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Weekends call for pancakes 🥞 ....
Especially when they are gluten and dairy free 👏🏻
✨What’s on your menu this weekend? Curious what everyone else likes to cook... 🤔✨
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#pancakes #plantbased #vegan #vegantreats #ighealthyeats #momofboys #singlemom #glutenfree #healthyliving #organic #wellness #chef #goodfood #wholefoods #eattolive  #eatrealfood #instapic #whatveganseat #vegansofig #feedfeedvegan #nakedfoodmag #thrivemagazine #gratitude #gratifude
Weekends call for pancakes 🥞 .... Especially when they are gluten and dairy free 👏🏻 ✨What’s on your menu this weekend? Curious what everyone else likes to cook... 🤔✨ * * #pancakes  #plantbased  #vegan  #vegantreats  #ighealthyeats  #momofboys  #singlemom  #glutenfree  #healthyliving  #organic  #wellness  #chef  #goodfood  #wholefoods  #eattolive  #eatrealfood  #instapic  #whatveganseat  #vegansofig  #feedfeedvegan  #nakedfoodmag  #thrivemagazine  #gratitude  #gratifude 
I know I’m a chef but that doesn’t mean I make everythang myself! (This lady is tired!) That said, finding snacks and treats that are delicious and on par with how I eat, is kinda hard for me to find. Enter this bar -> literally one of my favorite GO TO snacks (along with its brother,  a peanut butter chocolate bite 😍). This Cacao Krunch Bar from @pleasantpetites  is loaded with plant based protein, is gluten free and has no refined sugar (so basically, eat up 😜). They have an online store (see my story) so you can try one for yourselves!!! ✨
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#plantbased #vegan #vegantreats #ighealthyeats #guiltfree #glutenfree #healthyliving #organic #plantbasedprotein #crueltyfreefood #goodfood #wholefoods #eattolive #chocolate #eatingforabs #veganchocolate #eatrealfood #instapic #whatveganseat #veganfitfam #vegansofig #feedfeedvegan #nakedfoodmag #thrivemagazine #vegancommunity #pleasantpetites #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
I know I’m a chef but that doesn’t mean I make everythang myself! (This lady is tired!) That said, finding snacks and treats that are delicious and on par with how I eat, is kinda hard for me to find. Enter this bar -> literally one of my favorite GO TO snacks (along with its brother, a peanut butter chocolate bite 😍). This Cacao Krunch Bar from @pleasantpetites is loaded with plant based protein, is gluten free and has no refined sugar (so basically, eat up 😜). They have an online store (see my story) so you can try one for yourselves!!! ✨ * #plantbased  #vegan  #vegantreats  #ighealthyeats  #guiltfree  #glutenfree  #healthyliving  #organic  #plantbasedprotein  #crueltyfreefood  #goodfood  #wholefoods  #eattolive  #chocolate  #eatingforabs  #veganchocolate  #eatrealfood  #instapic  #whatveganseat  #veganfitfam  #vegansofig  #feedfeedvegan  #nakedfoodmag  #thrivemagazine  #vegancommunity  #pleasantpetites  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
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One of my favorite go-to breakfasts for myself and my clients is my signature Gratifüde Granola- a bit salty, a bit sweet with a whole lot of spice, it contains puffed quinoa, Buckwheat, oats and some superfood secrets. I love that its loaded with tons of plant based protein, no gluten and of course, never any refined sugar. It’s the definition of eating for abs and since I’m so busy lately, I need all the gym help I can get 💪🏻
Ps. I make a spiced beetroot almond milk to go with my granola and let me tell you .... it’s 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍👏🏻👏🏻
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✨Happy Thursday✨
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#plantbased #plantpowered #plantfood #vegan #vegansofig #fitfam #fitness #plantbasedprotein #eatingforabs #chef #healthcoach #veganbreakfast #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #instapic #instagood #bestofvegan #whatveganseat #plantstrong #nutrition #wellness #veganfood #breakfast #glutenfree #weightloss #organic #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
🍓🍓🍓 One of my favorite go-to breakfasts for myself and my clients is my signature Gratifüde Granola- a bit salty, a bit sweet with a whole lot of spice, it contains puffed quinoa, Buckwheat, oats and some superfood secrets. I love that its loaded with tons of plant based protein, no gluten and of course, never any refined sugar. It’s the definition of eating for abs and since I’m so busy lately, I need all the gym help I can get 💪🏻 Ps. I make a spiced beetroot almond milk to go with my granola and let me tell you .... it’s 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍👏🏻👏🏻 * ✨Happy Thursday✨ * * #plantbased  #plantpowered  #plantfood  #vegan  #vegansofig  #fitfam  #fitness  #plantbasedprotein  #eatingforabs  #chef  #healthcoach  #veganbreakfast  #healthylifestyle  #healthyfood  #instapic  #instagood  #bestofvegan  #whatveganseat  #plantstrong  #nutrition  #wellness  #veganfood  #breakfast  #glutenfree  #weightloss  #organic  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
I don’t just chase rainbows ... I eat them 🌈
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Something happens when you begin to LIVE in COLOR. Your perception changes, your energy shifts and you begin to take note of how and what you feed your body and mind! Choose foods, situations, experiences and people who inspire you to THINK and act boldly and brightly. Be a light to those around you and draw that power from within. Fuel your body and mind with VIBRANT color and never be afraid to go outside the lines. *
In the spirit of my father who always LIVED, LAUGHED, and LOVED in anything but black and white, wishing you a COLORFUL and HAPPY Tuesday 🙏🏻 xo 😘 *
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#plantbased #vegan #livelaughlove #eattherainbow #ighealthyeats #liveincolor #glutenfree #healthyliving #choosehappiness #organic #bebold  #wholefoods #eattolive #fruit #fruitarian #chef #healthcoach #wellness  #eatrealfood #instapic #whatveganseat #veganfitfam #vegansofig #eatingforabs #foodforthought  #vegancommunity  #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
I don’t just chase rainbows ... I eat them 🌈 * * Something happens when you begin to LIVE in COLOR. Your perception changes, your energy shifts and you begin to take note of how and what you feed your body and mind! Choose foods, situations, experiences and people who inspire you to THINK and act boldly and brightly. Be a light to those around you and draw that power from within. Fuel your body and mind with VIBRANT color and never be afraid to go outside the lines. * In the spirit of my father who always LIVED, LAUGHED, and LOVED in anything but black and white, wishing you a COLORFUL and HAPPY Tuesday 🙏🏻 xo 😘 * * #plantbased  #vegan  #livelaughlove  #eattherainbow  #ighealthyeats  #liveincolor  #glutenfree  #healthyliving  #choosehappiness  #organic  #bebold  #wholefoods  #eattolive  #fruit  #fruitarian  #chef  #healthcoach  #wellness  #eatrealfood  #instapic  #whatveganseat  #veganfitfam  #vegansofig  #eatingforabs  #foodforthought  #vegancommunity  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
FOOD for Thought 💭: HOPE. What does it mean to have hope? 
Hope is the very thing that allows us to see through broken windows. It is what motivates us to pursue the unthinkable. Hope is what fuels passion, it forgives heartache. Hope heals and nurtures. Hope is what fosters growth and self reflection. Hope creates dreams and churns them into action. Hope enables trust and confidence. Hope is the hand that pulls you out of the darkness and the key to every door. Hope is what makes us human. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 In so many of my posts I reference my father’s infinite wisdom for one reason only, and that is because he was overflowing with just that: invaluable guidance and words that he knew (or hoped) I would carry with me every day of my life. 🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 So often he would sign off our emails or phone calls with the phrase “here’s hoping kid” and that was my father. The unforgiving hopeful, the dreamer. In a letter to me, he once quoted Dr. Martin Luther King by saying “only in the darkness can you see the stars”. What a brilliant and overwhelmingly truthful sentiment... simply meaning, with just a bit of hope, everything can be illuminated. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I take the time to share my father’s wisdom with all of you as a reminder to always laugh. Always continue to learn. Always have humility. Always love and to always have HOPE. For without all of these, we will never be our true and best selves. *
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I came across this previous post and felt compelled to share it once again. 💗
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Happy Saturday xo 😘 *
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#hope #inspiration #motivation #daddysgirl #ispirationalquotes #fatherswisdom #vegan #wellness #mentalhealth #selflove #livelaughlove #writersofig #plantbased #higherconsciousness #elevateyourmind #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #vegansofig #vegangirl #healthcoach #feedyourmind #chef #saturdaze #foodforthought #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
FOOD for Thought 💭: HOPE. What does it mean to have hope? Hope is the very thing that allows us to see through broken windows. It is what motivates us to pursue the unthinkable. Hope is what fuels passion, it forgives heartache. Hope heals and nurtures. Hope is what fosters growth and self reflection. Hope creates dreams and churns them into action. Hope enables trust and confidence. Hope is the hand that pulls you out of the darkness and the key to every door. Hope is what makes us human. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 In so many of my posts I reference my father’s infinite wisdom for one reason only, and that is because he was overflowing with just that: invaluable guidance and words that he knew (or hoped) I would carry with me every day of my life. 🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 So often he would sign off our emails or phone calls with the phrase “here’s hoping kid” and that was my father. The unforgiving hopeful, the dreamer. In a letter to me, he once quoted Dr. Martin Luther King by saying “only in the darkness can you see the stars”. What a brilliant and overwhelmingly truthful sentiment... simply meaning, with just a bit of hope, everything can be illuminated. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 I take the time to share my father’s wisdom with all of you as a reminder to always laugh. Always continue to learn. Always have humility. Always love and to always have HOPE. For without all of these, we will never be our true and best selves. * * I came across this previous post and felt compelled to share it once again. 💗 * Happy Saturday xo 😘 * * #hope  #inspiration  #motivation  #daddysgirl  #ispirationalquotes  #fatherswisdom  #vegan  #wellness  #mentalhealth  #selflove  #livelaughlove  #writersofig  #plantbased  #higherconsciousness  #elevateyourmind  #mindfulness  #healthylifestyle  #vegansofig  #vegangirl  #healthcoach  #feedyourmind  #chef  #saturdaze  #foodforthought  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
People always ask me how and why I became a plant based convert. ✨
I’ve struggled with my own health problems and after endless doctors and pharmaceuticals, nothing was really working. My symptoms were being treated. Not the problems. I decided to take control of my physical health. I educated myself, read up on the healing powers of food. I researched ancient and applied theories of wellness and food being used as medicine (afterall, most of the “medicine” we receive was derived from some Mother Earth counterpart). I started to really understand the powers of plants (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) and came to realize that so much of what we are fed is true and addictive poison, designed to get us hooked on foods that keep us sick (a lot of money is made on the business of keeping us unwell). I slowly began to heal. And while longevity and whole body health is a constant work in progress, I feel better. I feel stronger. I feel physically balanced and more connected to my body and what I put into it. ✨
I’ve been blessed to meet so many who have taken health into their own hands and defied “medical opinions” simply by adopting a new lifestyle. One person who CONTINUOUSLY impresses me is my friend @jackattack9182 . I met Jack through social media (he was one of my earlier Instagram followers when I rebranded my account). Jack’s story is AMAZING and details his account of losing over 190 lbs and getting off meds and SAVING his LIFE. It’s  beyond inspiring. And I want to share it with YOU! ✨
Find my page on Facebook (chefrobbiking or Gratifüde) to read it. It will inspire you immensely. 🙏🏻
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#plantbased #plantbasedheroes #vegan #vegansofig #weightloss #foodismedicine #journey #inspiration #inspirational #motivational #wellness #healthcoach #eatrealfood #veganfitfam #whatveganslooklike #getoutside #chooseyou #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
People always ask me how and why I became a plant based convert. ✨ I’ve struggled with my own health problems and after endless doctors and pharmaceuticals, nothing was really working. My symptoms were being treated. Not the problems. I decided to take control of my physical health. I educated myself, read up on the healing powers of food. I researched ancient and applied theories of wellness and food being used as medicine (afterall, most of the “medicine” we receive was derived from some Mother Earth counterpart). I started to really understand the powers of plants (whole grains, fruits, and vegetables) and came to realize that so much of what we are fed is true and addictive poison, designed to get us hooked on foods that keep us sick (a lot of money is made on the business of keeping us unwell). I slowly began to heal. And while longevity and whole body health is a constant work in progress, I feel better. I feel stronger. I feel physically balanced and more connected to my body and what I put into it. ✨ I’ve been blessed to meet so many who have taken health into their own hands and defied “medical opinions” simply by adopting a new lifestyle. One person who CONTINUOUSLY impresses me is my friend @jackattack9182 . I met Jack through social media (he was one of my earlier Instagram followers when I rebranded my account). Jack’s story is AMAZING and details his account of losing over 190 lbs and getting off meds and SAVING his LIFE. It’s beyond inspiring. And I want to share it with YOU! ✨ Find my page on Facebook (chefrobbiking or Gratifüde) to read it. It will inspire you immensely. 🙏🏻 * * * #plantbased  #plantbasedheroes  #vegan  #vegansofig  #weightloss  #foodismedicine  #journey  #inspiration  #inspirational  #motivational  #wellness  #healthcoach  #eatrealfood  #veganfitfam  #whatveganslooklike  #getoutside  #chooseyou  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
Ask me what makes me happier than Peanut Butter & Chocolate... 🤔 *
When I can get both in a delicious and nutrient dense bite like these from my friends over at @pleasantpetites ! They make the most AMAZING vegan, organic & gluten free goodies and now ship!!! Fun fact about me: I went to pastry school and have the most insane sweet tooth. Everything Pleasant Petites makes is not just tasty, but guilt free so I feel NO SHAME grabbing more than one bite. 💗Show me love by showing them some love ... 🙏🏻 Head over to their page, give them a follow and you may just get the 411 on a yummy giveaway  soon 🤷🏼‍♀️😘 *
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#chocolate #peanutbutterlover #vegantreats #whatveganseat #guiltfreefood #organictreats #healthytreats #sweettooth #eatingforabs #veganfoodporn #plantbased #instapic #nomnom #feedfeedvegan #feedfeedglutenfree #glutenfree #pleasantpetites  #gratifude
Ask me what makes me happier than Peanut Butter & Chocolate... 🤔 * When I can get both in a delicious and nutrient dense bite like these from my friends over at @pleasantpetites ! They make the most AMAZING vegan, organic & gluten free goodies and now ship!!! Fun fact about me: I went to pastry school and have the most insane sweet tooth. Everything Pleasant Petites makes is not just tasty, but guilt free so I feel NO SHAME grabbing more than one bite. 💗Show me love by showing them some love ... 🙏🏻 Head over to their page, give them a follow and you may just get the 411 on a yummy giveaway soon 🤷🏼‍♀️😘 * * * #chocolate  #peanutbutterlover  #vegantreats  #whatveganseat  #guiltfreefood  #organictreats  #healthytreats  #sweettooth  #eatingforabs  #veganfoodporn  #plantbased  #instapic  #nomnom  #feedfeedvegan  #feedfeedglutenfree  #glutenfree  #pleasantpetites  #gratifude 
Taking time to recharge, refuel and reset 🍍🍍🍍 *
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Rest is integral not just on a cellular and biological level, but on a mental and spiritual level as well. Far too often we are consumed in “being busy”. We allow our responsibilities to rush us through the hours, often causing us to miss the little blessings that each day brings. We are distracted by our “must dos” and wants and seem to never catch our breath. *
Gifting yourself time to reset, whether for a few minutes, or a few days, allows you to shift perspective and analyze your productivity. It enables you to listen to your body and thoughts and discover where you are and where you want to go. In giving yourself time to be still, you awaken gratitude and mental clarity and only with those two things can you really be your best self. *
So take time for YOU. It’s deserved. *
In gratitude, xo 😘 *
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#reset #vacation #mentalbreak #wellness #plantbased #clarity #mindfulness #meditation #mindbodysoul #vegan #nutrition #balance #healthylifestyle #positivevibes #motivation #inspiration #writersofig #beyoutiful #selflove #selfcare #foodforthought #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
Taking time to recharge, refuel and reset 🍍🍍🍍 * * Rest is integral not just on a cellular and biological level, but on a mental and spiritual level as well. Far too often we are consumed in “being busy”. We allow our responsibilities to rush us through the hours, often causing us to miss the little blessings that each day brings. We are distracted by our “must dos” and wants and seem to never catch our breath. * Gifting yourself time to reset, whether for a few minutes, or a few days, allows you to shift perspective and analyze your productivity. It enables you to listen to your body and thoughts and discover where you are and where you want to go. In giving yourself time to be still, you awaken gratitude and mental clarity and only with those two things can you really be your best self. * So take time for YOU. It’s deserved. * In gratitude, xo 😘 * * * #reset  #vacation  #mentalbreak  #wellness  #plantbased  #clarity  #mindfulness  #meditation  #mindbodysoul  #vegan  #nutrition  #balance  #healthylifestyle  #positivevibes  #motivation  #inspiration  #writersofig  #beyoutiful  #selflove  #selfcare  #foodforthought  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
My reasons. 🙏🏻
These two break my heart every moment of every day. Not because of pain. Not because of sadness. But because the love I have inside overflows at a rate so swiftly, so immensely that it seemingly bursts my heart at it’s seams. It is continuously expanding, mending itself and morphing into a love filled vessel so vast, so big, that it’s both terrifying and gratifying at the same time. Who knew this level of carried emotion was possible? ✨
Parenting is never easy. You’re expected to pay bills, manage schedules, prioritize health, be a chef, a medic, a teacher, a counselor. You are still raising yourself, learning about your wants, likes, hopes and dreams while doing the exact same (but better) for your littles. Sometimes I’m tired or impatient. I snap at them. I say things they shouldn’t hear. I project. I take short cuts. I make excuses. And that’s okay. I’m only human as are they. ✨
BUT ... It’s in the stolen moments where they know and feel my love the most. It’s when Holden sneaks into my bed at 3:30 am and as I whisper how much I love him, he squeezes my hand in response. It’s when Parker lets me touch his cheek and kiss his forehead as he heads off to school, and turns to me and smiles before closing the door. It’s when we sing silly show tunes in the car, share stories at dinner time, kiss boo boos, help with algebra, trace the letter Z, lay in bed reading Goodnight Moon for the 100th time .... this is how my love is shown. This is how OUR love is carried. 🙏🏻
Being a parent isn’t easy. But rarely is anything so wonderful, so boundless in blessings, received without a bit of grit and trial . 💗
As my dad always said .... it’s the gentle reminders, the daily “forget-me-nots”, the little things that turn ordinary care into extraordinary love. 💗💗
Happy Friday ... may you cherish and value your reasons. *
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#parenting #singleparent #singlemom #momofboys #familyfirst #lovewins #love #plantbased #mommymoments #motherhoodstories #plantbasedkids #healthyfamily #mindbodysoul #mindfulness #musings #writersofig #gratitude #gratifude #foodforthought #lifeisbeautiful
My reasons. 🙏🏻 These two break my heart every moment of every day. Not because of pain. Not because of sadness. But because the love I have inside overflows at a rate so swiftly, so immensely that it seemingly bursts my heart at it’s seams. It is continuously expanding, mending itself and morphing into a love filled vessel so vast, so big, that it’s both terrifying and gratifying at the same time. Who knew this level of carried emotion was possible? ✨ Parenting is never easy. You’re expected to pay bills, manage schedules, prioritize health, be a chef, a medic, a teacher, a counselor. You are still raising yourself, learning about your wants, likes, hopes and dreams while doing the exact same (but better) for your littles. Sometimes I’m tired or impatient. I snap at them. I say things they shouldn’t hear. I project. I take short cuts. I make excuses. And that’s okay. I’m only human as are they. ✨ BUT ... It’s in the stolen moments where they know and feel my love the most. It’s when Holden sneaks into my bed at 3:30 am and as I whisper how much I love him, he squeezes my hand in response. It’s when Parker lets me touch his cheek and kiss his forehead as he heads off to school, and turns to me and smiles before closing the door. It’s when we sing silly show tunes in the car, share stories at dinner time, kiss boo boos, help with algebra, trace the letter Z, lay in bed reading Goodnight Moon for the 100th time .... this is how my love is shown. This is how OUR love is carried. 🙏🏻 Being a parent isn’t easy. But rarely is anything so wonderful, so boundless in blessings, received without a bit of grit and trial . 💗 As my dad always said .... it’s the gentle reminders, the daily “forget-me-nots”, the little things that turn ordinary care into extraordinary love. 💗💗 Happy Friday ... may you cherish and value your reasons. * * #parenting  #singleparent  #singlemom  #momofboys  #familyfirst  #lovewins  #love  #plantbased  #mommymoments  #motherhoodstories  #plantbasedkids  #healthyfamily  #mindbodysoul  #mindfulness  #musings  #writersofig  #gratitude  #gratifude  #foodforthought  #lifeisbeautiful 
✨Current situation(our breakfast)✨
I get a lot of questions about what I feed my kids and how to deal with picky eaters (I have a toddler and a teenager). My answer is always the same: get everyone involved and eat by example! 💫
I struggled for years with getting my oldest to “eat real food”. I tried every trick in the book. Hid vegetables. Made cute bento boxes and did the desperate begging and pleading with candy as a reward (🤦🏼‍♀️). But in no time I was spent. I made a decision to no longer do the two meals thing and appeal to the foods my son DID like by highlighting them in the food I was already eating. 💫
He wasn’t going to starve. He wasn’t going to become nutritionally deficient over night. We both had to learn to pick our battles and we did. We began going to the farmers market TOGETHER. I started inviting him to help prep salads and produce. I gave him the power to decide what nuts or seeds to use as toppings. We would look at kids cookbooks together and dog ear things that he would be willing to try and he started showing not only interest in food, but pride in his involvement. Almost overnight, meal time became something enjoyable. 🙏🏻
When my second was born, I knew he was going to be exposed to all the same flavors we were already in love with. I added cinnamon to his baby food, saffron and cumin to his puréed veggies. I wasn’t afraid to FEED him the food I KNEW promoted health and wellness. I let him play with his food, sit with me while I cooked and the kitchen became the heart of our home. 💫
Fast forward 4 years, now the three of us sit down and they will pretty much eat any fruit or vegetable that I give them. They recognize how they feel after they eat real food and get excited when they see a avocado topped over our vegetables or an exotic fruit nestled in our fruit platters. 🙏🏻
So my answer remains the same.... the way to get your kids on board, is for you to be on board. Get them involved. Practice patience and eat by example. A healthy family is a happy family. 
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#plantbased #plantbasedfamily #eatyourveggies #pickyeaters #singlemom #wellness #chef #eatrealfood #patience #healthylifestyle #gratitude #gratifude
✨Current situation(our breakfast)✨ I get a lot of questions about what I feed my kids and how to deal with picky eaters (I have a toddler and a teenager). My answer is always the same: get everyone involved and eat by example! 💫 I struggled for years with getting my oldest to “eat real food”. I tried every trick in the book. Hid vegetables. Made cute bento boxes and did the desperate begging and pleading with candy as a reward (🤦🏼‍♀️). But in no time I was spent. I made a decision to no longer do the two meals thing and appeal to the foods my son DID like by highlighting them in the food I was already eating. 💫 He wasn’t going to starve. He wasn’t going to become nutritionally deficient over night. We both had to learn to pick our battles and we did. We began going to the farmers market TOGETHER. I started inviting him to help prep salads and produce. I gave him the power to decide what nuts or seeds to use as toppings. We would look at kids cookbooks together and dog ear things that he would be willing to try and he started showing not only interest in food, but pride in his involvement. Almost overnight, meal time became something enjoyable. 🙏🏻 When my second was born, I knew he was going to be exposed to all the same flavors we were already in love with. I added cinnamon to his baby food, saffron and cumin to his puréed veggies. I wasn’t afraid to FEED him the food I KNEW promoted health and wellness. I let him play with his food, sit with me while I cooked and the kitchen became the heart of our home. 💫 Fast forward 4 years, now the three of us sit down and they will pretty much eat any fruit or vegetable that I give them. They recognize how they feel after they eat real food and get excited when they see a avocado topped over our vegetables or an exotic fruit nestled in our fruit platters. 🙏🏻 So my answer remains the same.... the way to get your kids on board, is for you to be on board. Get them involved. Practice patience and eat by example. A healthy family is a happy family. Xo. 😘 * #plantbased  #plantbasedfamily  #eatyourveggies  #pickyeaters  #singlemom  #wellness  #chef  #eatrealfood  #patience  #healthylifestyle  #gratitude  #gratifude 
FOOD for THOUGHT 💭... “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.”
- Moliere
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Patience. 
It’s a virtue, right? It is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate suffering, trouble or delay without getting upset. But like most virtues, the ability to have patience requires practice and forgiveness when it is not met. ✨
I’ve struggled with patience. We all have. With others, with time, with circumstances, but mostly with myself. Life has a way of testing you. Right? The ability to be aware and recognize when and how you are being tested is what makes us GROW. It is where PATIENCE and GRATITUDE become so integral, so necessary. 🙏🏻
These moments, these situations, where we are stuck looking in the mirror and yearning for the next moment to come, to get us out... that is where we need PATIENCE the most. It is when we must draw from every barricade, every roadblock we have met thus far, to recognize our resiliency and strength and trust that whatever we have endured, has given us the ability to move forward and continue. 🙏🏻
Patience. Find it. Trust it. Own it. Practice it. There is nothing we are not capable of handling or achieving. But remember, the sweetest fruit takes time to ripen. So ALLOW things to unfold as they should. 🙏🏻
Reminding you on this Friday that you hold all the answers. Just trust yourself, hold gratitude for all that you are and practice patience. It will come ... Xo 😘 *
Ps. I can’t believe I get paid to make delicious fruit platters and food that promotes life & longevity. Pinch me. I love my work. *
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FOOD for THOUGHT 💭... “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” - Moliere ✨ Patience. It’s a virtue, right? It is defined as the capacity to accept or tolerate suffering, trouble or delay without getting upset. But like most virtues, the ability to have patience requires practice and forgiveness when it is not met. ✨ I’ve struggled with patience. We all have. With others, with time, with circumstances, but mostly with myself. Life has a way of testing you. Right? The ability to be aware and recognize when and how you are being tested is what makes us GROW. It is where PATIENCE and GRATITUDE become so integral, so necessary. 🙏🏻 These moments, these situations, where we are stuck looking in the mirror and yearning for the next moment to come, to get us out... that is where we need PATIENCE the most. It is when we must draw from every barricade, every roadblock we have met thus far, to recognize our resiliency and strength and trust that whatever we have endured, has given us the ability to move forward and continue. 🙏🏻 Patience. Find it. Trust it. Own it. Practice it. There is nothing we are not capable of handling or achieving. But remember, the sweetest fruit takes time to ripen. So ALLOW things to unfold as they should. 🙏🏻 Reminding you on this Friday that you hold all the answers. Just trust yourself, hold gratitude for all that you are and practice patience. It will come ... Xo 😘 * Ps. I can’t believe I get paid to make delicious fruit platters and food that promotes life & longevity. Pinch me. I love my work. * * #patience  #mindfuleating  #choosehappiness  #eatyourveggies  #fruitarian  #fruitplatter  #vegan  #vegetarian  #plantbased  #motivation  #inspiredaily  #healthylifestyle  #chef  #wellness  #balance  #eattherainbow  #liveincolor  #instapic  #instafood  #bestofvegan  #foodforthought  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
✨Happy Vegan Day✨
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Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, plant based, “other” or somewhere in between, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that a diet rich in food that promotes longevity, vibrancy and comes from the earth is a pretty good way to live! You are what you eat... and it’s imperative for WHOLE BODY wellness to eat and live in color! Embrace variety, taste and texture. Explore new ingredients and techniques. Put intention, understanding and empathy behind what you feed your body AND mind and take a minute to think about where your food comes from. *
I think the greatest lesson I’ve taken from a plant based lifestyle is that I’ve come to understand and appreciate the journey from seed to table. A whole lot of people are responsible for my being able to eat tonight. There is something humbling about that recognition and the only emotion that tends to echo itself over and over in my head with each plant-friendly bite is “GRATITUDE” 🙏🏻
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#plantbased #healthyfood #mentalfood #instapic #foodpic #onthetable #seedtotable #knowyourfarmers #eatyourveggies #eattolive #vegan #vegetarian #mindfuleating #healthylifestyle #plantchef #wellness #positive #journey #judgementfreezone #eattherainbow #liveincolor #choosehappiness #foodforthought #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
✨Happy Vegan Day✨ * * Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, plant based, “other” or somewhere in between, I’m pretty sure we can all agree that a diet rich in food that promotes longevity, vibrancy and comes from the earth is a pretty good way to live! You are what you eat... and it’s imperative for WHOLE BODY wellness to eat and live in color! Embrace variety, taste and texture. Explore new ingredients and techniques. Put intention, understanding and empathy behind what you feed your body AND mind and take a minute to think about where your food comes from. * I think the greatest lesson I’ve taken from a plant based lifestyle is that I’ve come to understand and appreciate the journey from seed to table. A whole lot of people are responsible for my being able to eat tonight. There is something humbling about that recognition and the only emotion that tends to echo itself over and over in my head with each plant-friendly bite is “GRATITUDE” 🙏🏻 Xo 😘 * * #plantbased  #healthyfood  #mentalfood  #instapic  #foodpic  #onthetable  #seedtotable  #knowyourfarmers  #eatyourveggies  #eattolive  #vegan  #vegetarian  #mindfuleating  #healthylifestyle  #plantchef  #wellness  #positive  #journey  #judgementfreezone  #eattherainbow  #liveincolor  #choosehappiness  #foodforthought  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
After school snack ... I’ve found that the more I’ve exposed my kids to exotic fruits and vegetables, the more they are eager to try. I like to play with texture and presentation and the more variety and color they are presented with, the more open they are to new experiences (kind of a life metaphor, no?) 🤔🤔🍓🍊
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Today’s after school snack request by the minion: mango hedgehog, rambutan, passion fruit (all mine), the sweetest figs ever and berries ... eat the rainbow 🌈 *
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#plantbased #plantbasedkids #fruitsnack #fruitarian #raw #eattherainbow #liveincolor #fruitplate #healthyeats #healthysnacks #singlemom #healthykids #healthyfamily #toddlerlife #momofboys #eattolive #eatingforabs #wellness #foodforthought #gratitude #gratifude
After school snack ... I’ve found that the more I’ve exposed my kids to exotic fruits and vegetables, the more they are eager to try. I like to play with texture and presentation and the more variety and color they are presented with, the more open they are to new experiences (kind of a life metaphor, no?) 🤔🤔🍓🍊 * * Today’s after school snack request by the minion: mango hedgehog, rambutan, passion fruit (all mine), the sweetest figs ever and berries ... eat the rainbow 🌈 * * * #plantbased  #plantbasedkids  #fruitsnack  #fruitarian  #raw  #eattherainbow  #liveincolor  #fruitplate  #healthyeats  #healthysnacks  #singlemom  #healthykids  #healthyfamily  #toddlerlife  #momofboys  #eattolive  #eatingforabs  #wellness  #foodforthought  #gratitude  #gratifude 
One of my favorite things to do as a plant chef, is take standard “comfort food” and veg it up. Lentil & Oat “meatballs” simmering in a quick homemade arrabbiata sauce. Because anything you can make ...... I can make out of plants 🤷🏼‍♀️😉
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Ps. I’ve been curating some of my key recipes for sometime now. They will be available super soon. 🙏🏻
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#plantbased #nomeat #eatyourveggies #meatlessmonday #chef #plantchef #instapic #instafood #f52grams 
#buzzfeedtasty #feedfeedvegan #plantbasedprotein #eatingforabs #mindfuleating #wellness #comfortfood #vegansofig #mindbodysoul #healthyeats #bestofvegan #gratitude #foodforthought #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
One of my favorite things to do as a plant chef, is take standard “comfort food” and veg it up. Lentil & Oat “meatballs” simmering in a quick homemade arrabbiata sauce. Because anything you can make ...... I can make out of plants 🤷🏼‍♀️😉 * Ps. I’ve been curating some of my key recipes for sometime now. They will be available super soon. 🙏🏻 * #plantbased  #nomeat  #eatyourveggies  #meatlessmonday  #chef  #plantchef  #instapic  #instafood  #f52grams  #buzzfeedtasty  #feedfeedvegan  #plantbasedprotein  #eatingforabs  #mindfuleating  #wellness  #comfortfood  #vegansofig  #mindbodysoul  #healthyeats  #bestofvegan  #gratitude  #foodforthought  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
FOOD for THOUGHT 💭 
If you could revisit your past and give yourself advice ... what would you say? 🤔
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A letter to my younger self ... 💗
Little one with the golden hair, life isn’t always going to be graceful and forgiving. It won’t always feel effortless and freeing. You will get hurt. You will bruise. You will have tears and they will pierce your skin. You will be so elated you feel as if you’re waltzing on clouds. You will meet strangers who grow to become friends and friends that become strangers. You will dance, you will sing and sometimes you will fly, for you were born with hidden wings. 💗 
You will work hard, sometimes so much that you will run out of breath and feel like you’re walking backwards. You will feel like giving up. You will get in your own way. You will have your heart broken and you will break hearts. You will hold a baby in your arms and you will understand creation. You will have high school dances and a first kiss. You will long for your mother’s wisdom and your father’s embrace.  You will have ideas and dreams and some of them will come true. You will fall. A LOT. But you will learn to get up again. 💗
You will seek guidance but you will be stubborn. You will see things which make you blind and you will hear words that deafen you. You will feel despondent at times. But you will be hopeful. You will cry in moments of joy and smile in moments of sorrow. Life won’t make sense at times. You will feel angry and jealous. You will experience impermanence but feel immortal. 💗
Life is beautiful, little one, and it’s important that you hold tight to that sentiment. 
For you are loved. 
Xo, your future self. ✨✨✨✨✨ An important self reminder to LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE 
@mikissima11 thank you for helping me write my letter 🙏🏻
#selflove #semicolonproject #semicolontattoo #choosehappiness #mindfulness #writersofig #instathoughts #lips #nailbiter #girlswithtattoos #motherhood #sisterhood #friendship #raw #beyoutiful #benaked #livelaughlove #plantbased #vegan #wellness #mindbodysoul #gratitude #gratitude #foodforthought #lifeisbeautiful
FOOD for THOUGHT 💭 If you could revisit your past and give yourself advice ... what would you say? 🤔 ✨✨✨ A letter to my younger self ... 💗 Little one with the golden hair, life isn’t always going to be graceful and forgiving. It won’t always feel effortless and freeing. You will get hurt. You will bruise. You will have tears and they will pierce your skin. You will be so elated you feel as if you’re waltzing on clouds. You will meet strangers who grow to become friends and friends that become strangers. You will dance, you will sing and sometimes you will fly, for you were born with hidden wings. 💗 You will work hard, sometimes so much that you will run out of breath and feel like you’re walking backwards. You will feel like giving up. You will get in your own way. You will have your heart broken and you will break hearts. You will hold a baby in your arms and you will understand creation. You will have high school dances and a first kiss. You will long for your mother’s wisdom and your father’s embrace. You will have ideas and dreams and some of them will come true. You will fall. A LOT. But you will learn to get up again. 💗 You will seek guidance but you will be stubborn. You will see things which make you blind and you will hear words that deafen you. You will feel despondent at times. But you will be hopeful. You will cry in moments of joy and smile in moments of sorrow. Life won’t make sense at times. You will feel angry and jealous. You will experience impermanence but feel immortal. 💗 Life is beautiful, little one, and it’s important that you hold tight to that sentiment. For you are loved. Xo, your future self. ✨✨✨✨✨ An important self reminder to LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE @mikissima11 thank you for helping me write my letter 🙏🏻 #selflove  #semicolonproject  #semicolontattoo  #choosehappiness  #mindfulness  #writersofig  #instathoughts  #lips  #nailbiter  #girlswithtattoos  #motherhood  #sisterhood  #friendship  #raw  #beyoutiful  #benaked  #livelaughlove  #plantbased  #vegan  #wellness  #mindbodysoul  #gratitude  #gratitude  #foodforthought  #lifeisbeautiful 
Nor’easter weather has my body needing coconut and carrot bisque with carrot “bacon”. That’s right. I make “bacon” out of carrots. Because anything you can do I can do vegan 🤷🏼‍♀️💗
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#plantbased #noreaster #soup #vegan #veganbacon #bacon #chef #healthy #vegansofig #eatingforabs #healthyeats #bestofvegan #instapic #instafood #nakedfood #tastyvegan #feedfeedvegan #mindfuleating #gratitude #foodforthought #gratifude
Ask me what I love more than Avocado?? 🥑🥑🥑....
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💗SUNDAYS💗
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They’re slow and forgiving. They allow you to reset and recharge. They ignite hope and curiosity and are the foundation for the week ahead. ✨
They’re jazz on vinyl, coffee all day, stovetop braising, blanket wrapping, couch loving, book in hand, full heart kind of days .... Oh, Sunday... how I love you. ❤️ ✨
Wishing you and yours a blissful Sunday. ✨
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Ask me what I love more than Avocado?? 🥑🥑🥑.... * * 💗SUNDAYS💗 * * They’re slow and forgiving. They allow you to reset and recharge. They ignite hope and curiosity and are the foundation for the week ahead. ✨ They’re jazz on vinyl, coffee all day, stovetop braising, blanket wrapping, couch loving, book in hand, full heart kind of days .... Oh, Sunday... how I love you. ❤️ ✨ Wishing you and yours a blissful Sunday. ✨ In gratitude, xo 😘 * * * #sunday  #sundayisforlovers  #sundayisforthesoul  #avocado  #avocadoobsessed  #plantbased  #behappy  #behealthy  #instafood  #bestofvegan  #healthyliving  #thrivemags  #thefeedfeedvegan  #avocadotoast  #healthymind  #healthyheart  #chef  #singlemom  #foodforthought  #foodforlife  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful 
A little late Saturday lunch ....😍
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Am I the only one who loves fruit in salads? I think a perfect salad needs to have ultimate balance in texture and flavor. There needs to be something crunchy (nuts/seeds/raw veggies), something sweet (fruit, maple vinaigrette ), something tender, slightly bitter and cleansing (greens!), and something acidic (tart fruit, vinegar or lemon). Season it simply and it’s bliss. Salads aren’t boring. Pass it on.... 🥗🥗🥗
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How’s everyone’s weekend going? 🤔
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#plantbased #salads #eatyourgreens #eatyourveggies #eattherainbow #liveincolor #tastetherainbow #chef #nakedfoodmagazine #thrivemags #healthyeats #begoodtoyourbody #vegansofig #mindbodysoul #wellness #fitfam #plantbasedprotein #gratitude #gratifude #lifeisbeautiful
A little late Saturday lunch ....😍 🍇🥒🍋🥒🍇 Am I the only one who loves fruit in salads? I think a perfect salad needs to have ultimate balance in texture and flavor. There needs to be something crunchy (nuts/seeds/raw veggies), something sweet (fruit, maple vinaigrette ), something tender, slightly bitter and cleansing (greens!), and something acidic (tart fruit, vinegar or lemon). Season it simply and it’s bliss. Salads aren’t boring. Pass it on.... 🥗🥗🥗 * * How’s everyone’s weekend going? 🤔 * * #plantbased  #salads  #eatyourgreens  #eatyourveggies  #eattherainbow  #liveincolor  #tastetherainbow  #chef  #nakedfoodmagazine  #thrivemags  #healthyeats  #begoodtoyourbody  #vegansofig  #mindbodysoul  #wellness  #fitfam  #plantbasedprotein  #gratitude  #gratifude  #lifeisbeautiful