If you’ve taken a spin around mshealthesteem.com you can probably tell that I believe in feeding our bodies with kindness. We all deserve a nourishing, healthy diet that we adore. But what you may not know is that I’m also a huge advocate for feeding our pets a healthy, nourishing diet as well. Something that isn’t as easy as it seems.
With a multi-billion dollar industry that often sacrifices nutrition for the sake of cost and convenience and a dizzying plethora of options, how do you pick a healthy pet food?
Here’s what you need to know:
There are few desserts that are as summery and marvelous as strawberry shortcake (or is that just me?) Honestly, when I close my eyes and think back to my childhood summers, I’m right back at my parents’ kitchen table… liking the bowl (I’ve always been a classy girl). Seriously though, you can’t let one dollop of whipped cream go to waste! You’re with me on that, right?
I haven’t had strawberry shortcake in years. And with strawberry season upon us, I decided it was high time I found a way to health it up.
I’m so excited to present you with a vegan, gluten free strawberry shortcake delight. Get ’em while they’re hot; strawberry season doesn’t last long:
Chocolate covered banana pops are my current dessert obsession. I have a serious love affair going on with bananas. They make a daily appearance in my diet… and if I’m out all day, you can bet your bottom dollar that I have a banana or two with me. I’ve got a healthy sweet tooth to satisfy after all!
And can you really blame me? Bananas are loaded with tons of marvelous nutrients like vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, copper and biotin. And your gut gets some goodness too; the probiotics in bananas help to keep your gut microbiome healthy and happy.
Super bonus – they also help to support your beautiful heart, thanks to lovely potassium. Potassium helps to keep your blood pressure regulated and might even protect you from atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of your arteries). Booyah!
While these gorgeous fruits are pretty fantastical all on their own, I certainly don’t see anything wrong with amping up the awesomeness by dipping them in homemade chocolate! What do you think? Wanna treat yourself to some banana pops too?
Ready to cool off and spoil your sweet tooth in a healthy way? Give these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops a try:
Finding the right Natural Deodorant for you can be tough. As Margaux Khoury, the creator of The Best Deodorant in the World, said in her awesome interview last week – knowing what to look for on a label can make all the difference.
Not all natural deodorants are created equal. How do you narrow it down? What ingredients should you be looking out for? And what brands are worth your attention?
If you’re looking for the healthiest way to keep those pits fresh as a daisy, this post is for you.
Raise your hand if you’ve tried and failed to find a natural deodorant that works for you? Or maybe you’re a healthy living superstar… but your deodorant game is totally not on point, because you just don’t want to stink?
We’ve all been there. Switching to a natural deodorant can be a strange and uncomfortable experience (especially since sweating is such a taboo thing in our culture). But it really doesn’t have to be that way! And trust me, using a natural deodorant doesn’t have to mean being a stinky person!
To help you feel more comfortable finding the right fit for you, I’m excited to share my interview with Margaux Khoury, the incredible creator of The Best Deodorant in the World. This is my go to healthy, organic, vegan, natural deodorant – keeping my pits stank free for 4 years now.
We’re talking what works (and what doesn’t) in a Natural Deodorant, why you should ditch the antiperspirant, what ingredients you should be looking out for and so much more. Check it out:
We love superfoods! These healthy food options are everywhere. Google the word superfoods and you will find tons of lists boasting nutritionally dense foodie superstars and how to add them to your diet.
But what if some of them aren’t as super as they seem? What if a few of the most popular superfoods out there come with some downsides that aren’t as well known? Sometimes if it sounds too good to be true… well, you know how that saying goes.
So, at the risk of bursting your bubble (sorry)…
Here are 3 superfoods that might not be as super as you think.
Are you as obsessed with ice cream as I am? I’m going to go ahead and bet on yes! That stuff is so well loved it probably has it’s own fan club. Which is why, when I first stepped into the healthy foodie world, I was determined to find healthy, homemade ice cream recipes. Seriously, who wants to live without it? The internet provided… but I was super bummed by how complicated it all seemed. Until I discovered banana ice cream (sometimes lovingly called nice cream <3).
Banana ice cream is a must try! It’s incredibly quick and simple to make, super delicious and totally adaptable! This strawberry banana ice cream is a family favourite. Hubby and I can’t get enough. I bet you’ll love it too!
Why not treat those adorable little taste buds to something yummy this week?
Another week has found us, and if you celebrate Victoria Day in your neck of the woods you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a long weekend! Such a marvelous way to start the week. So let’s make it even better with your Monday Inspiration Board!
Make this week awesome with some inspirational goodness in the form of quotes, self-care, recipes, and a little aromatherapy. You totally deserve it!
Check it out:
I’m a delighted to have the opportunity to share an interview with Jo Harper, the kind, beautiful soul behind Jo’s Food Bites. Scrolling through her wholesome, healthy, homemade meals always leaves me feeling inspired (and hungry).
This lovely lady believes in simple, nutrient dense meals and has a less is more philosophy. Her journey with breast cancer further inspired her to treat her body well and feed it with kindness. And her enthusiasm is marvelously contagious!
Her journey to health-esteem will leave you feeling inspired to embrace who you are and treat your body with the utmost kindness.
Meet the lovely Jo:
Another week has found us and you know what that means – it’s time for your Monday Inspiration Board! Make this week awesome with some inspirational goodness in the form of quotes, self-care, recipes, and a little aromatherapy. You deserve it.
Check it out: