Road Trip Yahoo!!!

In an ideal world, we would all take plenty of time to plan, purchase, and prepare a cornucopia of healthy snacks any time we took the family on a road trip. But life doesn’t always cooperate with our lofty intentions. And so, unless you are a preternaturally organized person, you will inevitably find yourself mid-road…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Oh these were so dang good I made 3 batches. So, for all you fall lovers out there, but still live in 100 degree weather, you’ll love these. 20-24 muffins 400 for 8-10 minutes 3 cups whole wheat flour 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 4 eggs 1 1/4 cups of coconut oil 1 t. pink…

Dang Good Granola

I love granola, so much so that I add it to my fruit bowls, my smoothie bowls, halved papayas, parfaits. You get the picture. My kids on the other hand not so much, they do like some of my variations (goji berry is their preferred) but not adding it to everything, haha. Well, I started…

Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice

Ingredients 14ounces non-gmo extra-firm tofu, drained 2tablespoons gluten free soy sauce, I use Tamari 1– pineapple, or 11⁄2 cups diced pineapple 1tablespoon coconut oil — onion, thinly sliced — Pink Himalayan Sea salt 3– cloves garlic, minced 2teaspoons curry powder 1teaspoon ground coriander 1teaspoon chili-garlic sauce 3/4cup cashews — carrot, peeled and shredded 1/2cup frozen…

The Swamp Monster Breakfast Smoothie (Great Post-Workout Recovery!)

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1-2 servings (depending on how much liquid you added) The Swamp Monster Smoothie is a great way to start your day after a hard workout! This recipe is just a template – feel free to add/subtract ingredients to make it even more awesome! Base ingredients: 1 big leaf kale,…

Grab a Buddy, Get Fun on Fit!!

The alarm buzzes for your early workout, and while you were looking forward to it last night, all you want now is to go back to sleep. Does this sound familiar? Some days you get up and lace up your sneakers anyway, but others, your workout never happens. What if you had a friend waiting…

July 80/20 Meal Plan

Don’t tackle a healthy diet all at once. Start by replacing empty calories with whole food options. Whole foods include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains – foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. It won’t be long before you realize just how good “good food” feels. Before you know it, your…

I’m not going to lie…

Living a life, where Real Food takes center stage, can take effort and time. But. I have good news. It doesn’t always have to. For those of you who are really busy but would love to have some truly easy and healthy meal ideas to throw together, then this post is for you. For starters,…

New Study: “Moderation” is Ineffective for Weight Loss

One of the most misused and least understood messages when it comes to weight loss is “eat in moderation”. A recent study concludes that moderation is not effective in helping people lose weight. To kick off, there is no standard definition of moderation as it pertains to food consumption. Moderation is a relative term, and…

Marinated portobello cashew cheese burgers with herbs,sprouts & tomatoes

Marinated mushrooms: 4 portobello mushrooms 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon liquid aminos  1 tablespoon maple syrup Cashew cheese: 1 3/4 cups cashews 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup nutritional yeast  Juice from 1 lemon 2 peeled garlic cloves 2 tablespoons miso Pink Himalayan Salt and Italian seasoning, to taste  Guacamole: 2-4 avocados (I…