Lavender Muffins

Lavender Muffins 1 egg 3/4 cup milk (I used rice milk) 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup oats 1/3 cup sugar 2 tsp dry lavender buds 3 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt Heat oven to 400 F. Line muffin cups. Beat egg, stir in milk and oil. Pulse lavender buds and sugar in a food processor until the buds are fine. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients all at once. Stir until flour isRead more

Why I Hate Meal Prep

One of the newest nutrition fads is “meal prep.”  You make your meals for the whole week on Sunday and pack it up in Tupperware to be eaten throughout the week. It is said to help with weight loss as it controls what you consume at meal time. It also saves you time during the week, since you will not have to cook or prepare food for the next day.  I hate it. I don’t get it. It just doesn’tRead more

Lavender Tea

Lavender always reminds me of my mother. Growing up, the color of her bedroom walls was soft lavender and the house smelt of the calming fragrance. She would grow it in our back yard every summer and would place it in a vase to keep the house calm and inviting. Lavender is a medicinal plant that is part of the mint family. It is used in potpourri so it can be stored with clothes or in the house to spreadRead more

Purslane- the edible weed

Purslane thrives in poor soil and sunny climates. It blossoms around our backyards, surrounds our driveways and even pops up in side walk cracks. Although through out North America it is known as an intolerable weed, it has great health benefits and is a great addition to salads and soups.  It has succulent green leaves and a thick dark, reddish stem. It can grow to 12-15 cm in height and grows in length along the ground. It has a lemony,Read more

The Training Begins!

I signed up for a 5k race and I am beyond excited to start training. I love pushing myself and the anxious feeling that comes with racing. It makes it that much more exciting as the race comes closer. The race is on September 23rd in Keyport, NJ. I am going to sign up my father and (hopefully) my boyfriend, so we can all run it together! I have found a 5k training advanced program that I am going toRead more

Moringa Garlic Crackers

After a long week, I decided to make healthy moringa crackers! They are crunchy, cheesy and garlicky. Exactly what I needed after this busy, hectic week. Preheat oven 350 F 1 cup All Purpose Flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 tbsp moringa 1/4 cup romano cheese 2 tbsp garlic powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp brown sugar 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup milk, plus 2 tbsp Combine flours, moringa, cheese, garlic, salt and sugar in a food processor. PulseRead more

Nutrition Basics-Macronutrients

As many of us know, macronutrients provide us with the calories and energy to survive and function. They are needed in larger amounts than vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) since they each have specific roles and functions in the body. The three macronutrients are Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats. We should consume 45-65% of our calories from Carbohydrates, 5-35% of our calories from Protein and 15-20% of our calories from Fats. Now let’s look at each macronutrient individually: Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are theRead more