3 Hearty, Healthy Meals

ATTENTION Please Note: Since I wrote this post I have since made changes to my nutrition including NO meat & animal products (including dairy, cheese, and eggs). Therefore, I no longer recommend the beef vegetable stew or chicken soup. The Black Bean Soup is still in my meal rotation.  I am still enjoying lots of…

Four Easy Salads

If it were up to me I would fix salad for dinner every night, probably in part because salads are so easy to throw together.  Although my family willing eats their greens, they usually aren’t thrilled when I try to sell it as the main entree.

My Favorite Smoothies

I am a creature of habit.  I like to try new smoothies, but I also love having tried and true smoothie recipes that I know by heart. Here are three of my favorite go-to smoothie recipes.

Chili Without Tomatoes?

I’m going to mash all my sources together and find what works for me and my family even if it means being open to chili without tomatoes.

Building a Strong Core

Building a strong core is fundamental in any fitness program. I like yoga, pilates, and barre for strengthening my core.  I think that people underestimate the strength and balance building value of yoga.  I used to think that way too until I tried yoga and saw the results. I like these DVDs because I can…

3 Tips When Identifying Barriers

Different people have different barriers. Considering barriers helps to evaluate whether a goal is attainable or reasonable. Barriers are important to identify because these are what needs to be overcome in order to meet your goals.

Back to the Drawing Board

It’s time to go back to the drawing board. Part of the reason I made my goal for the year to eat more whole foods was because I didn’t want to make my new year’s resolution something trite like “lose weight.”