• Nutrition

    In Defense of Potatoes

    Spud, tater, tuber- whatever you call it– it’s delicious.  Potatoes get a shitty rep.  Sure, the low carb dieters hate them but all 100 pounds of me loves potatoes.  Fried (in REAL moderation), baked, chips and sweet potatoes. I say BRING IT.  This complex carbohydrate is loaded in fiber, potassium, vitamins B and C.  And sure, like most produce, a lot of the glory is in the skin, but the actual flesh is quite nutritious as well. Potatoes without any added fats or oils have zero fat and are pretty filling.  If you do have diabetes, be aware that they do have a high glycemic index- so opt for sweet potatoes…

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    Three Unexpected Ways To Enjoy Watermelon

    Cocktails, pizza and face masks.  Sounds like a fun girls night in, right?  Here’s a little healthy-summery spin- you can include watermelon into all of these.  Watermelon not only taste delicious and super refreshing but it is also rich in antioxidants and fiber.  Get your knives sharp and your vodka ready {Ehh- that sounds sort of scary taken out of context} cause we’re about to have a watermelon party. {1} Watermelon Lime Cocktail: Blend 4 cups of chopped watermelon with 2 tbsp fresh mint, 2 limes, 1 cup of ice and 6 ounces of vodka. Serves 4. {2} Watermelon pizza: You guys- I have been seeing this ALL over Instagram recently and…

  • Lifestyle,  Nutrition

    The Simplest Investment

      Sure, I would love to write a post on the stock market and how to buy properties – but I would have to write the biggest disclaimer starting with “I have no idea what the fuck i’m talking about.” So I can’t teach you how to invest your money.  But I can teach you how to invest in yourself.  I’m not sure about you- I do plan on being rich and successful one day (hopefully) but, I also plan to look fricken awesome and feel great.  And that starts with my health.  What’s the point of success if you can’t look and feel amazingggg. Start your investment today!  Step 1:…

  • Nutrition

    Winner Winner 10 Minute Breakfast For Dinner

    It’s Monday and I have had a long day with my dietetic internship! {PS: Comment below if you want me to do a blog post the internship!} My go to lazy dinner is normally eggs because well they’re super healthy, filling and you can add any vegetable you have laying around into the mixture. Ha— but things just got a LITTLE lazier.  I sometimes hate cleaning up after I make eggs.  Seriously- so lazy. Not always, but on Mondays, yes. So this egg in an avocado thing is perfect because no frying pan is involved.  {1} Preheat the over t0 425 {2} Slice the avocado in half and take out…

  • Nutrition

    DIY: Pitaya Bowl

    Pitaya AKA dragon fruit has been taking over my Instagram feed and I have been ENVIOUS. It’s almost hard to believe this vibrant pink color is all natural and comes from a plant. Fricken love nature. Dragon fruit comes in two colors – and honestly, i’m not sure if there is a way of telling which you are going to get until you cut it open.  When I bought this dragon fruit I expected to see a white and black inside – but to my surprise, I purchased a deep red beauty.  Pitayas: are rich in fiber, loaded with antioxidants and aid in lowering blood pressure. This exotic fruit may look intimidating…

  • Nutrition

    Manage stress and live happier with the Pacifica App

    Manage stress and live happier with the Pacifica App Every day, our minds go through different cycles, processing all kinds of thoughts. These could be happy, fearful or anxious thoughts, and they affect our mood throughout the day. Anxiety, for example, causes feelings that yield actions: your heartbeat starts to get faster, and your mind gets clouded with unnecessary self-judgment. The Pacifica app attempts to break this cycle using tools that target each of its components. The app isn’t just about presenting a solution every time you feel stressed; it aims to achieve real progress one day at a time. Pacifica was made under the supervision of Dr. Christine Moberg,…

  • Nutrition

    A Very Perfect Morning

    Happy Sunday Y’all !  I wanted to share with you some of my favorite morning tips that get me up and going.  And because tomorrow happens to be the dreaded Monday- I figured tonight would be a good time to share. I am slow AF in the morning.  So I give myself literally an extra 45 minutes just so I can move slowly, stress free.   For those of you who wake up at 6am and think an extra 45 minutes is impossible- I PROMISE give it a few days and you will sleep earlier and feel more relaxed.  {1} Right away, I heat up water and squeeze half a lemon…

  • Nutrition

    Fruity Summer Rolls

    Happy first day of summer!!  These spring rolls are a TON of fun to make and are the perfect way to celebrate summer.  Especially if you have little ones!   These spring rolls were inspired by a lot of Pinterest envy.  Get some of your favorite fruits ready and start rolling.  These are 100% gluten free and you can literally add anything to them. Here is a link to a YouTube tutorial for rolling springrolls. Follow me on Snapchat @Sweatandglow for step to step tutorials and more fun recipes!

  • Nutrition

    Clean Up Your Diet: Summer Edition

    Every season I do something a little odd- I sit back and evaluate how I can better myself- whether it’s my friendships, my career or my health- I think we all need to reevaulate the way we live multiple times a year. With the first day of summer a week away- I have already made some decisions. Simple things guy- I’m not about to get up and move across the country- but I have cut unhealthy ties in my life.   We sometimes don’t even realize we are doing something that isn’t great for ourselves until we give ourselves the respect of an hour and to sit back and really…

  • Nutrition

    Party Pleaser: Endives

    At just one calorie per leaf endives pack a bunch of vitamins, minerals and crunch.  I absolutely love endives because they make a great replacement for chips and crackers.  Do you guys remember when Tostitos came out with scoops (yes- I’m a 90’s child – and yes, it was a genius invention back then).  Well – Endives are basically the perfect alternative to those scoops.  You can literally stuff these chicory family leafs with hummus, guacamole or any of your favorite dips- and enjoy it without worrying about the extra basically empty calories in chips/crackers.     More reasons to try endives: 1.They are super delicious grilled or raw. 2.Consuming…