Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spring Break Slim-Down 2018!

If you're ready for a wellness challenge that is simple, supported and without any supplements, I've got one for you. If you are ready to take steps to improve metabolism, fit better into your clothes, have more energy and approach food as it is meant to be-for energetic life, then join me in a 21 day wellness challenge. The challenge begins Thursday, February 15 and ends March 8 (just in time for Spring Break) and is just $29 flat*. The program includes:

  • 21 days of clean eating. Get excited! It's super simple and totally tasty. Plus, I'll be doing it right along with you. 
  • Sample meal plans as well as suggestions for when you eat out.
  • Grocery lists 
  • 21 days of quickie workout options (no more than 30 minutes a day)
  • 21 days of accountability and encouragement and access to a ACE Certified personal trainer and wellness coach.
  • 21 days of a small community of people doing the exact same thing you are, who have the same questions and struggles and we will work through it all together!
  • Most importantly, NO supplements-just real food for real people living real lives.
There's noting to lose, except maybe some inches and a few pounds. There's a lot to gain: body confidence, strength, good digestion, energy and a different way to eating. 

If you're interested, simply e-mail me here ( and let me know to put you on the list or feel free to ask any questions! When you sign up, I will add you to our closed Facebook group where the food lists will be so you can be prepared for day one: Thursday, February 16.

*I will invoice you via PayPal and add you to the group as soon as I get confirmation of payment :) 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Super Salad

I have always felt that salads that other people make, whether it's restaurants or friends/family, always taste better. I hate the prep and I can never get the salad dressing right. Until now. You guys, this salad has EVERYTHING in it: tons of veggies, protein, fiber, good fats and overall deliciousness. My husband raved about it and so I've been making it a lot. And now, I have it prepped and ready to go at any moment. This salad is a meal all by itself and I've been eating it three or four days a's that good and totally versatile. I'm also in love with the dressing I use-it takes like 30 seconds to make.

Here's what I put in it:

  • Mixed greens and spinach (chopped)
  • Chopped, roasted sweet potatoes
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Zucchini
  • Chickpeas (roasted are amazing but rinsed from the can work just as well)
  • Walnuts
  • Carrots
  • Roasted turkey breast
  • Red onion
  • Avocado
  • Snap peas
  • Dried unsweetened cherries if I'm feeling crazy (I have found these at Trader Joe’s)

What I top it with (dressing recipe):
(don't use it all...I use a table spoon or two and save the rest in the fridge in a mason jar)

  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar (I like the white balsamic for this one but normal would be fine too)
  • Salt to taste (I give it a couple shakes)
  • Pepper (I like a bunch of grinds of fresh)
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • honey is optional if you want a bit o' sweetness...especially if you are using olive oil as the base

Monday, January 22, 2018

Two ingredient chocolate cake brownies....yep...that's right!

Two ingredient brownies that are dairy and gluten free are having some of you saying...well...yuck. But, believe me, these are not "yucky." They are chocolaty and in general, the perfect treat for someone trying to stay on track and eat a bit cleaner. Yes there is sugar in them, so if that's what you are avoiding, skip these for the time being. Otherwise, here is how to dig in (it took me less than 15 minutes to get them in the oven...get excited!)

What you need:

  • 1 1/4  cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free is the way to go-you can find them in the health food section of your grocery store or just buy the ones at Trader Joe's)
  • 4 large eggs (yolk and white separated)
What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Grease a 8x8 pan with something (I like to do it with coconut oil)
  3. Beat the egg whites on medium high in a mixer until soft peaks form (this is when you take away the whisk and the whites stay up and curl forward and maintain a bit of shape)
  4. While you are beating the eggs, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave
  5. Stir in one egg yolk at a time into the melted chocolate
  6. Add about 1/4 of the egg whites into the yolk/chocolate mixture and gently fold in until you have used all of them
  7. Spread mixture in greased pan and top with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  8. . Bake for 25 minutes
I also like to add a sprinkle of sea salt to my cake brownies before I bake them, but then that would be 3 if that feels like too much, skip it.

These are great served with berries or just by themselves. Refrigerate leftovers. 


Check out the nutrition facts for one GIANT brownie (1/9 of the pan)!

200 calories
5 grams protein 
22 carbs
2 fiber
11 fat
17 sugar