The Ultimate & Affordable Travel Guide for Seattle

Seattle is one of my husband’s and I’s favorite cities! We have travelled there twice this past year, and will be going back again next summer. Seattle has so much to do and see, but it comes at a cost.  Just go there and you’ll see what I mean…parking is crazy expensive & everything at […]

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Stop the Fat Talk & Start the Self Love

  As a personal trainer I hear A LOT of body shaming and “fat talk.” People come in wanting to have a 6 pack, really toned arms, or to lose 10-20+ more pounds than I would ever guess. Pounds that would put them in the underweight BMI category.  Pounds that if lost would likely increase […]

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Curried Quinoa & Red Lentil Soup

Despite the fact that we have had a few warmer days here in Utah (in January even–crazy right!?) my desire for soup never went away.  I could eat soup throughout the whole year; especially this Curried Quinoa and Red Lentil soup! I love this soup because of the strong Middle Eastern flare and flavor that […]

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Chocolate Avocado Cookies

I love dessert. Plain and simple. I love to indulge in the unchanged, real & raw treats, but I also love to mess around in the kitchen and make healthier substitutions. I’ve tried a lot of different dessert recipes that have vegetables and chocolate in them; brownies with spinach, cupcakes with zucchini, chocolate cake with squash. […]

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Homemade Chocolate & Sea Salt RX Bars

With New Year’s resolutions being made this Homemade Chocolate & Sea Salt RX Bar Recipe comes with perfect timing! This recipe is made with natural, whole ingredients that come together super quick and pack a healthy dose of protein. The RX bars are very similar to a Lara Bar, but in my opinion have a […]

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Why Gut Health is so Important

  You might be wondering what I am drinking, or “why gut health matters?”, both are great questions! To start out, I’m drinking a kefir smoothie.  A probiotic that you will soon learn more about near the bottom of this post. To answer your second question of “why gut health matters”, you must keep reading […]

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Gluten-Free Almond, Poppy Seed Scones

Rediscover a delightful morning breakfast in these Gluten-Free Almond, Poppy Seed Scones drizzled with a sweet almond glaze. This easy, gluten-free scone recipe has a special place in my heart, and in my recipe box. Out of all my gluten-free baking recipes this one is my #1 favorite of all time!! They’re soft, tender, and […]

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Dark Chocolate, Cranberry Almond Flour Pancakes

Breakfast is usually pretty boring around my house. Mostly because my husband and I are up early and hit the snooze button until the absolute last minute.  During the weekday, it typically consists of eggs or a breakfast protein smoothie.  But, during the weekend, I like to go all out for breakfast. Pancakes, crepes, breakfast […]

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Homemade Vegetable Tortellini Soup

This soup is a homemade combination of two of my favorites soups:  Minestrone meet Creamy Tomato Tortellini. It’s hearty, it’s filling, and it’s perfect for the cold weather. But honestly, why didn’t I think about making minestrone creamy until now?? And adding tortellini in place of the boring plain noodles? I guess it’s better now than […]

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Casserole

Thanksgiving is coming up and I have the perfect side dish for you!  This sweet potato quinoa casserole is packed full of cauliflower, minced garlic, roasted sweet potatoes, spinach, and 3 kinds of cheese, guaranteeing it to win the hearts of anyone who tries it. The star ingredient in this recipe is Honeyville organic quinoa (pronounced […]

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