Monique’s Wellness Essentials

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.”

—William Cooper

I’ve always felt that variety is necessary and that change is good. I enjoy trying new things in the kitchen and in life. However, it’s always good to know your non-negotiables. That can apply to many areas of life, but (obviously) I’m gonna focus on wellness today.

A stress-free wellness approach is so important to me. Decision fatigue and anxiety might be out to get me, but knowing my wellness essentials is one way I keep them in check.

My list includes all of the plant-based foods and products that I GOTTA HAVE. Of course, there are reasons that they are my staples and you will come to understand why over time.

Note: your wellness essentials don’t have to be the same as mine, but I encourage you to make your own list. It can make living well much more manageable and enjoyable.

Monique’s Wellness Essentials

In the Kitchen:

  • Spices: Turmeric, Ginger, Cinnamon, Garlic Pepper, Cajun & Jerk Seasonings
  • Garlic, Onions, and Vegetable Base
  • Grains: Oats, Quinoa & Brown Jasmine Rice
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds/Mixed Nuts, Popcorn Kernels & Health Seed Mix
  • Natural Peanut Butter, Jelly/Preserves & a loaf of bread (usually frozen)
  • Oils: Grapeseed, Avocado, Olive & Plant-Based Butter
  • Smoothie Base: Frozen Fruit, Vanilla Protein Powder & Dairy-Free Milk
  • Tea: Green, Oolong, Peppermint, Lavender/Chamomile, Ginger, & Chai

For My Skin:

& I can’t forget these:

  • Essential Oil Blends for focus, sleep, and menstrual symptoms.
  • 100% Soy Candles from Ky’s Kandles

Stay tuned for next month’s blog topic. Until then, start working on your own wellness essentials list.

Published by Moniqué Danaê

Holistic Nutrition Specialist, Student Physical Therapist, and Strategist.

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