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  • Recipe of the Week: Real Food Mac n Cheese

    Recipe of the Week: Real Food Mac n Cheese

    Here’s a healthy take on Mac and Cheese that you and your whole family will love. What makes it healthy? It’s dairy-free, made with chickpea noodles and contains chunks of real butternut squash. This turns a meal that is traditionally full of simple carbs and fat into one that has plenty of protein and fiber to help support your fitness and fat loss goals. Enjoy! Servings: 8 Recipe Courtesy of: RealHealthyRecipes.com
    Ingredients:

    1 cup raw cashews
    1 (8oz) box Banza Cavatappi (grain-free pasta can also be substituted
    2 cups Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
    1 teaspooncoconut oil​
    1 yellow onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tablespooncoconut flour​ ....

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  • Time to FINALLY make a change

    Time to FINALLY make a change

    It happens to everyone. That moment when you realize that it’s time to do something about the state of your body. It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scale. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return…along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to create a vision and make it a priority.
    Creating a Vision: What exactly do you wish to ....

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  • February Client of the Month: Kim

    February Client of the Month: Kim

    Last year, Campbell mom Kim was a full-time working mother of two school-aged children, who had a ton of activities of their own, when she came to the realization that she was “literally doing zero” activity for her own health. “I always made excuses of things that were ‘more important’ than taking time for myself to work out,” she confided. “I just got to the point that I needed to do something about it. I was sick and tired of complaining about not being in shape!
    ” But the question of what that “something” would be wasn’t easy to answer. “I have never - as in, ever - been a ‘gym ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Incredible Hulk Muffins

    Recipe of the Week: Incredible Hulk Muffins

    These tasty muffins are free of gluten, refined sugar, additives, artificial coloring and artificial flavors - all of the hidden harmful ingredients that fill most kid foods on the market. In addition, we’ve packed FRESH spinach and wholesomeprotein powder ​ in the batter for additional nutritional benefits. Best of all these muffins taste fantastic, so the effort that you spend in making them will be rewarded with happy children that are filling up on good, wholesome nutrition! Recipe courtesy of: RealHealthyRecipes.com
    Servings: 12 Ingredients:

    1 cup old fashion oats, ground to flour
    1 cupblanched almond flour​
    ½ cup vanilla protein powder
    1 tablespoon Chia ....

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  • How to love exercise

    How to love exercise

    Here’s how to turn something that you’ve dreaded into something you enjoy… 1) Switch off the negative: Your thoughts play a big part in determining your favorite things. Block out any negative thoughts you may have about exercise. Focus your energy on creating a positive attitude that will get you excited about hitting the gym, rather than dreading it. Try saying to yourself: “How can I look forward to exercise and enjoy it?” You’ll be amazed at how quickly the switch flips. 2) Focus on the Benefits: With exercise you have so much to gain and nothing to lose. Exercise makes you stronger, sexier, happier, and gives you more ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Fit Lasagna

    Recipe of the Week: Fit Lasagna

    A great way to reduce the calories in your day is to eat healthier versions of your favorite dinners. This lasagna is the perfect example. The calories, carbs and fats in this dish have been dramatically reduced with some creative ingredient swaps. Instead of regular lasagna noodles, this recipe calls for zucchini noodles in order to sway the calorie balance in your favor. Cheese has also been swapped out for egg whites, which increases the overall protein while reducing calories. I am really pleased with how this lasagna turns out both in flavor, consistency, and of course added protein. You’d be surprised at how similar baked egg white looks and feels to melted cheese. Your ....

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  • Exercise Because...

    Exercise Because...

    If you’re struggling to find motivation to get to exercise, allow these seven reasons to inspire you to get moving… Exercise Because —Your Body Works It may seem like an odd reason to work out, but the fact that you can work out ought to inspire you to do so . After all there are plenty of folks who have been affected by disease or congenital conditions that make working out impossible. If you are able to move, do it! Every movement you make, be grateful and work to learn your body’s limits. In essence when you do this you’re giving your body a high five… and expanding your body’s limits and prolonging the amount of time it’s ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Boneless Chicken Wings

    Recipe of the Week: Boneless Chicken Wings

    Wings are a classic finger food to enjoy while kicking back with friends and family to enjoy game day. The crazy thing is that most wings are fried and then coated in a sauce that’s high in sugar and preservatives. ​While it tastes fantastic, you’re taking in way more calories than you need to. This recipe for Boneless Chicken Wings is much healthier while tasting JUST AS AMAZING! Instead of frying these wings we are going to either use an air fryer (preferred method) or an oven. Instead of breading these wings in grains and gluten we are going to use a grain-free breading. Instead of tossing these wings in a sauce that’s high in sugar and preservatives we are going ....

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  • Do you really want to be fit?

    Do you really want to be fit?

    Do you ever give up what you want MOST for what you want NOW? Think about it... If what you want most is to lose the weight—once and for all—but then you give in and order takeout for dinner, you’ve just given up what you want MOST (a healthier, leaner, more energized body) for what you wanted NOW (convenient and comforting food). It’s worth thinking about. Are your actions congruent with your goals ? This is true of any goal, it’s not limited to your fitness journey. If you want to write a book, you’d better make time to sit down and type. If you want to travel the globe, you’d better get yourself a passport. If ....

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  • Recipe of the Week: Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

    Recipe of the Week: Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

    This mushroom pasta with fresh herbs, goat cheese and lemon is a quick and easy dinner recipe tastes like it took all day to make. Just add your favorite protein to complete the meal! Servings: 3-4 Recipe Courtesy of: ACoupleCooks.com
    Ingredients:

    8 ounces bowtie pasta
    8 ounces mixed mushrooms
    1/4 cupfinely chopped fresh thyme and oregano
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoonfresh lemon juice
    3 cups baby greens: baby kale or spinach
    1/4 cupParmesan cheese, grated
    3to4ounces soft goat cheese

    Kosher saltand fresh ground pepper Instructions:

    Cook the pasta in heavily salted boiling water until al dente. Pro tip: Set the timer for a few minutes less than the package instructions ....

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