No more food shaming!

Monday, Sept 18, 2017 I just don’t do this often but I’m putting my foot down. There will be no more self-afflicted food shaming. As Kristen eloquently states in her blog post, Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof, “Well-balanced eating (and well-balanced living for that matter) is not fail-proof because at the end of the…

Just don’t give up | Larry’s #TransformationTuesday Story

Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 Larry is one of those guys that you instantly like and want to hang out with. When I had the pleasure of meeting Larry in June, he told me about how hard he tries to eat properly and the steps he had already taken for his health. When he first started…

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

Want a fun way to fill half your plate with vegetables? Look no further! Spaghetti squash appears boring on the outside, but on the inside resembles thin spaghetti noodles once cooked. It’s slightly crunchy and very mild in flavor making it perfect for sauces, seasonings, and add-ins. This recipe brought to you by our lovely…

Should you go vegetarian?

That’s a fantastic question. If you feel compelled to go vegetarian, it likely means that you care about your health. We love that about you! You also may realize that eating more plants can help you live longer and fight off disease. We think it’s awesome that you want to eat healthier and that you…

What the heck is Well-Balanced eating anyway?

Kristen and I talk a lot about eating well-balanced, but unless you have sat down with us or heard the Well-Balanced Plate talk you may be wondering… what does that mean? Below you will find a picture of the well-balanced plate, which was created to represent a truly balanced meal or snack visually. After reading…

Honey Garlic Shrimp

Need any easy week night meal? Look no further. Shrimp can be cooked on a skillet in just minutes and when you add steamed veggies and some simple brown rice you’ve got a complete and balanced meal. Did we mention it’s delicious? Why Shrimp? It’s a low calorie, protein- and nutrient-rich option. Three ounces of…

Why Cassandra went vegan and keeps it simple in the kitchen

Cassandra has been on her own wellness journey for some time. She has dealt with many health concerns at a young age and through diet and exercise she has found healing. When I first met Cassandra she was already on the right track. It’s been an honor to support her along the way and help her…

Who is on your team? 4 ways to get more helpers

Monday, Aug 21, 2017 The other night, while reading Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, I got to thinking about my people. You know, the ones that make life more fun, doable, and interesting. I joke that God knows I am such a handful I needed two partners – one in life and one…

How to actually follow through with your health goals

“I’m going to do better,” you say. “I need to lose this weight and I’m starting today.” “I’m so out of shape, I’m going to join the gym.” How many times have you said something like this to yourself without following through? Or maybe you did, but it only lasted a day, because things like this…