Blogs
KELLEN’S BIRTH STORY
I’ve received so many questions about my “birth story” with Kellen, our second son. For some, maybe it’s a little ‘too much information’ or for others, well, I hope my experience may inspire you to have your own healthy pregnancy so you and your baby can also reap the rewards...

PROTEIN SMOOTHIES
A quick shake for an on-the-go snack is one of my saving graces. It keeps me from going through a drive thru or grabbing a candy bar to prevent me from getting too hungry which also leads to a sugar high and quick drop. And, while being pregnant, it's even...

OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH
Obesity has become one of the most important public health problems in the United States (1) and other wealthy nations across the world. Stop. Reread that first sentence. Obesity, a commonly PREVENTIBLE health problem, has become one of the most significant health issues in our country (or yours). Our country...

BANANA MUFFINS
I absolutely love banana bread, but chowing down on it doesn't exactly go hand in hand with my health and wellness goals for my family and myself. I've tried many healthy recipes over the years to satisfy that craving and this one is a winner! And, as with everything we...

PINEAPPLE COCONUT SORBET
I love ice cream! LOVE ice cream! Ha! While sometimes I do indulge in the real stuff, sometimes a healthier option will satisfy my cravings. I've tried many different recipes, but this one is my favorite - by far! It reminds me (a little) of the coconut ice cream you...

SPICED NUTS
I love candied nuts but hate all the added sugar! While the taste is amazing, the smell is even better with these spiced nuts made with the crockpot! Ingredients: 4 cups raw mixed nuts (Whatever kind you want! I used almonds, pecans, cashews and walnuts!) ¼ cup pure maple syrup...

SWEET POTATO PANCAKES
I'm all about the easier and faster when it comes to meal prep for my family! Especially for busy mornings when it feels like we are all running in opposite directions! Enter sweet potato pancakes! These are DELICIOUS and I fully plan on eating them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner...

BREAK THE RULES
There are countless rules about losing weight, toning up and building muscle. While generally speaking I’m a huge rule follower (diet related and otherwise) and these rules may have some truth to them, you need to remember that you are an individual and general guidelines don’t always work best for...

CONSTRUCTION OF OURSELVES
We just wrapped up, as in today, a master bath remodel in our home. (This relates to health and fitness, stick with me.) It has been a PROCESS to say the least. The parallels that I’ve seen between this construction project and weight loss have been so ironic to me...

2 INGREDIENT (HEALTHY) COOKIES
Coconut Banana Cookies   The whole family enjoyed these! Braxton was unsure at first, taking a small bite, and then shoved the  whole thing in his mouth and begged for more. Brian thought, "They're pretty good for being healthy." I thought they were a nice treat that didn't leave me...

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