Store bought varieties are often full of sugar-added dried fruit, candy, and nuts full of hydrogenated oils, often making them less healthy than a fried snickers bar. On the other hand, you can create a low carb, no- added sugar, junk-free version in under 10 minutes! Let’s get going. Continue reading

Healthy, No Bake Peanut Butter Squares

No Bake Peanut Butter Squares are super easy to make, packed with healthy fats, and low in added sugar.

Healthy Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = LOVE

I am a sucker for old school, convenience store candy. There I said it. My favorite two candies are Reese Cups and Reese Pieces. For my 80’s friends, remember when Elliott used Reese Pieces to lure E.T to his home? I think I could be tricked by the combo of chocolate and peanut butter just as easily;). Continue reading