This post is part of a paid Megan Media and Health Warrior blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #HealthWarriorWay There are several things that come to mind when I think about the word “warrior.” It’s someone who is strong and someone who has overcome adversity. The image that comes to mind is not just of a fighter, but of someone working to paddle upstream as the current struggles to wash them away. Personally, I’ve had a number of “warrior moments” in my life. The biggest ones that jump out are: Consistently working to find a… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. All opinions are my own. Thanks so much for supporting these brands and this blog! I know that all of the holiday gluttony is usually done by this point, but I’m going to throw one more recipe out there in case you didn’t get enough. Sure, there’s a lot of butter in there, but there’s also some protein and collagen. Balance, right? My mom makes these almond butter cookies that are MAGICAL. I could eat 21354657614 of them and probably have in my lifetime. I had the idea for these while thinking about… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. Thanks for helping keep this blog going! Don’t be fooled — the name of this recipe actually sounds way fancier than it is. This eggnog panna cotta takes minutes to prepare and is a perfect dessert for any occasion! This month I’m using the Beef Gelatin from Vital Proteins. The difference between this and the other collagen peptides that I’ve shared in the past is that gelatin will dissolve in hot liquids but start to gel as the liquids cool. It’s great for gut health (as is yesterday’s post), strengthening bones, and promoting hair… View Post

This post is in partnership with NOW Foods. All opinions are my own! Honestly, I don’t really like pumpkin seeds, or pepitas as they are affectionately called. They’re not my favorite seed and I don’t really like it when they’re added to things like smoothie bowls when I get them. This pumpkin seed butter, however, is a different story. You may remember my foray into pistachio butter (which is delicious and you should make immediately). That came about by my hunting around in my pantry, finding a giant bag of pistachios, and wondering if I could make them into spreadable… View Post

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dove’s #SpeakBeautiful campaign. All anecdotes and opinions are my own. *Warning — this post contains descriptions of disordered eating and other behaviors that may be triggering to some people. Just a heads up! Almost a year ago, I wrote a post on here advocating for users to take responsibility for how certain social media accounts made them feel: if you’re not getting anything positive out of them, simply unfollow. I still agree that as adults, this is the way we should handle our responses to others’ social media profiles. But when it… View Post