Cereal Breakfast Bars Recipe (Gluten Free!)

Cereal Breakfast Bars

These little cereal breakfast bars are my new go-to on busy mornings. With a few tweaks from the traditional cereal bars you’ve probably seen before, they pack more protein and fiber but still taste great.

Furthermore, these can easily accommodate gluten and/or nut allergies. Simply ensure that you use a gluten-free cereal (Cheerios are now gluten-free) and an alternative nut butter, like almond butter or sun butter.

In addition, these little bars are fun to make with your kids because they are so super easy and don’t even need to be baked. {read more}

6 “Diet” Foods You’ll Want to Eat

six diet foods you'll want to eat

I hate the word diet and just don’t believe in dieting. Could be why I have a few extra lbs to lose, but I believe we’ve gotten a little too obsessed about what we should or shouldn’t eat, and that we spend too much time thinking about it.¬†You know, the gluten-free, dairy free, sugar is like cocaine, that’s a wheat belly you’ve got there…message we hear everywhere. It gets confusing to know what to eat anymore.

So, I have been working on eating better, eating mostly whole foods and not overdoing it. You know, the moderation thing. {read more}

Why I Take Magnesium Daily

magnesium supplement

Why Do We Need Magnesium?

I started taking a daily magnesium supplement and let me tell you, you need this in your life.

High amounts of magnesium are naturally found in dark, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, fish, beans, avocado (is there anything an avocado can’t do?), bananas, dark chocolate (YAAAAS) and yogurt.

Magnesium is beneficial to our diet because it helps with immune function, fights inflammation, depression and heart disease, and can even help reduce the risk of diabetes. Basically it’s important to nearly every function in our bodies, and most of us don’t get nearly enough. {read more}

How to Trick Yourself into Eating Less

eating less, portion control

Trick Yourself into Eating Less, Without Feeling Deprived

My sister Morgan said something recently that stuck with me. She said,”It’s not so much what you eat, it’s really how much you eat.” Boom. Portion control. Waaaahhhhhhhh.

But seriously, it had me thinking about how to incorporate some little tricks into my daily meals and snacks to be eating less. It’s amazing how a little planning, a little visual trickery and being more aware helps keep your eating under control. I’m not into any diets that cut out major food groups (btw, dessert is a major food group), so this works for me. I have found I’m being more intentional about meals and I feel better for doing it. But not deprived. {read more}

A New Year and No Diets!

New Years Resolutions. We either believe in them and get serious or we laugh them off. Most of us will choose weight loss. The gyms will be flooded for the next couple of months until most of us give up. We’ll go stock up our fridges with all the right stuff and we’ll read new diet books. We’ll start up calorie counting apps and refill our water bottles. But it never seems to last, does it?

do these sweatpants make me look fat?

So what if we looked at it differently this time? What if we stay away from diets. What if we don’t count calories. What if we say yes to carbs and don’t pass up the glass of wine? {read more}