How has social media impacted your relationship with food? How hard is it to be authentic on Instagram? In today’s episode, I chat with Chen Kirshenbaum, also known as @chens_plate to answer these questions. Chen is a lifestyle blogger, recipe creator, artist, and yoga teacher from NYC. We chat about the best gluten-free food and talk about some of the positives and negatives of the Instagram highlight reel. Chen tells her personal story about her chronic illness, rocky beginning in the health and wellness journey, and how she grew into the confident unapologetic person she is today. We discuss how influencers get a bad rap, how important it is to be your authentic self on social media, and how to make friends off of Instagram. Chen also gives some practical tips on self-esteem, self-care, tips for starting a blog, and how to capture good photos of your food.
This episode pairs really well with cookies… Specifically Chen’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Grab the recipe on her blog! Chen is such a joy to talk to! To follow Chen’s journey you can follow her on Instagram at @chens_plate and check out her blog on www.chensplate.com.
OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
Grab the recipe to her Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Visit Eat Drink Wild for yummy Gluten Free Food.
Check out Power Move Yoga
“Instagram can be such a highlight reel. People can take a photo and pose one direction and look flawless. In reality they might’ve had a really bad body image day. Or maybe they spilled their coffee on the way home.. and you just don’t see all the stuff.”
“…Then I realized there was more to life than the gym, and there’s more to life than your body and what it physically looks like.”
I TRIED HER MUG CAKE!
I swear it’s just as good as it looks. Get the recipe on her IG here!