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 →

Okay so you’ve decided to start working out. Yay! That’s a huge success in itself. But now comes the hard part…deciding exactly where to start?! There are thousands of different workout options out there, most of them claiming to be “the best”, so how in the world do you pick one? Let me help you! Exercise is one of my favorite hobbies, and I’m lucky enough that I get to help hundreds of people every year get started on (or change up) their exercise journey. So today I want to teach you guys how to choose the best workout routine for your goals. DECIDE ON YOURRead More →

If you’ve done some research on tracking your macros (or “iifym”) then you’ve most likely come across the terms cutting, bulking, and reverse dieting. Cutting and bulking are fancy names for either trying to lose weight or gain weight. But the term reverse dieting can be a lot more confusing. So I’m here to help break past any confusion and gives you my best tips for how to reverse diet on your own. If you’re new to macro tracking, then take a few minutes to check out my post on IIFYM (if it fits your macros). What is Reverse Dieting? Reverse dieting refers to the idea ofRead More →

These days I feel like every celebrity is endorsing some kind of “magical supplement”. Whether it is a detox tea, fat burning pill, appetite suppressant, etc, there seems to be a supplement to cure almost any problem. Want to lose weight? Take a supplement. Want to build muscle? Take a supplement. As a certified Health Coach, I’m not big on supplements. I would much rather see everybody get everything their body needs through whole foods and a healthy diet. However, sometimes supplements can be extremely helpful. So in order to save you time and money, I thought I would compile a list of the supplementsRead More →

If you’ve made the decision to take your health to the next level and start tracking your food, I applaud you! This can be a very scary and overwhelming thought for most people. But I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be! Tracking your food can be tedious at first, but I promise that it gets so much easier over time! Plus when you actually take the time to track your food accurately, you might be surprised at exactly how much (or how little) you were really eating! So let me make this entire process 1000x easier for you and teach you howRead More →

Chicken Enchiladas

For some reason enchiladas is a recipe that I avoided making because in my mind they seemed really complicated. I know that sounds stupid, but I have honestly never made them before until this recipe. I was looking for an inexpensive way to meal prep. I knew that I would already be making shredded chicken for dinner on Monday, so I figured I could easily make extra chicken for my meal prep. Then after some thought, I decided to give enchiladas a try! So here is my easy meal prep chicken enchiladas recipe! This is a wonderful budget friendly meal that is easy to makeRead More →