My goal is to provide a holistic, whole-person approach to nutrition that celebrates bioindividuality and emphasizes including an abundance of incredibly delicious foods daily. It’s a perspective rooted in factual, nutrition science with a dedication to eating and living mindfully. It’s understanding and cultivating a connection between how our meals impact our bodies and overall health and well-being. Oh and pretty food just tastes better.
Living HONESTLY NOURISHED is seriously simple!
Real ingredients you can pronounce, or better yet, no ingredients label at all! Ethically sourced, humanely raised meats. Foods with little to no adulteration—free of additives, preservatives, colorings, artificial ingredients, or other chemicals. Meals that are energizing and rejuvenating and that make you feel amazing. Embracing your imperfections and not apologizing for who you are.
Add a dash of whimsy to both your everyday meals just as you would a more intimate and organized dinner party. Garnish with fresh herbs and take the time to set the table. Use pretty dishes, linen napkins, and gold flatware (obsessed). Find solstice in the small things and cherish the simple moments.
Vegetables and other plant-based foods are truly the superstars of any meal. Make them SHINE. Eating an abundance and wide variety of fresh produce daily is at the core of the Honestly Nourished lifestyle.
Purchase the highest quality foods possible from your local markets and farmers. Choose organic, grass-fed animal products. Plan and prepare healthful meals for yourself and your family. Nourish your body with nutrient-rich, whole foods. Eat at the dining table (sans phone!). Choose healthy.
Select seasonal produce and meats (yes some meats are seasonal, too!). It’s a choice that yields fresher, more wholesome foods on the table. The less time it spends crossing the country (or globe for that matter), the better for you, your wallet, and the environment. We all win. Boom.
Making the best choices you can with the options available to you. Avoiding nutritional dogmas and labels for yourself and others. Focusing on eating healthfully 80% of the time, yet allowing space for and embracing spontaneity! Being open to new experiences inside and outside of the kitchen, as well as changes in the ever-evolving field of nutrition.
Sure, it’s cliché but, truthfully, there is too much of a good thing. Whether indulging in healthful, yet calorically dense foods (ahem—avocado, nut butter, coconut), or a festive celebration with friends, strive for balance. This applies to other areas of life, too. Equally nourish body, mind, and soul!
Vibrantly hued fruits and vegetables are the epitome of natural beauty. Strive to eat a rainbow of fresh produce daily. Seek playful table linens and unexpected serving pieces. Infuse joy and color into your meals.
Trace your food to its roots! Participate in community gardens, CSAs, farmers markets, or start a vegetable garden on your balcony. Shop local. Meet your farmers, gardeners, butchers. Ask questions. Insist on quality. Don’t settle.
Share and enjoy meals, stories, and meaningful experiences. Cultivate a passion for eating whole, nourishing, nutrient-dense foods. Be creative in the kitchen, experiment with foods from different cultures. Surround yourself with people who share your outlook on healthy living.