How much time do you spend on YOU?

Aug 19, 2018

How many times do you say you’re “too busy” to do something? Once a week? Once a day?

 

We live in a world where everyone is constantly telling everyone else how busy they are. Just think how many times you use that word in a day!

 

I totally get it  — I get caught in the busy trap, too. But it took a shift to actually realize it and do something about it.

 

For me, it looked something like this:

 

I had a mile long list of things I...

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Free recipe alert: protein balls w/ chocolate covered almonds!

Aug 12, 2018

If you’re someone who finds themselves strapped for time in the morning or in need of a new snack recipe, this is going to change your world! 

 

Introducing: protein balls with chocolate covered almonds!

 

At the AMPLIFY Retreat in June, I set up a protein bar buffet and everyone got to make their own bars/balls! It was a huge hit. Now, I want to show YOU how to make these bad boys.

 

It’s so simple. Just combine...

 

2/3c oats

1 scoop protein powder

2T...

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This is scary…

Aug 05, 2018

You know what’s scary? And difficult?

 

Change.

 

But you know what’s even scarier and more difficult?

 

Staying exactly where you are right now and not growing, changing, and taking chances.

 

Imagine never doing the things you want to do, or never becoming the person you’re meant to be, because you’re so dang comfortable with where you are. Scary, right?!

 

I know how scary change can be. I’ve lived it! When I started Your Dinner is...

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Need some workout inspo?

Jul 29, 2018

Oh man… you know that feeling after a GREAT workout? I’m talking about those endorphins! They make you all happy and giddy and “I can do anything”-y.

 

I LOVE that feeling.

 

Now, there’s no “right” way to be active in my opinion, because you have to do what works for YOU. Living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle (which includes exercise!) is all about defining health in your own terms and making sure you’re doing...

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

May 02, 2018

Mother's Day is around the corner and whether you're a mom (hellooo to treating yourself!) or you're seeking gift ideas for your mom... look no further!

I've gathered some fun products from Vitacost to share with you all today. I buy all of my baking and cooking ingredients from Vitacost, and I figured "Why not also get items that can be used as gifts?!"

One of the products I found is some deliciousss chocolate, so in addition to sharing the chocolate I also created a doughnut recipe for...

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Real Talk: mirror pictures and being normal

Apr 22, 2018

A few weeks ago, I posted the picture on Instagram...

The response was so outstanding that I had to share it with you guys here.

 

These pictures were taken two seconds apart. On the left, I’m sucking in, not breathing, flexing, and had eaten many meals (noms). On the right, I’m being normal… and had still eaten many meals.

 

FRIENDS… why are you comparing yourself to people flexing on social media acting like they magically shit out any food they consume...

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Pizza, pizza, and more pizza.

Apr 15, 2018

You know what’s delicious? Pizza. 

Pepperoni pizza, sausage pizza, mushroom pizza… ALL THE PIZZA! 

I was recently surrounded by pizza in Italy and yes, I ate it in almost every city we visited, and yes, it was incredibly delicious! 

But guess what… you don’t have to travel all the way to get delicious pizza whenever you want. Just look at all the pizza members of Your Dinner is Planned have been cooking up!

Nearly every week, someone in the Your...

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FREE Recipe Alert! White Chocolate Blondies

Apr 08, 2018

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I LOVE dessert (in fact, I recently started FREE DESSERT FRIDAY on the Dinner Table Talk podcast, where I go over a FREE dessert recipe every single week!).

 

Anyhoo, they say sharing is caring, so I’m here to share my dessert with YOU!

 

Here’s a simple, healthified, and delicious White Chocolate Blondie recipe for you to enjoy:

 

  • Combine 1 ¾ cup almond flour, ½ cup cashew butter, cup light...
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How do you deal with fear?

Apr 01, 2018

Have you ever been terrified to do something? I’m talking clammy hands, squirmies in your stomach, short of breath...

 

Yeah, I’ve been there too.

 

There I was, sitting in my corporate office about to go talk to my boss. I was surrounded by everything I had dreamed of: a place on the executive team, continuous travel across the nation, employees to train and develop, degrees on the wall, a promotion ahead of me, a growing 401K…

 

… and I was about...

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The one thing in my kitchen I can't live without...

Mar 25, 2018

Last month, I asked Your Dinner is Planned - The Community (my free Facebook group for healthy living resources, support, and real talk about what healthy means) what’s the ONE thing in their kitchen they cannot live without.


The answers were amazing! I got…

  • Mixer
  • Cast iron skillet
  • Coffee pot
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Knives
  • Spiralizer
  • French press
  • Food (ummm yes!)

... just to name a few!


As for what I can’t live without? It’s my waffle iron. I make a waffle every. single....

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