Craving Crusher Cocoa-Nut Chia Seed Pudding

  Have you heard of chia seed pudding? Yes, the seeds like the chia pet! Turns out that they are good for you and when mixed with liquid, will “gel” and thicken! The mix can also be used as an egg substitute in recipes for those who are egg-free!   This is a great after…

A Few of My Favorite Things #8 {Protein Bars}

First, let me address the elephant in the room… I am intentionally leaving out Quest Bars because I feel like everyone already knows about them. Ok! That being said, I am asked quite often about what types of protein bars I consume and which I would recommend. In an effort to make it easier for…

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…

Cereal School Review

I wanted to share a review of a new food find today! The Cereal School low carb, high protein cereal!!   My friend and former co-worker, Chasity was kind enough to share a bag of each flavor with me to try before I ordered. Can I just say how much I miss having a work…

Recipes I Pinned This Week

Popping in this week with some intriguing things I plan to try! All healthy of course! 😉   Cauliflower Fauxmeal A sneaky way to add veggies that also happens to be Paleo and gluten free, if you need that sort of recipe. I plan to leave out the brown sugar and add some protein powder…

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…

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…

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 #2 {Convenience Foods}

Just stopping in to share some of my favorite products as of late. If you missed the product recommendations in my first post, check it out here!! This edition of my favorite things is dedicated to some healthy convenience foods for meal prep! No affiliate links, just sharing the love!     Green Giant Steamable…

A Few of My Favorite Things #1

Just stopping in to share some of my favorite products as of late. I’ll try to start doing this more often!! 😉 No affiliate links, just sharing the love! Flavored Egg Whites There are several companies that make flavored egg whites, but the one I’ve tried and love is MuscleEgg. They have flavors like key…