Foodie Friday: Sweet Tooth Filler & Lean Meatloaf

TGIF! I promised to those who follow me on Facebook (eh hem) that I would post the recipes from some of my meal prep this week.  So here you go, I hope you give one of these a whirl this weekend: Sweet Potato-Apple-Ginger Puree 4 cups (32 oz) vegetable broth 2 large sweet potatoes – […]

Recipe: Red Cabbage Apple Chicken

Good Morning! I’m going to keep it simple-simon — here is a fun, unique recipe that I gave a whirl last week and thought it was super tasty…..and it’s healthy with plenty of leftovers for your meal planning.  Enjoy: Red Cabbage Apple Chicken: 4 links of sweet/apple chicken sausage (recommend Applegate) 1 tablespoon coconut oil […]

My Travel Menu

We all know that I preach meal planning and cooking for the bulk of your weekly meals…..so I thought I’d share some recipes that I whipped up and brought with me on my 4 day, 3 night business trip: Spinach-Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts 6 chicken breasts – pound to 1/4 inch, cut in half In […]

Plateaus Part 2: Food

Greetings!  I’m back for “part 2” of my plateaus blog, as food warrants its very own dedicated time. Hitting a “food plateau” to me means that I’m frustrated with making poor eating decisions over and over again (during a certain duration, not just one day), as well as getting bored with “eating healthy.”  So let’s […]

Essentials to a Healthy Kitchen

Happy Weekend! Many of the people I interact within the fitness community are talking about their diets more so than exercise right now.  Likely, this is due to the overindulging occurring over the holidays and the desire to feel “on track” again.  This had me thinking about my own eating behavior and what habits I’ve […]

Bonus Recipe: Protein No Bake Cookies

As many of us in the Northeast are snowed in today, I thought I’d throw you all a bonus recipe that is healthy and compliments a cup of hot cocoa.  Courtesy of Adam Bornstein, here are Protein No Bake Cookies: 1/2 cup of nut butter (I used almond) 1/4 cup flaxseed meal 1/4 cup almond […]

Lime Curried Carrots

Hello!  Welcome to 2014…on a side note, I’m finding that a lot of people are trying to deter people from New Years Resolutions…to not set yourself up for failure or disappointment.  I think it’s malarkey!  Set a goal and strive for it…it’s okay if you don’t achieve it right away or ever.  I’m sure with […]

Reality Check In: Food, Fat Loss, Gym, Sleep & Sanity

When I started this blog, one major reason was for me to share a realistic view of balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle into a super crammed schedule.  It was for me to benchmark my victories and my struggles, as well as hold me accountable.  If I’m telling you all these great “real life” tips, […]

New Favorite Snacks

Look, I’m a snacker.  I’ve spent a lot of time trying to weed out “bad” snacks and substitute in all-natural look-alikes.  All in all, I’d say I’m doing pretty good!   Therefore, I wanted to share with you some new faves of mine.  One is a little high on the sugar/carb list, but it’s better […]