the GOOD, the BAD & the YUMMY

The weekly feature where I share one thing that I’m loving, one thing I’m not, and one simple, SUPER easy, clean-eating recipe.






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the Good: Breaker – Social Podcast App 

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the BAD: Take out those contact lenses!

Leaving your contacts in all day, every day is no bueno for your eyeballs. Sleeping in them is waaaay worse. Give those eyes a break! Why?….  

Loss of Oxygen

  • Did you know? The cornea (the clear outer layer at the front of the eyeball) is the only part of the body that gets its oxygen supply directly from the air rather than from the blood. 
  • Contact lenses fit to the cornea of the eye, limiting the amount of oxygen that can get to the cornea. Oxygen is essential for eye health. Removing contacts nightly allows for oxygen to reach the cornea and maintain proper eye health.
  • If your eyeballs don’t get enough oxygen, then the corneas can swell, leading to a corneal abrasion and eventually an infection if bacteria gets in there. In general, your eyes need periods of quiet and rest, so make sure you give them a break.  


  • Don’t leave those contacts in while you swim or shower either…The shower, hot tub, swimming pool, or other body of water can have bacteria and amoebae that can devastate your eyes if you don’t disinfect your contact lenses properly.
  • If you have to shower with your contacts on remember to clean them afterward. 

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the YUMMY: Cauliflower Popcorn

This recipe is for everyone who thinks they hate cauliflower. Trust me. High heat transforms cauliflower florets into caramelized bites that are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and totally delicious. 

What You Need:
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 5 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Optional spices:
    • nutritional yeast (6 tbsp – add after cooking)
    • garlic powder (1/2 tsp)
    • chili powder, paprika or turmeric (1 tsp)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Trim the head of cauliflower – cut florets into equal size pieces (not too small – they shrink!)
  3. In a large bowl or gallon-size plastic bag, combine the oil and salt and any spices, whisk/mix, then add the cauliflower pieces and toss thoroughly
    • TIP! Don’t skimp on the oil. The healthy fats and the heat are the magic in this recipe. Coat every piece thoroughly. 
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment (or spray the sheet) and spread the cauliflower pieces evenly on the sheet
  5. Roast for 1 hour, turning 3-4x, until golden brown
    • TIP! Don’t worry about overcooking – the browner the cauliflower pieces turn, the more caramelization occurs and the sweeter they’ll taste.
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