Homemade salad dressings are so easy I don’t know why I don’t make them more often! They are also pretty had to mess up, no matter what you decide to put in them.   I had some apple cider vinegar lying around my house to use up to this […]

Garlic and Herb Vinaigrette

This weekend involved much less activity and much more relaxing than usual which is great to have every once in a while! In fact, I could tell this past week during my workouts that my body needed a break so the timing of this weekend was perfect.   Sunday was […]

Weekend Recap!

Well I have over ripe bananas…. again. I seem to never get through a full batch of bananas anymore without some getting over ripe. Does anyone else have this problem??   Well now I am back to debating what to do with these extra bananas. Lately I have been using […]

Grain-free Banana Bread {gluten-free, paleo}

  This chocolate and almond bark is easy as can be. And dairy and gluten free too! 🙂 You can always make this with regular chocolate chips but I really recommend you try these Enjoy Life dairy and gluten-free chocolate chips. Just at least TRY it! Only three ingredients and […]

Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Almond Bark

I hate running outside in the cold. I’ll bundle up and do it if I have to, but I would much rather be warm and on the treadmill than outside not able to feel my legs. Now that it is starting to get cold many of us will be moving […]

Five Treadmill Workouts That Make The Time Fly By!

I love food don’t get me wrong, but I like to be in the kitchen as little as possible. I just don’t have the patience to cook for hours on end. Plus, more cooking = more dishes. Yeah, no thanks!     And I LOVE broccoli. 🙂 But hate when […]

Kitchen Hack: Steaming Broccoli/Veggies

Even if you’re pressed for time, you have time to do this 15-minute Booty Toning workout! (workout modified from Nike Training). Or add it to the end of a cardio workout to get a little extra leg work in. I did this workout the other day after a spinning class […]

15-minute Booty Toning Workout

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! It was the most fabulous weather here in Columbus, sunny and 60s, so I tried to really enjoy the weather as much as possible.   Friday after work I went to a spinning class. My body can’t handle running every day and I’ve been […]

Sunday Night Recap

Well. Here’s another pumpkin recipe. Can you tell I love pumpkin?? Pumpkin is in the air and we have to take advantage while we can!! 🙂   Store bought granola is one of those foods that gets marketed as “healthy” a lot of the time but is 99.9% of the […]

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Granola {vegan, gluten-free}

  I love circuits. The main reason being that they keep you occupied and you work a lot of muscles in as short of a time as possible! Plus, if you push yourself to really get through the circuit quickly, you not only get a good strength workout but also […]

12-minute Arm Blaster Circuit

So I had a work party this past weekend and needed some kind of food to bring to the party. I love these parties because they are a perfect excuse to try out a new recipe and see how people like it! And since it is October, I obviously had […]

Spicy Pumpkin Hummus and Homemade Pita Chips

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.   – John Muir   […]

A natural way to reduce stress and improve mental health: ...

  I LOVE apple crisp. And apple pie, baked apples, and well… anything of that sort. Year round. But now that its fall and apples are in season that means apple crisp is even better than it usually is, if that is even possible.   A couple weeks ago my […]

Healthy Baked Apple Crisp Bites

  Who doesn’t love a good batch of meatballs?? You can eat them with pasta, salads, or just by themselves if you want. YUM.   Using ground turkey or ground chicken instead of ground beef makes for a much leaner meatball. Less fat and just as delicious — win-win! Ground […]

Gluten-free Jalapeno and Rosemary Chicken Meatballs

These are my FAVORITE quick breakfast, snack, or even dessert! I always have them on hand in my house and they are the best because you can throw in whatever you happen to have lying around your kitchen and you really cant go wrong. Also, they are a great way […]

Gluten-free Banana Oat Cookies