Recommendations

 

General Rules of Thumb

  • Commitment to Quality = These are products I use regularly. I’ve only included products that I use a lot, and feel comfortable recommending to family, friends, & clients.

  • Organic = As best as possible I buy organic but if it's not easily accessible I compromise. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to be perfect, just aim to do as best as you can.

  • Trying New Things = I love learning about new products, so please feel free to share new products with me/email me about them. I will give them a try, and if I am comfortable recommending them, I will add them below.

  • Links = I did not include links on this page because I found that site links change and it is fairly easy to just google the item I list. If you have trouble finding it, just contact me and I’d be happy to help you find it.

  • Relationships = I receive no compensation from the companies I listed below, therefore, there is no bias in the products I’ve listed or incentive for me to get you to buy the items. They are simply my go tos, to help you find healthy options of what you’re looking for.

  • Evolution = I find myself stopping and starting this list time and time again, so instead, I’m publishing it, but with the disclaimer that this is a living and breathing list that will evolve over time :)

 

Food

  • Fruit

    • bananas, apples, pears, berries (all kinds - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries), pineapple, mango, grapes, cherries...EVERYTHING (these are the most regular finds in my fridge)

  • Veg

    • zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, peppers, eggplants...EVERYTHING (these are the most regular finds in my fridge)

  • Protein

    • Tempeh - Lightlife original

    • Sardines

    • Egg whites - Organic Whole Foods Egg White Cartons

    • Eggs

    • Grass Fed Beef - Nature's Rancher 93%/7%

    • Grass Fed Pork - Bretogne

    • Bilinskis Chicken Sausage

  • Starch

    • weet potatoes

    • Pumpkin

    • Parsnips

  • Grains

    • Puffed Kamut - Arrowhead Mill's or Nature's Way

    • Oats *

  • Healthy Fats

    • vo (yes technically a fruit but you get my draft) *

    • Coconut Flakes

  • Nuts

    • Cashews*

    • Almonds*

    • Pecans*

    • Walnuts*

    • Nut butter - peanut butter, cashew butter

  • Seeds

    • Hemp seeds

    • Pumpkin seeds *

    • Flax seeds *

  • Chocolate

    • Cacao Powder - D'Agoba

    • Chocolate - Theo 70%, Theo 85% (I like exploring new chocolates with guidelines of -70% or higher, organic, non GMO, & fair trade verified)

  • Dairy

    • Greek Yogurt - Fage Greek - 0% plain

    • Icelandic Yogurt - Siggi's - 0% plain

  • Nut Milks *substitute for dairy

    • Almond Milk - I used to use Almond Breeze but prefer now to make my own almond milk or hemp milk

  • Supplements/Adaptogens

    • Maca Powder

  • Protein Bars

    • RX bars - Chocolate & Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate & Coffee, Chocolate & Coconut

  • Protein Powders

    • Vega - Viva Vanilla

  • Snack Bars/Treats

    • Kind Bars - all chocolate flavours

    • Larabars - chocolate chip cookie dough, pecan pie, cashew cookie

  • Condiments

    • Apple Cider Vinegar - Bragg's

    • Amino Acids (instead of soy sauce) - Bragg's

    • Tomato Paste - WF Organic

  • Spices

    • Salt - Maldon sea salt flakes, Himalayan sea salt

    • Pepper - whole peppercorns I find is cheaper and tastes better

    • Chili Pepper Flakes

    • Curry Powder

    • Smoked Paprika

    • Cumin

    • Turmeric

    • Cinnamon

* =  no brand, I buy organic from the bins at Whole Foods/my local health food store (more reasonably priced)


Fitness

Clothing

  • Sports Bras - Nike

  • Tank Tops - Gapfit

  • Shorts - Nike & Under Armour

  • Leggings - Lululemon & Beyond Yoga *for yoga, pilates,

  • Leggings - Underarmour *for running & lifting

  • Running shoes (long distance) - Saucony Ride shoes

  • Gym shoes (lifting) - Nike

Gear

  • Headphones - Beats by Dre *not buds as they fall out on long runs, the ones that wrap around the ear

  • Waist band to hold phone and money on a run - flipbelt *godsend!!!

Equipment

  • Inversion Board

  • Resistance Bands

  • Rebounder

Recovery

  • Foam Roller

  • Rumble Roller


Beauty

Body

  • Body Wash - Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soup

  • Moisturizer & makeup remover - Coconut Oil

  • Deodorant - Tom's All Natural

  • Toothpaste - Tom's

Makeup

  • I don't wear makeup anymore


Home

  • Glass Tupperware - Pyrex

  • Glass Mason Jars - Ball Mason Jars

  • Water Bottles - S'well

  • Water Filter - Britta *looking for a better one so water is not stored in plastic

  • Zucchini noodles - OXO peeler


Stores

  • Whole Foods

  • Trader Joe's

  • Health Nuts

  • Amazon *online

  • Thrive Market *online


Restaurants/Eat Out

  • Juice Press

    • Kelp me Pesto Noodles

    • Gladiator Cookies - cacao

    • Gladiator Cookies - cashew