self love

5 Ways to LOVE Your Body

We live in a society that seems to value appearance more than anything... In order to be noticed, popular, or "important", you have to dress a certain way, wear gobs of makeup, and...be a certain size. Body Image is something I've struggled with what feels like forever...and honestly, I still struggle with it! However, I've… Continue reading 5 Ways to LOVE Your Body

Active, diets, food, nutrition, wellness

7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Most people try to lose weight at some point in their life...and unfortunately, diet culture promotes quick fixes that do not last a lifetime. If you've ever restricted, yo-yo dieted, over-exercised, or participated in a fad diet--this blog is for YOU! Here are the 7 reasons you're NOT losing weight. You're not setting specific goals.… Continue reading 7 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

“Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

Cheese is one of my favorite things (next to chocolate), and I probably eat some form of cheese most days of the week...cheddar, feta, mozzarella, bleu...I love them all! One thing my husband and I love to do is order queso at a Mexican restaurant...I have no self control! We don't do this very often,… Continue reading “Un-Cheese” Dip (Without the Cheese!)

Baking, nutrition, recipes, wellness

CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Okay, so I joined the chickpea craze... Actually, I've been on the chickpea craze for a while now...chickpea pasta, chickpea pizza crust, roasted chickpeas, chickpea curry...lot's of savory chickpea dishes! I have seen many people make "chickpea blondies"--a healthified, fiber filled dessert...so I decided to make my own version of chickpea blondies + dark cocoa… Continue reading CHICKPEA Brownies (no added sugar)

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes

ALMOND JOY Granola

It's been a hot minute since I made homemade granola! Who else loves a good crunch with a yogurt parfait or on-top of a smoothie bowl? This girl does! Granola oftentimes gets a bad rap because many store bought ones are high in fat, calories, and sugar. While all of that is true, you can… Continue reading ALMOND JOY Granola

summer snacks healthy
food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Fresh Pico de Gallo

With summer just around the corner and gardens beginning to produce an abundance of fresh veggies and herbs, I decided to share my pico de gallo recipe.  Summer is the season of cookouts, BBQ's, and grilling, and I guarantee this salsa will be a crowd favorite. About a year ago, I learned how to make… Continue reading Fresh Pico de Gallo