#MealPrep…Tuesday? | My # 1 Struggle

#MealPrep…Tuesday? | My # 1 Struggle

I hate soggy veggies. I mean, I don't LOVE vegetables in general (though I'm learning), but if they're leftover, limp, overcooked, or otherwise past their prime, I consider them pretty much inedible. That's why, as I mentioned in a previous meal prep post, I have never been a big fan of meal prepping. In fact, [...]

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Breaking Bad Habits | 30 Day Challenge?

Before I say anything, watch this video. Did you watch it? Ok, so am I the only person who thinks he makes it sound much too easy? I've tried A LOT of "challenges." Whole 30. No dessert. 30 Days of Yoga. 10,000 steps. I've tried the 21 Day Fix diet, a Couch-to-5K program, a half marathon [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #6 (Handling Celebrations)

Food is an inseparable part of many social events, from birthday parties to bridal showers to Super Bowl Sunday. For many, Halloween marks the beginning of a season of celebratory treats. In my house, the celebration starts a little earlier, with my husband's October birthday and, as we enter this particular holiday season, I've been [...]

Mid-week Update: Meal Planning Motivation

On Monday, I posted my no-cooking, no-dishes meal plan. So far, it has been a TREMENDOUS success. Today, I'm sharing the two biggest benefits that I've enjoyed as a result of that meal plan. I hope that they motivate you to plan ahead for healthy eating! Benefit #1: More consistent energy levels and moods It's [...]

Celebrate #NationalPancakeDay with These Low-Sugar Options

Celebrate #NationalPancakeDay with These Low-Sugar Options

So, I'm a little late to this party, but apparently today is National Pancake Day! When I think "low-sugar," I definitely don't think "PANCAKES!" but it turns out the two are not mutually exclusive. Today, I'm sharing three tried-and-true low-sugar pancake recipes that I found on Pinterest plus a delicious pumpkin variation that can be [...]

A Month with No Kitchen: 3 Lessons I Learned

A Month with No Kitchen: 3 Lessons I Learned

As I hinted in my first weekly update and a couple of recent social media posts, my kitchen has been undergoing a major remodel. It still isn't done, but we are getting closer! I've been without a fully functioning kitchen for about a month, and I've eaten restaurant food for almost every meal. Here are [...]

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #2 (Sugar Addiction?)

My Low-Sugar Journey: Update #2 (Sugar Addiction?)

This week has been filled with ups and downs. Some days, it has felt easy to avoid sugar. I've had some pretty awesome victories, like saying no to a chocolate malt (my favorite!) when we had dinner at The Habit. I've also struggled here and there, occasionally caving to cravings or using celebrations and social [...]