Blog

Timeout Tuesday: The Benefits of Healthy Fats

  Do you find yourself drawn to foods labeled, "Fat Free! Reduced Fat! Low Fat!"? After all, if a food is high in fat, it must make you fat. Seems logical, right? Years ago, this theory resulted in a plethora of foods with additives and higher amounts of sugar, meant to replicate the taste and textures only fats can provide....

Read more

It’s OK to Crave Comfort Food

  "Stay away from the buffet table! Avoid second helpings! Say no to the cookies and cake!" How often do you hear these voices? Whether they're shouting out loud or whispering in your ear, these thoughts are often self-imposed and, while meant to keep us healthy and accountable, can do more harm than good. Sure, over time, repeat helpings of...

Read more

Veggie Polenta Casserole

  Looking for a delicious way to increase your veggie intake? This Veggie Polenta Casserole offers an easy way to integrate nutrition, flavor and fresh foods from your local farmers market! While this recipe contains a variety of foods, we’re going to highlight the benefits of one of our favorites from the squash family: zucchini! We recently stopped by George's...

Read more

Parmesan-Feta White Pizza

  When you think of pizza, what comes to mind? Fresh tomatoes? Piles of veggies? Sausage and pepperoni? No doubt, the "traditional" favorite is full of flavor and lots of ingredients. This pizza recipe, however, is relatively simple. What it lacks in ingredients, it makes up for in flavor. Quite often, we're hesitant to use the "good" olive oil on something...

Read more

Frosted Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Regardless of the time of year, pumpkin is a source of many nutrients and joyful memories of hoodie weather, bonfires and baking in the kitchen. If you're anything like me, the cooler temps and pumpkin-inspired treats create warm moments that fill your heart and your hunger for something sweet. Not only do pumpkins taste amazing, but they're high in fiber,...

Read more

Taco Frittata With Salsa

I’ve taken the classic frittata and turned it into a tasty taco-inspired breakfast! With a side of fresh salsa, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings while providing the vitamins, minerals and protein your body needs. Ingredients Frittata: 4 eggs ¼ cup milk ½ green pepper, chopped ½ small onion, chopped ½ cup Tex-Mex shredded cheese 2 t. butter...

Read more

5 Back to School Lunch Ideas

By the time August has arrived, you’re probably eager to send your kids back to school. Not only does the start of school mean more time to yourself, but the kids can no longer complain of being bored, the front door will stay shut and bugs will stop flying into the house. You will no longer have to hear arguments...

Read more

Farm Fresh Peach Cobbler

Nothing says summer like a ripe, juicy peach. Does it get any better than fresh fruit, straight from the farmer's market? Not really. Unless, of course, you use that fresh fruit to make a delicious, homemade cobbler. This tasty recipe can be enjoyed year round--in a bowl, on a plate or on top of ice cream! However and whenever you...

Read more

Fitness Transformation: Finding Balance After Hitting Rock Bottom

Have you ever had one of those days where you ate too much and moved too little? You could feel your stomach expand with every bite of food as you sit on the couch, sipping Pepsi, watching talk shows while contemplating another slice of cheese pizza. Afterward, you swear off frozen pizzas forever and promise yourself you’ll “start over” in...

Read more

Success Story: Tod Meisner

In December 2014 I sent Tod Meisner a home workout routine and an XBAR. He was hesitant to send any “before” photos and he definitely didn’t want me sharing any of those photos. I created a series of bodyweight and resistance band exercises, providing him with a program to support his fat loss goals.  During that time, Tod experienced a...

Read more