Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits

You may have noticed that I often recommend sauteing or cooking items in a cast iron skillet. My favorite brand is Lodge (a brand many chefs use). Find their 3 piece set here, or check out the basic skillet here. But why cook with a cast iron skillet? Health benefits of cooking with cast iron:1)Continue reading “Cooking With Cast Iron: the Benefits”

What’s in YOUR fridge?

What’s in your fridge?? Here’s what’s in mine: Every time I go to the grocery store, I try to make sure my cart is a majority vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs.I minimize dairy, refined sugar, refined grains and alcohol and have been gluten free for about 5 years. I also do food prep and mealContinue reading “What’s in YOUR fridge?”

Ice vs Heat and When to Use Them

Is your back sore from working long hours at a desk or computer? Do you have a new injury? Before you reach for that hot or cold pack, watch this video.

Healthy Summertime Swaps

Check out some healthy swap options for these summertime favorites. Please note that it is more than okay to have these foods in moderation, but these swaps can help you kick cravings and help with weight management! See even MORE of my favorite swaps under the picture Hamburger, turkey burger, or chicken burgers in placeContinue reading “Healthy Summertime Swaps”

The Best Way to Protect your Time, Energy, and Emotions

This is a message I have to remember to give myself OFTEN. I am a people pleaser by nature.▪️This is a complete positive in that I’m very empathetic to how others are feeling.▪️This is a positive in that I always want to be of service to others But this also has a down side. AsContinue reading “The Best Way to Protect your Time, Energy, and Emotions”

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to traditional lasagna if you are trying to limit refined grains, sugar, are on a gluten-free diet, or are looking to make a healthier substitute. Zucchini is more of a complex carb than your typical white lasagna noodle meaning your body requires more energy to break it down and itContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna”

Healthy-ish Fried Rice

Any time I have a craving for Chinese food I make this easy, healthier version of fried rice. This is also a fun way to “dress up” rice if you eat it often and you’re sick of the same old thing. It’s easy to make and easy to clean up. In a pot, you’ll need:Continue reading “Healthy-ish Fried Rice”

Deck of Cards Workout

Shout out to my friend Patrick for reminding me of this classic. This workout is always harder than you think it’s going to be, especially if you choose more challenging exercises(hello plank push ups, my old friend). This is a free work out that is easy to do at home with little to no equipmentContinue reading “Deck of Cards Workout”

Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.

Following a consistent exercise routine has benefits that extend beyond weight reduction and include improvements in cardiovascular, metabolic and psychological health. Today I want to specifically explore the benefits of strength training in women and some common misconceptions around the topic. The most common misconception is that since strength training raises testosterone in men, it wouldContinue reading “Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.”

6 Stress Reducers to use during COVID and Beyond

We all have a little extra stress right now, whether that’s not being able to see family and friends because of COVID, financial stress and struggle, losing loved ones, missing out or postponing life events or even just missing being able to go on a date to your favorite restaurant, this post is meant toContinue reading “6 Stress Reducers to use during COVID and Beyond”