{Thrive} Giveaway + 5 Beauty Product Ingredients to Avoid

5 Must Know Toxic Ingredients To AvoidWhile I have long celebrated the many benefits of a nourishing whole foods diet, my wellness journey continues to teach me that there is more to health than the foods we choose to consume.  Over the past several years, my work with clients, many who have or had breast cancer, has opened my eyes to the many environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. That’s why I started working with BeautyCounter, my favorite one stop for all of my toxin-free beauty needs. The last thing I want to do is be alarming because I avoid fear-based thinking at all costs, but it’s important we all know the facts! Knowledge allows us to make confident, empowered decisions.  Plus, we can easily avoid or reduce our exposure to these toxins with a few simple swaps to our beauty routine. Did you know that the beauty industry is highly unregulated? I didn’t. Here are the facts and make sure to enter the giveaway and check out the free gift offer. It’s your chance to start building your toxin-free beauty regimen today!


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{Nourish} Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Black Bean Brownies


Who doesn’t love brownies?  Seriously, who?  If it’s you–I  challenge you to make this recipe. It is that good. And, as a result of my amazing baking skills (insert sarcasm), I had to test this recipe 5 times (I am not kidding) so you have to try it because I worked really hard to make it work…and it was so worth it.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip Black Bean Brownies”

{Katie’s Picks} Clean Eating Veggie Burgers

Another holiday weekend is upon us and, for many, that means firing up the grill! Even though I am an omnivore I enjoy sinking my teeth into a super taste veggie burger from time to time to mix things up a bit! Sadly, just because a veggie burger is meat free it is generally perceived as healthy–but that is not always the case! Many veggies burgers bare ingredient lists loaded with highly processed, non-food ingredients. Choose quality first and opt for brands that use whole foods and ingredients you would use to make ’em yourself! Circle back to our post on Conscious Living Tips for more information on clean eating and reading labels. In the meantime, I did the work for you and rounded up a variety of veggie burgers that are both nutritious and delicious! Happy Grilling! Continue reading “{Katie’s Picks} Clean Eating Veggie Burgers”

{Nourish} Whole Food Swap + DIY Nut Milk

DIY Nut Milk Whole Food SwapI am constantly looking for ways to decrease the number of packaged and processed foods that make their way into my cart as the DIY version is likely a healthier option and more environmentally friendly (less packaging and trash!). Milk alternatives are great for us lactose intolerant folks but it’s nearly impossible to find a brand that fits my “whole food” criteria so I try to make them myself. Bonus–it is so easy to make your own and they taste delicious! Continue reading “{Nourish} Whole Food Swap + DIY Nut Milk”