4 Ways to Cure a Cold Naturally

Cold season is upon us. It cannot be escaped. OR CAN IT?! Yep. It can. Coming up are my four best tips for preventing/treating a cold naturally using our favorite medicine: food! Without further ado:

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This cauliflower fried rice is the perfect grain/soy/MSG-free alternative to a classic take-out favorite. By replacing rice with riced cauliflower, not only is it a lower-carb option, but you get much more bang for your nutritional buck. That means reaping all the benefits of one of my favorite superfoods: cauliflower! Cauliflower is an excellent source of Vitamin C & A and one of the most versatile veggies you can get your hands on. 

Dark Chocolate Dream Smoothie

Holy guacamole. This smoothie is heaven. I call it the Dark Chocolate Dream because the recipe came to me as a drifted off to sleep one night (as all good things do), and because it’s basically like drinking the creamiest dark chocolate you can imagine. And you know what’s almost better than that? It’s a complete, nutritious, satisfying breakfast (or lunch or dinner or snack or chocolate chocolate chocolate all the time!!!!) that will flood your body with incredible fuel & keep you satiated for hours. Trust me on this one, guys. You’ve gotta try it.

Sweet Potato Toast

Toast is really, really good. No one, even someone who stays as far away from bread as I do, can deny that. More than the fact that it’s bread, it’s great because it’s a blank canvas for DELICIOUS TOPPINGS. And if I love anything in this world, it’s delicious toppings. 

Easy Homemade Jam

I have this jam in my refrigerator at all times. It’s the staple of all staples for me. If you’ve ever read any of my What I Eat In A Day posts, seen any of my breakfast bowls on Instagram, or basically ever had a conversation with me, there’s a really high chance I’ve referenced this homemade jam. And while its first appearance was in my “PB&J” Chia Seed Parfait where I gave a brief rundown of how I make it, I figured since I reference it so frequently it should have its own special post. So here we are! Forewarning: this is hardly a recipe. It’s barely squeezed itself into that category because it’s so ridiculously simple. But man oh man, it is so good. 

4 Tips for Eating Healthy On Campus

While school may the last thing I want to think about right now, I do always always always like thinking about food & how to pursue health when the options are slim. And you know where options are really freaking slim??! College campuses! Ah, college. Feeding the minds of the future with a whole buncha bologna. But not to fret, health-seekers! There are tons of ways to get your hands on some healthful foods to fuel your brain, body & spirit–which is exactly what we need to thrive (a.ka. survive) through the mental & emotional rollercoaster that is being a college student. Ahead I’ve got a few of my own personal tips for eating healthfully on campus, and I hope you’re able to use them to kick off this coming semester with a bang.

What I Eat In A Day #8 | Paleo

Hello hello & happy new year! I hope you’ve had a gorgeous beginning to 2017 so far, and even if you haven’t, that’s okay, too. In fact, before we get into this food extravaganza, I wanted to talk to you a little about where I’m at and how having not the happiest start to a new year has left me. Feel free to skip to the meat of this post if you’d like, but I’m gonna get a little real and chatty here for a minute.

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

I’m telling you right now: these guys are a hit. Sweet, savory, creamy, rich, BACON! I mean, c’mon. 

I was inspired to make my own version of these once I tried a similar dish at the restaurant Meat & Potatoes in Pittsburgh and absolutely fell in love with the taste & texture. Seriously guys, this is the ultimate simple but oh-so-good appetizer that is dressed to impress. I’ve made them for a number of occasions and they’ve been a major success every single time–you know, when I don’t end up eating all of the ones that I bring with me to said occasion. Which may or may not have happened once or twice. 

Breakfast Berry Smoothie Bowl

If you have EVER taken a peek at my Instagram (@kennedypm), you will be well aware of my love for smoothie bowls. I tend to alternate between smoothie bowls & my Chia Seed “PB&J” Parfait for breakfast in the morning, but this combo is my number one. It’s chocked full of antioxidants from the berries, and contains all the things that make an ideal breakfast: protein, fat, carbohydrate & fiber. The frozen banana makes it super creamy, the nut butter is a great punch of natural fats & richness, and the flax seeds are perfect for getting some good fiber in there at the start of your day. And the end result makes for some perfectly Instagram-able pictures. 😉

My Food Philosophy

Food is an incredible thing. It has the power to heal you, and the power to, well, ruin you from the inside out. Once I found my way to health through real food after years and years of suffering from chronic migraines & intense anxiety, I fell in love with pursuing wellness across all spectrums–which is why I’m here sharing that message on this blog. I am also incredibly passionate about spreading & maintaining a positive, loving relationship with food and with my body; as an actor, disordered eating & self-consciousness about one’s body is, sadly, extremely common in the circles I’m a part of. The more we can fall in love with food & how incredible it is, the better we can take care of & love our bodies that need the nourishment real food provides.