Building muscle takes a lot of hard work, time, and patience. Unfortunately it won’t happen overnight, and it most likely won’t happen without a plan. So if you’ve been trying to build muscle but haven’t see a lot of success, then keep reading. Or if you would like to start focusing on building muscle but aren’t sure what to do, then this is also for you. Here are my top tips for how to build muscle and get stronger in the gym.  Have a Workout Plan Building muscle requires you to have a thorough strength training program. You want a program that hits all ofRead More →

Turkey Taco Pasta - Everyday Wellness

This is one of those meals that I’ve been making for so long that I just assumed it was on my blog. And then one day I actually searched for it and was amazed that I didn’t find it. So basically, this is long overdue and I apologize. This turkey taco pasta recipe is so quick to whip together, so flavorful, and extremely filling while still being under 500 calories per serving. I don’t think it gets much better than that! Start out by cooking your pasta according to package directions. I personally love using chickpea pasta to make it even healthier, however regular pastaRead More →

There is so much conflicting nutrition advice out there on the internet that it can be really confusing to know what is true or not. And cheat meals are definitely part of this confusion. Some people claim that cheat meals undo all of your hard work and make you gain weight, while others claim that they help fire up your metabolism and speed up your weight loss. So what is actually true? Are cheat meals helpful or hurtful for weight loss? Let me break it down for you… What is a “Cheat Meal”? A cheat meal is basically a meal that is usually considered unhealthyRead More →

There are so many “fitness” products out there that it can be overwhelming to even know where to start! Do you need the fancy yoga pants? Or hundred dollar headphones? Or flashy running shoes? Or worse yet, maybe you splurge on the cute leggings only to find that they’re totally not squat proof (I’ve been there!). Workout gear can be expensive, so stop wasting your money on crappy products, or things you don’t need. I’ve done my research (and tested out lots of products) to compile a list of my favorite high quality, yet typically affordable workout gear! Clothing Electronics AccessoriesRead More →

Are you finding yourself doing hours of cardio each week but not seeing the results that you were originally hoping for? It’s time to stop wasting your time and choose a more efficient workout! So many people believe that cardio is the best way to lose weight because it helps burn the most calories. And while yes it does help burn a lot of calories in the moment, it’s also just as important to incorporate resistance training into your routine as well. So stop spending countless hours on the treadmill! I’m here to tell you why the treadmill (or any other form of cardio) isn’tRead More →

Protein has been getting so much media attention lately, and for a good reason! Protein is such a vital macronutrient, yet it’s one that most people are lacking in. And if you’re trying to lose weight, lean down, or build muscle then protein might even be the most important macronutrient of your diet! So let me explain exactly why protein is important and how to easily eat more of it! The Importance of Protein Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of muscle. This is why protein consumption is so crucial for a healthy body composition. So if you wantRead More →

I have to admit, when I first got my Instant Pot, I was a little intimidated by it. I’m so used to just being able to throw ingredients together in a pan and hope it turns out okay. But with an instant pot, there is almost a science to it. My very first time cooking with it I had the “burn” message pot up on the screen, and it’s safe to say that freaked me out. However after more practice I can finally say that I really love my instant pot! It can help you make some really delicious meals in no time! For exampleRead More →

If you like to cook then you probably find yourself slowly collecting different kitchen gadgets. Maybe it started with a fancy blender, or a crockpot, but then all of a sudden you find your kitchen cabinets bursting with all of these different appliances. Today I want to share with you my favorite kitchen gadgets that I use most often. So if you’re only going to invest in a few staple gadgets, then definitely make them be things on this list! Crockpot I absolutely love my Crockpot! It’s great to be able to just throw ingredients in the crockpot and then just walk away and let itRead More →

I realize that trying to eat enough protein is hard enough, let alone it being so darn expensive. I always keep my eye out for sales on chicken, turkey, and beef. But sometimes it’s nice to make a meatless meal that’s still high in protein. This recipe is also perfect for any vegetarians out there who struggle to eat enough protein. My secret ingredient is chickpea pasta! It’s only ingredient is chickpeas, but it surprisingly tastes just like regular pasta! Even the pickiest of eaters will agree. You could probably even get away with not telling your kids (or husband) and they won’t even knowRead More →

If you’re trying to eat healthy then you’ve probably noticed that it can be very easy to see your grocery bill skyrocket. If you aren’t careful, you might even see your grocery bill double! This can make it really easy to give up, thinking that you can’t financially afford to eat healthy. Because let’s be honest, having spaghetti every night can be extremely cheap. And while your wallet might like it, your waist line will not. So today I want to show you how to save money on your grocery bill and be less waste, all while still eating healthy. Yes it is possible! AndRead More →