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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

the best non-slip workout headbands

Over the years I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars on different headbands that claim to be made for “fitness” or “exercise” and promise to be “non-slip”. However despite these bold claims, they all fall off 5 minutes into my warmup. Or even worse, they fall off when I just wear them around the house. After all of these years I’ve finally found a few brands that stand up to even my toughest workouts. So whether you do Crossfit, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, or are a marathon runner, you can trust that these are the best headbands for any type of exercise. Here’s a list of the topRead More →

If  you’re looking into creating a home gym, then some sort of power cage or squat rack is probably on your list. Once I got my power cage last year, it really took my workouts to the next level! Not sure if you need a power rack? Well here are just some of the awesome things you can do with one: a safer way to perform many barbell movements such as a squats, lunges, and bench most come with a chin up bar for you to do chin ups, pull ups, toes to bar, knees to elbow, etc it serves as a great anchor pointRead More →

As a health coach, I am all for getting your vitamins and nutrients from real, whole foods. But as a busy human being, I am also about convenience. Therefore it’s not uncommon to see me grabbing a protein bar out of my bag between appointments. I have tried hundreds of protein bars over the years. Some delicious and some so disgusting that they got thrown out after one bite. Some super healthy, and some that were more like a protein packed candy bar. With all of these different bars on the market, I realize just how confusing it can be. So I decided to makeRead More →

As I was working  out at home the other day I realized that I have had my Bowflex adjustable dumbbells for about 2 years now but I never wrote a full review. So I guess this is way overdue! These dumbbells are definitely an investment (aka…not cheap) so it’s always good to do you research before making a big purchase. So let me give you my full and honest review… First of all, these dumbbells come in two different varieties: the 552 and the 1090. I personally have the SelectTech 520, which means they range in weights from 5 pounds all the way to 52.5Read More →

Finding beauty products that are both all natural and effective can be extremely difficult! Throw in wanting an affordable price tag and you have yourself a nearly impossible task! Over the years I’ve come across many different all natural beauty products. Some worked wonderfully, and other failed miserably. So in order to save you all time (and money!) I am going to share with you the list of beauty items that made the cut: Swanson Tea Tree Oil Face Wash This face wash is amazing! It cleanses your face without drying you out. My skin is the best it’s ever been since I switched toRead More →

vegan brownie cookies

Okay I have to be honest with you guys. This recipe is so easy to make, that I almost feel like calling it a recipe is a lie. But since it involves mixing and baking, that makes it a recipe in my book! I was going through my pantry last night when I found a container of About Time Vegan Brownie Mix I had totally forgotten about. Just looking at the container had me craving chocolate big time. As much as I love brownies, I have always been more of a cookie fan. So I decided to create healthy brownie cookies! All you need forRead More →