Strawberries Top the Dirty Dozen

Before you enjoy that juicy Strawberry, you might want to read this! The 2018  Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2018 list of the “Dirty Dozen,” has been released. Perhaps you’re unfamiliar with this list. The EWG puts out an annual guide of pesticides in non-organic produce. Unfortunately,  strawberries come in first place in 2018 as the…

7 Low Carb Diet Mistakes: How to solve them!

Let’s talk Low Carb! Fads come and go and one of the most popular fads is the #Keto diet. Yes, it can be a great tool for some but many go about it the wrong way! Let’s talk about 7 Low Carb Mistakes Ignoring nutritional value of carbs. When eating Low Carb, choose whole or minimally processed…

New Convenient Snack Bar – BEACHBAR!

The best new snack bar! Can we just chat about needing a quick snack on the go that fits into your healthy lifestyle?  You see, most of us are prisoners to options from the grocery store like the RX bar, the Larabar , Clif Bar or KIND bar.  While these appear to be clean and…

Success Lies in Habits

My philosophy is that success lies in habits. Choices. Not regimented structure. Think proper portions. Swap outs. Think categories when it comes to food. Eat more from the veggie category and less from the simple carbohydrate category (as an example). I love this advice from Dr. Nadolsky, “Structured meal plans work for short term goals,…

Southwest Tex-Mex Egg Cups

Southwestern Egg Cups Eggs are the fuel and jalapeños are the fire in this egg cup recipe. Throw in some black beans and cheddar cheese and you have one flavorful breakfast. Total Time: 35 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 20 min. Yield: Makes 6 servings, 2 egg cups each Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray ½ cup unsweetened almond…

Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Practice the most balanced approach to optimal health and fitness with flexible dieting. These cookies fit right into your plan and are integrated in my Portion Fix Flexible Dieting program. Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup old fashion rolled oats 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. sea salt or himalayan salt 1 cup unsweetened applesauce…

S’mores Superfood Shake

S’mores are a classic summertime treat and with summer just around the corner, I created this Shakeology recipe that captures the season’s iconic flavor. If you are a COFFEE lover, there’s a coffee version and a caffeine-free version, depending on your preference. Try either today and tell me your favorite summertime food in the comments!…

Micronutrients vs. Macronutrients

Do you count calories? Are you familiar with macros vs. micros in your foods? Macronutrients are basically “Food 101”: protein, fat and carbohydrates. The Basics. The numbers that the average person will look at when determining whether or not they choose to eat whatever it might be. Some of us count macros but we choose…

My NEW Pre-Workout Drink!!

Imagine you’re a car – you’re running on fumes and you get to the big E for EMPTY!! You’re stuck. You no longer have fuel to run. The same scenario happens with your body if you aren’t getting the proper nutrition. Most people focus on post-workout nutrition but forego the very important pre-workout nutrition that…

Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes

Banana Hazelnut Protein Pancakes with Coconut Vanilla Shakeology Glaze Sunday Funday is always meal prep time in our house and also a day that we will enjoy something other than eggs, spinach or oatmeal for Breakfast. Today called for something that was a little indulgent but not off our Flexible Diet! What happens when you…

Chicken Breast with Sautéed Mushrooms

Mushroom lovers, this is for you! These mushrooms sautéed with garlic and sherry vinegar are incredibly flavorful, you’ll want to put them on everything. (Leftovers taste great in an omelette!) Total Time: 48 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: 38 min. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1½ tsp. olive oil, divided use 4 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 4 medium…

Cauliflower Mock Mashed Potatoes

I’ve been following a Macro based meal plan since January and am always on the hunt for lower carb options of foods that I love – like Mashed Potatoes! I made these last night and my husband couldn’t get enough! He was amazed at how rich and cream and just how much this tasted like…