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What I eat in a day

What I Eat in a Day to Recover from the Holidays

We’re 3 weeks into 2020! But wait… are you having some holiday hangover? If you are still feeling stuck and can’t seem to bring yourself back into your health routine, this post is for you as I share with you some of my quick and healthy eats to feel good from the inside out in no time. This isn’t necessarily about losing weight, but it’s more of cleaning up your diet and easing gradually into a healthier eating habit. And even if it’s not the holidays, it’s good to always keep a balanced diet without depriving yourself of the food …

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Banana Blueberry Coconut Crumb Muffins

Super-moist, fluffy, banana blueberry coconut muffins with a light coconut crumb on top which makes this officially my favorite muffin to-date! These muffins are made from whole wheat flour, and sweetened naturally with maple syrup, coconut sugar, and mashed bananas. And fresh blueberries are folded in to give you that burst of berry flavor in every bite. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of anti-oxidants so these muffins truly hit the healthy sweet spot! The distinct coconut taste comes from the added desiccated coconut which is optional but highly recommended. The flavor is subtle and not overpowering unlike other …

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Zucchini Carrot Fritters

Zucchini Carrot Fritters

Savory and super flavorful zucchini carrot fritters that my little boy can’t stop eating! These fritters are perfect for breakfast and even for kids’ lunch boxes. You can make a big batch of this and freeze it for easy re-heating. Top with tomato sauce or even yogurt for more tasty bites. ZUCCHINIS are one of my favorite plants of all. They’re rich in nutrients and antioxidants, helps with healthy digestion, and even aids in weight balance. I add them a lot to sweet recipes like my chocolate zucchini banana bread, which is an all-time household favorite. Making these fritters is …

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Holiday Survival Tips

Health Coach Tips to Survive the Holidays

Happy holidays gorgeous! It’s 25 days til Christmas and I bet you are as busy as a bee, scrambling to organize parties left and right, house decorating, gift-shopping, all while keeping your sanity throughout this merry season. Am I right, or am I right? I come from a Filipino family where Christmas preparations start as early as July!  I’m not even kidding.  You can already see lights and decors, hear Christmas songs blaring throughout the shopping malls, and even expect children caroling at your door by sun-down. But with all the merry-making, lavish dining, and extravagant gift-giving, this season can …

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Vegan Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy, soft, healthy, delicious vegan yogurt blueberry pancakes that will surely be your next weekend favorite! If you loved my fluffy greek yogurt pancakes but want a non-dairy version, then this is it! This uses coconut yogurt which is the perfect vegan alternative and it’s sweetened with natural sweeteners. Coconut yogurt is simply made from coconut cream. You can either buy one from the grocery (I used Pure Cocobella brand), or make your own at home using just 2 ingredients – coconut cream + probiotics. EGG SUBSTITUTE – one of my fave way to sub eggs in recipes is simply …

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cacao protein granola clusters

Cacao Protein Granola Clusters

Looking for granola with some protein boost? This Cacao Protein Granola Clusters is my new go-to recipe! I love pairing this with some greek yogurt and fresh fruits for a super delicious, nourishing and energizing bowl. It also uses raw buckwheat which is a high source of protein and fiber. If you want to make this completely gluten-free, just simply go for gluten-free oats. Hope you enjoy this too!

Zucchini Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs

Zucchini chicken teriyaki meatballs that will surely be a hit in your family meals! This kid-friendly recipe packs lots of veggie goodness in every bite plus it’s cooked in a homemade teriyaki sauce.

Homemade Granola

How to make Homemade Granola

Homemade granola ready in 30 minutes that tastes even better than store-bought ones! Granola is the perfect topping to your smoothies, yogurts, or eaten on its own as a healthy snack. This homemade granola has a mix of whole nuts, seeds, oats, and sweetened with a natural sweetener so it’s refined-sugar free. Best part is you can whip this up in about 30 minutes and this stores pretty well in the pantry or in the fridge. This makes for pretty homemade gifts too! Just in time for the holiday season! WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL TO MAKE THIS HOMEMADE GRANOLA If …

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How to Find Time for You Even When It Seems Impossible

Hey gorgeous! Do you sometimes feel like you are running empty even before your 24 hours is over? Kids are driving you nuts at home but you can never find time for yourself? I hear you! I have been there, and your struggle is every mom’s struggle. But when we make that decision to just step back, slow down, and really commit to carving out time for our own well-being, we can be a better mom, sister, daughter, wife, and friend. When I became more intentional with looking after myself first before anything else, I felt less frazzled, less burnt-out, …

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