Category: Food

The Dish: On Being a Morning Person

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this dish: on being a morning person

As some of you may know, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been THAT person, the one up at 7am even on a Saturday and I am relatively unphased.  So I am going to talk to you today about WHY I love being up so early, and some things it means for the rest of my day!

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Surviving Your Whole30: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

Surviving Your Whole30: Tips, Tricks & Recipes

This past September, Jon and I did our SECOND round of Whole30. For those who don’t know the Whole30 is a program founded by Melissa Hartwig, and it basically entails 30 days of no added sugar, no legumes, no dairy, no soy, no alcohol and no grains. It is NOT easy, so don’t go into it thinking it will be.  But with a little preparation and mental stamina, you can do it!  The Whole30 has benefitted me in ways I didn’t know were possible. It taught me what my body truly thrives off of, and what it is a-okay without.  

 

I’m going to do my VERY best to walk you through the few things I wish I knew/had before starting. And here’s a great source for where to go to find out more about the program before diving in! Whole 30 Q&A, Whole 30 Recipes– also, I find it an absolute MUST to know, the founder is the most OPEN person ever, and she is always answering personal messages on her PERSONAL instagram account if you ever have any questions and can’t reach the designated Whole30 team! When doing a program so strict, I find this an absolute lifesaver if you have a question.

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Plan to Eat Review & Walkthrough: Meal Planning Made Easy

So you’re probably wondering, well, Cass, what on EARTH is Plan to Eat? Well! Plan to Eat is explained best by those who created it, so here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth!

Plan to Eat is an online meal planner app that allows you to add and organize recipes, drag those recipes onto a calendar to plan them, and our software automatically creates your shopping list based on your planned recipes. By providing tools that streamline the meal planning process we equip households to eat better food, eat together, save money at the grocery store, and have a less stressful cooking experience in the kitchen.” –The Plan to Eat Team

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Diets Don’t Work. Lifestyles Do.

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In my almost four years of transforming my health and fitness, I have gone through many things. I began with calorie counting, and then swearing off all junk food, and not eating carbs.  It did not take long for me to realize, NONE of that worked.  In fact, it all made me feel terrible, and sometimes just defeated and sad most days. So let me say this..

Diets Don’t Work.  Lifestyles Do.

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My Biggest Move Yet: Becoming a #girlboss

Becoming a #girlboss

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So this post has been on my mind and heart for a long time now.  But to say the least, it has been a busy few months.  I have been posting over on my personal and now business instagram about this venture for a little while now, but its time to explain why I chose to do it, and why now.

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FitBITES: Cast Iron Tomato Basil Chicken with Quinoa

 

FitBITES: Cast Iron Tomato Basil Chicken with Quinoa

Cast Iron Tomato Basil Chicken with Quinoa

I simply ADORE basil, and it is basil season right now! I had to find a way to incorporate this into mine and Jon’s dinner routine, but all the while keeping it healthy! This Cast Iron Tomato Basil Chicken with Quinoa is a winner! It is the type of meal to fill your kitchen with delicious scents, and your belly with a satisfying meal!

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FitTALK: Motivation

FitTALK: Motivation

Laddddies! It is SUMMER! Like, the height of summer!  You know what that means! BBQs, camping trips, vacations, mountain/lake/beach excursions it is the season of the swimsuit! AND the sundress! And at least for me, that means I want to up my workout and healthy eating game, and look good!  BUT, it is not just about the Summer Season it is about feeling good, no matter what time of year it is! Today I wanted to talk to you a bit about something that we all struggle with from time to time.. This is FitTalk: Motivation!

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Summer Must Haves: The 2016 Edition

Summer Must Haves

This is one of my favorite type of posts to do! Last year I did a “What’s in My Beach Bag” but this year I’m switching it up and doing a SUMMER MUST HAVES post! This will go across all different types of fields, from books to beauty to fitness, fashion and food!  It’s gonna be FUN! Let’s get to it!

 

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FitBITES: Quinoa Turkey Burrito Bowls

We are all coming off a holiday weekend, maybe we indulged a bit too much! It’s time to add a meal to our dinner menu we can feel good about! Let’s get this delicious and HEALTHY dinner on the table! Of course, use only a little cheese 😉

FitBITES: Quinoa Turkey Burrito Bowls

FitBITES: Quinoa Turkey Burrito Bowls

Is there ANYTHING better than a delicious meal?  YES! There’s a healthy delicious meal that’s ready in under thirty minutes! These healthified and #tiuapproved burrito bowls are AMAZING, quick and easy!  Today I’m sharing with you the secret to making better TACO TUESDAY choices, and it starts with these FitBITES Quinoa Turkey Burrito Bowls!

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Organization Favorites: The 2016 Edition [+discounts & giveaway]

The past year and a half, I’ve done quite a few posts on products I love to use for organization, whether it be meal planning, or life planning, I’ve gone through many products, and found some I LOVE!  This year, of course was no exception!

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