• The Healthiest Me | Youngstown

    Bringing My Blog To Life: The Beginning Less than three weeks ago, I was sitting down to write one of the most difficult yet honest posts to date. My life in that moment seemed anything but recognizable; I was overwhelmed by the thought of graduating, what that truly entails and trying to start my career with a degree that was…

  • Introducing Fat Back Into Your Diet

    Why It’s So Essential For Your Body If you’ve haven’t heard of the Ketogenic diet, then you might be living under a rock. And in that case, you may have heard of the Paleo diet. Otherwise, this is just a bad diet joke and please forgive me. The Ketogenic diet, or “Keto” for short, is definitely all the rage right…

  • Sunflower Flax Seed Muffins

    Grain-Free High Fiber Muffins I’ve been having a lot of “getting older” moments lately, and I haven’t decided whether or not I like it just yet. After I wrote last week’s post, I felt a huge sense of relief because I was able to write and share exactly how I was feeling at this period of my life. I also…

  • Life At The Moment

    When You’re Convinced The Entire Universe is Working Against You That’s what I wanted to title this – actually that’s what I wanted to title my life at the moment. I’ve gotten away from life updates on my blog, and for no other reason than the fact that my life really hasn’t changed much. After starting a new nannying job…

  • Chocolate Marble Breakfast Bread with Strawberry Jam

    A Perfect Make Ahead Valentine’s Day Breakfast Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, and as much as I would love to wake up without an alarm clock, sip on my coffee and make a big breakfast for the two of us – it’s just not going to happen. I wasn’t going to let that ruin our traditional Valentine’s Day…

  • Dark Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

    A Very Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat I love Valentine’s Day. I know it’s cheesy and mushy and a “hallmark holiday,” but I don’t care – I freaking love it. It’s a day to think about love, talk about love, and celebrate those who make you happy. All things that I think more of us should do. There’s just something special about…

  • Six Seed Grain-Free Granola

    Chunky Grain Free Granola Clusters I will be the first to admit, I have a pretty boring pantry. We always have our essentials such as rice (fifty pounds to be exact), quinoa, oats, beans, and a variety of flours; however, we rarely have anything fun. Simply because things that we constitute as fun are also expensive or terrible for you. Every time I…

  • Healthy Thai Lettuce Wraps

    Simple Nutritious Ingredients & Ready In 30 Minutes   I think about three things when I’m planning out my meals (mostly dinners) for the week: 1. How can I pack as many nutrients into this dish as possible without compromising flavor and my budget? 2. How can I add as much flavor, or satisfaction, as possible without compromising nutrients and my…

  • Vitamin Supplements + My Everyday Routine

    Why I Take Vitamins & What I Recommend There’s a side of health and wellness that many of us brush under the rug, or simply choose to not think about: micronutrients. We often hear about the importance of the “macronutrient” ratio for weight loss; but believe it or not, there is more to it than just eating protein, fats, and…

  • Oatmeal Date Breakfast Bars

    Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars with A Creamy Date Filling I’m always amazed by how quickly the weekend comes and goes. I often find myself feeling so busy and overwhelmed during the week that when it comes time to relax, I take full advantage of it. After a hectic first week back to school and 40+ hour week at work, I was…

  • Glazed Lemon Chia Bread

    It doesn’t take much convincing to whip up fresh banana bread, especially when I have the perfect amount of over-ripe bananas hanging around the kitchen. I wasn’t planning on it, but this recipe just so happens to be one of our favorite banana bread recipes of all time. The hint of lemon compliments the natural sweetness from the bananas and…

  • How To Find What Works For You

    & Why It’s The Only Diet You Need Everyone wants to tell you that the key to weight loss, maintaining a balanced diet, and living a healthy lifestyle is finding what works for you. They just forget to mention how you’re supposed to find it and what working for you really means. Macro-shaming was a big deal throughout the early years of…

  • 2017 Highlights & New Year Goals

    Farewell, 2017  I can’t say that I will miss you One thing that I love about blogging, or sharing life on the internet in general, is being able to look back at old posts, thoughts, and memories. And it can be a bit scary for some of us, but hey, we don’t judge. I really love looking back at my old…

  • Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Over The Top Chocolate Chip Cookies I could say we saved the best for last, but I just love each and every #healthiestholiday treat equally too much. The last healthy cookie recipe on our list is the one and only, chocolate chip. And if I do say so my self, this recipe just happens to be the best healthified chocolate chip…

  • Grain Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Cookies I have to be honest, we ate this entire batch of cookies within 24 hours Yup, we did it, we ate ten cookies in a matter of twenty-four hours. It was more like eighteen hours and twelve cookies, but really, who’s counting? These grain-free chocolate chunk cookies are (were) that good. They were better than any grain…