"healthy eating"

Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops

Frozen Hot Chocolate Pops

  Popsicles have always been our summer go-to treat, but since WE live in Arizona, our family is loving them year ’round. You just can’t beat a sweet treat that…

Green Grinch Shake

Green Grinch Shake

I canNOT believe the holidays are already here again! And while I love this magical season, let’s be honest—it’s definitely the most stressful time of year. Between kids, work, school,…

Halloween Sweet Treats

Halloween Sweet Treats

Confession time. It’s October 21st, just 10 days away from Halloween, and I don’t have a single Halloween decoration around my house. I’m not going to let the negative self-talk…

#MomLife: 11 Life Hacks for Getting Fit

#MomLife: 11 Life Hacks for Getting Fit

“Having four kids is kind of like, you’re drowning—and then someone hands you a baby.” – Jim Gaffigan. Seriously, every. single. time. I hear this quote, I absolutely die laughing,…

Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts

Gluten-Free Maple Bacon Protein Donuts

The Donut Gods must have been listening to my plea for some Gluten-Free donuts the other day because THESE bad boys miraculously made it into my life yesterday! Introducing…Gluten-Free Maple…

Clean Cheat // Muddy Buddies

Clean Cheat // Muddy Buddies

Throwing a New Year’s Eve party tomorrow but you want to kick off 2016 with some healthy eating? No problemo—Extreme Transformation‘s got you covered! These clean cheat Muddy Buddies are…

Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

*Originally posted April 10, 2014* Stress. It’s a feeling experienced by everyone. Sometimes you might feel like you’re barely hanging on by a thread, and at other times you might…

Extreme Weight Loss: Mitzi!

Extreme Weight Loss: Mitzi!

Two painful addictions, one incredible woman…Mitzi’s story is truly remarkable. From the moment we met, I fell in love with everything about Mitzi: Her zest for life, determination to make…

4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!

4th of July Berry Cream Pie Parfaits!

Nothing says “America” like a good old fashioned cherry pie, especially during a 4th of July backyard BBQ! Unfortunately, nothing says carb + sugar bomb quite like cherry pie either….

Cocon”oat” Macaroons

Cocon”oat” Macaroons

Erika, oh Erika…do you have any idea how grateful I am for you and your magical recipes??? Ladies and gentlemen, Erika Peterson, aka Clean Simple Foodie, is back at it…

Avoiding Road Trip Road Blocks!

Avoiding Road Trip Road Blocks!

I’m sure it’s apparent through some of my posts that we travel a lot! And travel can oftentimes mean extra calories, unfortunately. I mean, please tell me I’m not alone…

Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

There are few things I love more than hearing personal transformation stories from amazing individuals who started their journeys right at home, no boot camp or cameras,  just a goal…

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Congratulations to our book winner, Christy Troxell-Thomas Veggies are so awesome that even though they’re complex carbs, we’ve given them their very own group in carb cycling! In fact, you…

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

“What?!” you ask. “How can I eat healthy and save money? Eating healthy is sooooo expensive!” Actually…no. It’s not. Here’s why: When you eat healthy foods, you feel fuller sooner,…

What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

Excuses. Those words we speak to ourselves—either vocally or silently—are often the things we blame for not reaching our transformation goals! See if any of these sound familiar: I’m too…

Carb Confusion

Carb Confusion

Confused about carbs and how they fit into carb cycling? Believe me, you’re not alone! Many of my most frequently asked questions are about carbs. And yes, with all the…