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How to Guiltlessly Indulge During the Holidays

I promise you, this post is not what you think it is. Read on if my devil’s advocacy has peaked your curiosity.

Do you ever really want to bring up a conversation, but have no idea where to start? Bingo! That’s about where I’m at. Every time I sign into Facebook or Instagram or whatever SM platform, I’m seeing this topic being covered forwards and backwards. Which then begs the question, what on earth can I add here that you haven’t heard that would ACTUALLY HELP you?

So, when I don’t know where to start, I actually head straight to the dictionary. Oddly enough, reminding myself of the pure definition of a word always helps.


Real Food Superbowl Snacks

16 AWESOME Real Food Superbowl Sunday Snacks

It’s  almost Superbowl Sunday! You know what that means, right? Pizza and sliders and chips n’ dip galore! But, I’ve come up with an awesome list to help you navigate Sunday, so you can nosh with your family and friends AND crush your New Year’s Resolutions to boot! There are two sections below – “Make It” and “Buy It”. There’s no science to this. The “Make It” section is full of easy, tasty, nutrient dense recipes that will knock your guests’ socks off. The “Buy It” section, is for those of you who get like me on Sunday (I’m the “Uuuuum it’s Sunday…I’m not lifting a finger” type) and would rather just grab it from the store so you can max and relax.READ MORE

Easy Peasy (Gluten-Free) Mac n’ Cheese-y

Everyone’s got their holiday specialties. It just so happens that Mac n’ Cheese has ALWAYS been mine. It probably stems from the fact that I LOVED Stouffer’s Mac n’ Cheese growing up (wouldn’t touch the stuff now, but hey…it was great back then). It used to be such a treat! I even used to choose IT over pizza! 


Holiday gift

5 Healthy, Non-Toxic Gifts for You and Your Tribe

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re enjoying some QT with family, friends and a generous slice of pumpkin pie. I know I am 😉 

So, about this Black Friday/Cyber Monday business. I know that when this time of year comes through, it’s easy to reach for things like paraben filled perfumes and GMO-laden cookies to give as gifts. I get it. They’re easy, they’re cheap and they generally go over well. But I know, that deep down inside, you’re the kind of person that cares deeply about the friends of your family and friends. And you want more than anything to be giving them gifts that they’ll love but that will also be good for their waste-lines + keep their hormones toxin-free and happy.this year, you don’t have to. You don’t even have to reach for either of those two things. We’re giving you great, affordable alternatives right here.

This year, you don’t have to give the same old stuff everyone else always gives. This year I’m giving you great, affordable, and exciting alternatives right here.


9 Easy Ways to Burn Fat this Holiday Season

Every year, around this time, I hear people using the holiday season as an excuse to fall off the wagon.“Oh, but my Auntie makes the best macaroni and cheese ever and I just can’t resist!”


“I have to bake 100 cookies for the holiday party tonight and have to taste-test at least five to make sure they’re ok.” Ok, fine. Don’t resist. No matter what you do or don’t celebrate, this is a time of year that is about spending QT with family, visiting old friends, making memories and of course enjoying a really good meal. You deserve to be a part of those things (mac n’ cheese and cookies included). So let yourself.


Gluten-Free? Do These 3 Things to Survive & Enjoy the Holidays.

Gluten Free on Thanksgiving? 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all time. My family hosts a ginormous celebration. The morning of we all wake-up early, eat a big breakfast and pretty much fast until the evening feast (aside from the occasional secret finger-full of mashed potatoes). By the time lunch rolls around the kitchen smells like a combination of pineapple glazed turkey and pumpkin pie (my mouth is watering just thinking about it!).