Travel Guide to Mandalay, Myanmar

Mandalay is the second-largest city in Myanmar and is considered the center of Burmese culture. You’ll find many unique pagodas here and can enjoy views from U-Bein Bridge and Mandalay Hill.  Set aside 2 or 3 days to experience everything this city has to offer. Things to Do Mandalay Hill This 790 feet high hill […]

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A Registered Dietitian’s View on Macro Counting & Reasons Why Macro Counting Might Not Be a Good Idea

This post has been long waited for. I’ve had many requests for my opinion on this topic, but truthfully it’s taken me a while to write because I wanted to find the best words to clearly explain my feelings. Before I start, please keep in mind that these words are strictly my opinion that has […]

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Fast & Easy Homemade Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream: No Churn Needed!

This Fast & Easy Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream is the perfect, refreshing summer dessert.  It’s smooth, creamy and packed with delicious freeze-dried raspberries. This recipe really is the epitome of summer desserts. It’s cold, fresh, creamy…does it get any better? YES—actually it does! This recipe uses minimal ingredients and equipment. All you need is: A bread loaf pan (for […]

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Cilantro Lentil Hummus

This Cilantro Lentil Hummus is made with lemon, coriander, cumin, and fresh cilantro adding the perfect Hispanic flare.  It makes a delicious snack to take to work or school, and would be a great healthy recipe to make for a Super Bowl party or potluck.   Like traditional chickpea hummus it has sesame tahini, olive oil […]

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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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