Slightly Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas

When I was a teenager, I worked as a waitress at a restaurant in Germantown, Wisconsin, called The Country Kitchen. I think the chain is still around, but the Germantown location was replaced by a bank with a newly surfaced parking lot. One of the attractions of The...

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Super Simple Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

What would the world be like without chocolate? I just don't know. In most cases, I can take sugary foods or leave them. It's been a long road getting to this place, but I'm finally here. One thing I don't deny myself is a little bit of dark chocolate. These super...

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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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20 Healthy Foods You Should Buy At The Grocery Store

The never-ending conversation between that my husband and I have is figuring out a way to lower our weekly grocery bill. This is something that has been a table topic for years. Actually, after we started living together our grocery bill started going through the...

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3 Lifestyle Tips That Control Weight Without Dieting

Every little thing we do, from the food we eat to the way we manage stress affects our body. You may not see it, or feel it right away, but on a cellular level, changes are happening. When it comes to weight loss, the same rules apply. Managing a healthy weight isn't...

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5 Belly Fat Burning Tips to a Healthier Weekend

Weekends are a great time to decompress (especially long holiday weekends), but don't let them throw you off track. The summer is going to be filled with great weekends, including picnics, parties, etc. So many of you have worked so hard to make a permanent change in...

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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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