Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup


Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup

It’s that time of year again where you can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with the temptation of diving into a bite-sized Snickers… or Reese’s.. mmm, Reese’s. Whether it be the nostalgia of eating candy until I felt sick as a child, the colder weather, or darker nights, it feels that much harder to resist the urge to say yes to candy offerings this time of year. Or maybe it’s because every business I walk into has a huge bowl of Nestle goodies at their front desk! Can’t a girl run errands in peace?! I believe chocolate and other healthy treats are they’re own food group that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. When I was little I would Read More

Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes


Birthday Cake Protein Pancakes – Grain, Sugar, & Gluten-Free

Yup, yesterday was my birthday! I love my birthday. It feels so good to receive so much love from friends and family on a day that celebrates my life. Thank you all so much for making me feel adored! You guys are the best :D. My birthday is also like a refresh button. I use it as a reminder to reflect on the past year, the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly. I learn from what worked and what didn’t, and then I wipe the slate clean. For some, a birthday can also be a trigger for comparison. Instead of celebrating the gifts life has already given us, we dwell. We nitpick the missing pieces of the life we planned to 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




5 Days to a Flatter Stomach

If you’ve been following my blog you know I’m a big proponent of body acceptance, awareness, and self-love. However, if you are in the gym and eating well to feel your best, you probably want to see a change in your appearance as well. I know I do! And this doesn’t mean you have poor body image. It’s natural for us to want to feel fit, strong, and fabulous! What I don’t believe in is depriving yourself of foods you enjoy eating or spending hours on the treadmill, in the gym, or in group exercise classes to try and achieve an idealized image of beauty that may not be realistic for your body type. A balanced diet full of nutrient-dense Read More




Healthy No Bake Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites

It’s hot in most of the country right now. Like the can’t fall asleep without the fan on, windows open, no covers, no clothes kind of hot nights. Monterey, California, where I currently live, has pretty invariable weather, ranging from overcast to blue skies and temperatures between 60-75 degrees. It’s chronic running weather! However, last Sunday started with 5am thunderstorms proceeded by heavy humidity and hot showers. The rain stopped but the heat proceeded through Monday. I loved it! I’ve missed hotter summer weather. But, by Tuesday it had passed, womp womp. I promised R cauliflower crust pizza Sunday night after winning his second amateur golf tournament in two weeks! It had been a while since I whipped up this Read More