Foods to Avoid for Flat Abs

Everyone is working towards that flat tummy. We do sit ups, and crunches, and pilates, and dance and every possible angle to get the flat tummy. While all of these things can help tighten your midsection, diet is the more important piece of this equation, in fact it is up to 85% of the equation.

How to Eat Healthy On A Budget

In a season where we’re all trying to save a few bucks after splurging on Christmas gifts it’s always a good to know new ways to save a few bucks when shopping for groceries. Believe it or not, it is possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank! Take a look at these tips to save your some green when buying yours.

Hidden Veggie Sloppy Joes for the Win

When you have picky children and still want to eat healthy family meals, you get creative with how to present the veggies. One of the easiest ways is to puree and blend into sides, soups, sauces, smoothies and other dishes. Here are some of my favorites:

cauliflower mashed potatoes
butternut squash mac and cheese
sweet potato chili
avocado egg salad
eggplant spaghetti
carrot and bell pepper sloppy joes.

Keeping the holiday weight gain away!

The holidays are officially here! Whether or not you got through Thanksgiving without adding a few pounds, we’re all looking towards the next holiday and trying to figure out how to escape the weight gain… And yes it IS possible! Check out these tips.

3 things you should never eat

It’s always fun to splurge every now and then...just diving in to dessert or a juicy burger every now and then….And there’s nothing wrong with that! You should always take time to treat yourself on occasion, in fact it is a healthy habit (rather than depriving yourself 365...this leads to bad habits and poor decisions). But with these splurge days, there are some things that you should never splurge on.

How to get picky little eaters to eat veggies

Picky eaters can be a tough subject to talk about. People like to get all judgy here and talk as if they can do a better job at getting your kids to eat right than you can. While this may or may not be true, there are some tried and true ways that you can turn your kiddos (or husbands who think they can still eat like kiddos) on the starch-and-carb-only-diet into balanced eaters who value all food groups.

What you should be eating for breakfast

Breakfast. Most of us either love it or hate it. Some of us just eat it out of obligation. But it is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, right? Done the right way, yes it should be! Breakfast is meant to be just as it sounds; breaking from the overnight fast (AKA sleep), and it should be something that recharges and refreshes you, energizing you for the day. My advice with breakfast is to always include each of the 3 macronutrients: carbs, proteins and fats.

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