Office Desk Drawer Staples to Meet Your Macros

Ah the glamorous life of the work-from-office mom…run around like a complete crazy person every morning getting everybody dressed, fed, lunches packed, backpacks ready, you presentable, coffee poured, temper-tantrum calmed, and, and, and… It’s no wonder that we’re the first to ignore our needs to get everybody else out the door! A lot of the

Less-Mess Crispy Chicken Thighs

There are a few delicious recipes for crispy chicken thighs from well-known paleo bloggers like StupidEasyPaleo and NomNomPaleo. Only problem? It makes such a mess of your stove top even with a splatter screen! My family loved the bacon-like taste of the crispy skin, but did not enjoy the clean up or the feel of

Egg & Veggie Cups

Mondays and Tuesdays are low carb days for those of us on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and I find that those are the days that I need meal planning more than any other. And, being that it falls at the beginning of the week, I’m in even more need for a grab-and-go option

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

With Labor Day Weekend complete and the kids back in school, I am so ready to trade out bathing suits and flip flops for cozy sweaters and tall riding boots. Fall is my favorite season of the year but in recent years, it seems to only last a mere 2 weeks when the humidity finally

Grain-Free Meatballs (Whole30 Friendly!)

Post-vacation and mid-summer, I love to spend a few weeks being grain-free. It helps me get back on track, significantly reduce bloat from wine and ice cream, heal my gut from the higher likelihood of gluten cross-contamination from eating out more, and—probably my favorite benefit—clears my brain fog (which is my #1 symptom of Celiac

Do Celiacs Need Prebiotics & Probiotics?

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine when gluten is ingested. Celiacs can experience a vast array of symptoms, including GI issues, brain fog, mood swings, and joint pain. Celiac Disease is often associated with “leaky gut” and those of us with Celiac Disease are commonly told by doctors that we need

Grainless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grainless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

With my carb-cycling program, I am always on the lookout for recipes with high protein and quality carbohydrates. So when my friend, Sue Parke of Sparke Fitness, introduced me to this recipe from PopSugar Fitness for Vegan Nice Cream Sandwiches, I was immediately intrigued with using chickpeas as the dough base for grainless peanut butter

Week 2 Breakfast Cookies

My breakfast “cookies” may seem like an unhealthy treat in title, but they’re actually a nutritious dose of complex carbs in a convenient little package. For those who dislike smoothies and shakes, these breakfast cookies are the simple solution for those crazy, get-out-of-the-house-quick mornings! Week 2 of my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Fitcamp re-introduces oats and quinoa

Gluten Intolerance: What You Need to Know

Gluten Intolerance, or Gluten Sensitivity, is often dismissed as a made-up label someone gives themselves when they prefer to eat gluten-free. Most restaurants have made a noticeable attempt to prepare safe food for those with Celiac Disease, but there still seems to be this lingering skepticism for those stating they have a Gluten Intolerance. Is it because celebrities and

Were You Recently Diagnosed With Celiac Disease?

Were you recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, gluten allergy, or were told by a medical professional to start eating gluten-free for your health? I know how overwhelming it can be when you first receive that diagnosis! My Story After several years of taking Adderall XR for my (mis)diagnosed ADHD, I knew there had to be

Celiac Diet? Try Edamame Quinoa Rice Bowl

A Celiac diet doesn’t have to be bland or boring! A Celiac diet can feel restrictive at first. The loss of gluten may seem overwhelming, but I promise there are so many yummy, whole foods that are naturally gluten-free to enjoy. For my own Celiac diet, my 3 requirements for a recipe are gluten-free, easy to make, and

Turkey Tacos

I can’t remember the last time I used ground beef for tacos. We converted to ground turkey years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Not only is turkey healthier, but it’s more flavorful. We also use our own taco seasoning mix as often as possible. Most pre-made mixes have questionable ingredients and unnecessary preservatives that

Simply Pork Tenderloin

My favorite kind of cooking is one that fills the house with warm, yummy smells; lays on the plate like it’s posing at a gourmet food photo shoot; and yet, doesn’t require much energy for me to prepare. I’m fancy, lazy like that. This simply pork tenderloin recipe I made up tonight—on day 28 of

Smoothie of Champions

I know I make grand declarations like this a lot, but THIS is truly my favorite smoothie! The MVP award goes to frozen mango, as I think that was the real game-changer for me. -1 frozen banana -2 huge handfuls of greens (I used an organic blend of spinach, kale, and Swiss chard) -1/2 an

Brekkie Bowls

Think of it as a pre-blended smoothie, or a flat parfait. Start with a base of plain, whole milk yogurt (regular or Greek) or, if you’re vegan or dairy-free, an almond yogurt. Then build on with in-season fruits, nuts, seeds, and other nature-made toppings such as shredded coconut, lemon zest, or a sprinkling of homemade

Super Greens Soup

Just a few days ago I was stock piling Watermelon Strawberry Cucumber Juice to help beat the heat, and today I’m blending up hot soup to get rid of the chill! Weird weather here in PA. Hot Smoothie This is really nothing more than a heated up smoothie—which means it’s super easy to make, and

Almond Pesto & Chicken on Zoodles

For the past two weeks I’ve been singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year!” No, it’s not Christmas, but it’s an even better time of year—when the grass is green, the tulips are blooming, my patio furniture comes out, and the kids are running around outside! Another reason I absolutely love this time

40+ Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy snacks are often promised on the label, but what’s truly inside? An impossible to pronounce ingredient here, a GMO there—it can get overwhelming in providing healthy snacks for your kids! In teaming up with Produce for Kids to support the fight against childhood obesity and encourage healthy eating habits, I’ve been compelled to overhaul my

Clean Jigglers

I may be late to the party, but I finally tried La Croix sparkling water a few days ago and now I’m obsessed! Trying to kick a soda habit or have issues with getting in enough water? You need to try this! La Croix is sparkling water with the ingredients of carbonated water and natural flavor.

Honey Drizzled Apples & PB

When your heart screams “dessert!!” but your head says “no!” This is that perfect treat you’ve been looking for. No artificial-crap packaged substitutions that programs like Weight Watchers always seem to conjure up (anyone else a former abuser of 100 Calorie Pack fudge stripe cookies? Ugh.) No, this is clean eating at its finest! Proof