A Few of My Favorite Things #5 {Seasonings + Spices}

  I think the biggest struggle for people wanting to make changes to their diet is finding ways to enjoy veggies and healthier/leaner types of meat. In my experience, the single most important factor to enjoying these is flavor!! Flavor can be easy to add, however, it can often come at the expense of calories…

S.O.A.P. Notes #8 {1 John 5:21}

  Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!   Today’s key scripture is 1 John 5:21 Before I dive into the S.O.A.P note on the very last verse found in 1 John 5, I want to give some…

Single-Serving Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

 A classic treat made healthy, high protein, and single serving for portion control!   Classic Muddy Buddy recipes use melted chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cereal. While they are insanely delicious, when I looked up recipes, an average 1/2 cup serving size clocked in at around 220-250 calories, 10+ g of fat, 40+…

Grilled Chicken, Zucchini, and Berry Summer Salad

My mother in law brought me 6 huge home-grown zucchini that her neighbor gave her last weekend and used two of them for this recipe. I am planning to use the others for this recipe (see below)! Paleo BLT Zucchini Noodle Salad by Kelly at EatTheGains.com Doesn’t it look amazing!?   It probably seems like a…

Thoughts on Focus and Success

Society has trained us to believe that “busy” is normal… that success is only born of burning the candle at both ends. I would agree that going all in on things is necessary to make big changes at certain times, but focus is finite—you have to choose where it goes. Most of the time, we…

3 Mindset Keys to Happiness

Want to know the secret to happiness? Are you sure? You may not like my answer! OK…here it is: It’s on you. It is a choice. It is a way of living. And, it is most definitely an art, not a science.     Psychologists and scientists will tell you that the human instinct is…

12 Tips For Eating Healthy When Dining Out!

For many people, eating healthy when dining out can be challenging, simply because they aren’t comfortable with how to navigate the process. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you feel prepared and educated to stay on track, even in the most difficult of situations.   1/ Check the menu before you go and…

A Few of My Favorite Things #4 {Savory Snacks}

When the snack monster hits, have no fear! Healthier options are available!!       DNX Bars: A different approach to the protein bar with these whole food-based bars. Kind of like jerky, but also not in that they aren’t super salty. They can be pricy, but if you sign up for their emails, they…

The Supplements I Take Every Day

I have made the rounds with supplements over the last few years. I’ve tried all kinds of things recommended by bodybuilding experts, my own nutritional background knowledge, and based on the recommendation of my personal medical providers. For those that don’t know, I have a B.S. in Dietetics / Food Nutrition Science and am certified in…

How to Make Salads That You Will Actually Enjoy {Plus TONS of Pics}

Salads get a bad rap for being bland and tasteless and for leaving us unsatisfied and hungry for more food. They’ve been labeled the ultimate diet food. This makes me incredibly sad. I feel as though salads are the ultimate health food, but that does not make them synonymous with boring, bland, and dreaded food….

Re-framing Things + My Audible Library

For the last 4.5 years, I have commuted 1 hour each way to work (5 days a week). I have a love-hate relationship with my work commute… As an introvert* personality type, I love the alone time. As someone with limited free time, I hate the extra 2 hours it steals from my day. Looking…