Welcome to Plenty & Well – a space all about self-love, positive self-talk and living TRULY well. So please leave any and all negativity at the door and come on in.
When I say living TRULY well, I mean breaking free from the idea that wellness only encompasses food and fitness and realizing it’s all of that PLUS so much more. It means ditching diet culture and fad diets, trendy exercise programs and the idea that “hustling” is the only way to live. It’s about self-acceptance, self-love, creating a balanced lifestyle and taking an individualized approach to living well.
Are you ready to create your best life yet sister? Good. Because guess what? You’re worthy of living happy, healthy and well. I promise.
Carrot cake has been my favorite cake since I can remember. I would make it for birthdays, Easter, you name it. I LOVED carrot cake. I realized I hadn’t had it in years due to my food intolerances, so making a gut-friendly version has been top of my list for what seems like ever so I’m SO happy to finally have this option in my life.
Valentine’s Day makes me think of couples in love, dozens of roses and over-the-top dinners with white tablecloths… None of which my Valentine’s Day is consisting of this year (or none of which 90% have any year in the past #singlelife). But do you know what my Valentine’s Day IS consisting of? A hell of a lot of self-love.
Happy almost Valentine’s Day sweet friends! When you think of Valentine’s Day what do you think of? Oh… love? I was going to say chocolate. ;) Either way, these coconut coffee nut butter cups are the perfect way to indulge in your sweet cravings today AND show your significant other or gal pals some love as well (if you’re willing to share that is).
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in August 2017 when I was 21 years old after months of uncomfortable symptoms. Hearing that I had an autoimmune disease felt, crazily enough, just as relieving as it felt scary.
I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m going through a major cooked apple phase and I am HERE for it. Whether I’m topping cauliflower “oatmeal” with cinnamon sautéed apples, eating sautéed apples with banana ice cream and grain free granola on top like a paleo version of an apple crisp or just eating cooked apples on their own – I can’t get over them.
If you have gut health issues you know that traveling can be a doozy. I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit in my life and I’ve learned to LOVE it, but I’ve always felt a bit of an apprehension each time I think of planning a trip or getaway.
There’s just something about lemon baked goods that gives me all the feels. I think it’s because they’re comforting (as all baked goods are), but also refreshing. It’s truly the best combo, isn’t it? Well these paleo + SCD friendly lemon thumbprint cookies are the perfect showcase of that intersection between comforting and refreshing!
Even though I’m lucky enough to work for myself from home I still count on quick and easy lunches to fuel my day. When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I took up WAY too much time in the middle of the day making my lunches. Chopping, roasting, sautéing… I realized it was getting out of hand.
Having healthy habits and routines in place that you practice every single day automatically guarantees you’re showing yourself a little more self-love, prioritizing yourself and setting yourself up for success throughout the days and weeks. Having a routine also keeps you motivated and on-track with your goals no matter what they are.
Since it's the middle of winter I thought we could all use a little sunshine in the form of paleo lemon cake (the best kind of sunshine in my opinion)! These little, mini cakes are perfect when you want something sweet but don't necessarily want leftovers. OR, you can always double, triple or quadruple the recipe and make enough for guests! With how cute they are and how YUMMY they taste, they're sure to be a crowd pleaser.
New name, but same nat. Same positivity, same realness, same yummy eats, same goofiness, same self-love preaching from the rooftops. But with a little new-new and with a little more, because change is good. Change is scary, but good.
Raise your hand if you’re doing Whole30 this month!? *not raising my hand because I’m not* BUT I will still be enjoying these Whole30-approved “cheesy” tahini cauliflower bites despite that!
Hi my name is nat and I work out a lot. Saying those words is a little scary in this space. Isn’t that silly? As a certified personal trainer and wellness junkie I shouldn’t we sweating writing those words. But I am. And you know why?
With Crohn’s and colitis awareness week having been last week, my autoimmune disease was on my mind almost 24/7. Getting to connect with so many other IBD warriors and share their stories on my Instagram was so amazing and showed me how bada** dealing with IBD truly makes us.