Mermaid Wellness

Where Holistic Health meets Urban Homesteading

The holistic kitchen

 Hi y’all, are you kitchen ready ?  Does your kitchen have the basics it needs to help you be your best-est, healthiest, awesomest you? 

I like to think of it as the Holistic Kitchen. I want to share with you my list of the basic kitchen necessities for a happy, healthy you and yours. There are two lists here: a basic kitchen tools list and a basic food list. Continue Reading

 

zoodle dish

 White Bean Pesto Zoodles

Hi Y’all. Zoodle Noodle!  A zoodle-ey, veggie, pesto-ey creation! It’s been a little bit since I put a recipe up. I was gifted a spiralizer for my birthday last year and why in the world I waited a year to try it I have no idea. It was so easy to use. I made the coolest, nutritiest(hmm), easiest (for those of you who don’t know me, I am all about the easy in the kitchen) dish with it. Now you don’t have to have a spiralizer to make this, it just makes it more fun. This dish is a complete meal on its own but if you have meatosaurus’ this could easily be their side dish to some salmon or free-range chicken. And I actually do cook meat so one of these days I will post a meaty recipe for you, I promise. Zoodles are a zucchini pasta, though its just zucchini so not really a pasta in the truest sense of the word. But I tell you what – it sure tastes like pasta and without that heavy weigh down of eating carb heavy. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my good carbs but this is a great switch up. One final word, this dish is packed with a great balance of all the right things – protein, carb and fat and nutrients! Ok let’s get to it.

GLUTEN FREE! Vegan version is dairy free,  both versions grain free Continue Reading

Dang those Cravings: Why do you get them and how the heck do you curb them? 🍦🍰🍟

Before you reach for that bag of chips or pint of chunky monkey, ask your self: What am I doing? Why am I getting ready to destroy this helpless bag of food? There are a quite few reasons we experience cravings, and you are not alone here –all humans experience cravings! It is what we do about these cravings that sets us up for either great eating habits or “Dam, I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” rabbit hole. Don’t go down that rabbit hole. And if you are already knee deep in it, let’s get you out. Continue Reading

 

 

veggies

Start with whole foods!

The Dirty on Eating Clean. Eating “clean” is all the buzz nowadays. Actually eating clean started waaaayyy back in the 1960s as a moral and ethical movement, not necessarily a health and nutrition movement. Personally, I find the whole “clean” eating terminology a little pretentious. But I do love its principles. I want to share those principles with you as they can be applied to any individualized way of eating. So a meatosaurus and a vegetarian can actually both eat clean! Imagine that, peaceful coexistence among the tribes. I also want to provide you with a “clean” grocery list and some meal plans. Continue Reading

 

water

Image partially courtesy of Delicious Living

A healthier you Challenge hmmmm. What do I mean? Well, are you tired of being tired? Carrying around some extra weight? Men it is time to deliver that baby already! Feeling fatigued and worn down a lot of the time? Then maybe it is time you take the challenge.  Continue Reading

you will need

This seriously easy falafel wrap is my latest addiction! If you are going to be addicted to something then a chickpea patty with carrots, peas, goat cheese, collard greens and savory spices is not a terrible thing to be addicted to, right?  I really want to show you with this recipe that cooking healthy does not have to be hard, boring or bland and that novice cooks like myself, can make delicious dishes too!

If you have never had a falafel you are in for a treat. And if you think you don’t like chickpeas, think again and try this. This patty originated in the middle east and has many variations, so there is really no way to screw it up. I love my variation because it is colorful and nutrient dense but most importantly Delicious ! You can make it vegan by omitting the goat cheese, use hummus  or a tahini dressing instead. The brown rice flour I use is gluten free so it is also a gluten free dish.  read your label first or omit the flour if you are not sure.  Continue Reading

me

Hello there! Yup it’s me

My favorite supplements is here! I am so excited to share with you the supplements I recommend and take my self. Though, as you know, it is my mission to get you off all your meds eventually, there are simply some supplements I really really love and want to share with you. These are not the same thing as popping pills for whatever ails you. These help reinforce your great health along with eating well, moving some every day, getting good sleep and managing your stress. Most of these supplements involve improving your gut health. My favorite topic 🤗 Continue Reading

little mermaid

All shapes and sizes welcome

Where gluten hides! EVEN MERMAIDS NEED A VACATION. MERMAID WELLNESS IS TAKING A SMALL BREAK. PLEASE ENJOY THIS LITTLE EXCERPT FROM DELICIOUS LIVING ON 10 ITEMS WHERE YOU CAN FIND GLUTEN HIDING. ALWAYS ALWAYS READ YOUR LABELS  AND WHEN TRYING TO AVOID GLUTEN LOOK FOR THE FOLLOWING WORDS “GLUTEN, WHEAT, RYE, AND BARLEY”. MERMAID WELLNESS WILL BE BACK NEXT WITH AN ALL NEW POST! ARE YOU HAVING A GREAT SUMMER? ARE YOU TAKING A FEW MINUTES EVERY DAY FOR YOURSELF? BE SURE TO EAT WHOLE, SIMPLE REAL FOODS, MOVE A LITTLE EVERY DAY (OR A LOT), GET GOOD SLEEP, AND TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF AND ABOVE ALL BREATHE DEEPLY EVERY DAY. Continue Reading

Ugg not todayI call them energy muggers and they steal your energy, leaving you fatigued and unmotivated. So energy muggers, what is stealing your energy and how to get it back?

There are things in life that totally suck your energy right away from you. The good news is these things can be dealt with and  you can regain your youthful energy (well most of it anyway)!  Continue Reading

water

Water the best detox – Image partially courtesy of Delicious Living

To detox or not to detox, that is the question. And I get it often. The answer is NO! and YES! Don’t you love ambiguous answers? No, I am not going to do that to you. Really you should detox and cleanse your body just not in any extreme ways.And I mean even the no food just juice for a week or don’t eat for a week ways. Actors often go through extreme cleanses and detoxes to get ready for a role. In 2006 Beyonce only drank lemonade for 10 days to lose 20 pounds (1). Does this sound like a good idea? No, of course not. In fact I recall she got pretty sick doing that. Now she had a team of people tending to her so they could get her up and running in no time. Experts agree that trying to rid your body of toxins in just a few weeks with extreme methods, like enemas or colonics or only lemon water, is not really a good idea.  Continue Reading