*Home Workout 101* (Part Two): “Stocking” Accessories

I’ll do a follow-up post with some larger items. For now, I thought I’d put together a list of some of the stocking-stuffer sized accessory and ancillary items that I frequently use for my home workouts. It is that time of year…just in case you need some inspiration for your holiday wish list! 😉 Note: These are things…

Information Is Only A Tool

“Stop letting people try to recruit you on to their nutrition team. Create your own team.” -Jade Teda I came across this quote from Jade Teda (one of the founders of Metabolic Effect) on Instagram the other day. I thought it was truth worth sharing. The only thing you *need* to do is whatever works best for…

Action Is A Dividing Line {ToL #2}

Action Is A Dividing Line {ToL #2} The following ramblings were inspired by a comment on my Instagram post by @fitlilbit13 (also check her out here and here!) It just so happens she was good friends with my older sister growing up, but I stumbled on her Instagram (I think via a #basicfitfam hashtag??) without realizing who it was…

Coconut Curry Beef & Power Veggies {Recipe} {Food Finds} {Review}

I did not expect this meal to turn out so amazing. Bonus…it took almost no time to put together! I recently stumbled across Hope Foods Hummus at my local Publix, and couldn’t pass up trying a few of the flavors when I saw them. Kale Pesto and Thai Coconut Curry. Both were excellent. I love…

Chocolate Covered Cherry #BOSS {Recipe}

Question: What is one part fruit smoothie and one part protein shake?   Answer: The recipe for a #BOSS (aka big ‘ole smoothie shake).   🍫🍒For the Chocolate Covered Cherry #BOSS blend: 8 oz milk (I used almond-coconut) 70g (about 1/2 cup) frozen dark sweet cherries handful of spinach 1/2-1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I…

Protein Cream of Wheat

  This recipe actually works really well if you want to make it the night before. You can reheat it, or you can just eat it cold (which is actually how I like to eat it, because I’m down with the #strangebutgood). It’s so simple, but #satisfactionfactor10. Protein Cream of Wheat What you need: 1 packet of the…

My Favorite Protein Powders {Plus Recipe Ideas}

  Of course, most of us would do best to eat whole food sources of protein instead of powders, but there are certainly good reasons to use supplements. That being said, I thought I’d share my favorite protein powders and how I use them. Please note, some links are affiliate links. Those that are affiliate…

Bia Bar Review! {ToL #1}

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post (I actually have not yet had an opportunity to write one—if you are interested, let me know). I received a box of Bia Bars from the company, however it was not connected in any way to my decision to write this post. (See below for full details). I…

Healthy + Easy Crispy Sweet Potatoes

  Just stopping in to share a ridiculously easy recipe-if you can even call it that! Healthy + Easy Crispy Sweet Potatoes Method: Slice a cooked sweet potato (I use the ones you steam in the microwave that I get at Wal-Mart). Heat some coconut oil and any spices you’d like (I used McCormick garlic pepper seasoning)…

Checking In

A lot of people see the new year as a chance at a fresh start, and as such, use it as an opportunity for positive change(s). I have really started to move away from an “all or nothing” approach. I now (generally) consider it to be a less effective method, and have abandoned it in favor of an approach of moderation and balance. Let me…

1 Minute Protein Breakfast Cake

Topped with berries An easy breakfast recipe that you can make quickly when needed in the morning. It also keeps well in the refrigerator, so you can even ahead of time if you want to. It tastes so good, it really qualifies for dessert, but its macros make it an ideal pre-workout breakfast! Topped with banana coins, PB2, and…