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

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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


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

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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

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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 Gluten Free

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

Avenir Essential Oils Product Review

Product Review: Avenir Essential Oils

This post is sponsored by Avenir Oils.  I received compensation and 4 bottles of essential oils (lemon, orange, and 2 lavender) for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.  For over 2 years now, I have been an avid fan of using essential oils. I diffuse them in my

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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


Feeding Local Families with Produce for Kids

Feeding local families in need is often something we don’t consider. If you’re in a small, safe town in the suburbs, like me, we often think about hunger in other countries or “bad” inner cities that may not even be in our state. However, hunger is happening a lot closer to home than you may

Product Review

Product Review: Shakeology vs Garden of Life

Shakeology has intrigued me for years. I’ve had some friends swear by it, and I respect many Beachbody coaches who sell it as a component of their online wellness business. Garden of Life, on the other hand, I’ve passed by a few times at Whole Foods Market, but never really thought twice about until this past week

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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

Clean Eating

Clean Eating Gal on a Budget: Costco Haul

I’m a clean eating gal on a budget, so 100% organic eating is (unfortunately) not an option for us. I do the best I can. Some foods I won’t compromise on and always buy organic (greens, chicken, and eggs), some foods I’ll go either way depending on deals (basically all fruits and veggies), and others I


Ava Anderson Update: Be Kind to Consultants

For the background story on the fall of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic please see my original blog post. As a female entrepreneur in the health and wellness education industry, I looked up to someone like Ava Anderson. I truly love all my Ava Anderson products, and use them on a daily basis. Ava has so many loyal fans and was doing

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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


NEW ebook: Love Yourself Towards Healthy!

It’s heeeerrrrrre! (I’m saying this in my big Oprah voice!) This has been on my bucket list for quite some time now, and finally it is complete and available to you, my loyal readers! I am so excited to announce the release of my new ebook, Love Yourself Towards Healthy! This brief ebook is intended


GIVEAWAY! Figgypops & Costco

This post is sponsored by Made in Nature.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review and giveaway. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.  About 2 months ago, we decided to join Costco thanks to the growing bellies of our two boys and the recent news that Costco is now the largest

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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


Post-Halloween Re-Set

Confession! I have eaten way too much Halloween candy the past few days and I’m badly feeling it. We were also on vacation in Florida for two weeks, and there may have been wine and mojitos involved. And Dole Whips… Did I also mention the Halloween candy? Starting TODAY, I am beginning a variation of Whole30


Product Review & Giveaway: Hemp Hearts

This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. Well, I just found my new favorite brekkie bowl add-in! My curiosity about hemp had been peaked for awhile, so I was really excited to

Product Review

Whole30: Done & DONE

Whole30 is brilliant. Whole30 is stupid. Whole30 is going to change my life. Whole30 is making my life worse. Whole30 is something I can do ALL the time. Whole30 is cruel and unusual punishment. Whole30 should be required of everyone. Whole30 is complete utter BS. I have deeply felt and believed every single one of