Raw Cocoa and Kale Smoothie

Since starting my health journey, I’ve read several diet books, articles and cook books looking for inspiration. To be honest, I have no idea what the right way to eat is. There may not be one. For now, I’m just trying out what may be right for me. So far, I’ve been avoiding grains, legumes,…

Creamy (Vegan) Cilantro Lime Dressing Makes My World Go Round

There’s nothing like a fantastic recipe that comes out of necessity or just not having a whole lot in the fridge. Since we are leaving town tomorrow, there’s slim pickings for lunch. But, I’ve always got lettuce or greens on hand. A simple salad with a knockout dressing does the trick. And this dressing was…

A Health and Wellness Journey Starts with Chicken Marsala, I Guess

So here I am, the most out of shape I’ve ever been, covered in adult acne, spit up, and breast milk. I’m sore, exhausted, and feeling heavy. Not just weight heavy, but emotionally heavy. Like, all my energy goes to my kids and there’s nothing left over for me heavy. Queue wellness journey. 

“Green Monster” Muffins are Toddler Approved

My son is three and while he eats very well for a toddler, getting him to eat green vegetables is tough. In an effort to push the veggies, I decided to hide them in his favorite food: muffins. It definitely helps that he loves the idea of a “monster” muffin, so the vibrant green hue…

Sheet Pan Dinners Make Weeknight Meals a Snap

When you are at a loss about what to make for your weeknight meal, throwing a few ingredients on a cookie sheet takes the stress away. With so many possible combinations, you are guaranteed a healthy, flavorful meal. Recently I made a roasted chicken sheet pan dinner with spicy cauliflower florets that went over really…

LCHF Snickerdoodles for the Win

So I’m not gonna lie–sticking to my ketogenic diet has been no small exercise in willpower. I have a pretty intense sweet tooth and a love of all baked goods, so not eating bread, pastries, and cookies has been the biggest challenge.  That being said, this weekend the sugar cravings hit me so hard that…

Stuffed Cabbage: Low Carb High Fat and 2017

I haven’t been writing a whole lot for myself lately, but in 2017 that is going to change. I’ve resolved to not only eat healthier, move more, but to also chronicle the whole process through photos and recipes.  To kick off the year, here is my recipe for a very low carb, high fat version…

Writing About Working Out

One of the more fantastic aspects of my job as the writer and editor of the DOGPOUND blog is that I have the opportunity to learn and write about fitness techniques and trends. I get to use my experience as a researcher to mine the internet, scholarly journals, and assorted literature for information about the…

Importance of BMR for Weight Management

My latest post for the Dogpound Blog was all about BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate. I wanted to address some of the ways BMR affects our overall metabolism and what we can do to increase that number. Read the orginal article below (or go straight to the Dogpound Blog to read it there): HERE AT THE…

Try Some of These Recipes for Your Memorial Day Barbecue

Having a barbecue this Memorial Day? At a loss for what to cook for your friends and family? Don’t worry, because this unforgettable list for eHow.com has got you covered with some fantastic dishes that will not only taste delicious, but will have everyone you know clamoring for the recipe.