Posts tagged foodie
My Wellness Identity Crisis: How I Finally Realized It's (more than) Okay to Have Diverse Passions

I shared on my Instagram story yesterday how frustrated I’ve been with the new(ish) Instagram algorithm. If you aren’t a blogger or business on Instagram, hyper-focused on growing a brand and getting your message out, you may not have given it much notice, but for us creatives, it’s a big deal.

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Nat's Top Reads: Foodie, Wellness and Poetry Books to Add to Your Shelf

You guys probably know by now that I'm a total book worm. Always have been, always will be. Ever since I was tiny, I have loved books. There was a little, quirky used bookstore in the town I grew up in and getting to go there and pick out books was always the highlight of my day.

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Taking Control of my Health: Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet and Next Steps

Because I believe food is medicine, I'm hoping to treat these issues mainly through a change in my diet. After a lot of research (and help from my parents), I've decided to start following "SCD" (the specific carbohydrate diet). It's like paleo in the sense that it is a grain-free diet, but there are differences.

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Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 2: A Culture's Role in Fostering Healthier Relationships With Food

I didn’t even know a single month could fly by so quickly. Going into this past month’s trip I was nervous. VERY nervous (read more about why on my post about travel anxiety). But I now realize all of that worry was unnecessary. 

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My Journey With Gut Health: Stomach "History," IBS and Food Intolerances

Before I truly dive into what IBS is, how I figured out I have it, how I discovered the foods that trigger it for me and what I do to help me feel better, let’s back up a little and take you through a history of my stomach.

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Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 1: Anxiety, Being Present & Finding Balance

Two weeks ago I arrived in Luxembourg and it has truly been a trip of a lifetime so far.

Remember in my travel anxiety post how I talked about me being a bad traveler? Well, this trip has helped me prove to myself that I’m not such a bad traveler after all. I just didn’t know what kind of traveler I was before.

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Travel Packing Tips: Carryons and Clothing

It’s my first full day in beautiful Luxembourg and so far I’m loving it! There have been a few bumps in the road – I thought my dinner last night had dairy after I had eaten a bunch of it and I had a momentary panic attack.

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Getting Rid of Travel Anxiety: Food Suitcases, Fitness and Planning Ahead

I can hardly believe that I embark on a month-long journey in Luxembourg NEXT FRIDAY!!! It’s finally hit me as I’ve been preparing and packing like crazy. And as the travel anxiety starts to hit… 

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EASY ON-THE-GO BREAKFAST: PALEO EGG CUPS 3 WAYS

I road tripped with my parents this weekend to go to my sweet cousin’s high school graduation party and we stayed in a cabin we used to rent all the time was a was a tiny little kid. It was SO fun to reminisce on those summers here, flying paper airplanes from the loft with my cousins (we were easily entertained), driving the golf carts like maniacs (thank goodness I turned out to be a good driver) and fishing off the dock with my big brother (this one time he was casting his line and the giant a** night crawler slapped me in the neck… pretty sure I had never screamed so loud in my life).

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6 Tips For a Healthy Finals Week

Current questions running through my mind: How many times can I wear the same pair of Lulus without anyone noticing? Have I really not washed my hair for three days (k but for real this is way healthier for your hair so don’t judge)?

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HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK + WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER PULP!

Does anyone else use cooking/baking as a way to procrastinate? I usually HATE procrastinating and typically get all of my schoolwork done days in advance (call me a nerd), but sometimes homework becomes a black hole and the only way out is to do something that makes my soul happy. So when I do procrastinate, it’s what I call productive procrastination. I’m the queen of it. It’s when I know I need to work on an essay for class, but instead draft 4 blog posts, reorganize my entire pantry and make homemade hummus, pesto AND peanut butter.

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What Being a Strong Woman Means to Me

Believe it or not, I used to be very shy, constantly compare myself to those around me and have a hard time ignoring what other’s thought about me. Even when I first started this blog, I would get embarrassed when people would bring it up. 

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Choosing Joy: Striking a Balance With Control & Being Receptive to Change

I’ll be the first to admit- I’m a perfectionist. I like my spaces to be clean and organized to a T, I like my schoolwork to be my best work every single time (I’ve chilled a little more on this thank goodness), I take way too much time editing photos.

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Living Life With Food Sensitivities

I’m sure many of you know that I have a very very very long list of food sensitivities. Let’s give it a go- gluten, dairy, soy, apples, pears, raw cauliflower (for some reason super cooked cauli is fine though?

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2016 Gift Guide For Your Foodie Friends

Raise your hand if you waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. Don’t lie, I know a lot of you did. 😉 And I also know that some of the hardest people to shop for are us foodies. But don’t you worry because I’m here to help!

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Love Your Gut, Eat (Good) Bacteria

With all of my food sensitivities and unknown stomach issues (thankfully I’m on the way to getting some answers!), loving my gut is necessary. I do whatever I can, whenever I can to help it stay healthy. I do this by eating healthy, eating as little processed foods as I can.

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You're Never Too Busy For Good Health

  (Note: The products for this post were supplied to me, but all opinions are genuine and honest! 🙂 Because YES this company really rocks that much) I’ve gotten this question so many times: “How do I do all that I do?!” Honestly sometimes I’m not even sure.

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Turmeric: What? Why? How?

Turmeric is one of those proclaimed “super food” trends that it seems EVERYONE is raving about, and it’s a bandwagon I highly suggest you hop on. BUT, as I always say: don’t follow health trends blindly.

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5 Ways to Love Life More

Lately I’ve had such an incredible love for life and an ever-present bursting feeling of joy in my heart. I wake up so incredibly excited for the day, and that’s been such an amazing feeling.

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5 Things I've Learned From Blogging for One Year

Today calls for a celebration because BLONDE GONE CLEAN HAS BEEN ROCKIN’ IT FOR ONE YEAR! I can hardly believe I’ve been blogging for an entire year because it FLEW BY, but at the same time I feel like this blog has been in my life forever.

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