Treat Yo Self: Cheat Meal Benefits


Last week some of you noticed a photo on my personal Facebook page that looked something like this -   It's no secret that I have the sweet tooth like no other and luckily I have accountabila-buddies keeping me on track (or should I say, ahem, calling me out). After the plethora of comments on the photos ranging from "is that paleo" to "is that considered health ... Continue Reading »

Simple Paleo-Approved “Peanut” Butter Cups!

Almond "Peanut" Butter Cups

Yes, I eat healthy 99% of the time, but sometimes I crave something delicious, peanut-buttery, and choco-riffic for a snack. In the past, I used to reach for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but the processed sugar and gritty chocolate left me feeling tired and crummy (and like I really needed to brush my teeth). About a year ago I discovered a delicious way to make my own ... Continue Reading »

Fight Hangry With Office Snacks!

Hangry: Office Snacks

Hangry (HaNG-grē): Having a strong feeling of or showing annoyance, hostility, or both due to lack of food or hunger. Example: "I forgot to bring any snacks for my office and this meeting is has been going on for over two hours.  I am really starting to feel hangry.  You wouldn't like me when I'm hangry." There are two times in the day when my commitment to health becomes ... Continue Reading »

Secret to Health? Sleep Like a Baby.


Those of you who know me, know that this week we have been on the move - relocating your life from one state to another in 30 days is no small feat! Needless to say there has been a lot of meals on the go, planning, and packing, but what there has not been is a lot of sleeping. Sleep is important. We all know how it feels to not get enough sleep, but yet we often sacrifice ... Continue Reading »

Shout Hooray for BCAAs!


  When I first started looking into supplements, I remember thinking "what the heck are branched-chain amino acids?" It sounded like something professional athletes would take, not anything that I would need. Boy was I wrong. Recently, branched-chain amino acids or "BCAAs" have soared in popularity in the fitness community - and for good reason,  they are one of ... Continue Reading »