Active, wellness

“WOW” Dance Fitness Choreography

Y'all know I LOVE all forms of exercise from running to HIIT to DANCE! I've been instructing Zumba (instructor since 2014) and involved in dance fitness aerobics classes for 8 years. Dancing is honestly one of my favorite forms of cardio, so I hope you like the dance! I  choreographed this warm up dance to… Continue reading “WOW” Dance Fitness Choreography

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)

Active, wellness

10 Minute Ab Workout

We all have fitness goals--and building a strong core is one of mine. Below you will find a demonstration of 5 different ab workouts with modifications. See instructions for workout below: **Go your own pace, take breaks when you need it, and feel free to do the modification step.  Even if you're just starting out,… Continue reading 10 Minute Ab Workout

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

Active, adventure, self love, wellness

Total Body Interval Training

Anyone stuck in a rut with workouts? Here are some exercise ideas to incorporate into your workouts—whether they be at home, at the gym, or at a park! Now that spring is here and the weather is nice, I love to go running but want to get a total body workout in as well...here are… Continue reading Total Body Interval Training

Baking, Breakfast, food, nutrition, recipes

Bunny Pancakes

It wouldn't be a holiday if I didn't post a bunch of festive favorites 🙂 Today I am sharing my PERFECTED pancake recipe--they're fluffy, golden, cook perfectly, and don't crumble when trying to flip! The best part? These pancakes taste like regular pancakes BUT are filled with fiber and protein! Score. Simply make the pancakes… Continue reading Bunny Pancakes

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Black Bean Brownies

Black beans in brownies?? YES! This trend has been around for a few years now. The first time I made black bean brownies was in 2015...I was getting ready to pack up my car and move to California to attend Loma Linda University to become a registered dietitian.  Before I left for school, I made… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies

Baking, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

"Say what? Who would put tahini in a dessert?" I  thought the same thing when I first saw a recipe using it...tahini is usually used as a creamy binder in hummus and salad dressings... However, I formed my own chocolate chip cookie recipe using it and I'm never going back! 100% husband approved, too!  … Continue reading HEALTHY Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

nutrition, recipes, wellness

Homemade Granola Bars

Another one of my go-to mid day snacks! Perfect for a pre-workout snack or dessert. This recipe is a variation of my chocolate chip peanut butter energy bites  , and they are  even easier to make. Essentially using the same ingredients with different ratios, this recipe does not require any ball-forming but just a simple mixture… Continue reading Homemade Granola Bars

Baking, Breakfast, food, nutrition, recipes, wellness

Mini Egg Frittatas

What says Sunday brunch better than frittatas?  How about mini egg frittatas? What I love about this recipe is that it can be completely individualized person to person! If you are hosting a brunch and you have enough ramekins (or muffin tins), you can cater to each person's favorite toppings! Since it's just the hubs… Continue reading Mini Egg Frittatas