• Cast Iron Skillet 101

    One of the most used items in our kitchen is the cast iron skillet. I used to be afraid of it when I first got it and very rarely used it, only when I came across a recipe that recommended it. The way to care for a cast iron skillet is a little different than a standard nonstick pan.   …

  • FODMAPs

    Digestive woes are usually just grouped under an all encompassing diagnosis called “IBS” or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is a very non-specific “syndrome” that basically just means you have gut issues. The main thing you want to pay attention to if you have any sort of tummy troubles (constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, stomach pain, cramping, etc.) is to what you…

  • Caffeine

    Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Consider dropping the caffeine. 80 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily in some form or another, so this probably applies to all of us! I think maybe the other 20 percent must be children, LOL!Why would I want to drop it? There is a chemical called adenosine which lowers arousal and promotes sleep. Caffeine inhibits…

  • Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

    Dairy can be such a beast. I love the taste of it, but when I avoid it I get smoother digestion, clearer and more hydrated skin, and just feel better overall. But luckily even without dairy in your life you can enjoy still creamy savory goodness with recipes like this one! So I was trying to make an AIP (Autoimmune…

  • Holiday Survival Guide

    Holidays are HERE! Are you ready? Are you stressing about potentially ruining your progress or derailing from your goals? This post is here to tell you to chill. Let’s dive in. Eat the things. I’m tired of seeing all the “holiday survival guides”. Like how many burpees I have to do to cancel out holiday candy, or how I should…

  • The Best Sautéed Kale Ever!

    Oh yeah, and chicken thighs too. This recipe is borrowed from Marley Spoon (meal service-they send you the ingredients and the instructions and you make it). This particular recipe is one that I was not super excited about at all when it came in the mail. I was NOT expecting the insanely delicious flavor that was about to spring from…

  • Cruciferous Vegetables

    Everyone’s favorite type of vegetable! Amirite? No? LOL Here are some common examples of cruciferous vegetables 🥦 Broccoli (and all of its cousins like broccolini, broccoli rabe, etc.) 🥦 Sprouts (radish, clover, sunflower, broccoli, etc.) 🥦 Cabbage 🥦 Arugula 🥦 Kale 🥦 Collard Greens 🥦 Radishes 🥦 Brussels Sprouts 🥦 Cauliflower 🥦 Mustard & Wasabi (i thought these two are…

  • Accepting Your Body

    I feel a strong need to put this out into the universe, as it’s something I am constantly working on. I think the only reason anyone ISN’T working on this is because they haven’t thought of it yet. We live in this social media world full of before/afters that just seem unobtainable and un-maintainable. All the photo filters and perfect…

  • High Protein Taco Pasta

    Happy Monday  😀 I’ve never had “Hamburger Helper” before, but I am pretty sure this recipe is a much more refined homemade version of the dish. I love pasta and I love mexican flavors, so I decided to give this one a go, and it did not disappoint. This dish is actually VERY versatile! You can use whatever protein you want:…

  • Quick Weekday Breakfast

    Hope you all had a lovely Halloween! Come on out of your candy coma once you’re ready and let’s get back to seeking optimal health and badassery. This is our go-to weekday breakfast. We prep this on Sundays during our meal prep time and then it’s ready to grab and go every morning throughout the week. SO freaking convenient! You…