Daily Harvest

$25 off your first order

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Nutritional organic foods, thoughtfully sourced and flash frozen to retain vitamins and minerals. There is a large variety of combinations to choose from. Smoothies, soups, lunch bowls, oat bowls, chia bowls, snacks, lattes and flatbreads.

In each item description you can find a list of ingredients, nutritional values and holistic benefits. An example of a holistic benefit would be the anti-inflammatory properties is a soup or immunity boosting power of a smoothie.

To order you can choose from 3 plans: 9 items, 12 or 24 items delivered weekly or monthly. Everything arrives frozen with preparation instructions. You can skip orders whenever you like or cancel. You can pick the delivery date and even set up reoccurring deliveries. You can also pause your account for when you’re on vacation!

Here’s what I ordered in my first box!

  1. Ginger & Greens Smoothie
  2. Mango & Greens Smoothie
  3. Dragon fruit & Lychee Smoothie
  4. Mulberry & dragon fruit oat bowl
  5. Sweet potato & wild rice hash harvest bowl
  6. Butternut squash & chimichurri harvest bowl
  7. Beet & avocado poke harvest bowl
  8. Vanilla bean & apple chia bowl
  9. Cacao nib & vanilla bites

New obsession: Buddha Bowls

Recently I’ve been diverting back to my vegetarian ways. As someone that doesn’t like salads I’m left with veggie burgers, yogurt, nuts and fruit. Buddha bowls allow me to mix in a variety of ingredients and feel satiated without adding animal protein.

Here is my buddha bowl blueprint: I pick one or two items from each category

  • Cooked grains or riced cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots or cauliflower
  • Radish, cucumber, beets, olives, broccoli, peas, mushrooms, fire roasted corn
  • Kale or arugula
  • Hummus, tahini, falafel, tofu
  • Mint, parsley, basil, coriander, cilantro
  • Dressing: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, ginger or cilantro

The Errand Remix: How to make life easier

As my husband says, “you love convenience.” Well Yes I do! I work 4 jobs, clean, cook and attempt to have a social life. Convenience is a key to my life. I have composed a list of my errand remixes in hopes that it helps one of you!

  1. Instacart. If you haven’t heard about Instacart this is how it works: You register on their website to see what stores deliver to your area. Pick 1 store, pick your items, pick your delivery time, food appears, Voila! My favorite feature in Instacart is that they save the list of foods you ordered previously which makes re-ordering incredibly easy. It tells you what’s on sale, there are catering options and if you buy a certain amount of one item you can get free delivery. However, delivery is usually $4-7 so it’s really not that big of a deal to pay for it. If you click this link you will get $10 towards your first order. YEY!

2. Amazon Prime. My husband eats what I’m estimating is about 15lbs of food per day. That means I have to keep A LOT of quick side dishes and healthy snacks in the house or I have a hangry husband on my hands. Amazon prime will deliver your pantry staples in 48 hours. Here are links to some of my favorite clean eating essentials. (click on the photo)

Seeds of Change Rice & Quinoa: Protein packed, ready in 90 seconds, low sodium. Can it get easier than that?

Edamame Pasta: Another protein packed favorite and alternative to regular pasta. It does have a similar carb count as regular pasta but a healthier glycemic index, higher fiber and protein.

Lorissa’s Kitchen Jerky. I love this jerky! It comes in a variety of flavors and I keep it in my desk at work. Yes jerky has a higher sodium content but it’s just a snack not meant to be eaten daily. Treat yourself!

Hemp Hearts. Hemp seeds are full of protein and fiber. They are a great additive for yogurts, smoothies and cereals. I like to add them to yogurt with fresh fruit.

Planters nuts snack bags. Pre-portioned and full of healthy fats and protein, nuts make a great snack. You can throw them in your purse or keep them in your desk. Eat them after a workout or while shopping!

Goji berries. This is considered a super food due to it’s high antioxidant content. They are a little high in sugar so use them sparingly as a yogurt topping or mixed into a smoothie.

Chia Seeds. Chia seeds contain protein and fiber which keeps you feeling fuller longer. I like to mix these with unsweetened coconut milk and create a pudding. It sits over night and then you have pudding for a week! AKA Healthy dessert.

Roasted Edamame. Protein is a key factor when it comes to snacks. You want to feel full until you’re next meal. Edamame has a high protein content without much sugar or salt.

3. The gym. With my crazy schedule I don’t always have time to go to the gym so I had to create a small home gym area. With a mat, bands, a few weights and a stability ball I have managed to stay in shape. Here is a list of equipment that is fairly priced and I use on a regular basis.

Stability ball: Great for Abs, lunges, squats, core and it comes with a book of exercises and instructions on how to use.

Ankle Weights. I recommend these weights to all my patients with knee pain. They come in a variety of weight levels and sizes. You can maintain your quad and hamstring muscles by performing hamstring curls and leg extensions at home. These are the main stabilizing muscles of the leg, they protect your leg from injury and maintain the alignment of your knee cap. You can also wear them around the house while you clean-like I d, LOL.

Yoga Mats. It’s important to protect your back when laying on the floor. Using a cushioned yoga mat can give you just enough bounce. You can use this for stretching, abs, plank exercises etc

Booty Band. This is essential if you want to build your booty! I had no idea how important and effective bands were until a former trainer introduced me to them. They supply resistance to exercises and help you activate your glute muscle. Most of us are quad dominant which means while doing leg exercises your legs/quads take on most of the exercise. However, if you activate your glute before exercising you’ll have a greater increase in your glute muscle and toning. Booty band = better booty

Resistance Bands. You can use these to tone your arms, back and legs. This set comes with a list of exercises and instructions. These are so light weight you can bring them with you when you travel.

Booty Bands. Yes I mentioned these already but this is a different version. These are a lighter weight, rubbery version. They’re great for traveling and easier to use when you’re wearing shorts. They stick to your legs and won’t ride up or roll up. So if you’re a workout shorts girl you might prefer these.

Healthy Tacos!

Being a Taco lover is I made it a mission to find some healthier recipes. Restaurant tacos are exploding with sodium and often enveloped in fried tortillas. Using fresh ingredients to eliminate the sodium was easy but finding a substitute for that oily, crunchy shell not so much! Here is a list of my shell alternatives, ingredient upgrades and tips!

  • Taco lettuce wraps: What I like about these is that you still get that crunch when you bite into them. I like to use a full romaine leaf for these.
  • Avocado stuffed tacos: Avocados are a great source of healthy fats. However it’s best to limit your portion to half of an avocado if you’re watching your calories. Depending on the size an average avocado can pack 250 calories! There is a ‘light’ avocado available in supermarkets. It’s larger, has more of a watery then dense taste and of course less calories. The flavor of your taco stuffing completely masks the lack of fat flavor and the texture is identical. I like to use these when I can find them and fill them with meat and tomatoes!
  • Taco stuffed peppers: This is an easy alternative to a shell. Cut bell peppers down the center, remove the seeds and stem and stuff away!
  • Taco stuffed sweet potato: This is my favorite of all the options! You’re probably thinking potatoes are high in carbs. Well carbs are not bad for you, especially healthy carbs that come from vegetables vs processed tortilla chips. This is a great post-workout meal!
  • Lentil Tacos: When you make lentils from scratch they have much less sodium then those you find in a can or frozen. So for my vegan fans consider these protein packed legumes.
  • Taco shells made out of zucchini and eggs: The best way to make these unique shells is to use zucchini zoodles and chop them up into bite size pieces. Saute them in a pan with egg and create a small omelette, cooking on both sides. Fold them up like a pancake!
  • Black bean & corn: If you’re looking for a meat alternative try fresh black beans and fire roasted corn. Grille the corn until it has grill marks and then cut it off the cob with a knife (watch your fingers!). Boil the beans yourself to avoid extra sodium. Add cilantro, salt, tomatoes, onions, cumin and jalapenos to taste.
  • If you’re looking for a way to incorporate more fish into your diet, tacos is a great way. Most people tell me they don’t eat fish because they don’t like the taste. The toppings in a taco can easily mask the fishy undertone and using a less “fishy” fish should help. I like swordfish and tuna. Both are very mild and the texture it more dense than a typical fish. If you don’t have a grille you can use an air fryer to crisp up the fish! This works best with a cod like, white fish. You can even coat them in panko bread crumbs before frying.
  • Hosting a taco party? For bigger portions consider stuffing spaghetti squash with your taco filling.
  • Cauliflower crust taco pizza: Cauliflower crust is available at Trader Joe’s and Wholefood stores nationwide. Bake your crust, add your topping, bake again and bam you have a healthy taco pizza!
  • Mason jar tacos: And last but not least, layer a mason jar with all your favorite taco ingredients. You eliminate the shell and create a portable taco! You can take it to work, have a taco picnic or surprise a hangry boyfriend.