healthy peanut butter buckeyes

Now that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, the holidays are going to be here before you know it! So what better way to prepare than with this delicious healthy peanut butter buckeye recipe?! Like the majority of my recipes, these buckeyes are super simple to throw together, but are really quick to devour. And if you’re a chocolate and peanut butter fan, then you might struggle holding yourself back from eating the entire batch. Yes, they are that good!! Now let’s move on to the recipe… In a bowl mix together the regular peanut butter, powdered peanut butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Then separate andRead More →

If you follow me on social media, than you probably know that one of my big passions is weight lifting. I’ve been weight lifting for over 8 years now, but I would say I’ve gotten even more serious over the last 4 years. When I first started exercising all I cared about was “looking good”, and I truly thought that cardio was the key. But if I’m being completely honest, I didn’t really see the results I was looking for until I started added strength training into my routine. If you’re completely new to weight lifting, it can be totally overwhelming. I mean first of all, thereRead More →

The idea of meal prepping can be completely overwhelming and daunting…I get it! Sometimes even just the thought of it can be exhausting! So I want to help make it as easy as possible for you! Maybe you’re reading this because you want try meal prepping for the very first time. Or maybe you’ve been prepping for a while and want to find out ways to make it more efficient. Either way, keep reading! I’m about to share with you all of my meal prep tips & tricks that I’ve learned over the last 5 years of prepping! If you’re a completely newbie, I recommendRead More →

One of the biggest struggles that most people face today is a hectic schedule. We’re so busy that it makes eating healthy a real challenge. Quick and convenient foods end up taking the place of healthy, nourishing food when we’re on the go, go, go all the time.  These less-than-ideal food choices put us on the hamster wheel of experiencing low energy, weight gain, and potential health problems. So I’m here to break that cycle! Let me show you how to eat healthy on the go… Eating Healthy When You’re Not Home There are plenty of circumstances that will take you away from home, andRead More →

These days most people know that protein is an important macronutrient. It helps us to build and repair tissues, aids in digestion, provides the structure for hair, blood, and muscle, helps transport nutrients, and more. There are different brands of protein powders all over the stores, and I’m sure at some point you wondered if you should buy it. So do you need to use a protein powder? Or is it only for serious athletes? Let’s find out! Protein in your Diet First, start off by taking a look at your diet. Protein is found in things such as meat, seafood, dairy, tofu, nuts, andRead More →

Most people associate eating too much with many negative side effects like weight gain, blood sugar issues, and poor digestion. But did you also know that not eating enough can also be bad? Here are 6 signs that you might not be eating enough: 1. Fatigue Did you know that food gives us energy? It’s true! Without food our bodies wouldn’t function. So if you’re not eating enough you’re most likely going to feel sluggish and tired most of the day. Try adding in a healthy snack during your typical “afternoon slump”. 2. Rapid Weight Loss This one is usually obvious, but most of theRead More →

pesto chicken, green bean, and zucchini skillet

Easy, skillet meals are becoming sort of a staple in my meal prep routine. Not only are they super easy to whip together, but the clean up is even easier! This Pesto Chicken, Zucchini, and Green Bean Skillet can be on the table in under 30 minutes and is something the entire family will love! It’s high in protein, low in carbs, and full of delicious pesto flavor. So let’s get to the recipe! Start out by washing and cutting your zucchini into bite-sized pieces. Then wash and trim the ends off of the green beans. Set both aside. Take out a large skillet panRead More →

turkey taco skillet one pan meal

This is the perfect busy weeknight meal. It’s takes one of people’s favorite foods…tacos…and turns it into an easy one pan meal! This Turkey Taco Skillet is naturally low in carbs, packed with protein, and full of flavor! Get ready for your family’s new favorite meal! Start out by spraying a large pan with non-stick cooking spray, and adding in the ground turkey. Cook the turkey over medium heat, breaking again any big chunks that form. Once the turkey is fully cooked and no longer pink, add in the packet of taco seasoning and mix thoroughly. This next part’s my favorite…just dump in the garlic,Read More →

It’s the end of August and that means one thing….that fall is right around the corner! This means back to school craziness and busy schedules. It also means that cooler weather is (hopefully) arriving soon!! Instead of panicking at the thought of busy weeknights shuffling kids to different activities, take a deep breath and dust off your crockpot! I’ve got your dinners covered with these 15 healthy crockpot meals! Ground Turkey Enchilada Casserole Sweet Potato Turkey Chili Turkey Taco Soup Healthy Chicken Parm BBQ Pulled Chicken Chicken Fajitas Beef & Broccoli Skinny Kung Pao Chicken Pork Carnitas Beef Vegetable Soup Chicken Burrito Bowls Chicken NoodleRead More →

You know by now that sugar is something you can always do with less of. So you’re checking the ingredient labels on your favorite packaged foods. That’s smart. But beware; ingredient lists can be far from forthcoming with the actual ingredient. Just because SUGAR isn’t at the top of the list—and it likely won’t be—doesn’t mean whatever food or beverage you’re perusing isn’t packed with it. Sugar’s Many Shapes Sugar comes in many different forms, and in many different levels of unhealthy. You may be surprised to find huge amounts of it in foods specifically labeled as “healthy” or “low fat” or “sugar free” likeRead More →