Cheat Days

Do you ever find, when you are with someone who has decided to change their eating lifestyle, but down something that isn’t part of their “diet”, they immediately (without question) justify its their “cheat day”. “Cheat Day” just sounds uncommitted and poor reasoning to eat whatever you want for an entire day. Anyone who is…

Committing to a Workout Plan

If you’re like me, I like to follow a workout program that I can dedicate myself to. Finding the right program is key. You want to follow something you know you’ll commit to, whether it’s 15 minutes of cardio, or 30 minutes of cross-fit, an hour of power lifting, or waking up at 7am to…

Raw Choco-nana Split

Here’s a yummy banana split for ya, and it’s healthier than the traditional banana splits! This recipe is an immediate fix for any sweet tooth.  Plus it’s made with raw brownie pieces – yum!!! This raw choco-nana split, literally takes minutes to make, with no baking or cooking required. Sub the raw “ice cream” with an…

The Importance of Our Bodies pH Level

Since the beginning of the year, many family and friends have noticed that I carry a water bottle with an alkaline stick in it. I explain the benefits of the stick, which add essential minerals to my water, as opposed to regular filtered water, via Britta, or any other water “filtration” system. You can read…

Santevia Alkaline Water Filtration Review

While I constantly mention the importance of drinking water throughout my posts, and the benefits it has on your health and well-being, I was introduced to this Canadian company based out in British Columbia, Santevia, and was immediately sold on their products! After learning The Importance of Our Bodies pH Level, it only made sense…

Vegan Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cupcakes

If you think by eating healthy, it means cutting out your favorite foods, you are dead wrong! – unless your favorite treat consists of something heavily processed, sorry I can’t help you there (>_<) When I ate dairy, I looooved me some tres leches cake! so it’s not surprising that with the help of substituting…

Health Benefits of Tiger Nuts

I was first introduced to tiger nuts two years ago at a health and wellness convention show. It caught my attention, as there was a pamphlet promoting the tiger nuts ability to prevent blood clots, which was around the time my mom had her first brain aneurysm. I didn’t purchase them at the show, as…

Superfood Salad

I’m sure you’ve seen those bagged kale salads at a grocery store, and kudos to the companies making it convenient in dumping their package of superfood into a bowl, but it’s still bagged salad *poo* Of course, I read the ingredients, picked up fresh produce to make at home, and skipped out on their poppyseed…

Raw Taco Salad

This is a lil treat for my vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foodies. This Raw Taco Salad Recipe with Walnut Taco Meat and Cashew Sour Cream was inspired by a recipe on EatingVibrantly.com I’ve altered the ingredients giving this recipe a 2gurly4u twist, and it is by far a super easy salad you can prepare and pack…

Protein Bowl

If you are like me, I’d rather eat a tasty meal, than drink a protein shake after working out, and prepping an easy post-work out meal will save you time on feeding that post-workout hunger pang. Even if you are just looking for a clean way to eat, and upping your protein intake, this protein bowl…

Tips for a Healthier Family Vacation

Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for kids has been on my agenda for a while, since promoting FitFutures with Eleven Lifestyle. Kendra recently contacted me to collaborate on this article, which I thought was a genius idea to discuss and share tips for a healthier family vacation. While Kendra’s travel background is beyond extensive,…

Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I look back to my early days in school, handcrafting paper bags and taping them to the back of my chair, as my classmates and I hand delivered Valentine’s Day cards and candied goodies to one another… ah such the simple life. By the time I was 8, I…

New Beginnings for a New Year

Wow, it’s honestly been 7 months since I wrote an update. Well within those 7 months, a lot has happened – A LOT !!! Been M.I.A Some may notice my lack of engagement on social media. I find it’s taken away the personal connection with family and friends. It seems so easy to know what’s…

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi & Chicken

Here’s a favorite of mine – homemade pan fried ricotta gnocchi, with grilled chicken. This one is nom. Like if there was a nom like no other, this would be it! lol Just a warning. If you’re cooking for 2, you may even feel a little regret for having to share. Just saying. This recipe…

Pan Seared Chicken and Potatoes

This is seriously the simplest chicken and potato recipe, you can ever make. Plate it to make it look all fancy, and you’ve got yourself a pretty fantastic looking meal! How many times are you not in the mood to cook? Seriously… I’m telling you, this will become your favorite dish to make… it’s so…

Health Benefits of Kale

Happy National Kale Day! National Kale Day.org proposed National Kale Day the first Wednesday of October, and I thought I’d give a lil 411 on the health benefits of kale, how magnificent this leafy green is, and why you will want to add it to your diet! What Does Kale Taste Like? It’s in the…