Enlightened Nourishment

I'm a Certified Health Coach that helps busy, over worked people reach their best possible health through eating better, playing harder and stressing less.

Carina on January 7th, 2017 compared to April 22nd, 2017. I'm super proud of her progress!!

World Health Organization (WHO)

On World Health Day, let us remember those of us that suffer from an invisible disease. Xoxo

Today is World Health Day. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
If you think you have depression, talk to someone you trust & seek professional help.

Sautéed spinach and broccoli, venison sausage, tomato sauce, red bell peppers and parmigiana cheese. Nom.

I name thee, Smoothie Salad! Its everything I love in a smoothie, but in a salad bowl. Spinach, broccoli, strawberries, pecans, chia seeds and lime juice. I confess, I did add olive oil.

Guys! I baked something that isn't tragic!! Really! It's healthy, gluten-free, easy AND scrumpdilyicious. They're crunchy, sweet, filled with protein, iron and magnesium. I'm actually proud of a baked good that I created. It's an amazing feeling. I need a cup of tea and another Peanut butter- Salted Pistachio- Raisin- Oat Bar to celebrate!

1 cup uncooked oats (rolled or quick cooking steel cut)
3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup salted pistachios
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbl chia seeds
1/2 Natural peanut butter
2/3 cup honey
1 Tbl salted butter

Preheat oven to 350. Spread oats and quinoa on cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool. Transfer to large bowl and add raisins, pistachios and coconut. Blend.

In sauce pan, combine peanut butter and honey. Heat and stir until blended smoothly. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Press mixture into buttered 8 inch glass baking pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until gold n brown. Cool completely in dish. Cut into bars and enjoy!

[03/30/17]   I'm currently baking Peanut butter- Salted Pistachio- Raisin- Oat Bars. If they're as good as my imagination says they are, I'll be sharing photos and a recipe!

Stay tuned!!

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I love getting these kinds of texts!!

Bright Side

Let's not pretend that we are all going to look like this greased goddess. However, these are great exercises to firm up the soft spots.

7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks.💪👍

Carina is nearing the mid-point of her program and has decided that she needs even more accountability. She back slid a bit and is feeling doubts. Together we decided that posting a photo each week would encourage her to jump back in to the game and push her forward. Each client has different needs and I go with the flow of the program. Here is week one of progress accountability. I'm super proud of what she has accomplished already! Can I hear a WOOT for Carina?!

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Dr. Joseph Mercola

I'll be making these tomorrow with some leftover sweet potatoes!

Only 5 ingredients and you'll be weak at the knees. These brownies have proven anti-inflammatory properties and taste great too, why not give them a go!

(Article by: Healthy Holistic Living)


Cheesy Dressing - Plant-Based Vegan Recipe

A "cheesy" alternative for the lactose intolerant or vegan crowd.

forksoverknives.com This versatile sauce is excellent tossed with veggies or with chips, pita bread, and anything else you or your kids like to dip. You can also mix leftover sauce with warm cooked pasta for a quick mac ‘n cheese, or... Read more

Forget the Netflix and just chill.

Wednesday, December 14: 5 Small Steps to Stress Less Certified Holistic Health Coach, Theresa Bonner of Enlightened Nourishment will teach you how to control your stress through food. Library Robeson Room @ 2:00 & 2:30. #rvcc #nutrition #health http://ift.tt/2hJoSJK

I'm kicking off Chill Week at RVCC Library next Wednesday, December 14th in the Robeson Room. I will be doing two 30 minute programs teaching stress relief through nutrition and other holistic remedies. This is a stressful time of year for many reasons. Join me to learn 5 Small Steps to Stress Less!

Such fantastic progress in just three days!! By just adding more water, getting some daily exercise and cutting out the before bed binge, Carina is moving steadily toward her goals.

[12/05/16]   Everyone handles their path to better health in different ways. Many of my clients want complete anonymity and would be hurt or put off if I mentioned their progress on my page. Others, like Carina Gonzalez, ask me to put their progress in the spotlight so there is more of a reason to push themselves forward. People are watching, so there is more incentive to succeed. I go with whatever works best for the individual. So, I will be posting updates in different ways to show her journey to others in hopes that it will encourage her and my readers.

My newest client taking on her first lifestyle change. You go girl!

Living and dealing with anxiety

For realz, guys.


Epic Night! Featuring Rufus Wainwright + 1500 Singers sing HALLELUJAH!

Hey there. So, this week has been pretty rough. Well, you know this year has been pretty rough. Feelings are raw and exposed all across America. I've found myself feeling nearly every emotion there is lately and it's been quite overwhelming most of the time. Giving myself permission to feel without judgement has gotten me through these rough days and nights.

Let's please remember to take care of ourselves and others that are feeling hurt and afraid. Let us not judge them for the emotions that are rushing through them right now. Let us hold each other up with strength and love. Let us remember how to be good to each other and good to ourselves.

Today, I am listening over and over to different versions of this beautiful piece of music. It was written by a profound artist that has left the earth to soon. My hope is that his music will lift you up as it does me. Here is one of the most lovely and magical versions of Leonard Cohen's song, Hallelujah.

It was a magical evening. 1500 singers came to Luminato Festival at the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto. Daveed + Nobu (AKA DaBu) taught them back up par...

Simply Organic

Holy wow!

**NEW RECIPE LINK** This Cardamom Cranberry Orange Relish is what your baked brie has been missing. Print or pin the recipe now: https://goo.gl/iQuHr5

It makes me so nervous when I see before and after shots of people that have lost gobs of weight in a very short period of time. I LOVE seeing success stories, but losing 30 pounds in a month or two is incredibly hard on the human body. It can lead to severe gallbladder issues and fast weight gain once the diet is over. Rapid weight gain and loss not only effects the gallbladder, it can also be taxing on the heart. Please think twice before jumping in to a "miracle" weight loss program. Slow and steady can be difficult to stick with, but it has lasting results and is MUCH better for you in the long run. Be patient with your body. Xoxo


My dear fellow anxiety sufferers, this is an important read.

"Being highly sensitive is a package deal — you get the bad with the good. Don't get down on yourself for being who you are."

Forks Over Knives


Stuffed acorn squash is a favorite fall comfort food.

Full recipe here: http://tiny.cc/acornsquash


Do you have any of these plants in your home? (via GOOD)

I Support Farmers Markets

Oh my...

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a bowl of ice cream. For as long as I can…

The Writer's Circle



The authors of the new study say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has tried to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.

Repeat after me, "I love my body." Now prove it.

Be proud of you. Xoxo

Squirrel & The Bee

Here's the link to their page!

Healthy, delicious baked goods & cafe items that are grain/gluten/diary & refined sugar free. We serve SCD legal and Paleo friendly items that support an anti-inflammatory diet.

Today my boys and I ate at The Squirrel and the Bee in Short Hills, NJ. It is a grain-less bakery and cafe. The food is to die for and wonderfully freeing if you are intolerant to grains. I'm planning to do a full review of this fantastic eatery in the future, but for now pictures are worth a thousand words...


When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than the Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

Amazing and so simple.

nationswell.com Just a few simple ingredients can help settle a child's stomach and bring a smile to their face.

This morning I taught a sugar program at my local public library to a group of 4 - 8 year old kids and their parents. It was a good time and I think everyone learned a little something. I only had two sour pusses that didn't enjoy my food samples. Not sweet enough. I'd say it was a good lesson for their moms on how much sugar their kids are use to eating and how natural sweetness tastes to them as a result.


Baked Plums With Almonds And Buckwheat

Oh my...

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