Collagen Protein

Hi friends! Anyone else feel like marketplace is blowing up with progressive nutrition products?! It’s actually a very exciting and interesting nutrition world right now. We used to live in a land of standard Quaker granola bars and orange juice fortified with calcium. Now, there are snack bars in the refrigerated section, live bacteria in…

Time to Top it off!

Let’s talk toppings! This has been a hot ‘top’-ic the last few years, and I’m excited to share some of my favorites with you (sorry, I’m not talking ice cream toppings). Spice Girls talk a lot about meal prep and the importance of planning; but with toppings, no prep is needed! Finding the right toppings…

Break the Fast with Sweet Potato Hash

Every summer growing up, my grandparents would take my sister and I to Cooperstown. Known for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown is a wonderful summer getaway. We would camp, hike, and then get all dressed up to see an Opera at the Glimmerglass Festival at the Alice Busch Opera Theater. Until recently, I thought this…

Stirring Up The Yogurt Aisle

Has the yogurt aisle become confusing to anyone else? And since when did it take up the entire aisle?! It seems like not too long ago, choices were limited to cow’s milk yogurt and a few dairy alternatives that came in nonfat, low fat or whole milk versions. Being trendy with yogurt meant you bought…

No More Boring Barbecue Foods

Being well into summer, I’m sure many of us have already fired up the grill once or twice for a barbecue. While I only am allowed to have a George Foreman in my apartment complex, I do love the opportunity to grill out at a friend’s or family’s home. There are the traditional barbecue favorites…

Savvy Summer Salads

“June 21, the first day of Summer” is what my sister always responds when asked about her birthday (thanks, Ky for never letting me forget the first official day of summer… and HBD!).  To celebrate the start of a new season, I would like to share some easy summer recipes. Each of these includes our…

Intuitive Eating: The Dieting Cycle

A few months back, I discussed starting the Intuitive Eating book by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. Fast forward to now, I finished the book and ready to give you a brief summary of the main takeaways. Chapter One: Hitting Diet Bottom This chapter provides a background of what we are seeing more and more…

Wake Up & Drink that COFFEE!

When I recently visited my sister in her new home, Cali, we visited an adorable coffee shop. On the side of the building while holding our hot cup of java it stated, “Coffee helps those who sleep little and dream a lot…” Nobody else better comes to mind than the fellow student athletes I help….

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June is national fresh fruit and vegetable month! Celebrate by adding a little color to your plate and trying some new produce. What’s in Season in Michigan Right Now? Vegetables: Arugula, Asian greens, beets, broccoli, chard and beet greens, salad greens, lettuce, spinach, onions, peas/peapods, radishes, sprouts, turnips, zucchini Fruits: In Michigan, July, August and…

Everything’s Better with (Nut) Butter

For me, my love of peanut butter started back in grade school when I literally ate a PB&J sandwich every day from kindergarten through 8th grade. I put peanut butter on celery and topping it with raisins (AKA “ants on a log”). And on occasion, would enjoy the not so healthy Oreo’s dipped in peanut…

GREEK FOOD

Hello and Happy Hump Day! As many of you may know, I traveled to Greece a few weeks ago with two of my girlfriends and had an AMAZING time. However, I have not gotten a chance to share about one of the best parts of the trip…the FOOD of course! Like any vacation or trip,…