Chicken or Chickpea Salad Sandwich – The Perfect Organic To-Go Food

This new recipe is inspired by one of my favorite lunch options from last month’s Food Babe Eating Guide. When I’m home this Summer, I’m making as many meals as possible to keep in tip top healthy condition to weather me through the times when I am traveling and have limited choices.

This chicken or chickpea salad sandwich makes perfect to-go food to pack in a cooler for a day at the beach, to take for lunch at the office or school, and to wrap up and take with you on your travels. As you know, I limit my meat consumption and that’s why I like to have options for recipes, if you’ve got left over chicken that you don’t want to waste (I hate wasting food – especially meat!), it works perfectly in this sandwich. If you don’t eat meat, chickpeas make an excellent protein and fiber packed substitute. I’ve tried the wrap both ways and they are equally delicious. You can also substitute another bread option for the wrap – my favorite, is “Food for Life Ezekiel Sesame Sprouted Bread” you get in the freezer section of most natural food stores. Enjoy! 

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What To Bring On Your Flight, So You Never Get Stuck Eating Airport Food Ever Again!

If you know me, you know I love to travel, but there’s one thing about travel that gets me worked up every time. There are millions of people coming in and out of the airports across the world thinking they have no choice. They think they have to eat airport and airplane food because it’s the only thing available. They let their surroundings control their lives, their health, and the health of their families. I used to be one of these people. For years, I traveled for work, consulting at major financial institutions all over the United States going from city to city. I didn’t know anything about the food I was eating and I felt terrible about myself – I was overweight, felt tired all of the time, my skin was a mess, and I was generally less productive. This is why I feel obligated to share the information I learned that changed my life forever. I can’t just sit back and let this happen for so many people. This madness needs to stop. We have a choice! We are in control of everything we put in our mouths! Our bodies are not trashcans for the industrial food system! 

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Sunrise Green Smoothie – One Of My Favorite Smoothies Ever!

Something incredible happened when I was on vacation with friends recently.

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A couple of weeks ago, I enjoyed a weekend getaway to the French West Indies with 3 other couples. We rented a villa, so it was like one big slumber party the whole time. We ate every meal together, it was so fun! The first morning I woke up expecting to have a croissant for breakfast (because that’s what is typical for that part of the world – and I love them!), but to my surprise, my friend was busy making a green smoothie in the kitchen. Frankly, I was shocked and so happy at the same time! My friend ended up making one of the best smoothies I have ever had – using the only produce he could find on the island. Vegetables like kale were not available at the store, so he used some spinach and some other basic ingredients he could find. I couldn’t believe how good it turned out. The next morning, I made sure to wake up early, so I could watch, help him make it and steal the recipe! Haha! Here it is:  Continue Reading →

Two Things I Don’t Leave Home Without & Healthy Travel At The Four Seasons Nevis

Recently, I had an opportunity to take a much needed break and go on vacation! If you follow me on facebook, you saw lots of impromptu pics and stories of my trip to the island of Nevis in the West Indies, where I stayed at the Four Seasons Nevis. I wanted to take a moment to share more details about my trip (in case you want to go!) and specifically how I stayed healthy while traveling.

First of all – staying at any Four Seasons Property, where they have the best people and service on the planet is a treat in itself. I’ve always found myself making conversation with their employees because they are so freaking nice & entertaining – it makes being on vacation that much more amazing and fun. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever saved money and time to go on a vacation and then ended up having bad service at a hotel or restaurant and it ruins the whole experience!

We arrived in Nevis on the tiniest of planes… just an 8 seater prop plane:

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