This January, we’re focused on promoting honesty and transparency in wellness with our #iamwellandgood initiative. Instead of making epic resolutions, we’re inspired by the sweaty, messy, imperfect ways real people (like us!) live healthy, unfiltered lives on a daily basis. To celebrate, we asked incredible experts to share their super honest #iamwellandgood moments via Instagram takeovers all month long. Last week we tapped fitness star Natalie Uhling…
And this week, Alexandra Dawson took over our Instagram. You probably know Dawson from the delicious, healthy meals she creates for her site, In My Bowl, and Instagram. (If you’re not following her, prepare for some major mouth-watering photos.)
The nutritionist combines her knowledge of food science with her passion for plant-based meals to produce seasonal budget-friendly recipes. From three dollar curries to four ingredient Yoga Glow popsicles, Dawson’s upbeat, straightforward approach to healthy eating makes us feel like we, too, could whip up all of her appetizing concoctions—spacious kitchen not required (like ours, her kitchen is closer to the size of a closet).
In our push to draw back the curtain on wellness—and show that life doesn’t need to be perfect to be healthy—we invited the friendly foodie to give us a look behind-the-scenes. What we saw?
When you take away all the lighting and filters that make some of those food photos on your Instagram feed look a bit too perfect, Dawson’s bowls are still full of beautiful, vibrant, fresh foods. She strives for an active, positive, balanced lifestyle, even if she’s stuck in front of a computer screen most of the week.
Keep reading to check out her photo diary, and don’t forget to follow @wellandgoodnyc on Instagram so that you don’t miss a single #iamwellandgood moment.
(Photos: Alexandra Dawson)