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Basil Parsley Pesto Mozzarella Pasta Salad.

Healthy Dinners, Healthy Options, Seasonal

Look at that p-a-s-t-a with delicious pesto! ↓



Last week was the unofficial start of summer: pool/lake days, loads of watermelon in the fridge, and BBQs just about every weekend. As those burgers and dogs are on the grill, their trusty sidekick is nearby– pasta salad. My favorite kinds are ones that are light, bright and fresh flavors on those hot summer days.

This basil parsley pesto is my new favorite. I pulled it together a few weeks ago after cleaning out the fridge and it’s now a staple in the house. I instantly starting thinking of different ways to add this to weekly dinners– try it on grilled chicken, add it on pizza, smear it on crackers, or pasta! The possibilities are endless!

Thank goodness for easy pasta salad recipes. This is a for sure staple this summer! Find the ...

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Gym Bag Essentials.


In November 2015 I had a bit of a reality check— high cholesterol, high blood pressure and weighed 310 pounds. I immediately challenged myself to push outside of my comfort zone and workout 6-7 days a week. I’m the need-to-go-all-in-to-stay-committed and the better-to-be-over-prepared-than-not-at-all type of person so I had a set schedule and always had my gym bag packed and ready to go (with usually way more than I needed.) After 1.5 years I’ve perfected the essentials of the  ...

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Exciting News + a Giveaway!

Real Life

Hello hello!! I’m soooo ooo excited for today – currently dancing in my seat! For as long as I can remember I’ve loved being in the kitchen. Whether it’s coming up with a new creation for dinner, baking up healthier recipes or ones passed down from generations before me— it’s my happy place. This space of the internet not only has allowed me to share my creations with you but also document my fitness journey over the past 1.5 years. And I’m incredibly  ...

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Relief When You Need It.


Hi friends and happy mid-week! I wanted to start today off with some background of my weight loss journey that started 1.5 years ago. I was decently active and for the most part ate pretty healthy, but weighing 310 pounds you’d never think that. After a yearly check up with my doctor, the reality set in— high cholesterol, high blood pressure and overweight. On the way home I cried… and cried… and cried. It was at that moment that I knew I had to make a change. You could  ...

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