Everyone is juggling a million things in today’s day and age. Work, family, career, relationships, friends, hobbies, school activities and more are filling up calendars. When I talk with guests of at our weight loss retreat and ask what their biggest challenges are, one of them is always time. There is little to no time to prepare food — healthy food at that. When you’re running out the door and running from appointment to appointment all day, it’s hard to even think about stopping to make a healthy meal.Read More
Did you ever love the Nature Valley Oats N’ Honey Granola Bars? I still do! I’m definitely guilty of eating them on occasion and I love the taste. Plus, I love something crunchy in the morning and they definitely provide that. They’re easy and convenient and if I’m in a rush, they’re a quick and easy solution for breakfast.
While they don’t have a ton of ingredients (which is surprising), I still don’t love that they have sugar, honey and brown sugar syrup plus natural flavors (oh – and soy lecithin). I try to keep my food pretty clean and even if you’re not super concerned with food, a natural alternative is always a better one for health.Read More
Time management is the name of the game. Mornings seem to be a struggle to get something healthy to eat for many people. If you’re like me, you don’t want to be slaving over the stove in the morning. You want to be able to make a quick breakfast thats healthy and balanced in as little time as possible.
Breakfast is the first meal of the day and for many people, it sets the tone nutritionally for the day. It’s important to have options that can be made easily but that are also healthy and provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. This way you’ll start the day off satisfied. These 10 simple breakfast recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less.Read More
The Power Shake! You can pack a ton of ingredients into one glass. These shakes incorporate healthy sources of protein, colorful fruit and/or vegetables, good fats, plus a ton of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. And the best part? They’re pretty delicious.
The Power Shake can act as a full meal if you’re on the go or in a hurry, It can be an easy breakfast, a snack and is an easy way to get in some good quality protein. Plus, they’re so easy to meal prep shake bags and store in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use.Read More
I’m enjoying the freshness of Summer! I’ve been indulging in colorful fruit and vegetables as much as I can. Although I live in Florida, not all of these colorful goodies are in season all of the time so it’s time to scoop them up and make delicious recipes with them.Read More
I was introduced to chia seed pudding a few years ago and instantly fell in love. A healthy alternative to regular pudding? Yes, please! I love “healthifying” my favorite foods that aren’t so healthy for you so this was right up my alley. I tried a few chia seed pudding recipes and started to develop my own. Most of the recipes I found didn’t have protein added to them so I decided to boost mine with protein. Chia seed protein pudding packs a healthy punch. It’s loaded with healthy nutrients which makes it a great option for either breakfast or a healthy dessert.Read More
I love easy breakfasts. If you’re like me, breakfast time is busy. I’m getting ready for work, feeding animals, answering any last minute emails and trying to get out the door to go to work. Needless to say, the easier I can make my morning routine, the better. When I meal prep and am prepared, everything seems to run a little smoother.
I also like to start my day off with protein, fat and some veggies. It seems to help me balance out my blood sugar levels a little better and I’m starting the day off with some good nutrition rather than a bunch of carbs or a sugary treat (although many times that’s what I want!). These are low carb, gluten free and grain free making them friendly to a lot of “diets” out there today.Read More
Easy, balanced breakfasts are sometimes hard to come by. I know if you’re like me and my family, we need things that can be eaten easily without a lot of preparation in the morning. Or we need an option when we’re running out the door that can grabbed quickly and taken on the go.
It seems like protein is hard to add into breakfast if it isn’t something that’s cooked like eggs. I wanted to come up with a recipe that was balanced, had protein and is easy to take on the go. These protein breakfast parfaits are perfect for busy mornings and they can also be enjoyed slowly even if you aren’t in a rush. Plus, you can meal prep them ahead of time and use them as a healthy treat or snack too.Read More