What’s the difference between oatmeal and porridge? I had to google it too. Porridge is any kind of hot cereal that could be made with rice, cornmeal or oats. So oatmeal is a kind of porridge, but porridge is not necessarily oatmeal. Also, bears eat porridge. Whatever it is, it’s quick and it’s great for […]

Last week, post workout, I got a text from Jen, the owner of Living Fit Chicago, that said, “I have a treat for you.” I thought to myself, “Please food. Please food. Please food.” It was, in fact, food. It was my first delicious taste of homemade energy bars. After a tough workout, they were […]

I’ve never packed a picnic in my life. However, I have packed a lunch or two. If you can pack a lunch, you can pack a picnic. Just double up your healthy lunch, pack in something fancy and, bam, it’s a picnic. One of my favorite picnic foods (and just a delicious food regardless) is […]

That’s a loaded question, but I get this one all the time! The good thing is that when I hear this question, I know that the person asking knows one key thing: weight loss is a simple equation. You must eat fewer calories than you burn in order to see the numbers on the scale decrease. […]

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Well, you don’t have to tell me twice. One of the many highlights of my weekend in Oregon was listening to a sport nutritionist give us advice over an amaaaaaazing post-run brunch of granola with yogurt and fresh berries and strawberry sauce, a spinach and raspberry salad, mini mushroom and pesto quiches, and some sort […]

(The following post is a guest submission from Ashley Skelton, who’s not only a Registered Dietitian, but a total fitness fanatic.) When I tell someone I’m a dietitian the questions start pouring in. So I’d like to answer some of the frequently asked questions in my next few blog posts. Question number 1: Are carbs […]

Meal planning sounds like a big job. It’s two of the things I used to hate to think about on any given weekend: cooking and general domestic order. But like all things in life, you don’t just HAPPEN to eat healthy. You have to have a plan. Your plan may be different than mine based […]

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I don’t know about y’all, but it’s just been one of THOSE WEEKS for me. My wonderful parents are in town, and I admit, I kind of used that as an excuse to slack on buying enough groceries for the week, figuring I could count on leftovers from dinners out to get me through lunch […]

(Disclosure: I was gifted a Signature Seasonal Juice Cleanse by Cleanse Culture for trial and review purposes. As always, I only write about the products that I actually try and enjoy) I have to admit that I’ve been a little hesitant to try a juice cleanse. You too? When I met the owner of Chicago-based Cleanse Culture, I decided to […]

I love everything about these protein pancakes. I came home after a particularly intense workout at Power Sculpt Fitness and found myself insanely starving. I wanted my go-to protein pancakes, but I wanted to make them a little bit sweeter. What I came up with is the single greatest thing to ever come out of my […]