Recipes
The Balanced Life Green Smoothie Recipe

The Balanced Life Green Smoothie Recipe

Hi Beauties, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll be honest. I don’t do much to celebrate this holiday these days. Since I no longer frequent the bar scene and am not big on day drinking there’s not much for me to partake in. BUT I do love green smoothies so I figured I’d share my favorite...
28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

28 Days of Pilates: day 24 + Almond Beauty Bars

Welcome to our last and final week of 28 Days of Pilates! Can you believe it? It’s very bittersweet for me. More bitter than sweet. I’ll miss our daily check-in’s and workouts. The only thing that’s making it sweet is that I know I’ll get to continue working with many of you in the upcoming...
28 Days of Pilates: day 18 + Roasted Balsamic Veggie Bowl

28 Days of Pilates: day 18 + Roasted Balsamic Veggie Bowl

The other day was one of those days where my body was just CRAVING vegetables. Do you ever have those days? Cravings are an indicator of a physical or emotional need and in this case I truly think my body was lacking nourishment. So I listened to my body and made a big, nourishing salad...
28 Days of Pilates: Day #5 + a Blueberry-Mango Smoothie

28 Days of Pilates: Day #5 + a Blueberry-Mango Smoothie

Are you still with me after yesterday’s workout?? I know that was a hard one but don’t worry, we’re going to get stronger! That’s the point of all this right? :) We’ll get there, we just have to keep moving forward one day at a time. Today we’ll give the arms a much-needed break and...
#5: Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

#5: Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas

This post comes at a perfect time of year. When work, school and social commitments are at an all time high. To keep yourself healthy and energized throughout the holiday season it’s imperative to eat a nutritious breakfast. But since I know you’re short on time I compiled this post to help you nourish yourself...
#7: Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

#7: Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

Easy, healthy, cheap…and perfect if you’re looking for dinner ideas this week. The #7 most popular post of 2013… Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls I love Mexican food for so many reasons. One of which being how easy it is to prepare a healthy, balanced meal with loads of flavor. The other night I...
Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee

It’s no secret that I have a Starbucks obsession. I treat myself more often than most. The funny thing is, I drink decaf these days. So it’s not even a physical caffeine addiction I’m dealing with, it’s purely emotional. But some days I choose an at-home brew to satisfying my coffee cravings. I love the...
5 Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

5 Quick & Healthy Weeknight Meals

The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy around here. Busier than ever. Since I am now back to work a few evenings per week getting a healthy dinner on the table has become more of a challenge. I’m sure many of you can relate. These days I’m a big fan of quick, healthy weeknight...
How To Make Healthy Tortilla Chips From Tortillas

How To Make Healthy Tortilla Chips From Tortillas

Given my new diet, I have become a slave to food labels. You can find me in the aisles of Whole Foods scanning ingredient lists almost daily. Cutting out so many foods is definitely a challenge…but thank the good Lord, chips and guac are still fair game. Many tortilla chips are dairy & soy free...
This Week's Menu...

This Week’s Menu…

Here’s what’s on tap for the week ahead in case you’re looking for some healthy meal inspiration: Breakfasts: -  Rudi’s english muffins with sunflower butter  -  Decaf, iced, cold-brew coffee with vanilla coconut milk Lunches: - Mark Bittman’s Quinoa & Mango Salad (from Food52) - Leftovers :) Dinners: -  Sausage & White Bean Casserole (from...
This Week's Menu...

This Week’s Menu…

  Doing my meal planning for the week and thought I’d share what’s on the menu in case you’re looking for new ideas to add to your rotation. In addition to cutting out dairy, soy and eggs, I’m now cutting out nuts as well! SO, these recipes are all free of the aforementioned ingredients. But...

This week’s menu…

Thanks to everyone who took a moment to participate in my short survey. It really helps to know what you enjoy reading and what you’d like to see more of. Every Sunday I take time to plan my meals and prep for the week ahead. Because it’s the only way I know I’ll stay healthy....