Easy Mango Gazpacho


A hint of mango adds a surprising subtle sweetness to this classic summer soup. This mango gazpacho goes great with warm, crusty bread or accompanying grilled shrimp skewers. I know what you're thinking — didn't I just declare it sweet potato … [Continue reading]

Spiced Sweet Potatoes with
Coconut Cashew Sauce

Coconut Cashew Cream Sauce

How early is too early to start bombarding you guys with sweet potato recipes? If it were up to me, this blog would be a year-round carousel of bright orange awesomeness. I know that sweet potatoes aren't for everyone though, so I do my best to … [Continue reading]

Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

Healthy Summer Corn Pasta Salad

There's just something about corn in the summertime. Corn on the cob always makes me think of barbecuing, basking in the sun, and carefree summer vibes. Even though I'm not a big fan of traditional BBQ food, I love the concept of BBQs … [Continue reading]

5 Tennis Tips for Beginners

Tennis Workout

I love exercise that doesn't feel like exercise. Participating in activities that are fun and social, yet also get your blood pumping, is my favorite way to "exercise." I'd choose an afternoon of beach volleyball or a dance class over lifting … [Continue reading]

A One-Hour Bootcamp-Style
Wedding Workout


Sweating for the wedding is becoming increasingly popular. I mean, they have shirts for it. Wanna squat before the knot? While I don't encourage women (or men) to put their bodies through hell for months in an attempt to look "perfect" for one … [Continue reading]

Vegan Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Zucchini Muffin Recipe

These whole-wheat, vegan, zucchini muffins are naturally sweetened with banana, pineapple, and a hint of honey or maple syrup. Wheat germ adds a boost of plant-based protein and heart healthy fat.  Have I mentioned that breakfast is my favorite … [Continue reading]

Does Your Dog Actually Love You?

Chow Chow Behavior

Doggy behavior tests reveal insight into your pup's brain.  Today I'm sharing the results of my dog Mr. Chow's "Dognition" assessment and giving away a free assessment to one lucky pet parent on behalf of Purina Pro Plan. Purina's BRIGHT MIND Adult … [Continue reading]

Nice Cream Blueberry Crunch Bars

Nice Cream Sandwich

These simple, delicious dessert bars are made with banana nice cream and homemade granola. The perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day! Growing up, I spent my summers hanging out poolside in the hot Arizona sun. My sister and I were on a … [Continue reading]

IDEA World Blogfest 2016 Recap + a Quick Band Workout

IDEA World Blogfest 2016 - LA Fitness Bloggers

Wow, what a weekend. From the workouts to the expert panels to the amazing influencers I got to meet, this year's IDEA World Blogfest was the best yet. I kicked off the marathon health and fitness event with a super early morning workout with … [Continue reading]

4 Surprising Facts About Hydration


One of the most common questions I hear as a soon-to-be Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a personal trainer is, "How much water should I drink a day?" The go-to answer (which I think everyone has heard) is eight glasses a day. But it's … [Continue reading]