Category Archives: Living Simply

The 80-20 Rule Revisited

The 80-20 Rule Revisited

A client recently shared with me how much learning about the “80-20 Rule” has helped her with her nutrition, exercise, energy, time management, and life. So, I wanted to revisit the 80-20 Rule with you via an excerpt from my book Real Food, Real Simple. Since we all get the same gift of time, ifContinue reading!

5 Weeknight Dinner Time-Savers

5 Weeknight Dinner Time-Savers

If you’re working, have a family, have after-school/after-work activities, or are basically a human living in the US. . . making healthy dinners every night during the week is probably a challenge. Dinners don’t have to be a struggle. In this post I’ll share with you 5 simple weeknight dinner time-savers to make dinner timeContinue reading!

What to Pack for Lunch

What to Pack for Lunch

Fall is coming soon and its back to school time for all of us whether you’re in school, have kiddos in school, or are continuing to work away. The back to school buzz makes this time of year like a new beginning where we think about what’s ahead as the year end draws near. We’veContinue reading!

How to Organize Recipes

I’ve been super organized since I was a kid. I’ve kept a neat and tidy recipe binder with all my favorite real food recipes for 7+years but a couple years ago I was stumped and frustrated. Thousands of recipes are created and posted every day on the internet! How do you keep recipes you haveContinue reading!

Healthy Meals in Minutes

Healthy Meals in Minutes

If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, how are you doing with it? Have you made an effort to prepare more vegetables for each meal? Is it taking you a lot more time than you anticipated it would? Here is an excerpt from my new book Real Food, Real Simple: A PersonalizedContinue reading!

Stay Healthy Through the Holidays with a 30 Day Challenge

The fall is an amazing time of year full of fun, family, celebrations, and lots and lots of sugar. Diets don’t work because they are short-term all or nothing solutions to long-term chronic problems. Don’t get caught off guard this season by Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, and Christmas cookies. As a Fort Collins Nutritionist, I’llContinue reading!

The Most Essential Tool in Your Kitchen

The Most Essential Tool in Your Kitchen

Preparing healthy meals full of organic fruits and vegetables requires some essential kitchen tools. As a Fort Collins Nutritionist, I often go to clients’ homes and peek into their food world. One of the biggest frustrations with food preparation and cooking healthy meals that I see is chopping food. The most essential tool in yourContinue reading!

7 Simple Swaps for a Guilt-Free Summer Party

7 Simple Swaps for a Guilt-Free Summer Party

Summer is in full swing and so are the parties, potlucks, picnics and other summer festivities. As a Fort Collins nutritionist, I get asked how to navigate parties and come out ahead pretty frequently. If you’re truly interested in having more energy and feeling good in your body, try these simple swaps for a guilt-free,Continue reading!

When Mangoes are 3 for $1

When Mangoes are 3 for $1

Local, organic food is where its at but as we’re waiting for the local produce to start pouring into local farmers’ markets, CSA shares, and grocery stores, we’re often stuck with food flown in from all over the world. You may not have thought of it like this before, but when you go to theContinue reading!

Do You Surround Yourself with Healthy People?

Do You Surround Yourself with Healthy People?

We had friends over for lunch on Saturday and knowing that they are both pretty healthy eaters, I served a Mexican Quinoa Salad (recipe to come) and a large bowl of greens topped with walnuts and dried cranberries. I consider that to be pretty standard Saturday lunch fare at our house. Lunch was on the tableContinue reading!