The Power of Tiny Habits

“If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing. I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits. The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which…

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…

Healthy “Hash Browns”

  I have not always been a “healthy” eater. In middle school and high school, I could put away some hash browns. Walffle House, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, etc., and always drowning in ketchup, because #Basic 😂 Nowadays, I still enjoy crispy potatoes, but with actual nutritional value—and without all the grease 🤢 #NotSponsored #WouldTotallyThough 😉  …

Willpower

  Willpower gets praised far more than I think it should. Why? Because it requires us to work against ourselves. Living a healthy lifestyle does not require you to be miserable. It does, however, require you to do a bit of investigative work and to persist through some trial and error in order to find…

The Benefits of Walking

Walking has so many benefits for those of every fitness level, but yet it is one of the most underrated forms of physical activity out there, IMO anyway. Most people do not recognize how much of an impact on their overall health it can have. Some people don’t think of walking when they think of…

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+…

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…

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….

4 Ingredient Greek Meatloaf (meal prep, hidden veggies}

I’m just going to go ahead and preface that you shouldn’t judge this recipe based on photos, because… well… meatloaf… It just isn’t photogenic! I promise it was delicious though!! Plus, it was super easy. Perfect recipe for a busy week night meal or for meal prep, which is what I made it for. I…

Famous Fruit Dip {high protein, low calorie}

Ok, so maybe this should be called ‘Almost’ Famous Fruit Dip. In either case, every time I have brought it to a get together, I have been asked for the recipe and/or been asked to bring it from then on out to any future get-togethers involving food! It is so simple, I hate to call…

Peach Cobbler Gelatin {High Protein}

What do you do when you are craving peach cobbler, but you also want to be healthy and not wreck your gut? You get creative with @VitalProteins!! I have been making this recipe every week or two for the last several months, so it is about time that I share it! Most often I have…