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 […]

Easy Meals: Savory Pancakes

Happy New Year! (Yes, I know it’s the 5th of January already, but since I haven’t posted since New Year’s Eve, it still works). Ever have one of those nights where you have NO IDEA what to make for dinner, you really don’t want to just throw together some pasta (again) and it turns out […]

Easy Meals: Healthy Chicken Salad

I promise you won’t know this Healthy Chicken Salad recipe is a more nutritious version than the original. Gone is the mayo, replaced by plain yogurt, but added in is avocado, giving you a rich taste with its heart-healthy fat and potassium. (Did you know that avocados have more potassium than bananas?) This recipe gives you […]

Tips for Planning a Healthy Holiday Menu

I had so much fun last week sharing my innermost thoughts while working out for the #DishTheFit link-up that I decided to join in again this week. The #DishTheFit link-up is hosted every Tuesday by Jill Conyers and Jessica Joy of The Fit Switch – you can check out this post for all the details if […]

What I’ve Been Cooking – cod and salmon and kale chips, oh my!

I am not so great at meal planning and prepping. It rarely happens. But this past week, I was a cooking machine! I got inspired by some fish recipes in Real Simple this month. I don’t cook fish a lot, but if I do, I always bake it in foil or paper. So, when I saw […]

The EWG Dirty Dozen of 2014 (Spoiler: Apples are still the bad guy)

Every year the Environmental Working Group releases a list of the “Dirty Dozen” – the 12 most pesticide-contaminated of 48 fruits and vegetables, based on testing data from the US Department of Agriculture, as well as the Food and Drug Administration. There’s even a “Dirty Dozen Plus” of two types of produce that aren’t just […]