The Perfect Paleo Banana Bread Made With Almond Flour

There are usually two main points of focus when I create a recipe. I have to make food that is lower in refined sugar in comparison to other similar recipes, and I have to include a healthy fat. This Perfect Paleo Banana Bread hits both marks. It's made with almond...

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Delicious Cashew Chicken Stir Fry That’s Easy to Make

How do you measure a successful recipe? Even if I completely love something I create, it's not enough until the toughest critics in my family eat what I make, then go for seconds. This recipe, my super delicious Cashew Chicken Stir Fry is a success...and it's easy. I...

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Is a Keto Diet Really Safe and Healthy for Everyone?

Keto or Ketogenic diets have become wildly popular in recent years, promising, and often resulting in signifiant weight loss. But is a keto diet really safe and healthy for everyone? What is a keto diet? Keto diets are nothing new and have been around for nearly 100...

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5 Foods to Avoid if You Need to Lose Belly Fat

Belly fat is hard on our bodies. I'm not just talking about the pinchable fat the we can grab with our fingers, rather, I'm talking about the fat that's deep under our skin, packed around our organs, making our bodies appear more like an apple shape. The most...

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7 Foods Apple-Shaped Bodies Should Eat to Lose Belly Fat

Whether it’s something that’s been plaguing you your whole life, or if it’s a few pounds that have slowly started creeping onto your midsection over the past few years, belly fat is serious. Unique from fat that gets stored throughout other parts of the body, belly...

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Stop Sugar and Carbohydrate Cravings

I've gotten a couple questions this week about how to stop sugar and carbohydrate cravings. First of all, whether you're reaching for a bag a candy or a loaf of bread - they're essentially the same. Both have a similar effect on your blood sugar levels, and just as...

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Belly Burning Full Body Workout Athleta-Style

Last month I was asked to be the Lifestyle Ambassador for Athleta's Southport Store. I love Athleta and the way the company embraces a balanced health for women...so, of course, I said YES! I'm partnered with two other amazing women from Chicago who bring up the yoga...

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7-Minute Full Body Workout

Sometimes finding the time to workout is tough. Getting a solid hour out of the day to do any type of exercise, from cardio to strength, can be next to impossible if you've got a tight schedule. That said, keeping your body moving is incredible important to to you...

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Drop 10 Full Body Workout

This is a pretty self-explanatory workout. Work through each of the set, alternating upper body, lower body and core, dropping 10 repetitions with each set. This workout starts using the bigger muscles of the body, then works it's way down to the smaller muscles of...

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Short and Sweet Full Body Workout

Want a short and sweet full body workout? It's here! This workout keeps you moving at a moderately high intensity for about eight minutes. The burpees and the high knees will bring your heart rates up very high. Do not rest until you come to the end of the workout....

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Tight Butt and Thighs Full Body Workout

The biggest muscles in your body is your gluteus maximum (aka: your butt). Your quadriceps (aka: you thighs) are the longest muscle in your body. So it makes sense why you'd what to tie these two muscles into a full body workout that tightens and tones. Of course,...

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