Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday

There’s 12 days left before Christmas. How is that possible? 😳 This time of year might find you stressed out, off your usual routine, and trying to do #AllTheThings… Is all my shopping done? Are all the gifts wrapped? Are all the cards mailed? Do you have a plan for what you are bringing to…

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Kid, husband, and foodie approved roasted Brussels sprouts! I firmly believe that cooking vegetables is more about the right method and seasoning than anything else. For Thanksgiving this year I went with my tried-and-true method for most of my roasted vegetables (like this asparagus), but I swapped things up and made Brussels sprouts per my…

Leftover Turkey? Here’s What To Make!

🍗 I’ll be honest… I am not a big fan of ham, but I am all abut some Thanksgiving turkey. 🍗 It is may favorite part of the meal and I absolutely LOVE having leftover turkey! I never have a problem eating it until it runs out. There is never such a thing as too…

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+…

Why A Great Beginning To Your New Year Starts NOW

Most of us are used to running around frantically during the holiday season. On top of normal life and work demands, there is so much extra we are expected to do! Including, but not limited to: Figuring out the perfect gift for everyone on your list… Shopping for those gifts… Wrapping all those gifts… Working…

A New Approach to the New Year {ToL #4}

I mentioned on Instagram that I chose a New Year’s “theme” for 2017. I explained here why I chose the theme that I did (#PrioritizedAction). I think it is important to go deeper and share with you the basis for why I choose themes to begin my years now, rather than participate in setting New…

*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…

Easy PB2 Cheesecakes (High Protein + Low Calorie)

Holiday treats can be difficult to resist. Don’t get me wrong, I am an advocate of an occasional planned indulgence. The holidays are a time when favorite family recipes make it worth the splurge or two. But between family, work, and friends, the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s meals add up. You can easily get…

Pumpkin Praline Mini Protein Cheesecakes + My First Guest Post!!

I am super excited to share the news of my first ever guest post!  Head on over to Anna’s Blog to check out her awesome recipes, find tons of information on working with different kinds of protein powders, and while you’re there, check out my recipe for Pumpkin Praline Mini Protein Cheesecakes! I can’t say…

Simple Sweet Potatoes {Bonus Recipe}

As a kid, I didn’t care for sweet potatoes. In fact, I didn’t actually like potatoes in general, unless of course, they were in the form of fries or tots (#no nutritional value whatsoever). I truly detested both baked and mashed potatoes. We are talking to the point of gagging on them if I was…