How to Detox (the Whole Body) — in 30 days

How to Detox (the Whole Body) | Eat Life Whole

I just completed a 30-day detox. And boy was it frickin eye-opening, enlightening, and a true experience that has taught me so much about myself. Before you ask me “how to detox,” let me define what a detox is AND what mine was all about. What is a detox? Simply put, detox (short for detoxification) is the process of neutralizing [...]


Roasted Chickpeas – a great crouton replacement for salads

Roasted Chickpeas | Eat Life Whole

Roasted chickpeas, especially when seasoned right, can make for an amazing crouton replacement for salads. They are loaded with fiber and can be much “cleaner” than the common bread croutons. Plus you can season them in so many different ways to create new flavors. You gotta start somewhere I remember making my first batch years ago (way before Eat Life [...]


The Best Kale Caesar Salad
(made vegan)

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad | Eat Life Whole

Crisp, hearty, and tangy, this kale caesar salad has to be one of the best “classic salads” I’ve had in a long time. I made it because I love caesar salads, but never find myself ordering them when I eat out. Here’s why: Caesar dressing tends to be highly caloric and heavy – making a light meal into a not-so-light meal [...]


Healthy Caramel Recipe –
(dairy-free) and great for apples

Healthy Caramel Recipe | Eat Life Whole

It’s party time! Who needs a healthy caramel recipe to make yummy caramel apples, or how about caramel popcorn for your next work potluck or packable lunch? While I’m NOT condoning the act of sugar indulgence, I do want to continue to stuff your pocket with alternatives that are WAY better than the store bought, heavily processed junk. Just like [...]


How to Quit Your Job
(and Roast Butternut Squash)

How to Roast Butternut Squash | Eat Life Whole, Inc.

Quitting your job is like roasting butternut squash cubes. It can be darn intimidating. It’s odd and different. Risky. Awkward to handle. And EVERYONE else makes it look so deliciously golden and easy. If you are here reading this, then you either: 1) are really curious about how to quit your job (or how I did); and/or 2) are ready [...]


Easy and Delicious Applesauce

How to Make Applesauce

I completely forgot how much I LOVE applesauce, especially when it’s ice cold, tart, and slightly sweet, with just a hint of cinnamon. It makes for a perfect healthy snack, but even better, it is an amazing butter/fat replacement in cakes, muffins, and even quick breads that keeps healthy desserts moist without loading up on unnecessary calories. Sweet girls Just [...]


Old Fashioned Apple Cake (gluten-free and dairy-free)

Apple Cake | Eat Life Whole, Inc.

No, my grandmother did not make this apple cake recipe, and no I’m not Jewish, but hot damn this is a scrumptious take on the infamous Smitten Kitchen version. Of course I did my normal spin on “how to make it healthy” by swapping out flours, reducing the oil, and using coconut sugar instead of the white stuff. In fact [...]


Organic Apples vs. Regular Apples — Does it really matter?

Why choose organic apples?

Apples are an AMAZING healthy food to add to your weekly grocery cart, but what to choose? Organic apples or the conventional kind? And does it really matter? Fresh matters first. First off, eating a FRESH apple (organic or not) is a fantabulous choice when your only other options are highly processed JUNK food. The fiber and natural vitamins in [...]


Healthy Teriyaki Sauce
(made with tamari)

Healthy Teriyaki Sauce | Eat Life Whole

Did you know that Seattle is the “teriyaki” capital of America? According to the New York Times and the Angry Asian Man, the art of this sweet and savory sauce is tied to Seattle like thin crust pizza is to New York. Who knew? As you may have read in my Easy Baked Pancake post a few weeks ago, I [...]


What is Tamari (vs. Soy Sauce)?

What is tamari? | Eat Life Whole

Do you cook with soy sauce? I did, but now I use something called tamari instead. It’s one of those natural food pantry staples that I never grew up with, but now keep as a constant in my fridge for easy stir fries, marinades, big bowls of noodle soup, my favorite teriyaki sauce, and the most bad-a$$ kale chips (with [...]