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30 Essential Plant-Based Groceries

30 Essential Plant-Based Groceries

If you had to stock an empty kitchen (excluding coffee/tea, oils, herbs, spices, salt, and sugar), and you could only fill your cart with 30 items, what would make the cut? What would you have to sacrifice? My boyfriend and I created a simple game…

5 Simple Hacks for Eating More Vegan-ly

5 Simple Hacks for Eating More Vegan-ly

For most of us, going vegan cold Tofurkey® seems impossible. Especially because we’ve lived our entire lives eating a certain way. I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking that a meal without any animal protein just wasn’t complete. Add the fact that…

Why I Went Vegan

Why I Went Vegan

About two months ago I made the life-changing commitment to go vegan. And now I understand why people say they instantly know when someone is a vegan since they’ll tell you in just the first few sentences of a conversation. Because now I want to…

The Easiest Homemade 2-Ingredient Sourdough Starter (No Dry Yeast Required)

The Easiest Homemade 2-Ingredient Sourdough Starter (No Dry Yeast Required)

Making a sourdough starter in order to make flatbreads, loaves of bread, pancakes, or anything else just seemed way out of my culinary skills. Without doing any real research, I assumed it was just going to be too complicated and confusing. I imagine many people…

How This Food Scientist is Changing Food Production with Zero-Waste Foods

How This Food Scientist is Changing Food Production with Zero-Waste Foods

You may not realize it, but in our every day lives, we are throwing away up to 35% of food. It’s an astronomical number that Maddison, a food scientist who focuses on food-waste and eco-friendly food production, has taken upon herself to change the future…

Vegan Banana Peel Breakfast Bars

Vegan Banana Peel Breakfast Bars

Welcome back to another Waste Less Kitchen recipe where we tackle how to reduce food waste in the kitchen! This recipe is kind of a part two to my previous recipe, caramelized banana peels. These banana peel breakfast bars are an easy meal-prep breakfast, plus…

Day 18: Have a Distraction-Free Meal

Day 18: Have a Distraction-Free Meal

A Gratitude Exercise We always seem to be in a rush or so connected to our technology that we forget to pay attention during meal times. Before we know it, our plate of food is gone and we barely even remember what we put on it. Today…

Day 17: Research a Topic You’ve Been Curious About

Day 17: Research a Topic You’ve Been Curious About

A Discovery Exercise Just like the graphic says, we’re always learning in life. But what about diving deeper into some topic that you’re curious about? Sure, we may have clicked on a video here and a link there, but when was the last time you…

Vegan Caramelized Banana Peels

Vegan Caramelized Banana Peels

Welcome to the first recipe of the Waste Less Kitchen series, where our goal is to reduce food waste as much as possible in the kitchen. We’re going to tackle something most people haven’t even thought about consuming before and that is: the banana peel.…

Day 16: Unfollow on Social media

Day 16: Unfollow on Social media

A Clarity Exercise It happens all the time: we’re scrolling through our favorite social media feed and see a photo that suddenly peaks our attention. We think, “There she is, living her best life yet again in another crystal-blue exotic ocean. ” or maybe, “wow another…

Part 3/3: The 30-Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

Part 3/3: The 30-Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

Day 16: Unfollow on Social Media Clarity Exercise Day 17: Research a Topic You’ve Been Curious About Discovery Exercise Day 18: Have a Meal Distraction Free Gratitude Exercise Day 19: Spend 5 Minutes with Yourself in the Mirror Discovery Exercise Day 20: Send Love to…

Day 15: Listen to Your Favorite Music from High School

Day 15: Listen to Your Favorite Music from High School

A Self-Love Exercise High school is arguably the most emotional stage of our lives and for most of us, music played a huge role in helping us cope with these feelings. Yes, you might have some cringe-worthy songs on your playlist, but shed the shame and turn it…

Day 14: Plan a Fun Activity with a Friend

Day 14: Plan a Fun Activity with a Friend

A Community Exercise Why wait for a special occasion to make plans with a friend? Any day and any time is the perfect time to do something fun with friends. Plan a casual date with your best friend for the future — it keeps you optimistic when…

Day 13: If Failure Wasn’t a Factor, What Would You Do?

Day 13: If Failure Wasn’t a Factor, What Would You Do?

A Discovery Challenge Failure is something we all deal with at every stage in our life. It can hinder us from accomplishing our goals. But today, we’re going to pretend like fear of failure wasn’t an obstacle. For a few minutes, we’re going to take…

Day 12: Yoga or Stretching for 30 Minutes

Day 12: Yoga or Stretching for 30 Minutes

A Clarity Exercise Some physical exercise is a great way to get those endorphins going. And this can be as simple as some gentle stretching or as intense as a HIIT workout. But no matter how you get your body moving, there are not doubt numerous benefits. The Goal…

Day 11: How Have You Grown in the Past 5 Years?

Day 11: How Have You Grown in the Past 5 Years?

A Discovery Exercise When we don’t take the time to reflect on our lives, we can forget just how much we’ve accomplished. It’s incredibly easy to pinpoint moments in our lives where we could’ve worked harder, where we would’ve reacted differently if we knew better,…

Day 10: De-Clutter for 30 Min.

Day 10: De-Clutter for 30 Min.

A Clarity Exercise Whether you’re a minimalist or simply want some more organization in your life, decluttering is a fantastic way to cure a place of its messiness. I’ve always felt like having a messy space affects my mental clarity — and it turns out…

Day 9: Work on or Brainstorm a New Hobby

Day 9: Work on or Brainstorm a New Hobby

A Discovery Exercise Hobbies — whether it be jigsaw puzzling, painting, or baking the perfect sourdough — are great for our mental health, physical health, and social health. There are so many hobbies to pick up and your hobbies are most likely going to differ…

Day 8: Choose a Positive Affirmation to Carry With You

Day 8: Choose a Positive Affirmation to Carry With You

A Gratitude Exercise Positive affirmations, according to Wikipedia (I’m sorry to all my teachers, but hear me out!), is a carefully formatted statement that promotes positive thinking and self-empowerment. This is the important part: “They are in the present tense, positive, personal, and specific.” The Goal of This…

Day 7: Write Someone a Thank-You Note

Day 7: Write Someone a Thank-You Note

A Community Exercise It’s one thing to say a quick “thank you” to someone. It’s a whole other, way more sentimental experience to spend a little bit of time to sit down and write a heartfelt thank you letter. Take some time today to write…

Day 6: Cook a Dish You’ve Been Craving

Day 6: Cook a Dish You’ve Been Craving

A Self-Love Exercise Working on your mental health isn’t always so serious. It’s important to remember to have a little fun too so we remember the joys in life! We just had a couple days of some deep thinking and reflection, so now it is that day…

Day 4: Reach Out to Someone You’ve Lost Touch With​

Day 4: Reach Out to Someone You’ve Lost Touch With​

A Community Exercise This challenge is going to be a bit harder today and require some bravery on your part. But this wouldn’t be a challenge without some true challenges. Some anxiety or nervousness might bubble up — which is normal! And in fact, that’s the perfect time…

Day 3: D.I.Y. Spa​

Day 3: D.I.Y. Spa​

A Self-Love Exercise Today is spa day! And yes, all you guys out there can still treat yo’self with a face mask. Women’s faces aren’t the only ones need moisturizing! The whole goal of this challenge is to relax and have some well-deserved me-time. More…

Day 2: 60-Minute Digital Detox​

Day 2: 60-Minute Digital Detox​

A Clarity Exercise The studies and articles have all been published — too much social media has a negative affect on our mental health. The endless refreshing and mindless scrolling no doubt negatively shifs our views of reality. We start to compare ourselves to what…

Day 1: List 10 Things You’re Grateful For

Day 1: List 10 Things You’re Grateful For

A Gratitude Exercise I took a course in college that was all about gratitude — mainly because I needed more credits and I thought it was just going to be a silly, simple class that would easily boost my GPA. And while it did turn…

Part 2/3: The 30-Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

Part 2/3: The 30-Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

Day 1: List 10 Things You’re Grateful For Gratitude Exercise I took a course in college that was all about gratitude — mainly because I needed more credits and I thought it was just going to be a silly, simple class that would easily boost…

Part 1/3: Introduction to The 30 Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

Part 1/3: Introduction to The 30 Day Self-Love Mental Health Challenge

If you’ve peeped around on my blog, taken a little gander at my Instagram, checked out my Etsy shop, or talked to me in real life, you’d know right away that I’m a huge mental health advocate. So when I found out that May is…

18 (Normal) Successful People Reveal Their Morning Routines

18 (Normal) Successful People Reveal Their Morning Routines

I took a hard look at my sad bank account. Sigh. I need to Tim-Ferris my morning routine and then I’ll finally make it big. Morning routines have become something sacred and appealing. You see it everywhere — articles titled “Early Morning Routines Used By…

Hey! I’m Hana and Here’s My (2nd) Blog.

Hey! I’m Hana and Here’s My (2nd) Blog.

In order to understand mankind, we have to look at the world itself. Basically, it’s made up of two separate words — man and ind. What do these words mean? It’s a mystery, and that’s why so is mankind.” – Jack Handy Thanks so much…