no cook carrot cake protein balls

By | 2017-08-06T12:24:11+00:00 August 6th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

If having a newborn has taught me anything (it's taught me a lot actually), it's that having easy to grab, nutrient and energy dense, balanced foods on hand is IMPERATIVE. I've had a few wonderful friends bring me date balls of varying sorts that I can store in the fridge and grab as needed. Those [...]

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 [...]

no-bake protein & oat energy balls

By | 2017-04-26T06:30:30+00:00 April 26th, 2017|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Considering I'm just 8(ish) weeks out from being a mom (woah), I'm starting to wrap my mind around the craziness that will ensure, especially in the first few weeks of breastfeeding, changing diapers, holding baby girl, and likely sleeping very little. Somewhere in there, it will be imperative that I eat. You know, food is fuel [...]

nut buffer protein muffins

By | 2016-03-21T09:56:02+00:00 March 16th, 2016|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes|

Earlier this week, after a grueling CrossFit workout, I had a serious hankering for muffins after a friend mentioned making some for her kiddo. I am big believer in listening to cravings. And I knew that I needed some extra protein to refuel and to prep for the busy day ahead. After a quick perusal of [...]

wild and raw protein bars and a Wild Foods Co. giveaway!

By | 2015-05-14T15:11:59+00:00 May 11th, 2015|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

Congrats to my Wild Foods Co. Winners! Heather, Christine, and Jenna (Of Barbells and Baking) will each be getting: A jug of Vanilla Whey Protein Ultimate Tea Stack - Wild Teas #1-#7 Wild Metabolism Stack 14-day Supply: 1oz of China Leaf Green, Yerba Mate, Sencha *Note: winners were picked 100% at random by a computer - not a human Now, [...]

battle of the fat camps and beef bacon bolognese

By | 2016-08-22T06:26:17+00:00 October 11th, 2014|Health, Nutrition, Pastured Meat, Recipes|

A couple weeks back, I had a client of mine send me the link to THIS article titled Embracing Fat for a Healthy Heart Is a Notion Based on Flawed Science. The writer, Dean Ornish, MD, is also one of the docs behind Forks Over Knives, a film that sets out to prove that many of [...]

no-cook coconut cocoa truffles… and the importance of your people

By | 2015-04-01T08:41:31+00:00 August 7th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, The Mind|

It'll be no surprise to anyone when I say this... People spend too much damn time with their noses in their phones (while not everyone is guilty of this, I'm speaking of the majority... At least here in the Silicon Valley). I think it's gotten too easy to forget about living and loving actual life [...]

chocolate banana BROtein cakes

By | 2017-01-12T14:44:47+00:00 July 19th, 2014|Breakfast, CrossFit, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|

The CrossFit Games are upon us, and this year is going to be extra exciting and anxiety-provoking. We've got good friend, Jason Khalipa, going for gold as an individual, and our NorCal team competing for their spot too. On top of that, I'll be pulling hard for my friends Margaux Alvarez and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet (among [...]

silver linings and cacao, coconut, cashew protein cups

By | 2015-04-01T09:18:04+00:00 June 13th, 2014|A Little Sweet Tooth, Breakfast, Grab and Go, Health, Recipes, The Mind|

The process of finally starting the journey of allowing myself to heal over the past month and a half has been really rough for me for a few reasons. One, I am addicted to exercise, and letting go, taking true 100% full time off has been a struggle (imagine a whole new kind of withdrawal). [...]