Month: January 2020

Q5-#AAHHC: I don’t have much experience in the kitchen. How do I start gaining more confidence?

Q5-#AAHHC: I don’t have much experience in the kitchen. How do I start gaining more confidence?

No one is born a good cook. It requires repetition, practice and trial and error to become one. I do think, however, that one’s exposure to diverse foods when young naturally helps build up a gradual understanding of flavors, food combinations and preparations. This is 

Wild Rice and Lentil Bowl w/ Roasted Root Veggies, Curry Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing [& how to make meal prep work for you]| gf + df + veg

Wild Rice and Lentil Bowl w/ Roasted Root Veggies, Curry Chickpeas and Lemon-Tahini Dressing [& how to make meal prep work for you]| gf + df + veg

In this week’s Monday meals, I’m talking more in-depth about a strategy that has helped me save time and money when it comes to eating healthy. It’s an old and tried technique–meal prepping. I’ve dabbled with meal prepping on and off throughout the years but 

Q4: Ask a Holistic Health Coach–“What does living a balanced life mean?”

Q4: Ask a Holistic Health Coach–“What does living a balanced life mean?”

First off, I love this question! It’s taken me almost 15 years to understand what balance means and even now the way balance is demonstrated in my life changes often. Perhaps that’s why there are so many different definitions of balance–it differs for each individual 

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate | gf +df

A naturally warming latte full of superfood and anti-inflammatory ingredients that is a more nutritious and less sugary adaptation to your pre-packaged hot chocolate mixes. I created this a few weeks ago after wanting to have some hot chocolate and have made it again at 

AAHHC Q3: “I feel like I’m too busy to prepare healthy meals. How do I set myself up to eat better?”

AAHHC Q3: “I feel like I’m too busy to prepare healthy meals. How do I set myself up to eat better?”

This is such a great question and so relevant to all of us who may be working and/or managing various priorities. In a world where there is so many demands for our attention, time and energy, eating healthy (and our overall well-being) can take a 

Spicy Gochujang (고추장) Tofu Stir-fry | gf + df + veg

Spicy Gochujang (고추장) Tofu Stir-fry | gf + df + veg

I’ll be honest with you and say that a lot of my recipes revolve around what I already have in the fridge or pantry that week so that I don’t have to spend more money on groceries than I already do. To me, that’s what 

Q2: Ask a Holistic Health Coach-“How do I Take Care of My Health During the Winter Months?”

Q2: Ask a Holistic Health Coach-“How do I Take Care of My Health During the Winter Months?”

As a holistic health coach, I strongly believe that our health is not solely a state that occurs in our internal world. Our health is also influenced largely by our environment–from the food we eat and the toxins and chemicals we’re exposed to each day 

Loaded Bean Nachos w/ Homemade Jalapeño Salsa | gf + df + veg

Loaded Bean Nachos w/ Homemade Jalapeño Salsa | gf + df + veg

If I could choose two types of cuisine I would gladly eat for the rest of my life, it would be Asian and Mexican food. Maybe that’s technically cheating since Asian food encompasses A LOT of various flavors and genres, but you catch my drift. 

Q1: Ask a Holistic Health Coach–“What can I do to fix my gut?”

Q1: Ask a Holistic Health Coach–“What can I do to fix my gut?”

Before we discuss how to start healing our gut, it’s important to understand why gut health is so important. Modern medicine has only recently begun to realize that the gut and the gut bacteria that make up our microbiome are some of the major components 

Welcome to the “Ask a Holistic Health Coach” Series!

Welcome to the “Ask a Holistic Health Coach” Series!

Ask a Holistic Health Coach is a weekly series that features real-life health questions from real people. Every Wednesday, I will provide free health coaching* to one question that has been submitted to me the week before through my Instagram account (follow me at @sanghaofgrace)