(5) Easy Protein + Carb Combos

Aligning your meal and snack choices shouldn’t be so scientifically drawn out that it becomes more work and less play. By thinking about your meal/snack choices in a different light rather than calorie restricted, you can easily find a balance that keeps you feeling full and satisfied longer than a handful of popcorn or a…

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“Not Your Momma’s Chicken Salad”

Let’s face it, chicken salad has been a staple in your mommas kitchen since childhood. There is definitely a reason for it too, it’s easy to make, easy to store, easy to grab and go when we’re running out the front door chasing after the dog. The good news about chicken salad is the amount…

How To Meal Prep Like The Pros

Life gets busy, life gets hard, but that shouldn’t mean that your meals become less nutritious. In fact, it should be the total opposite. The busier life gets, the more important nutrition gets to help keep up our stamina for all the curve balls life throws at us. We need to maintain our health and…

“Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones”

Happy Fall Y’all, we are just now beginning to see a drop in our 100 degree weather. Evening walks with our dog, Winston finally calls for a light sweater, but I would be crazy to say that I need boots when going outside. Regardless of the weather outside, when the calendar turns it’s page to…

“Oatmeal Apple Pie Bars”

I think it’s safe to say, “Happy Fall Y’all” in Texas. The cooler weather finally decided to come knocking at the door, and when I say cooler weather I really mean a temperature drop to 80 degree weather instead of 99 degrees. Southern girls get a little ahead of ourselves this time of year, there…

(10) Ways to Eat Healthier at Restaurants

Americans eat out on average five times a week and for the first time, are spending more on dining out than they do on grocery bills. -National Restaurant Association When I first read that I thought, that can not be true. Five (5) times a week means roughly twenty (20) meals in a month, which…

“Cranberry Walnut Energy Muffins”

Cranberry, walnuts, flax oh my! These muffins are so protein and energy packed they should be your next go-to snack to make. These little guys are great for two reasons, 1. they fill you up and 2. they don’t contain any refined oil, sugar, butter, dairy or soy. Okay so maybe that was six reasons…

The Traveling Foodie (Nutrition When Traveling)

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling & How to Travel with Food Allergies Traveling with a food allergy can be very challenging, especially if you’re traveling in and out of rural cities and along routes with only average gas stations to choose from. If you are a picky eater or someone who has food allergies,…

Crunchy “Fig & Apricot Granola”

Ahh today’s the day, it’s finally Friday. It’s the day we all look forward to, the day that brings the promise of a relaxing weekend. The time is nearly up when our hectic schedules and chaotic lives slow down for a measly 48 hours. Our minds start racing of what we can do to enjoy…

“Grab n’ Go” Granola Bars

I love making granola bars in the beginning of the week to last throughout the busy schedules around our house. I’ve got a husband who never ceases to travel for work, giving me the task of preparing snacks for his journeys. When I was studying at Texas A&M  University, I would be gone for 6-7…