Turkey + Hummus Cucumber Sub

Cucumber Sub

Please forgive me for the unannounced posting hiatus and all-around social media silence over the past couple weeks. In addition to my usual job, fitness classes and freelance projects (have you checked out my stories on Recipe.com yet?), I've been preparing to take my AFAA and NASM exams to become a certified group fitness instructor and a certified personal trainer. Yesterday, I spent 8 hours in a group fitness studio ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Bruegger’s Skinny Bagel Sandwich

There was a time in my life (junior high) when I would not even think twice about grabbing a Cinnamon Crunch bagel for breakfast. The doughy, sweet bagel topped with a crispy streusel? Mmm…but too bad it also came along with a major sugar crash a couple hours later. I mean, 31 grams of sugar? That’s more than two full tablespoons! While half of a Cinnamon Crunch could still be a fine splurge snack or dessert, it probably ...continue reading

Nutritious Small Town Eats

During my quick trip home to Iowa this week, I set out for one dinner at a local haunt to show that you can dine in a place that’s not Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, etc. and still get a healthful meal. It’s not quite as easy, as health food restaurants aren’t in every neighborhood, as they may be in larger cities. But you can find places with nutritious offerings alongside all of the buffets, hearty diners and fried ...continue reading

Taking a Bite out of Baltimore

As everyone reading knows by now, I spent last weekend in Baltimore livin’ it up at Fitbloggin. The seminars at the conference were helpful, the food was tasty and the company was fantastic! Here’s a brief overview of some of the bites I took and great people I met while soaking up the sun in Maryland… When I hopped on my plane from Chicago, I saw someone sitting right in front of me with a notebook with ...continue reading