Nourish & Heal Your Body

5 ways to overcome food cravings


Hiya Gorgeous, French fry frenzy. Bread bonanza. Pizza pandemonium. Candy captivity. In other words, food cravings! We all have them, but do we really understand why? In the past, I’ve been so deeply under the spell of my cravings that I’ve sprayed Windex on my Ben & Jerry’s (after throwing it in the garbage). You probably already know that food cravings can have little to do with true hunger, but you may not be aware… Read More >

Supplements for women: Find out what you may need & why


Hi Gorgeous, My supplement plan has changed over the past ten years as many times as my wardrobe. It’s not a one-size-fits-all fixed approach, which can make supplement selection a bit daunting. As always, I recommend that you work with a holistic practitioner or functional medicine MD to find the right supplements for your needs. And of course make sure you’re getting most of your vitamins and minerals from whole foods, but if you’re going supplement there… Read More >

How to Sleep Better: 10 tips for healthy & restorative sleep


Hiya Sleepy Head, Sleep impacts every part of our lives, from our performance at work and interactions with loved ones, to our long-term health and mental well-being. In today’s 24/7 go-go-go world, restorative, blissful sleep is often hard to come by. I’ve sacrificed many nights of slumber to stress, work, over-indulgences (gulp gulp, nosh nosh), and Boardwalk Empire marathons (just one more!). Today I want to talk to you about why sleep is integral to… Read More >

My 7 Must-Have Kitchen Tools


Hiya Fabulous Foodies, Blonde Santa here. I’m filled with holiday spirit and I want to make sure you know about your awesome gift. I’m giving all of my readers free Cooking Classes! 13 videos, over 1.5 hours of training with me and the fabulous Chef Chad Sarno. If you’ve already started watching the videos, I hope all the step-by-step tutorials, recipes, and handy kitchen tips are helping you feel more excited and confident in the… Read More >

Top 12 Allergen-friendly, Vegan Protein Sources + 6 Recipes


Hiya Smartie, When I blogged about plant protein many months ago, I got a lot of interesting follow-up questions. One reader’s comment really struck a chord with me and inspired me to write today’s follow-up post. (If you’re curious about protein basics like understanding complete proteins and all that jazz, check out my first protein blog & infographic.) Here’s what this inquiring reader had to say: Reader Question: “If I’m allergic to soy, grains, gluten,… Read More >

Fall Food & Fun: 6 Simple Vegan Recipes + New Adventures


Hiya Cooks, There’s something I’ve been thoroughly enjoying lately in an “oh, I guess I like pain” sorta way… Cycling! If you follow my husband Brian on Instagram (@parallaxchillax), you know he’s really into his bike. Well, this year for my birthday he got me some gear (those shorts with built-in cushy diapers and a jersey—Team Sky here I come!) and for the past few weeks we’ve been hitting the road every chance we get.… Read More >

pH 101: Acid-Alkaline Balance & Your Health


Hiya Gorgeous, You may have heard about pH or the acid-alkaline balance in your wellness travels. I was oblivious to this concept when I began my health journey. But my overall well-being changed when I started to connect the dots between pH balance, inflammation and what I was eating and drinking. I’ve covered this topic in all of my books but I realize that I haven’t blogged about it for years. Since many of you… Read More >

Cookbook Club: Raw Food Recipes + Meal Plan


Hiya gorgeous! As I mentioned last week, I’d love to explore new recipes and cook with you more. That’s why I’m kicking off the Crazy Sexy Cookbook Club! We’ll be getting creative, messy and deliciously inspired with a regular featured chef and cookbook–all with the goal of expanding our repertoire and having some fun. Whenever I grab a new cookbook I drag it around like a woobie. I take it to bed, on the bus,… Read More >

10 Tips For Enjoying More Raw Foods


Hiya Gorgeous, Over the next couple weeks we’ll be exploring how to add more plant-based raw foods into your diet. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with raw foods because there are so many fruits and veggies in season. Plus, light and refreshing raw recipes really hit the spot on hot, sunny days. I’ve done a lot of experimenting with raw plant-based foods over the last decade. Why? Because they provide disease-fighting antioxidants, gut-friendly… Read More >

Plant-based Iron-Rich Foods: Top 12 Sources + Infographic


Hi Sweet Friends, I’m often asked if I get enough iron through my plant-based diet. The short answer is heck yeah! But the longer answer, which breaks down why iron is important, where to get it, and what to do if you’re deficient is a bit more complex. That’s why I teamed up with Crazy Sexy RD, Jen Reilly for this blog post. We’ve broken things down so that plant-powered readers can feel confident about… Read More >

Radical Remission (and Prevention!): 3 Things Survivors Do


Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re talking about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart, healing cancer. When I learned about Dr. Kelly Turner, Ph.D.’s book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, I couldn’t wait to do this interview and share Kelly’s research with you all. Kelly has dedicated her career to what she calls radical remission (although I think her work is so universal that it should be called Radical Remission and… Read More >

Ask Kris: Elimination Diet, Soaking Nuts, Fibrous Breasts & more!


Hi Sweet Friends, It’s “Ask Kris” time again! I’m absolutely loving the questions that have been rolling in and I’m excited to share my second batch of answers. Today, I’m covering juicing for depression, fibrous breasts (you read that correctly), nut soaking and the elimination diet. Boobs, nuts, blues lifters and allergy busters–all in one post, could it get any better? Nope. And just so ya know, I fact checked these answers with our Crazy… Read More >

Hormone Imbalance: Why stress is ruining your health


This week I’m thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Sara Gottfried (in case you didn’t already know about this women’s health champion!). Over the past year, Sara has become a friend and mentor of mine. Before I met Sara, I didn’t fully understand how much stress could throw off my hormone balance and affect my overall health. And I’m guessing that some of my readers are in the same boat. That’s why I filmed this… Read More >

Ask Kris: The Scoop on Kefir, Oxalates & Frozen Veggies


Hi Sweet Friends, Each week you wonderful readers ask me really interesting and thought-provoking questions. They come in all shapes and sizes, in the comments section of my blog, my inbox, and on social media. Since I can’t reply to everyone individually, I thought it’d be fun and useful to pick a few commonly asked questions and start tackling them here, for everyone to enjoy. Introducing….Ask Kris. Today I’m covering kefir, oxalates, frozen veggies and… Read More >

Caffeine Addiction: To Bean or Not to Bean?


Dear Sweet Friends, Is a cup of coffee the only thing that wakes you up in the morning? Do you get a headache if you go till noon without a fix? Let’s be honest, for many people (myself included) caffeine addiction is a difficult habit to kick. And although we point the finger at coffee a lot while tackling this subject, there’s a plethora of other habit-forming, caffeinated drinks out there, including soda pop, energy… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Plant-Based Protein


Hi Sweet Friends, Today we’re tackling the topic of protein, which can be a touchy subject in the health world—especially when it comes to animal vs. plant-based protein. And just so you know, this blog isn’t about converting you to veganism or even vegetarianism. It’s about helping you make healthier, more conscious food choices. No judgement. Just knowledge and love. I’ve written a lot about animal and plant-based protein in the past, so I looked back at… Read More >

11 Tips for Cancer Patients


Hi Sweet Friends, Many years ago, I celebrated (or avoided) Valentine’s Day like most people. Each year brought new ups and downs. Heartache, romantic plans gone awry, and some very sweet moments too. But February 14th, 2003 changed that day forever. I was diagnosed with an incurable, stage IV cancer. Life stopped, and then transformed. Valentine’s day is a very different celebration now. I call it my cancerversary, a day of deep self-love, reflection, gratitude… Read More >

My Crazy Sexy Guide to Beans


Hi Sweet Friend, Does this charming chant ring a bell? Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat, the more you… toot! Whether this tune gives you the giggles or makes you blush, you get the point: beans wake up your gut! Beans are an essential component to any plant-based diet. They’re loaded with protein and fiber and add heft and heartiness to any meal. Did you know that there are more than 800 varieties… Read More >

The Down & Dirty on Dairy Free Living


Hi Sweet Friends, Well, it’s late January, so I’m guessing that more than a few of you have slipped on your New Year’s resolutions (me too!). First of all—no biggie. If the goals you made while ringing in 2014 are still important to you, keep moving toward them one step at a time. Turtle power! But if you haven’t pinpointed what you want to do to improve your health, you’re not alone. Many of my… Read More >

My Favorite Pumpkin Comfort Food Recipes


Hi Sweet Friends, Can you feel it? The air has a little bite, the wind is stronger than it was last week—winter might be coming, but fall is here. There’s something magical about the first nights that are cool enough to light a fire and the sea of jack-o-lanterns flickering throughout the neighborhood. The coziness of fall is a great time for soups, stews and all varieties of warm, delicious comfort food. Speaking of magic,… Read More >