Nutritious doesnt mean boring

I have been a bit distant lately due to my attention being on researching health, fitness, and nutrition.  I have many different aspects I am pursuing and very little time to pursue all this.  I want it to all happen now and I want to know everything there is to know about nutrition NOW! I wanted to share with you a few of the things of I have learned in the past week and half while I have been away that I think may help shed a light on this whole nutrition thing.

I have found several new websites/blogs that I am absolutely in love with and have really helped me in making sense of everything.

1. 101 Cookbooks is an amazing website which really helped me make sense of natural foods.  If you click on the natural foods link at the top of the page, there are five different links to cooking with natural foods.  She breaks down each ingredient and gives you the in’s and out’s of them.  Because of this info I was able to successfully shop for baking items and make sense of what I was buying.  Almost every week during my weekly shopping i spend at least 5 minutes just staring at the baking supplies in the natural foods section.  All I could see was a bunch of mumbo jumbo and now I am pleased to say I successfully shopped, bought, and replaced white sugar in my recipes.  I love to bake sweets but since I have switched to whole foods I have stopped making sweets because I knew the ingredients were a no-no.  Now I feel a whole lot safer about the ingredients I am putting in my sweets.  I don’t plan on making this a weekly habit but I can now incorporate it into my menu on a monthly basis.  I have been craving sweets terribly this week and this just hit the spot for me.  Here is a link to the recipe I made today found on this exact website, Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes, can you say YUMMY!

2. 100 Days of Real Food is a blog by a women whose family started a 100 day challenge of real food; meaning nothing boxed, canned, frozen, processed, you get it right? She was raised on practically Doritos and boxed Mac & Cheese.  Her story was posted on the from page today, found here, and it caught my eye so I read into it, to find amazing, nutritious, delicious, whole food recipes.  She even offers four FREE 7-day meal plans on her Facebook page (if you like it) with grocery list included.  This is a very inspiring women who has done not only a huge sacrifice for her family but has opened up the eyes for the rest of us.  Now I know if she can do it we can too! Not to mention she is a wife and mother of two young children so she is very relatable.

3. The Fresh 20 is a site I found, thanks to the blog I just previously mentioned, that offers you five weekly dinner plans using only fresh ingredients that promote health and balance and are kid friendly too!  Woo hoo to that! I think Kid friendly means husband friendly too 🙂 They provide you with a weekly shopping list of all ingredients totalling around $75.  That is five Meals for $75 which breaks down to $3.75/meal. I want to make clear that the $75 is what you would spend at the store on ingredients.  They charge only $5/month for the meal plans or $49/year.  They even offer gluten-free and vegetarian meal plans.  I am seriously considering joining this for a while to mix up my meal making and get some good meals my family will like.  By the way, I in no way make any money off you joining this plan.  I just think it is really cool and an amazing solution for those wanting to eat healthy and nutritious but struggling to find their way.  This would definitely get you headed in the right direction!

4. Team Beachbody is where I have become an Independent Beachbody Coach because I love their products.  I have previewed Insanity, TurboFire, and P90X and have loved all of them.  I also drink Shakeology daily and this in itself has really helped in this entire process.  I could go on and on about Shakeology but will leave you to check out the attached video if you are interested.  All I can say is it right down the whole food, nutrition, and fitness path I am on and it is worth every darn penny I pay! Check it out here.  You can also check out my website at to learn more about Team Beachbody and their products.  They offer amazing products for weight loss, sports recovery, supplements, nutrition, and so much more!  I stand by these products 100% because they work.  I don’t just say that because I work for them.

With that said I will leave you to check out these websites/blogs and venture into the world of nutrition.  It is full of flavor and fun and doesn’t have to be bland and boring.  There is a world awaiting you so have at it!


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