• pharmacist in training • wisconsin • real food enthusiast • wellness advocate • diet ditcher •
Sipping on matcha and planning out my study strategy for the rest of the semester @colectivocoffee 🍵 • The darkest of coffee has had its hold on me lately (like 4 cups a day 😬) and I can feel that it makes me a little anxious. I love it too much to give it up forever so every month or so I switch it out for some type of green tea and come back to it when I’m ready. • Listening to your body is a message of self-respect and can happen in lots of different ways, so tune in!
One frothy peppermint mocha bulletproof ☕️ for me this morning. Also spotted — celery juice inspired by @sophiejohnsonwellness Excited to give it a try! 💚 . My Monday motivation: just one day of studying + an exam separate me from the wonder that is Thanksgiving gravy. Happy Monday!
Missing my time on the East coast and the food it had to offer on this frigid Wisconsin November morning ❄️ . Nothing a steaming hot cup of coffee can’t fix, right?!
One thing NTPs know and are very passionate about is that salt is important for good health. 🤯 Conventional wisdom would have you believe salt ➡️ high blood pressure ➡️ heart disease ➡️ early death. No wonder we’re making ourselves miserable with Mrs. Dash, right? . No need. Minerals like sodium and chloride in table salt are important for facilitating enzymatic reactions in the body, maintaining proper pH, muscle relaxation, and nervous system function. The problem is there are more minerals necessary than JUST sodium and chloride, but those other minerals are absent in table salt. . Find a quality, unrefined salt like @redmondrealsalt to add to literally all of your food. Real Salt has over 60 trace minerals and is mined here in the USA. Getting a good mix of minerals allows your body to more efficiently absorb and use the water you make a goal of drinking.
I talk mostly about nutrition and how that affects our health. True health is the sum of its parts, though, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. I’ve learned how important it is to have a community and individuals that support you in seeking that out. This guy has rooted me on over the past few years as I’ve literally ping-ponged ALL over the board in regards to my beliefs and values. In that time I’ve gone from • atheist ➡️ Christian • vegan diet ➡️ traditional foods • alcohol-dependent ➡️ sober ➡️ balance • anxious/depressed ➡️ content • money-seeker ➡️ happiness-seeker And I think I’ve got it right every damn time, but I don’t, and he lets me believe so anyway (usually). Miss you love you @tay_tay_heinz Thanks for the support 💕
A comforting little halftime lunch 🏉 I’ve been waiting for this day all the past week! I’ve been feeling a little homesick as I often do when school is in session (city living is not my thing) but having the Pack on on a Sunday brings me back in a small way 💚💛 Hope you get a little piece of paradise today too, whatever that may look like! . // spaghetti squash • @thrivemkt tomato sauce • nutritional yeast • sautéed green pepper • @alfrescochicken sausage //
Fry-day night calls for finally trying @christinaricewellness celery fries 🍟 Just tossed some celery in avocado oil with salt, pepper, and garlic and roasted until they were soft. Totally not what I expected but they were so good! Celery is best for dipping so I mixed up @primalkitchenfoods mayo and @thenewprimal hot buffalo sauce (sugar free and paleo!). Buffalo wings have been my favorite food since I was like 12 so I can’t wait to play with that stuff now that I know how good it is! 🔥
Sure is! I never thought I’d be that person that loves Mondays. And it’s not because life is perfect. I’m busy and broke and my internship is (great, but) kinda boring. But it’s all about mindset and looking forward to other goals. Learn to love a fresh start!
I’ve been packing lunches for my internship all summer which has presented an interesting challenge: what to bring that I can eat cold? My personal preference is to avoid the microwave and I can only do salads so many days a week. Tuna/salmon/sardine salad has been so good and easy! Throw that shit on sweet potato slices, gf crackers, or sliced cucumber 🥒 . @primalkitchenfoods makes several mayo products made with avocado oil instead of refined omega-6-heavy seed oils. The best is the chipotle flavor 🤤 Mix that up with wild caught canned seafood, celery, and green onions, and pack it up for an easy lunch or snack full of good-for-you fats.
Can’t stop, won’t stop eating weird bowls of stuff 🍴I’m not one for recipes or structure so finding a mix of proteins, fat, and veggies and mixing it all up is my go-to dinner. . I’ve been filling up every minute of my time with work in the form of my actual internship, NTA coursework, and setting up biz things so I can start helping clients 🤩 Productivity has been sky high but there hasn’t been much time for cooking. So I spent a few hours in the kitchen last night and couldn’t be happier to have delicious food in the fridge ready to eat. Investing in your health requires some time AND dollars but it’s so worth it. Already feeling better today. . In my bowl tonight: ✌🏼 soft scrambled @vitalfarms eggs, salty @straussmeats ground beef, bacon fat-roasted Brussels sprouts, cashew/butternut squash “cheese,” and green onion. Followed with a big ol’ chunk of @tazachocolate wicked dark 🖤
Bacteria and acid and mushrooms that tastes like root beer...I’m in!
Nothing like a big breakfast on a Friday! And a dark roast drip to accompany it of course ☕️ I’ve got some fun stuff planned for this weekend — grilling out with friends tonight, farmer’s market with a friend tomorrow and dinner with a group, plus I have to get a pair of shoes for some upcoming weddings 😍 I’m gonna focus on all that for now and not the fact that I also need to spend a ton of time on a Clinical Inquiry project for school in the SUMMER. I’ll be okay.... . // @vitalfarms scramble • diced green pepper • @simplemills sea salt crackers • avocado mash • raspberries //
Good morning from me and my heavily frothed breve ☕️ I can’t believe I used to do lattes with skim milk...like yeah can you please water down my coffee for me please? It’s a whole new world.
Summer snackin’ on organic blueberries, @eastwindnutbutters almond butter, and @heavenlyorganics raw white honey 🍯My, oh my 💙
Up early cooking this morning before a pharmacy rotation so I could come home and have dinner ready quick! Banza spaghetti with broccoli and spaghetti sauce and grass-fed meatballs with a secret ingredient...beef liver 🐮 . I’m still learning how to love this stuff but it’s important because organ meats are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. The most physically fit and healthful ancient cultures that have been studied held this secret dear. Native Americans, for example, exclusively ate the organs of game and fed the lean meat to dogs. Smart thinking! Because liver is uniquely loaded with Vitamin A, B vitamins, iron, protein, copper, folate, and niacin. . It’s important to get liver from a responsible source to ensure good quality. Animals raised in stressful or unnatural environments wear out their livers and deplete nutrient stores quickly. @conscious_carnivore is my favorite local source for fresh beef! Swipe and see the big bucks I paid for this SUPERFOOD 😉 If you’re not so fortunate to have an amazing local butcher, @uswellnessmeats can supply to you through ordering online as well ✔️ . Meatloaf or meatballs are great vehicles for incorporating some organ meat. I puréed this piece of raw liver in the food processor and added it to a pound of ground beef. Threw in onion powder, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper, seared & baked the meatballs until done. 🍝 Fantastic
Sunshine and a smoothie to start out my day ☀️ Haven’t been feeling smoothies in months...there’s something weird about drinking as many calories as I like to eat at breakfast. Chewing food signals the cascade from our brain on down that we need to be ready to digest. So if smoothies cause you to bloat, don’t drink ‘em! . However, this morning I felt like I needed some fresh foods — more than I’d realistically eat in any other form. So into the blender went a cucumber, banana, an avocado, tons of spinach, coconut milk, and pumpkin seeds. Verdict: not bad but I prefer my 3-egg scramble 😉🍳
I think I owe myself a “cheers” today for six months sober! For those of you who don’t know, I decided in January to give up alcohol for a year. No major events triggered it, just figured it was time to get to know myself without it. Not sure what life will be when the year is up but I don’t miss much about it...besides a good bourbon-barrel ale. Odoul’s can’t replace everything okay?! Feeling more like me every day. ✨
When you’re tryna keep the food real but you’re sick and gotta be comforted...grain free nachos it is ✅ . Got hit with a NASTY virus on Thursday and have been treating the body right ever since. Still dealing with a stuffy nose but basically bathing in peppermint oil to help with the congestion LOL . My second @ntatraining workshop is next weekend and I’m hoping it clears up quick or my partner is going to do the functional evaluation on me and be like “um you’re probably dying” ☠️ All the healing vibes please and thank you!! . Nacho deets: @sietefoods nacho chips, @organicvalley raw grassmilk cheddar & taco seasoned beef broiled on high for a couple mins, topped with @thrivemkt salsa, avocado, cilantro pesto, and lime