WTF: Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been a buzz-worthy trend in the wellness world throughout the past year. When I first heard about it, I was very intrigued, as it is frequently referred to in a positive light and said to be results-producing. Today for our edition of WTF Wednesday, I’ll explain just exactly WTF IF is and share my personal experiences with it. What is intermittent … Continue reading WTF: Intermittent Fasting

2018: Our Year in Review III, Health + Wellness

It’s ironic that we both sort of feel this confusion around wellness, as we like to consider this blog a ‘health + wellness’ site. But, as you’ll read below, 2018 was a pivotal year for both of us in understanding what wellness truly means, and we hope we can bring more of that to all of you in the new year. Hope says: “Honestly, as … Continue reading 2018: Our Year in Review III, Health + Wellness

2018: Our Year in Review II, Fitness

Part Two of our reflection series is a big one for us. While our recipes make up a majority of the content we share, a big reason we started this platform is because we love fitness. As you’ll read below, we both went through a somewhat similar ‘transformation’ with fitness in 2018—and we’re not talking about a physical transformation. We know our journeys are constantly evolving, … Continue reading 2018: Our Year in Review II, Fitness

2018: Our Year in Review I, Food

We truly can’t believe we’re already writing this blog post (which we’ve divided into three parts to make it easier to digest… no pun intended). All we can say is, what a freakin’ amazing year it has been! We launched this platform on March 10, 2018, with the intention of it being a fun passion project, but it’s become so much more than that. We … Continue reading 2018: Our Year in Review I, Food

WTF: Sprouted Seeds

If you’ve stepped foot in a grocery store recently or if you follow any health food blogs, you’ve likely heard the term “sprouted” used to describe seeds (i.e. grains, nuts, beans and other kinds of seeds). But what does it mean?? And why? If you’ve spent a lot of time wondering this, don’t worry, because same. It’s easy to see or hear things advertised as “healthy” … Continue reading WTF: Sprouted Seeds

Shoutout to our Favorite Healthy Snack Brands

Ok, you guys. Time to talk about one of my favorite things ever. SNACKS. As a self-proclaimed Snack Queen, I’m super pumped to share a few of our all-time favorite, go-to snacks that won’t leave you feeling like garbage—physically or mentally (in moderation, of course). I like to be overly prepared with snacks at all times. You just never know when a snack attack might … Continue reading Shoutout to our Favorite Healthy Snack Brands

WTF: Turmeric

We’re switching it up on you guys this week with a WTF post on a Thursday! And this Thursday, I’m hype to talk about one of my favorite, anti-inflammatory ingredients ever. As you may know from reading my blog post about doing Whole30 earlier this year, gut health is an obsession of mine. It’s something I’ve become increasingly fascinated with over the last few years. … Continue reading WTF: Turmeric

WTF: Macros

“Macros” is a term that has been used frequently and increasingly in the health and fitness world. Most commonly, people talk about “tracking macros”—or maybe you’ve heard the phrase “IIFYM” (“If It Fits Your Macros”), which I honestly thought was another Drake song at first glance. This past summer, when I became dedicated to bettering my health and fitness, I conducted much research on the … Continue reading WTF: Macros

WTF: Carb Loading

We’re just four days away from the annual Blue Cross Broad Street 10-Miler here in Philly (yikes), which got us thinking about a popular pre-race ritual: carbohydrate loading. Both Hope and I have participated in various distance runs from 10-milers to half marathons over the last few years, but admittedly, never really thought about carb loading in depth. We knew carbs fueled our bodies before … Continue reading WTF: Carb Loading