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Opinion: IIFYM

A few weeks ago on my Facebook page, I asked what people would like to know more about in regards to nutrition.  One of my very disciplined and fit friends threw out the topic of IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros).  As an excited and newly certified nutrition coach, I welcomed researching this topic and […]

280 Calorie Lunches (sausage included)

A coworker the other day seemed disappointed I didn’t want to order a sub from the sandwich shop with her.  She said, “You always bring your lunch!  I’m trying to do that but what I bring is so boring!”  Found out that her lunch packing skills consist of yogurt and some fresh fruit.  That’s not […]

Lemon Ginger Truffle Balls

    46 calories per truffle, 15-20 truffle balls per recipe…yes, please!  This is just what us sweet tooth lovers are looking for: Lemon Ginger Truffle Balls!  Granted, I usually enjoy chocolate or peanut butter to be a part of my sweet treat indulgence; I will say that these actually hit the spot regardless of […]

Intermittent Fasting: A Tool Not a Rule

Last Sunday I ate a glorious Easter meal with my boyfriend’s family.  They are Italian, so there isn’t just ham, potatoes and a veggie.  There is pasta and ravioli, meatballs, pork, salad and THEN the ham, potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, brussel sprouts with bacon…… Needless to say, I ate a lot of great food.  When I […]

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 – […]

Obsession vs. Habitual Focus

Good Morning, All! Life happens.  We say that a lot.  It basically is a quick way of saying, “Deal with [it], this is how it is and figure [it] out.” The basis of my blog is to discuss how to manage fitness and solid nutrition as “life happens”.  So as I sit here drinking my […]

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 […]