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Grilling Bacon Is An Important Part Of Life

Dec 15, 2018

What makes preparing holiday meals (and leftovers!) wayyy more fun than stressing in the kitchen surrounded by chaos? Grilling!

I'm re-heating some leftover sweet potatoes and grilling some bacon (yes, grilling some bacon) atop @kingsford charcoal — mesquite flavor!

Why bacon and why sweet...

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Free potato, bacon, and corn chowder recipe

Nov 04, 2018

It’s fall, y’all!

 

Okay, okay… you caught me. It’s pretty sunny and mild here in California, BUT… it’s still fall, and to honor the season, I’ve got a delicious (and warm) chowder recipe for you today. 

 

This recipe is incredibly...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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