drinks

My Top 5 Beverage Choices

Water with or without lemon/lime (squeezed fresh with slices, or juice without additives) Unsweetened tea (no artificial sweeteners) either hot or cold Coffee (unsweetened, no artificial sweeteners) with or without unsweetened non-dairy milk Kombucha* Bone broth Staying hydrated is SO important for a variety of body functions including maintaining blood pressure, body temperature, aiding in…

tailgate food

FOOTBALLLLL

You guys, it’s time again. Time for football, tailgating, food, beverages, and everything else in between. I think one of the reasons I like this season so much is that I get to spend time with the people I love most in a fun atmosphere. While we didn’t go to the game this week, we…

fedandfit paleo beef chili

Whole 30 Experience: Part 2

Well, the novelty has certainly worn off a bit. Kyle keeps reminding me how much he wants [insert junk food here]. I keep reminding him that he probably won’t enjoy it nearly as much after the Whole 30, but that remains to be seen. However, we are reallllllly looking forward to Shakespeare’s after church on…

keto grass-fed burger salad with avocado

Whole 30 Experience: Part 1

As you all may know, I’m a big proponent of eating healthy, real food. When I heard about the Whole 30, I was initially intrigued. I wanted to know what this “new diet” was that everyone seemed to be talking about. I had seen a little bit about it on social media but wasn’t sure…

peter pan peanut butter

Decoding Food Labels

How many times have you gone to the grocery store, looked at your choices, started reading labels, said f*** it, and then picked up whatever you saw first? Label reading can seem like a daunting task with all of the numbers, different nutrients, the fact that your doctor told you to go low sodium or…

The Problem with Gluten-Free Diets

Try not to jump to conclusions after reading the title, hear me out first. Number one, if you have celiac disease, it’s a no-brainer you need a gluten-free diet. So I’m not addressing that. Number two, if you are actually gluten intolerant and find that following a gluten-free diet is helpful, great!  Awesome! The problem…

Resolutions: 2017 Edition

“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” – Paul Rand Despite everyone seeming to have such a pessimistic view of 2016, it was the best 2016 I will ever have. Because there is only one, and it’s just about over, and now is a good time to reflect. This past year was…

simple mills pizza with egg

Pizza Night!

Everyone loves a good pizza night every now and then right? Especially on a Friday night. You’re done with the work week, you’re ready to sit back and relax, why not order a pizza? Welllllll, there’s a better option. No it’s not easier or faster, BUT it’s healthier and gluten-free (if you’re into that), it…