Anytime I can make an entire recipe in just one pot, that’s win in my book. I’ve definitely been known to use almost every pot and pan in the house when making a meal (just ask my husband!). This Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken is healthy, easy to make, and is ready in under 20 minutes all in one pot. That’s triple win for me! Recipe Notes: If the pasta isn’t fully cooked after 3 minutes, set the Instant Pot to “saute” and cook some more. Continue to stir until the pasta is tender. Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta   Author: Everyday Wellness Nutrition Information Serves: 4 servings ServingRead More →

Anybody who has tried to change their weight has probably heard at some point in their life that the scale lies because “muscle weighs more than fat”. Is this true? Should you ditch your scale for good? Let me break it down for you… Fat vs. Muscle The saying that “muscle weighs more than fat” isn’t entirely true. I mean 1 pound is 1 pound no matter if its 1lb of feathers or 1lb of rocks. So its impossible for 1lb of muscle to actually be heavier than 1lb of fat. However the saying still has some truth behind it. What the saying really means isRead More →

Nothing is more frustrating then when the scale suddenly stops moving. Especially when you feel like you are already doing all of the right things. You are watching what you eat and you’re hitting the gym, but the scale just isn’t cooperating. This is usually when most people would throw in the towel and quit. But that’s not you! Instead of giving up all together, try these few simple tips for how to break past a weight loss plateau.  What is a plateau & how to know if you’re in one A weight loss plateau is basically when you have already been successfully losing weightRead More →

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 →