October is here, which means Halloween candy season is here! I may be a nutritionist but that does not mean I am not human. If you explore this blog more, you’ll notice that I have a huge sweet tooth. My favorite candy of all time is, Peanut M&M’s. If you put them in front of me, I will likely eat the whole bag (true story).Continue reading
When I first started this food blog, I started it with the intention of creating a Paleo-friendly blog. At that time I was big into Paleo eating but as the years went on (I was strick for 4.5 years) I really started to miss certain foods, beans being one of them.Continue reading
In celebration of my upcoming birthday, Cinco de Mayo, I’ve been channeling my love for taco’s the past few weeks. I could eat tacos every day and be O-K with that. Especially fresh fish tacos found in the Florida keys! 😉 I like to get creative with my food pairing and not always stick with the standard of ground beef, salsa, etc. This recipe contains quality beef, in-season carrots, a freshly made tomato salsa, fresh cilantro and slices of avocado.
I hope you all are staying healthy and fit during this wild quarantine. It’s been a crazy time for everyone but it’s important to circle back and identify what is most important during this time. Your health, your family, your happiness and delicious clean eats!
Craving comfort food and sweets during this time is a normal emotion. We are all staying home (you better be!) and looking for things that make us happy. Food = love. Creating healthy eats that feed the soul is absolutely essential right now.
HELLO, delicious! Salads have been taking over my food blog but I am totally okay with it. They are beyond nutritious, so easy to make and pair with just about every protein out there.
About a decade ago, I was introduced to the Paleo Diet. I remember when I first started learning the rules of that diet, I was having a hard time transitioning and creating my new “norm” with the food options. It was a journey but once I figured it out, I got super creative with ingredients and that lead me to the creation of this food blog. I am no longer “Paleo” but educate clients and readers on how to create delicious meals from natural whole foods.
I make this salad 5-6 days a week and can honestly say I never get sick of it. Sometimes I’ll even eat it with my lunch and dinner. No doubt am I a creature of habit but I just love all the nutrition in this bowl. On occasion, I’ll switch up the ingredients but usually these ingredients (listed below) are my staples. This salad is full of micronutrients as well as the best kind of medicine, herbal medicine, keeping my immune system thriving.
For so many years of my life I was that person that thought any carbohydrate beyond what was “allowed” on Paleo was bad for you. Being a nutritionist, I giggle at my old self now. In the cold months, I crave all things comfort foods, like most people do. In the summer, I will grill all day every day, no problem. But grilling outside in freezing temperatures does not fancy me one bit.
Let me tell you how much I LOVE sweet potatoes. When I was a kid, I wasn’t the biggest fan but as I grew older and learned more about food, the importance of quality food, nutrition and sports nutrition, sweet potatoes became a staple in my every day. What I love most about sweet potatoes, beyond their flavor and nutrient content, is all the different ways you can incorporate them into your diet!
So many people immediately associate eating health with being time consuming and boring. Part of my profession is to debunk this myth EVERY day. Like most people, I live a crazy, busy lifestyle so I thrive on finding nutritious and delicious meals that take 15-20 minutes to make and 5 minutes to clean up. 25-30 minute (total) meals are my jam.