Dang good healthy treats

Just recently, my husband and I got away and escaped life for a few days in the mountains. It doesn’t happen very often (time off) so we were stoked. :-) Getting ready for our three nights away I started to gather a few healthy recipes that I wanted to try, this would be my first…

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Easy Peasy Healthy Side Dish.. whoa.

When people start out on a new path to be healthy and fit, one of the first questions I get from them is this, “what can I eat?” The second question is, “can I still eat this?” But that’s a whole ‘nother post all together. :-) So, I tell them- eat whole foods. Single ingredient…

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Healthy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Can we just have a moment of silence for how my life has forever been changed? I’m serious. Can you just read that title again? A healthy, non-dairy alternative to whipped cream? Really? I had completely given up all hope of ever having another parfait with fruit and whipped cream and so many other amazing…

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Surviving Super Bowl

Do you ever wonder how things get started.. like the origin of certain things? Or… am I the only weird one… (don’t answer that.) Like, what did the first Super Bowl party look like? Was it accidental? OK that was random! Well, anyways.. as we all know, it’s the first ‘big test’ of the year…

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You are what you…

You are what you… listen to. You thought this was going to be about food, didn’t you. :-) You probably thought I was going to say: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. Well, we all know that, don’t we.. (please say- yes..) it makes little difference on how most people feed themselves, but yeah, we all…

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My name is Catrina and I like brisket.. uh, a lot.

Those that know me well, know well.. what my favorite food is. Or at least my favorite healthy food. My favorite things to eat in the whole wide world are all bad for me and make me sick. But we’re not going there.. of the healthy things that I now eat, Brisket is definitely my…

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It’s only week #2 and I’m ready to quit.. help?

What is it about the two-week point in your quest to eat clean and lose weight that is so tough to get past? I’ve heard from many of you that you do GREAT for two weeks and then ‘something’ happens, and before you know it- you’re off track (again?). We could talk forever about the…

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“I wanna get in shape this year, but….”

Good grief.. there’s always a ‘but’ or an excuse in there somewhere… right?! “I don’t want to give up my starbucks, I need it to get going.” “You don’t understand how much I love bread.” “I just have these cravings for ice cream and I can’t help myself.” “You don’t expect me to give up…

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Meal Plan Rules July 4th-10th

Here’s my eating plan for the week of July 4th-10th, basically Monday through Sunday. I’ve created this for two reasons, one is, I have excess belly fat that I have regained that I want to lose and two is, I’ve allowed some foods back into my diet that are causing cravings, that I need to…

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A Strong-end or a Weak-end?

So, hypothetical scenario here.. Monday rolls around and you’re ready for it. You’ve done your meal prep for the week, lined out your workouts and workout days, refilled your five gallon jug of water… man, you are READY!! Skip forward to Friday.. you’re on a serious “healthy lifestyle high,” in fact you’re glowing and people…

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