Pomegranate Orange Breakfast Sausage

I live in a part of town where brunch is a pretty big deal. I get it. On the weekends, its super fun to wake up late and wander down the road to an awesome pancake spot and lounge with friends while sipping on bottomless coffee and mimosas (super healthy combo, amiright?). I personally take…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 4

My Whole 30 is complete! Here’s a rundown of how the final week went. I mentioned in the Week 3 post that preparation is über important. Here are some of my favorite things to prepare to make sure I have everything I need for a week of Whole30-ing. Homemade Coffee Creamer. For those who are…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 3

One more week of whole30ness. I actually ended up taking a week off from Whole 30 to enjoy visiting with my family from Idaho. I knew they were coming ahead of time and I recognized that it would be unrealistic to expect myself to avoid some treats and wine during their visit. We love to…

Whole 30 Wrap Up: Week 2

Hey friends! This Whole 30 is going swimmingly so far. One snafu though, I happened to see a dip in my milk production during the first week so I stepped up my carb intake during week 2. More food?… I ain’t complaining. Like I said in my last “wrap up“, I didn’t embark on this Whole 30…

Chipotle Salmon Salad

When embarking on a healthier diet and lifestyle, I’m an enthusiastic advocate of planning ahead. There are so many ways to set ourselves up for success in the area of nutrition. While sometimes it can feel as though we are at the mercy of our less than ideal environments. Whether it’s the donut box at the…

Lemony Greek Quinoa Salad

I don’t typically post a lot of grain-friendly recipes on this site, but I choose to include a few because I always want to support clean, nutritious, whole-food eating regardless of our respective “diets”. Some people just really jive with a more vegan/vegetarian approach and there are a bunch of great meal possibilities for you plant-based folks! Here’s one of them that…

Stuffed Peppers with Carrot Top Pesto

Do you get a CSA box? Or shop at a farmer’s market? If you do, then you probably get carrots with the greens still attached. AND THEN you probably throw them away. In my experience, most local markets take them off before they’re even placed on the sales floor. Even in a place like Whole…

Ham and Egg Omlette

SIMPLICTY. I’ve been eating/living within a paleo-like lifestyle for the past 5 1/2 years. As I peruse around the blogs, bookstores, and social media it seems as though the “paleo world” is becoming pretty complicated. With that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to remind everyone that you don’t have to learn how to make…

The Clean Slate Day 20

Day 20 was an incredibly lazy day for me. I didn’t manage to take ANY pictures of my food and I took a nap. Which never, ever, ever happens. Okay, okay, I wasn’t really that lazy. I was able to fit in a workout (check it out below… it kicked my booty), meal prep for…