Prep for a healthy week with this Sunday routine thumbnail

It’s a fine balance to strike– doing allll the weekend things, but also finding some downtime to rest and just be still. Household chores, diy house projects, grocery store trips, family events, ball games, recitals, dates, weddings and birthday parties… read more

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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seed pudding is one of the easiest make-ahead breakfasts you can prep. 

Blend everything in a blender, divide it into jars, and place it in the fridge. It doesn’t get much easier than that! read more

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Create a Bedtime Ritual For a Better Night’s Sleep thumbnail

You need sleep. We all do.

We need good sleep. 

It just feels like there’s so much that needs to get done in a day. Maybe you feel a little like super woman, crossing that thing off of your to-do list and getting it done, even if it means getting into bed at 1 a.m.. 

Or, maybe you’re staying up too late because it’s the ONLY time you have to yourself. You veg out on the couch, scroll Facebook, and before you know it it’s midnight.  read more

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Honey Lemon Blueberry Muffins {perfect afternoon snack} thumbnail

These Honey Lemon Blueberry Muffins are the perfect afternoon snack to fuel up the second half of your day. 

They’ve got protein, healthy fat, and fiber. Plus they’re light and go well with a cup of green tea (in case you need a caffeine boost to get through your after-work workout).  read more

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3 Common Meal Planning Mistakes (and how to avoid them!) thumbnail

You want to eat healthy, but you’re really busy.

It just seems like there are so many steps involved in eating well. First, you have to make the plan. Then, you have to make the shopping list and hit the grocery store. Everything has to be put away when you get home. Then, you need to have a meal prep day. And, then, there’s even more cooking to do during the week.  read more

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4 Tricks to Organize Your Kitchen For Faster Cooking thumbnail

Does your kitchen ever look like a bomb went off after making dinner? And, the thought of cleaning all that up (tonight?)… just ugh. 

Do you have to move stuff off your counter just to make room to chop and prep? You know you need to be more organized in your kitchen, but you don’t have the time to tackle it right now.

You’ve tried to get organized in the past, but it doesn’t last.  read more

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Feeling Down? Ditch the sugar!

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Sugar!

I know– eating sugar when you’re stressed or feeling low is just what happens. I do it, too!

But, eating sugar when you’re stressed is a total catch-22.

Eating simple carbs (without fat or protein) releases tryptophan in your body. At first, you feel all soothed and relaxed. But, then, you feel sleepy. The swing in blood sugar can actually cause your mood to drop. As your mood drops and your energy gets lower, what do you do? read more

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Staying Motivated (even when you want all the cookies) thumbnail

Maybe you said to yourself that you’re going to get it “right” this year.

You’re going to really take care of your body. Prep meals ahead on the weekend. Eat that kale salad. Work out. Get to bed early. 

You totally rocked it in January (yes, girl! That’s awesome). 

But, in the past few days, you’ve noticed you’re getting a little more lax. read more

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Healthy Superbowl Snacks

Healthy Superbowl Snacks thumbnail

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. (said in a monster-truck-announcer-voice)

Superbowl Sunday is coming. Maybe you’re excited for the game… or maybe you’re just excited for the party :-)

We all know that the Superbowl spread isn’t particularly healthy– beer, fried wings, pizza, and creamy dips. 

It’s not that you’ve banned these occasional treats from your life– you just don’t want to feel like a completely bloated mess after the game. You’ve worked hard to get back on track after the holidays and you’re feeling good in your body again.

As a health coach, my eating strategy at a Superbowl party is pretty simple– read more

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili thumbnail

I’ll be honest– I don’t use my slow cooker as much as I should. 

It’s funny because when I do use it, I love it! How great is it to walk in the door at 5:30 and know that dinner is made and ready to eat? I love how easy some slow cooker recipes are, too– just chop and drop!

I know that you’re always looking for easy, healthy recipes. You probably want something that’s quick to throw together, doesn’t involve a lot of your time, and, of course, tastes really good. 

Well, then, you have to try this chili! read more

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