Mindful Monday: Manipura Chakra

Well, It’s Thursday, but who says that means I can’t share a #mindfulmonday post? Ha! Things have been really hectic in my life lately, and it’s definitely showing here. I appreciate that you are all still here though, and still supporting me. Although I don’t always have enough time to blog, I really enjoy it and love that I get to share it with all of you!

Today I wanted to share a little bit about the solar plexus chakra, also known as Manipura.

Location: Solar plexus

Chakra meaning: regulates fears, sense of personal power, and gut feelings. Connects to the ego.

Off balance: Low self-confidence, confusion, depression.

Color: Yellow

Affirmations: I do enough. I am more than enough. I accept myself and stand with confidence in my personal power. I respect myself.

Foods: lemon, turmeric, banana, pineapple.

Element: Fire

Aromatherapy: burning candle is best: lemongrass, fennel, lemon, lime.

Tips to Balance:

1. wear yellow

2.try some yoga poses: bow and fish pose are great for this!

3.use affirmations first thing in the morning, and before bed.

4.try this journal prompt: What are your favorite things about yourself and why?

If you are feeling up to it, share number 4 in the comments!

xo. Chels


Bars have kind of become their own food group and in our house they’re a necessity. Toddlers love bars and they’re such a great snack to have on hand. I’ve been making these homemade ones and we are all drooling over them, so I wanted to share! 
They’re so easy and so full of yummy super-food ingredients. They taste more like a cookie than a granola bar, honestly! But they have no sugar OR gluten! 

Here’s the recipe: 

1 jar Justin’s creamy peanut butter 

2 cups gluten free oats

1/2 cup cacao nibs 

2/3 cup raw local honey 

1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla 

1 teaspoon maca powder 

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all together in a large bowl, press into a baking dish (depending on how thick you want them!) 

Freeze for 2 hours and devour 🤤 
*this is a sponsored post, however I would never share or recommend anything I didn’t love or use myself. 



15 oz. Hope Foods spicy avocado hummus

2 c. dry Ancient Grains gluten free pasta or whatever your favorite pasta is

1 large bunch kale

 your favorite vegan super food patties


Cook pasta as according to package. Chop the kale, and sautee with evoo, s+p, fresh garlic.  I broil the super food vegan patties we like on 350 until browned and lightly crispy on the outside! When the pasta is cooked and drained, add in the hummus and kale. Top with the vegan patty.

That’s all! This dinner is easy, fast, and crazy nutritious! I love that we can use Hope Foods Hummus for so many great things. It’s such a delicious, creamy, vegan pasta sauce. The spicy avocado flavor is just a little spicy, and full of flavor. I love that I don’t even have to add any more spices to it! Hope Foods caries a large variety of flavors that you can use in so many ways, and they make great sauces all on their own.

We love hummus, in fact Calum could very well live off the stuff! You can find more hummus recipes and inspiration here!