Well, Thanksgiving aka THE ULTIMATE CHEAT MEAL DAY, is upon us and for some that could be the opening of Pandora's Box when it comes to staying on track with your health and fitness goals. According to the John Hopkins Weight Management Center, people gain 7 - 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.… Continue reading 5 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving (and the Holiday Season)
Well, I successfully finished the 3 Day Refresh and I am proud to say that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. If you are considering a cleanse, I want to share with you the good, bad and ugly! The Good: Satisfied: I didn't feel hungry during the 3 days,… Continue reading My 3 Day Refresh Results!
Well, today is the day that I start my 3 Day Refresh program. I will be honest and say that I am not one to go Ga-Ga for cleanses, but after the past month of emotional eating due to some lifestyle changes and major decisions being made, my eating took a bit of a toll.… Continue reading 3 Questions to Ask Yourself before starting a Cleanse
I have been trying to experiment with Meal Prep recipes that are 5 ingredients or less, healthy, and that are easy to make ahead and freeze if needed. I've had some complete failures, but this Burrito Bowl is a SLAM DUNK! It's super easy to make, I got everything from Trader Joe's (but you can… Continue reading 5 Ingredient Burrito Bowl Recipe
Sooo, you know that feeling when you fall in love for the first time? I just had that feeling again once I bit into this bar...my first thought was "This is Perfect!" Only to find out the bar is called "The Perfect Bar". It was absolutely delicious! This bar is 100% all natural and… Continue reading The Perfect (Gluten Free) Bar
This year, my family decided that they wanted to go Gluten Free. The decision for them, was spurned after reading Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. Although, I didn't decide to jump head first into being 100% gluten free, I now am open to experimenting with gluten free options and recipes. The biggest concern I had… Continue reading My 1st Gluten Free Thanksgiving!
So, it is no secret that I love a good kitchen gadget, especially one that is super simple to use and easy to clean up. Recently, a good friend of mind sent me a Vegetti Vegetable Spiralizer (see below) and I am obsessed! I decided to try it out by doing something simple, to really… Continue reading Clean Eating Recipe: Zucchini Noodles with Homemade Marinara Sauce
So, many people ask me about Quinoa, pronounced Keen-Wah, as they often see it in my photos and meal plans. It's also got a lot of interest, when I shared that it is part of my Top 8 Foods to Eat to Get Abs. So I wanted to share a bit more information about this… Continue reading Quinoa 101: How to Make & Love Quinoa
I am a big fan of meal prepping and when I know that I have a busy week ahead of me, the key is to make meals that are filling, satisfying and easy to grab and go. Here is one of my all time favorites, especially because it can be eaten hot, cold or even… Continue reading 5 Ingredient Clean Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Cranberries
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! Yesterday, we decided to skip the crowded restaurant brunch scene and I surprised my step mother with a healthy picnic outside with a Quinoa Salad and a Kale Salad. I will post the quinoa recipe later this week. My dad wanted to go out to a… Continue reading Cheesy Veggie Casserole (Gluten Free)