Panda Express {First Time Experience + Wok Smart Review!}

Preface: This post is in no way associated with Panda Express, and I was not compensated for sharing my thoughts! I’m sharing because I realize that the vast majority of people would like to have more information regarding making healthy choices when they dine out and are looking for restaurants that offer healthy options, especially…

A Few Of My Favorite Things #7 {Meal Prep Recipes}

  These recipes are ones I make over and over again as part of my meal prep for the week! Breakfast, lunch and dinner…I have you covered! Click the title of each for the link to the recipe.     Protein Gelatin by Me! The original version is peach, but I have since made many…

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

It’s that time of year! Are you as lost as I usually am when it comes to good gift ideas? I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction! Click the title link to go to the product detail. I have included gifts that assist with healthy living and/or have a growth-oriented focus. But,…

A Few Of My Favorite Things #6 {Healthy Baking Kitchen Essentials}

  Sharing a few things that make healthy baking a little bit easier!   Parchment Paper Liners These are so much more convenient than making your own from parchment paper. Great for making muffins and mini meatloaves. I like these better than the silicone because I don’t have to wash them, but they usually do…

The Ultimate Healthy Convenience Item List for #MinimalistMealPrep

My personal meal prep method has evolved to be this: spend as little time as possible to get the job done (#MinimalistMealPrep). Instead of doing everything myself or making everything from scratch, I find shortcuts where I can that don’t sacrifice health in the process. I want to encourage others to do the same, especially…

3 Ingredient #OneBowlMeal Recipe

I randomly decided to add a packet of BBQ Chicken of the Sea Salmon to my go-to evening snack as of late, and it turned out delicious! I wanted some extra protein and also wanted something easy, hence the idea. It turned out so good, I have been eating it on the regular as a…

Exciting News!!

I have mentioned before about how much I love my membership to the site Dashing Dish. I have been a member since May of 2013! Katie’s site was one that inspired me to start my blog, and I am so excited to share that I have been working with Katie and the team at Dashing…

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…

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….

A Few of My Favorite Things #3 {Healthy Beverage Swaps}

Growing up, I drank A LOT of soda and sweet tea. I totally get that it is a hard habit to break for people. For those that find it difficult to break the habit of drinking soda or sweet tea, and who also don’t care for plain water, I wanted to offer some healthier alternatives….