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 →

After writing a post about the benefits of stretching the other week, I wanted to explain to you guys another way of improving your mobility. Foam rolling (also called “self-myofascial release”) is a tool widely used in the physical therapy and personal training industries. Foam rolling in the simplest sense, is like giving yourself a massage. You roll your muscles over these cylindrical rollers that are made of foam, and it helps to lengthen and loosen your muscles, and work out any knots that may have formed from overuse or poor daily posture. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), “using the foamRead More →

If you know me personally, then you know that I’m obsessed with fitness. And that’s why having my own home gym is such a necessity for me. My fiance and I are actually in the process of buying our first home, and having a separate space for a gym is a “must have” on our list! So what items are needed in order to make a home gym? And in what order should you buy them? Let me help you! Keep reading for how to build a home gym of your very own without breaking the bank! The Necessities  I like to consider these itemsRead More →

As we get older certain things happen to our bodies. We may become less flexible, we may experience back and joint pains and we may start suffering from bad posture, but these things aren’t a guarantee. If you’re determined to stay flexible, reduce pain and remain upright into later life then there are things you can do to make that happen. Something as simple as stretching every morning before work can do wonders for your posture and ensure you remain subtle and flexible into old age, so what are you waiting for? Read on for 5 reasons why you should start stretching every day startingRead More →

In the digital age that we live in its common to get most of your recipes online (hopefully some of which come from my website!). However I still think that keeping a few fantastic cookbooks on hand is important. So here is a list of 12 healthy cookbooks you need in your kitchen ASAP! 1. Skinnytaste The original Skinny Taste cookbook is my favorite by far! According to the Skinny Taste website, this cookbook is packed with 150 recipes: 125 all-new dishes and 25 fan favorites. Everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert with 100 full color photos. All recipes are presented with nutritional facts asRead More →

This recipe was inspired by my love for breakfast food! I love finding ways to sneak some of my favorite foods into different meals. I wanted to find a way to have bacon for dinner, but have it still be considered a healthy and balanced meal. So that’s where this Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Bake comes in! It’s a full, balanced meal that’s not only delicious but packed with protein! Start off by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F and by spraying a glass baking dish with olive oil spray. Then wash, peel, and chop your potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place them in theRead More →