healthy double dipped chocolate yogurt covered strawberries


Healthy Valentine’s Day Double Dipped Dark Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Strawberries

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a chocolate covered strawberry. It starts with the crunch of the creamy, rich chocolate and ends with a big juicy bite of a perfectly ripe strawberry. Chocolate has to be my favorite part about Valentine’s Day. Okay, so I love getting flowers and extra attention too. Oh, and jewelry is an easy way to make me giddy. Robby, are you taking notes?? haha! But Valentine’s Day just isn’t the same without a sweet treat to help spread the love. Whether you’re sharing Valentine’s Day with your significant other, best girlfriend, mom, or your dog, you deserve to treat yourself without feeling guilty about it! This is your day, lady! Valentine’s Day is not Read More




Fluffy, Creamy, and Oh So Healthy Whoopie Pies

SUGAR!!! The food group we all love to hate. We crave it, dream about it, all while trying to avoid it. I will admit it’s my weakness. I have a major sweet tooth. During the holidays I let my sweet tooth have all the fun. However, over the past week as I’ve tried to get back into my normal healthy habits, my heightened desire to eat chocolate has lingered. Day after day I’ve told myself, “Today I am going to just say no. Just one day to break the habit.” Sound familiar? I talk a lot about balance here at Life in Spandex. I urge you to give in to your cravings regularly in a responsible way. And I mean it! Read More

Soothing Stomach Smoothie


Stomach Soothing Smoothie

I can deal with fatigue, muscle soreness, or even a headache, but give me a stomach ache and my whole day is ruined. I’ve dealt with indigestion issues from a young age. I would wake up with an acidic stomach, belly aches, and a little nausea.  No matter what I ate or did that day, it would just persist. It wasn’t until I became a Pescatarian in college that I felt a difference in my digestion. A little over a year ago I made the decision to add poultry back into my diet. I still limit the amount quite a bit because I do feel best when I stick with a vegetarian and sea food diet. Sunday I woke up with Read More

Double Chocolate Walnut Protein Mug Cake


Double Chocolate Protein Mug Cake – Gluten-Free and Low Sugar!

Disclaimer for any males (or females) who do not want to hear me talk about “that time of the month,” go ahead and scroll down to the recipe haha. You won’t want to miss this one! ;-P Cravings, bloating, fatigue, cramps, it just sucks. My period symptoms are pretty moderate the majority of the time, except for my chocolate cravings! Sometimes they sneak up on me like suddenly feeling the bottom of an empty bag of SkinnyPop. I dwell on all the possibilities of how I ended up with chocolate creases in my lips and stains on my shirt. I brainstorm, usually out loud to my patient boyfriend – maybe I haven’t been getting enough protein or calories or maybe I’ve suddenly Read More




10 Secrets for Weight Loss – Your Good Nutrition Checklist

If you’re on one of my Nutrition Plans, you know that I stress the importance of balance. There are so many fad diets out there that claim magic weight loss powers. I’m sure you’ve heard phrases like, “Eat this superfood to get abs,” “Lose 10 lbs in one-week,” “One exercise to melt away the pounds,” etc. This all sounds way too good to be true, and it is! Adding one or even five foods or exercises to your diet will not shed fat alone. Yes, some extreme diet plans may lead you to lose weight initially, but the food restrictions they require are just not realistic for long-term weight loss. So what does long-term, healthy weight-loss look like? Yes, it does take time, Read More