Kale Salad with Almonds, Feta and Cherries

Today’s recipe was inspired by a salad I had in one of my favorite cafes in Brooklyn. Their kale salad had almonds, cherries and an incredible dressing. Looking for a salad to make for Thanksgiving dinner last month, I decided to do my own spin on it and created this delicious kale salad with almonds, […]

Gift Guide for Healthy Foodies

After moving out of Brooklyn to a place where our kitchen is all new and shiny (we even have a dishwasher! New Yorkers share my awe) I was so excited to put this list together. I love cooking, but it’s that much more fun in a well-laid out kitchen with new appliances.  Today’s gift guide is for the […]

Apple PB Muffins and Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie – Recipes and Giveaway!

This giveaway post is sponsored by MightyNut. I received product and compensation as part of my ambassadorship with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own. I have not one, but two protein-packed recipes for you today! Now, you know I am not the biggest fan of protein powder. I’d always rather get my protein in the […]

GoMacro MacroBars Review and Giveaway

Recently, a little box of delicious was delivered to me. I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting a lot from the taste of GoMacro MacroBars. When the company reached out to me to offer a box of their MacroBar Minis, as well as a box to give away to one of you lovelies, I checked […]

Easy Meals – Brown Beer Crockpot Beef Stew

I have a love/hate relationship with my crockpot. There, I’ve said it. I love it for things like soup, or chili, where I truly do just dump in the ingredients and let it work its magic. The reason you won’t hear me say, “I couldn’t live without my slow cooker!!” is because I think there […]

Easy Meals – Mango Coconut Cod Recipe

So recently, I accidentally ordered mangoes twice when I did my grocery shopping online. Usually when I buy mangoes, they’re not ripe and take forever to be ready to eat. (Just like avocados, right?) Well, of course this time, all the mangoes were perfect – juicy, ripe and ready to eat. That meant I needed […]

Diets Work – So Don’t Go On One

Any personal trainer can tell you, clients with a weight loss goal definitely outrank all other goals and reasons combined. If I have a client who wants to lose weight and it’s a reasonable goal, then of course I’m going to structure their program to achieve that outcome. However, I prefer to think of weight loss through exercise […]

Easy Meals: Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup

Happy Meatless Monday! If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been cooking so many different soups lately. Soup is the ultimate one-pot meal, perfect for a chilly winter night and usually super easy to make. This Southwestern Sweet Potato and Corn Soup was no exception and it was delicious. Pinterest once again was the inspiration for this […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Did you know that today is National Popcorn Day? (Did you know there was a day devoted to all things popcorn? Me neither!) It seemed fitting that I’ve been experimenting with making popcorn a little more interesting lately and this weekend I made probably the best decadent snack I’ve had in a long time – […]

Easy Meals: Vegetable Frittata

There is nothing easier than a frittata as a quick meal – both for prep work and cooking time. It’s another one of my favorite kinds of recipes – one that has a whatever-you-have-available kind of ingredient list. 🙂 I’m linking up again today  with Tina and Deborah for their Meatless Monday series, with a […]