smoked salmon avocado toast

By | 2017-08-11T07:23:29+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

A few weeks ago, we met my cousin and his family for brunch at this adorable kiddo friendly farm to table restaurant in Los Altos. In fact, the woman who started the restaurant is Mary from Five Mary's Farm. If you haven't checked her and her amazing family out, you should. She's one of my [...]

grilled watermelon salad

By | 2017-08-03T09:36:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Soups, Salads, Sides|

Last weekend my wonderful mother-in-law came to visit and brought us a gorgeous watermelon grown old world style by an 80-year-old man in Paso Robles, California where she lives. I knew I had to do something special with it, so I put this mama brain to use brainstorming ideas. Then, as I was scrolling through [...]

Women’s Strength Summit 2017

By | 2017-05-11T09:57:31+00:00 May 11th, 2017|CrossFit, Health, Movement Tips, Nutrition, The Mind|

It's here! And you can get your front row ticket (front and center right at home thanks to your own personal screen) ticket for FREE. In the 2017 Women’s Strength Summit, 24+ world-class female experts share their biggest strategies to help you get outside your comfort zone by building a strong body, mind, and spirit. Get the 2017 Playbook & your [...]

superfood snacking courtesy of Paleovalley

By | 2017-06-22T19:27:48+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Health, Nutrition|

Snacking: the topic brings up some deeply rooted emotions and opinions in people. Here's mine summed up into one simple concept. I think it's best to eat 4 meals a day made up of a balanced ration of deeply nourishing protein, carbs, and fat. Here's the reality: life gets crazy, and snacking is often times unavoidable [...]

easy banana oat pancakes

By | 2017-05-05T10:58:42+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Can you tell I am on an oat kick? Gluten free oats have been working really well for me this pregnancy, and I love the energy boost they provide without a bunch of sugar. Sustained energy, delicious flavor, gluten free goodness. I'm in. These pancakes are a product of the inspiration from my good friend Taz. [...]

quiche for all seasons

By | 2017-04-23T15:36:48+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Breakfast, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

This year is off to a crazy, albeit awesome, start, and I am taking my clean eating with me. Busy days are no excuse to let food quality go to the wayside. In fact, the busier life gets, the more important it is to eat nutrient dense foods because they keep energy levels high, mood [...]

Living Cultures Superfood: the best yogurt you’ll ever taste

By | 2017-07-22T09:05:49+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Health, Nutrition|

One of the perks of moving back to California and settling in Santa Cruz is that we've gotten a chance to reconnect with our good friends here. Two such friends include Arne and Constanze Heissel, the brains and passionate hearts behind Living Cultures Superfoods yogurt, which is without a doubt the most delicious yogurt you'll ever [...]

choosing happy

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:23+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Health, Nutrition, reflections, The Mind|

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Kristin (The Girl with the Butter) and Everett (Paleo Fat Kid) for episode #42 of their podcast: Is this Podcast Paleo? We talked about choosing to be happy (I'm going to talk more about this in a bit), counting calories, why I went paleo after being [...]

making it work on the road

By | 2016-09-06T15:39:08+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Grab and Go, Nutrition|

Let's talk about eating on the road (or in the air, or on a boat). I have spent A LOT of time on the road. Whether it was the years spent on the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, the period that I worked with schools around the country to implement fitness programs, the two moves up and down [...]

Vital Proteins Beauty Greens – inside and out

By | 2016-08-07T17:07:23+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, To Drink|

Hi friends! Today I come to you with another kick ass giveaway. I've partnered up with my friends at Vital Proteins to bring to you the opportunity to win their newest product, which is my most favorite yet. Before we get into the giveaway, let's talk about supplementation and why I love this new product shall we? Let's [...]