Dogs + making a difference

Oct 28, 2018

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen that every week, my husband Mike and I take dogs from our local shelter (@pricelesspetrescue) on a hike! The dogs are SO happy to get out and get some exercise!

It’s quickly become my favorite day of the week, and has made SUCH an impact on me that I decided to do more! I started donating 100% of ALL Jazzy Cookbook sales to these rescue animals. 

You guys… just by posting about this on Instagram, we’ve...

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What you should know about portion sizes…

Oct 21, 2018

There’s a lot of talk about “portion sizes” and “portion control” in relation to eating healthy / losing weight.

 

Some people say to eat a lot of small meals, others say eat a few large meals, and there are others who say something in between!

 

Can I get real with you?

 

Portion sizes are somewhat of an imaginary concept. What matters is energy in vs. energy out!

 

If we’re looking at the big picture, it doesn’t matter...

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How to stay positive & optimistic.

Oct 14, 2018

I get asked all the time how I stay so positive and optimistic, so today, I’m sharing my secret sauce!

 

But before I do, I want to set the record straight…

 

I’m human. And as a human, I am not immune to days where I feel “off” or icky or whatever else you want to call it. But this ONE thing keeps me from staying in that negative space all day.

 

And that’s gratitude.

 

It’s hard to be down in the dumps when we have SO many...

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Free recipe alert! Zucchini pizza bites

Oct 07, 2018

If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE pizza — and while I maaay be iffy about sharing my zucchini pizza bites, I am 100% NOT iffy about sharing the recipe for this deliciousness! 

 

This recipe is perfect for kiddos, perfect for a snack, perfect to eat all by yourself (I volunteer as tribute ). But the best part about it? It’s perfectly easy to make!!

 

Here’s how you do it:

 

First, make a homemade pizza sauce by combining 4 oz tomato...

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Wishes don’t come true… but choices do!

Sep 30, 2018

Stop me if this sound familiar:

 

You’re scrolling through Instagram, looking at everyone’s pictures from the weekend. You friend from college is traveling, your neighbor took her kids on an awesome hike, your best friend tried out that restaurant you’ve been dying to try… the list goes on and on!

 

You think to yourself, “Man, she’s so lucky! I wish I could [insert some awesome thing is here].”

 

I’m about to let you in on a...

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Myths of moderation + healthy eating

Sep 23, 2018

Do you find yourself thinking a lot about moderation when you think about living a healthy lifestyle?

 

Talk of moderation is EVERYWHERE! Whether it’s about moderating your eating, your behaviors, your habits, or some other aspect of your life… it seems like control is a huge factor in the healthy living conversation.

 

But what if moderation is more about what’s happening on the inside?

 

Back in the day, I used to be immersed in counting macros. I really...

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How to stay motivated when life throws you curveballs

Sep 16, 2018

Let’s talk motivation!

 

I see you out there setting goals and going after them… and that’s awesome!

 

But if we’re being honest, sometimes life happens.

 

You know what I’m talking about! You’re trucking along, making serious progress toward what you want to achieve, when all of a sudden something pops up that has the potential to throw you way off track.

 

So how do you stay motivated?

 

For me, it’s all about my WHY.

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Maple brown sugar protein cookie recipe

Sep 09, 2018

If kicking off Sunday with cookies is wrong, then I don’t want to be right! I’ve got a maple brown sugar protein cookie recipe for you, and oh-em-gee they are delicious! 

 

Now these cookies aren’t just any cookies… they’re made with Bubs Naturals collagen protein!

 

Bubs Naturals is my new, go-to protein powder. Once I started cooking and baking with Bubs Naturals, I haven’t gone back to whey protein. I’ve been so impressed with...

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What I think about a diet doesn’t matter.

Sep 02, 2018

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I’ve been LOVING Instagram’s new questions feature where you can ask me questions in my stories and I can answer them there!

 

One of the things I get asked about most frequently is my opinion on certain diets/eating lifestyles, like intermittent fasting, carb cycling, keto, etc. And while I love sharing my thoughts (and will continue to do so!), I had to come to you with some real talk today.

 

Here’s the...

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What does healthy mean?

Aug 26, 2018

Which of these evenings can be classified has “healthy”?

 

Evening A: You’re eating a kale salad after having spent an hour getting in a killer workout at the gym.

 

Evening B: You’re eating some cereal on the couch and binging 5 episodes of Shark Tank.

 

The answer is… BOTH!

 

There is no ONE way to achieve healthy, because “healthy” means doing what works for YOU. It means implementing habits that are sustainable, that...

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