What is Collagen and Should You be Taking It?

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Want to learn more about collagen and why it’s so popular among health enthusiasts? We’re breaking it down for you today by answering the following questions: What is collagen, what does collagen do and should you be taking it… Collagen seems to be everywhere in the health world. So what is it and what does it actually do? Great questions, let’s get to it! First things first, collagen is a protein. It is a major component of … [Read more...]

Work-From-Home Productivity: Dress for Success

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As a work-from-home professional, getting dressed every day not only helps you look and feel your best but also helps with productivity! With this in mind, I’m teaming up with Stitch Fix to elevate my personal work-from-home style. This post is sponsored by Stitch Fix.  Even before I went full-time with Eating Bird Food, I worked from home, so I’ve been a work-from-home professional for over five years now. I’ll be the first to admit that working … [Read more...]

Best of EBF: Your Favorite Healthy Recipes

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This post highlights YOUR favorite healthy recipes from Eating Bird Food broken down into 3 categories — breakfast, lunch/dinner and sweets.  Happy almost 2018! Are you doing anything fun tonight to celebrate? Part of me wishes I was just staying at home, perhaps working on an inspiration board and crawling into bed before 11 o’clock hits, but we have friends in town and there are parties to attend so we’ll be going out. I know … [Read more...]

Veritas Yoga Retreat Experience

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2017 has been the year of yoga retreating for me. Granted, I only went on two yoga retreats, but given that I’d never been on a yoga retreat until this year, I’m calling it the year of yoga retreats. My trip to Tulum in March was absolutely incredible and completely reignited my yoga practice so when I was offered to chance to attend The Retreat at Veritas this fall, I immediately said yes. To give you a little background, Veritas is a family … [Read more...]

Which is better? 3 meals a day vs 5-6 mini meals

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We’ve been told for years that the key to healthy eating, weight loss and weight management is eating 5-6 mini meals throughout the day, but is it right for everyone? Here I’m going to share my personal experience and why 3 meals a day works better for me.   I’ve always been a huge snacker. Growing up I snacked a ton, mostly on processed junk, and when I first started eating healthier in college everything I read (namely health … [Read more...]

My Fav Healthy Cooking Oils

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Confused about what which cooking oils are healthy? I’m sharing my fav cooking oils, what oils I avoid and if coconut oil is really healthy.  What Makes an Oil Healthy? I’m not going to get into whether or not consuming oil in general is healthy. I personally like using a little oil when I’m cooking for a variety of reasons, but I do make a conscious effort to keep our kitchen stocked with healthy options. When it comes to … [Read more...]

13 Delicious Tempeh Recipes + Video

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Looking for tempeh recipes? Check out these protein-packed vegan recipes that prove tempeh can be absolutely delicious and healthy. Let’s chat about tempeh for a sec. Have you tried it? If not, I’m going to give you the tempeh basics and share 13 easy and unique recipes to get you started. If you already know all about tempeh, simple skip this part and hop straight to the recipes. I don’t mind! What is tempeh? It’s a … [Read more...]

Zucchini Noodle Spaghetti Salad

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This spiralized zucchini noodle spaghetti salad is loaded with veggies and tossed in a homemade Italian dressing. Perfect for summer cookouts, BBQs and picnics! Memorial Day is right around the corner. Pools will be opening, frosé will be flowing and there will be plenty of summer cookouts to attend. With that in mind I teamed up with a few of my favorite bloggers to bring you four healthy BBQ side dishes. We didn’t intentionally plan this, but … [Read more...]

All Your Questions About Adaptogens, Answered!

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Have you been hearing the term adaptogen everywhere and wondering what the heck it means? I felt the same way a couple months ago so I did some research and have created this little guide all about adaptogens. I’ll break down what they are, why they’re so popular right now and share some of my favorites. What Are Adaptogens? The official definition for adaptogens is a little fuzzy because it describes a wide variety of herbs, roots … [Read more...]

3-Ingredient Foaming Peppermint Foot Scrub for Runners

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Soothe dry feet with this easy 3-ingredient foaming peppermint foot scrub made with epsom salt and castile soap. Great for runners or anyone whose feet need some extra pampering. This post is sponsored by Kroger. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  With everything back to normal with my cycle I’ve been able to ease back into running and decided to run the Monument Ave 10K this year. Kroger was the presenting sponsor for the race so I … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Eat Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds are loaded with nutrition and easy to incorporate into your daily meals. Here are 10 creative ways to eat chia seeds every day!  A few weeks ago I updated my post about the health benefits of chia seeds. As I was editing it I was quickly reminded just how amazing these little seeds are. We always have a mason jar  full of them in the pantry, but sometimes I forget about them. Maybe you’re the same way or maybe you bought a huge … [Read more...]

Loving Lately

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Hey hey hey and happy weekend! I’m pretty pumped because we’re celebrating my birthday this weekend!! Woot woot. But before we get the party started I have a long overdue loving lately post for you! Basically these posts are just a chance for me to share a few things I’m crazy about at the moment and I love for you to play along and share some of your favorite things in the comment section too. Eating Bird Food tote bags are here and I’m in … [Read more...]

What I Ate Wednesday: Health Coach Eats

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Morning friends! It’s been way too long since I’ve shared a What I Ate Wednesday post so I have one for you today… with everything I ate yesterday! Let’s jump right in, shall we? Upon waking I drank some water and then started the process of making coffee. I’ve been trying to get into a regular habit of mediating each morning, even if it’s only for 5 minutes, so this week I’ve been doing a super quick 3-minute mediation through the Stop Think … [Read more...]

7 Day Healthy Meal Plan & Shopping List

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A 7 day healthy meal plan with delicious, clean-eating breakfast, lunch and dinner options for the whole week. Download the printable PDF for the full plan, shopping list, meal prep tips and snack ideas! Last year around this time I posted a 5-day clean eating meal plan that everyone LOVED. I heard back from so many of you saying that you used the plan to jump back into healthy eating for the new year and that you enjoyed the recipes. This sort … [Read more...]

Top 10 Healthy Recipes of 2016

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See the top 10 healthy recipes posted in 2016 on eatingbirdfood.com. Did your favorites make the list?  I’ve never been one to focus heavily on my pageviews or stats so I don’t check Google analytics every day, but at the end of the year I like to take a look to see how much I’ve grown from the previous year and what content really resonated with EBF readers. This year I started checking out the data and decided it would be fun … [Read more...]

Healthy Holiday Challenge

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As the holidays draw near I’ve been looking back on 2016. It has definitely been a year of change and healing for me and through this process my perspective of the word “healthy” has changed. I’ve learned that being healthy isn’t about being thin. I’ve learned to truly love myself — no mater my clothing size or the number on the scale. I’ve learned that my size doesn’t define me. I’ve … [Read more...]

New York Weekend with LG SIGNATURE

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Last weekend Isaac and I made a quick trip to New York City for the unveiling of LG SIGNATURE, LG’s new suite of innovative products with cutting-edge technology. The new line launched October 5 and the brand had a gallery set up in Rockefeller Center from October 6-10 for people to come check out the new appliances. There were a few events throughout the week, but the one I attended was on Saturday morning with a large focus on the LG SIGNATURE … [Read more...]

How to Be a Meal Planning Maven + FREE Meal Planning Printable

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Eating healthy starts with cooking more at home. Here are my top tips for meal planning and a FREE Meal Planning Printable to help make planning your weekly meals easy and fun!  One of the easiest ways to eat healthier is to cook and eat more meals at home. It’s certainly not impossible to eat healthy when dining out, but restaurant meals are usually larger and higher in calories, sugar and salt. Cooking at home also puts you in control of what … [Read more...]