Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies and a Chance to Win $400 #FreshVeggiesWDY

"Mom no veggies please" I did a double take when I heard those words coming from my 8 year old Sabrina. My kids have always eaten their vegetables, and Sabrina has been the least picky of them all, begging me for arugula when she was just three, and eating it by the handful without any salad dressing... just plain, simple and delicious!  Something was up and I was going to get to the bottom of … [Read more...]

Mulberry Hazelnut Gluten Free Muesli

One of my favorite cereals growing up was Müesli. I don't remember exactly when I fell in love with this power breakfast but I suspect it was during one of our many family ski trips to Switzerland and Austria.  Müesli is often served as a breakfast cereal which makes sense since it is packed with wholesome nutrition that provided us with all the energy we needed before hitting the slopes for the … [Read more...]

3 Diet Tips That Can Help Support Your Fitness Goals

Today I am exited to be sharing some healthy diet tips from guest contributor Elaine Rosales. Enjoy! Following a comprehensive and well-rounded workout program is a great way to stay healthy; but keep in mind that it shouldn’t end there. A good portion of the benefits you reap from your fitness plan is acquired not from the workout itself, but from your diet. Your diet can easily make … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Nutrition for Optimal Recovery

Welcome to another Fitness Friday! Today rather than share a fun workout with you I want to focus on a critical aspect of fitness training  and overall health -- Recovery.  More specifically I want to address post workout nutrition and the role it plays in optimal recovery. When we engage in intense physical activity, as you would during a BURST or HIIT workout for example, we cause a lot of … [Read more...]

Can Gluten Free Really Mean Pain Free?

"Mommy what is wrong with your stomach?" Though my little one giggled at the loud noises my stomach was making, there was nothing funny about this all too common occurrence.  For years I'd come to accept as normal this crazy dance that happened within my gut after every meal. Wasn't this just a normal part of digestion?  Gas... Bloating... Pops and squishes.... Movement so strong it resembled a … [Read more...]

21 Day Cleanse Challenge – Starting Week 3 Feeling Strong!

Wow, it's hard to believe I'm jumping in to the third week of my cleanse already! This past week has been amazing. For the most part it's been all about super clean eating. I've been drinking my delicious green drink 15 minutes before every meal and enjoying delicious dishes made with lots of greens and other organic veggies and lean, organic meats or wild caught fish. Sounds fabulous … [Read more...]

What to Expect During a Cleanse. Starting Week 2 Feeling Strong!

Well I am happy to share that despite one painful afternoon on Wednesday, I made it through my first week of the my 3 week cleanse in pretty good shape! I start on week two filled with energy and about 6 pounds lighter than I was a week ago. Other than the debilitating migraine of Wednesday, I found the cleanse days to be pretty painless. I felt strong, did not get hungry, nor was I desperately … [Read more...]

I wasn’t prepared for this! Cleanse Update – Day 1

Yesterday was the first official day of cleansing and detox of my 21 day cleanse. Remember the first 2 days were a pre-cleanse and consisted mostly of eating clean whole foods, with the addition of a green drink 15 minutes before every meal. That part was easy. And so was the first half of yesterday. My regimen for the day was to consist of many servings of green drink, a couple of … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Supergreens Scramble

  When it comes to breakfast I LOVE eggs, especially a scrumptious scramble or omelet loaded with delicious ingredients. With the girls home for the holidays, we have more opportunities for a leisurely breakfast and I have been making all sorts of yummy dishes. This scramble is a favorite. It's fast, loaded with supergreens ad simply delicious. It's the perfect breakfast before an active day! … [Read more...]

Neocell Collagen Sports Ultimate Recovery – Review and Giveaway

When it comes to optimizing the results of our workouts, proper nutrition is essential. Most health and fitness experts recommend we eat a protein rich food within half an hour to two hours of our workout. This helps provide essential nutrients our muscles need to repair the damage caused by exercise.  My food of choice is a protein smoothie. I find I don't have much appetite for a real meal … [Read more...]