Clean eating · Mindful Eating · Real Food

How to eat clean(ish) at your 4th of July BBQ

What do you always eat at your traditional 4th of July BBQ? I always think of burgers with the classic white bread bun covered in sesame seeds, the rest of the plate covered in chips and goopy “salads” that don’t actually include any greens but do include Jello. So how do you make clean eating and your 4th of July celebration be besties?

Kids · Real Food · School lunch

How to get your kids to love dinnertime (even when it’s healthy)

(This is a sponsored post by Balance the Superfood Shot and Life Equals. All opinions expressed are my own, and my opinion is that Balance the Superfood Shot is wonderful! Love this stuff.) Dinnertime can feel like a battlefield. In my house, everyone has a different opinion on what we should eat, and they definitely… Continue reading How to get your kids to love dinnertime (even when it’s healthy)

Health Coaching

The big secret for lasting weight loss and long-term health

I figured it out. I had tried for over 10 years to diet and exercise to lose weight. I had been miserable in my body and to my body; punishing myself at the gym, counting calories and points, but nothing ever helped. And then one day I somehow made the switch and the weight practically fell right off.… Continue reading The big secret for lasting weight loss and long-term health

Clean eating · Real Food · Recipes

Just when you thought you didn’t like beets…

  I used to hate beets. I didn’t understand how anyone could eat those slimy, weird things, they were NOT good. And then, as a young bride, my mother-in-law fed them to me. You have to make a good impression on your mother-in-law, especially at first, right? You have to eat what she serves when… Continue reading Just when you thought you didn’t like beets…

Real Food · Recipes · Unprocessed Food

Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites – 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget

Today is an exciting day, I’m announcing a new cookbook that you need to have in your life! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Leake of 100 Days of Real Food for many years now. Her website and recipes played a huge part in my own weight loss transformation and my own story.… Continue reading Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites – 100 Days of Real Food on a Budget