How I Get Enough Protein as a Vegan

Let’s start with the basics. According to the National Institutes of Health, the general recommended daily allowance for a woman ages 19-30 is 46 grams, or about 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, or about 10-20% of your totally calorie intake. Those looking to gain more muscle or are super active might need more protein.

That’s really not that much protein! Some sources claim most Americans get too much protein. And if we’re too focused on protein, we could potentially be overlooking other important nutrients!

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9 Ways to Reduce Your Consumption of Animal Products

I’ve been vegan for about two years now. For me, veganism is an ethical viewpoint that encompasses a whole lifestyle, not just diet. However, a vegan diet is most widely talked about. This makes sense since it’s a huge part of our lives and a big change to make. There are endless reasons to make the switch to a vegan lifestyle, and especially to a plant-based diet. Health, environmental, and, most importantly, the sweet little animals who die for our consumption. I went vegan overnight after watching documentaries like What the Health, but others take time transitioning. It’s a big adjustment to make, so it’s understandable to slowly change the way you eat to align with your morals!

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5 Things to Do Daily to Stay Organized in College

I… love… organization. To me, organization is not just keeping your space clean; it’s also about keeping your mind tidy! I think my brain works too much—I’m always thinking so hard, and the more I can keep everything else organized, the easier it is to keep my brain organized. If you’re looking for how I organize my classes, click here. This post is just about how to keep myself an organized person overall. I compiled 5 of my favorite tips to share with you!

I’m currently working on Marie Kondo-ing my closet (which is super tough for me!) and then overhauling my whole room, so stay tuned for that!

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The College Student’s Guide to Healthy Snacks + my favorite healthy snacks

SNACKS. You know what I mean? I don’t just love eating snacks; I absolutely rely on them to get me through the day! As a busy college student and part-time worker, I am constantly on the go. Snacks keep me going, but it’s important that they’re tasty and healthy.

To me, a healthy snack is one that gives you the energy and nutrients you need to keep going. While I don’t want to eat an excessive amount of calories, I don’t think calories are something to be scared of; we need them to fuel our bodies!

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How I Organize Classes for Nursing School

College can be extremely overwhelming for anyone. There are a million things happening all the time, with assignments and due dates and exams and work and classes and extracurriculars… One way to help manage all the things happening in your brain is to keep your classes and related materials organized. My strategy is best defined as color coding, and I love this system with my entire heart. I assign each class a certain color and then use that color for every aspect of the class. I’ll walk you through each step. Prepare yourself for the beauty that is organization.

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