Pecan Pie Bites

I’m currently in week 18 of my pregnancy and Day 4 of a Whole30. Whole30 during pregnancy?! I must be crazy. Actually, since I’ve slid into my second trimester, I’ve found myself wanting to feel more inspired with my meal prep and less bogged down by all the foods I’ve been indulging but have been…

Chocolate PB Shake

This one is a surefire craving killer. Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect combo. And while most people will likely be reaching for those leftover Reese’s Easter Eggs this week, YOU don’t have to! In fact, take the next 30 seconds to walk over to your Easter candy stash, pick it up, and…

Pregnancy Week 19: Focus

  Pregnancy is WEIRD. And cool. I’m typically the kind of person who is anticipating the next event. I rarely stay in the moment, preferring to eagerly entertain fantasies of “what it will be like when…” or shudder in anxiety over “what if…”. Yoga and crisis events have been my only escape from this pattern…

Strawberry Chia Pudding

“Chia Pudding… so hot right now” – Mugatu Here’s another quick, cost-effective solution to your breakfast or snacking needs! I was able to pick up all the necessary ingredients from Trader Joe’s, but you could easily snag the same ingredients at Whole Foods (not AS cost effective!). This recipe is easy to modify to fit your…

Kid-Friendly Breakfasts

I remember school mornings being rushed and chaotic… I also remember cereal. Lots and lots of cereal. Honestly, I don’t blame my mom. Cereal is fast, easy, and kids love it. There’s barely any dishes to clean, especially if you’ve taught your little ones to rinse and load a dishwasher. Unfortunately, in these health-conscious times, we…

Links I Love

Every once in a while I like to share some stories, ideas, and products that I’ve come across recently. Here’s what I’m liking lately… INSPIRATION We Got This. This cause is near and dear to my heart. Alex, a former client of mine, was unexpectedly diagnosed with lung cancer last year. He’s an amazing, positive, and…

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

Here are my shopping adventures from the past week! I went a bunch of places as usual. Wholesome Choice (WC) Trader Joe’s (TJ) Whole Foods (WF) Ralphs Amazon Rhythm Kale Chips. I wanted to compare these to the nacho kale chips at trader joes. Same exact thing. WC: $4.49 TJ: $3.99 WF: $7.99 (aka. highway…

Pizza Egg Cups

Egg Cups are the best. Very little time investment, maximum return. Kids love ’em, busy professionals love ’em, athletes love ’em. Here’s a twist on the classic egg cup that’s sure to get the whole family involved. Any recipe where each person gets to choose “toppings” is always a great way to introduce young kids…

What’s in My Grocery Basket?

Hey friends! Did you read my Resolutions post? You should! It’s a bit long, but (hopefully) inspirational as you map out your year of healthy eating, moving, and thinking. And let’s not forget healthy shopping! I haven’t done a grocery post in a while because my shopping has been all over the map since Thanksgiving/Christmas/Anniversary/New Years time….

An Inside Look at The Clean Plate’s Seasonal Cooking Class plus a Recipe!

I had the pleasure of teaching a Paleo and Seasonal Cooking Class to a gorgeous group of women. We talked a lot about autoimmunity, the importance of healthy fats, how to get the best value out of grocery shopping, ingredient alternatives, supplementation, “fad” diets, the “cholesterol myth”, how to make the holidays food healthy AND…