7 Tips to Cook for a Group (and actually enjoy it!)


I love cooking because it allows me the opportunity to relax, unwind, and think about the delicious food I’m about to eat.  I also love talking about nutrition and sharing my knowledge and opinions with others who are trying to be healthy.  So, cooking healthy food for a large group of people (all with very…

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Orange Almond Protein Muffins


Lately, I’ve been drooling over recipes for summery, fruity muffins – they’ve been popping up on blogs, on Pinterest, and in magazines, and I was determined to create some for myself.  I’m the first to admit that I love a good muffin, but some readily available options are deceptively unhealthy (take Dunkin’ Donuts’ Coffee Cake…

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Better Late Than Never (and join me in the 30 day Squat Challenge!)


I know, I know … Workout Thursday just doesn’t sound as good as Workout Wednesday!  But I couldn’t get my act together (blame it on returning to work after a full week of vacation!), so here we are.  Speaking of not having my act together, this post is a bit all over the place.  I’ll…

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Defining Your Motivation and Taking Action


Happy Motivation Monday!  For today’s post, I encourage you to think deeply about your main health/ wellness/ fitness goal, and dig deep to discover the motivation behind the goal, and what you can do to achieve it. (And if you haven’t yet checked out yesterday’s post, which includes 7 ways added sugars sneak into our…

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7 Ways Added Sugars Sneak Into Our Diets


I recently stumbled across this infographic from the Cleveland Clinic, and (aside from scaring me) it spurred the idea for this post.  I believe that one of the biggest health threats to most people today is added sugar.  The key word here is added – I am not against the naturally occurring sugars in fruits,…

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