Go Beyond the Boring Salad

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan?   Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help [...]

Healthy Snack Ideas: Crunchy, Sweet, Salty, Creamy

Do you like to snack? Do you wish you had healthier, more creative, unique options than chips and dip? Would you rather approach the dilemma by satiating your crunchy, sweet, salty, or creamy cravings? Don't worry, I gotchya covered! :)  Get the FREE download of my Healthy Snack List here to give you some great ideas. [...]

Gluten Free Holiday Guide

  Please, enjoy this little holiday gift from my friends at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.   Try a new-to-you gluten-free recipe and post your comments below!   Your successes inspire others! :)     Click the image below to get the Gluten-Free Holiday Recipe Guide in PDF.   Happy holidays, my friends.

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Went Where?

No, this is not a picture of me singing "the itsy-bitsy-spider" to a room full of adults.  This is me, "Semper Sarah," speaking at our latest Just Roll With It Bootcamp which took place Saturday August 24th in Hermosa Beach, CA.  Because a former Marine, a photographer, a friend, took the effort to make this [...]

Carbs Do NOT Equal Evil

Nowadays it seems like the the word "carbs"  is synonymous with "bad." In actuality, it is the REFINED carbohydrates that are bad, but because people tend to eat so many processed foods, the two tend to go hand in hand. Grains in their whole, natural form are generally healthier than refined grain foods like bread, pastas, and [...]

Protein – Right, Wrong, & Otherwise

Protein is good for us.  Duh, right? They're the building blocks for our body and we need the right amount for us to be strong, regenerate tissue, and otherwise recover. However, protein requirements differ dramatically from person to person. Experiment with reducing or increasing your amount of protein, and try different types.  Some people need [...]

Studies Show Vitamin “P” Gets You Fit!

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others [...]

Why You WANT to be Part of the Fatty Club

You've seen the title of this blog and now you're asking yourself, "I want to be a part of the Fatty Club?"  What on earth... You see, I was a founding member of the UVA Women's Club Soccer Team "Fatty Club."  I used to be a little more....shall we say...."solid" in college, and to embrace my size [...]

Stop Trying to Kick Your Cravings to the Curb!

Cravings are your friends, my friends...if you treat them right ;)  And we want to honor and respect our friends, not kick them around. :) Have you ever said the following? “Man, I wish I could eat better, but I just crave (insert decadent, crunchy, sugary, salty “forbidden” food here) all the time!”  Then you [...]

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