• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Grocery Staples & Weekly Must-Haves

    What We Always Have In Our Kitchen Preparation is arguably one of the most important attributes of success. And I think that applies to just about every definition of success; whether it’s landing your dream job, acing a final, or finally achieving your goal weight. It all starts with being prepared. I will be the first to admit that I am…

  • Counting Calories & Why It Works

    It Might Just Be The Best Start For You Who would’ve guessed that diet trends made a come up in the early eighteen-hundreds?! Believe it or not, Lord Byron first popularized the vinegar and water diet in 1820. If it sounds oddly familiar, it should – drinking apple cider vinegar with water has made its way back into our lives and is…

  • Soft-Baked Autumn Granola

    The Best Homemade Granola I can’t tell you the last time I had a head cold. I can’t even tell you the last time I had a stuffy nose! I don’t know why or how, but somehow I always miss flu season, allergies, and back-to-school sniffles. Chock it up to luck, or eating my veggies if you will, but there is…

  • Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bites

    Satisfyingly Sweet & Dreamy  October is finally here and I could not be more excited! It’s not only my favorite month because it’s my birthday and anniversary month, but it’s just such a happy and tasty time of year! I plan on eating pumpkin-something dessert, every weekend, until Christmas. And then it’s Christmas cookie time and I never hold back.…

  • 7 Big Healthy Eating Mistakes

    Avoid These Common Heathy Eating Mistakes & Be The Healthiest You Nutrition isn’t always cut and dry, or black and white, so to speak. We all come from different backgrounds, different relationships with food and different understandings of what healthy eating actually means. The nutrients that our bodies use from food determines the chemical makeup of our cells, bone marrow, blood,…

  • Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

    Have Your Pie & Eat It Too Just when I thought Fall was here to stay, good old September reminded us that summer isn’t quite over yet! Our weekly forecast is showing temperatures in the mid-eighties for the entire week. Not exactly the most fitting weather for pumpkin treats, but once you break open the pumpkin spice, there’s no turning…

  • What I Eat & Why I Eat It

    Simple Nutrition, Real Food, & The Healthiest Me To all of my longtime friends, hi! To any of my new friends and readers, HI and welcome to The Healthiest Me! It occurred to me that it’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to sit down and write to you all about my current nutrition routine/how things have been…

  • Easy Homemade Guacamole

    Even though date night is like every night, there’s just something different about Saturdays. I love the fact that week after week, we both look forward to going ‘out,’ getting a good meal, and just enjoying each others company. It truly just never gets old. This weekend is Chad’s birthday weekend, as his birthday is on Monday, so our plans were…

  • July Favorites & August Intentions

    As much as I want to say that July flew by, I really don’t feel like it did. This is my first summer off from both school and a steady job, so things have been pretty slow around here. And if you know me, and know how much I love routine, this can be a blessing and a curse! July…

  • Roasted Pistachio & Cacao Truffles

    It’s safe to say, I couldn’t wait to get back into the swing of things, so naturally I had to make a healthy truffle recipe as soon as possible! Truth be told, I’ve had pistachios on my mind for the last few weeks, but was reluctant to buy them from our normal grocery because of the steep-ish price. I absolutely…

  • Cacao, Chai & Quinoa Energy Bites

    Chocolate, Spice, and Protein So Nice  Some days I can’t decide if I want an entire bar of dark chocolate, a full-fat vanilla chai latte, or maybe just a jar of peanut butter to myself. Anyone else? Normally I can settle for a dark chocolate, peanut butter protein bar or even a few scoops of Halo Top, but if you’re…