Let’s Shop! Healthful Bites Holiday Gift Guide and Wish List

Finding the perfect “healthy” gift for the fit-minded folks on your list can be a daunting task. You don’t want to say, “Hey, hit the gym!” but you do want to find them something they will enjoy and use. These items strike that perfect balance of smart and splurge, and all are either A) items I own, love and recommend, or B) items that I would love to receive this year! My top 10 gift picks for the fitness ...continue reading

Inside Out Apple Pies (Plus a Holiday Giveaway!)

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’ve been able to spend some quality time with family and friends this weekend. I’ve been enjoying plenty of board games, sporting event-viewings and group workouts with my crew. Oh yes, and of course some tasty holiday food! One thing that’s always a mainstay on our Thanksgiving table? Pie! (We also had a lengthy debate about the merits of cake vs. pie during dinner. Pie seemed to win out ...continue reading

Sweet and Savory Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall foods. They’re very versatile and are an awesome nutrient-packed swap for regular white potatoes (although those can be healthy too, if prepared correctly!). I’ve shared my favorite baked fry recipe here before, and was recently inspired by a Pinterest idea to try something similar, but a even quicker: microwave sweet potato chips! To put my own spin on this concept, I created a ...continue reading

Monday Motivation: Pin It!

We’re getting to that time of year where health—mental and physical—takes a tumble down the priority list. Planning menus, shopping for gifts, organizing party schedules, working long hours to prepare for holiday break…no wonder well-being often falls by the wayside until January 1. That doesn’t have to be the case. And while there’s no need to wait until a Monday to start making healthy decisions, many view it as ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Cracker Barrel’s Grilled Chicken Tenderloin Dinner

What do you think of when I say “interstate food”? I’ve been taking plenty of road trips lately, and around my neck of the woods, the options tend to look like this: McDonald’s > Burger King > Arby’s > McDonald’s > Subway > A&W > Wendy’s > McDonald’s. That’s why I generally try to pack a couple healthy snacks to tide me over until I reach my final destination ...continue reading

4 Free Ways to Make a Difference After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has been big news nationwide, among the fitness community (due to the New York City Marathon—click for an awesome read related to the cancellation) as well as the general public. There’s not much left to be said…except that if you didn’t catch Rock Center this week, I highly recommend checking out this video for more on the topic. It’s heartbreaking but very important. As a resident of NYC for two ...continue reading