My Second Trimester Update

Looking back on my second trimester, I am still in shock at how I reached 28 weeks of pregnancy already. Although my growing belly definitely gives me an hourly reminder, I still feel like I have so much to do before baby Emery arrives and my world is forever changed for the better. Justin and…

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What’s The Hype About Probiotics?

Probiotics—a recent topic of interest among many people today. It seems to be another health buzz word around campus—taking probiotics via supplementation and food items. But what’s the hype about probiotics, and why are they just now coming into focus? They have been around for centuries, all throughout different cultures, in and around different parts…

Protein Fiesta Bowl

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, which, in my language means all the best foods make a grand reappearance onto the plate. Mexican cuisine has so much to offer in the taste profile. Even in the nutrition profile most of the meals are busting with fresh produce, protein, fats and enough herbs to…

Pregnancy Update: Food Aversions Turned Cravings

Wow! How is the time already flying by this fast? The past two weeks have really made a big difference when it comes to my physical appearance. The belly has officially made an appearance and it’s finally becoming pretty obvious to the public that I am pregnant. Prior to now, it was still confusing as…

What I Always Keep In My Purse When Traveling

  Whether I am traveling just for the weekend or any time longer, I always make sure I am prepared no matter the case. I’ve been wanting to do a post on what snacks I usually keep in my purse or backpack because so many people ask me how to travel while on a ‘healthy’…

The Top 5 Most Important Nutrients During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is such a wonderful time during a woman’s life but it’s not always a cruise driving down nausea lane. During pregnancy there are 101 things to remember in just a short amount of time. Remembering what foods to avoid, which to consume, making sure exercise is maintained daily, all while hot flashes and dizzy…

Strawberry Salad with Blackberry Balsamic Dressing

When spring season hits, so do my cravings for fresh food. It’s officially perfect weather for long days at the farmers market and I couldn’t be happier to see fresh fruit and local produce. Although you don’t have to go too far for fresh produce, the grocery stores around us are starting to re-stock on…

Baby Update: My Relentless Hunger

Sixteen weeks and baby is already the size of an avocado! Although it’s only been a week since my last update, I feel like so much has happened. From growing in size to relentless stomach growls of hunger to baby’s first flutter kicks (well sort of). This week I am sixteen weeks along in my…

Sweet Potato & Farro Melt

A few days ago, Justin came home hauling over eighty pounds of pork meat from his last hunt. That means he came home with eighty pounds of Italian sausage, chorizo, bacon, bacon-wrapped tenderloins, ham, and pork chops from the local wild game processor. Filling our freezer up to the brim with meat, I knew I…

Something Every New Mom Needs to Hear

I cannot believe the first trimester of my pregnancy is already over. It seems like only last week I found out I was pregnant with our first child. The emotions I was experiencing, still experiencing, and probably will never cease to experience makes me lean on faith throughout every day of this amazing journey. I’ve…