Why the Washington Post says ‘Meat is Horrible’

“Meat is horrible.” That was the headline I saw all weekend on my iPhone News shortcuts screen. It was dated July 3rd but yet it remained well past that date for a couple of days. I found this odd since the headlines traditionally change hourly. Did Apple really want me to read this article? So, […]

My 5 Go To Breakfasts As a New Mom

I can remember having a 100 calorie English muffin for breakfast with spray butter at 22 years of age. Oh how the times have changed. My breakfasts are now at least 250 calories and made up of nutrient dense foods. Still breastfeeding Tommy in the middle of the night, I wake up starving! On top […]

The Body Nourishing Mama Smoothie

I’m lucky that I enjoy how most healthy foods taste but there are a few that I detest. One of them is turmeric. Unfortunately for me, it is traditionally used by breastfeeding women. One of my favorite ways to mask the flavor of turmeric is in smoothies. I created this smoothie recipe to help nourish […]

Dairy Free Food Hack To Remove 775 calories From Your Diet

Long before I had any dairy reservations, I was intrigued by unsweetened almond milk because it had a lot less calories than skim milk. For example, Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk has 30 calories vs 90 calories per cup in skim milk. These days, skim is OUT and whole is in, so your smartest dairy […]

A Frozen Treat Everyone Can Eat

I’ve made it a point not to label my diet. I’m not a vegetarian, I eat dairy and gluten right now but sometimes, I don’t. I go in phases where I do avoid certain foods but I try not to make declarations against them, because I often return to them, like beef and coffee. I […]

Weight Loss Update and My Afternoon Pick Me Ups

Tommy is officially 4 months old this week. I am still 4-7 lbs heavier than my pre-baby weight but I no longer have a race to train for. This is the first time in 4 years that I have been without a fitness commitment or photo shoot scheduled. It’s a weird feeling. Typically, I’m training […]

New Healthy Place to Eat: Juice Press in Chestnut Hill

After weeks of having to turn down work events, I finally said yes, “F’ it. I’m bringing my baby.” Of course with the OK from the agency… Still trying to figure out if I want to hire help or do this on my own, I’ve had to say no to more work events than I’d […]

Berry Nutty Smoothie Recipe and How To Get Free Groceries This Month

Want free groceries this month? You just might get lucky if you have one of these items in your cart! In honor of Earth Month, grocery stores nationwide are showing customers how their everyday earth friendly choices make big impacts on their diet and the health of the planet. “Every Cart Counts” is a program […]

Seasonal Produce Guide – Early Spring in New England

Earth day is coming up April 22nd. I’ve honored the green “holiday” by going vegan, riding a bike instead of driving and planting my own little garden. This year, I encourage you to pledge to eat not only a vegetarian diet for the day but also more local produce by eating what is in season. […]

Simple Vegan Recipe: Baked Falafel

I have another guest post for you guys today from my friend Lauren Hefez. Lauren is a fellow group exercise instructor here in Boston and also has a fabulous YouTube channel. We have shot a few videos together that you may have watched. She is sharing one of her favorite recipes featuring falafel.  If you […]