Mason Jar Salad 101

A great way to make a healthy, meal-preppable, lunch options for work is the Mason Jar Salad. You can make several on Sunday and they will last through Friday. When it’s time to eat you can dump the salad in a bowl or grab a fork and eat right out of the jar. There are …

Lemon-Dill Greek Yogurt Dip

This is a great dip to take to work along with baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, or any other veggies of your choosing.  The dip can also be made in larger quantities and served as part of a veggie platter or with potato chips at a party (hey, it’s ok to take …

Lemon Garlic Salmon with Kale

Salmon is a great way to get your Omega 3’s and is low in mercury (check out this guide for mercury levels in seafood). While I love seafood of all types, I’d have to say salmon is my favorite fish – both for its health benefits and because it’s so yummy! 🙂  This recipe is a …

Crockpot Chicken Quinoa Risotto

This recipe, originally adapted from Pinch of Yum’s Crockpot Quinoa Chicken Primavera, has become a staple in our house.  Due to the cooking time being only 4 hours we can’t make it on weekdays while we are at work, but it’s perfect for starting on a Sunday afternoon.  We usually eat one or two meals worth that …

Mediterranean Omelet

This easy omelet is packed full protein in addition to delicious flavor. It can be made with whole eggs or egg whites depending on your preference (nutritional info will change, though).  Another option is to separately cook the omelet ingredients, then throw into a tortilla for a portable (and freezable) breakfast wrap. Yields 1 omeletMediterranean …

10 Tips for Eating Healthier Without Counting Calories

Depending on your fitness goals and where you are in your health journey, it may not be necessary to count calories.  Perhaps you’re just beginning to focus on your health and feel overwhelmed by the idea of keeping a food diary. Or maybe you’re already fairly happy with your body but know that your metabolism …

Scrambled Egg Whites with Mushrooms and Spinach

One of my favorite breakfasts, this easy to whip up scramble is protein packed and loaded with vitamins.  For those that are dairy intolerant or vegan, replace the cheese with 1/2 tbsp of sunflower seeds.  And if you like things spicy, squeeze a little sriracha on top. Yum!  🙂 Serves 1Scrambled Egg Whites with Mushrooms …

Scottish Breakfast

Five years ago I was lucky enough to take a magical trip to Ireland and Scotland. I enjoyed both countries, but fell in love with the latter (it probably helps that I have a lot of Scottish blood running through my veins 😉 ). When I got home I decided to recreate as best I …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Brownies

This recipe was adapted from Ambitious Kitchens’ 100 Calorie Raspberry Chocolate Chip Protein Brownies, which I found to be amazing.  The two changes I made were to the amount of protein powder (I wanted more) and swapping out chocolate chips and raspberries for pb chips. This was primarily because I wanted something a little different …

Stronger Every Day

I recently an across the quote “Do something every day that makes you stronger” and immediately felt annoyed.  Sure, it sounded good in theory.  But if you’re constantly pushing yourself you will eventually burn out. This applies to fitness, work, family, and any other area of life that you can think of.  I’ve been there …