Homemade Avocado Oil Mayo

Homemade Avocado Oil Mayo

When you think about eating healthier, chances are, the last thing you think about is mayonnaise. There are so many misconceptions about mayo, ranging from it being a dairy product (likely because it's white) to it being totally bad for you. However, what if I told you that mayo is actually a health food?!

Made it home, mayo is a perfect complement to a low carb, high fat diet, and it's super easy to whip up! You likely have all the ingredients at home already, so let's head to the kitchen and get started.

Basic Chicken Salad

Basic Chicken Salad

Ok, I call it basic, but it’s so delicious that I really feel like I’m doing it a disservice. I guess I use the term “basic” because there are so many different chicken salads you can make — buffalo, curry, chipotle, etc. — and this one is the “base” recipe. But don’t worry, it’s anything but boring! 

Whole30 Progress Report: The First Trimester

Whole30 Progress Report: The First Trimester

I wrote this little essay my first time doing a Whole30 in January 2014 when my eating habits are NOT what they are today. Although I tried to eat salads and forced down oatmeal and things of that nature, prior to Whole30 I was eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) that many of you may eat. To say Whole30 changed my entire way of thinking of food would be an understatement. This time around, Whole30 is not such a shock to my system as it is not very different from the way I normally eat, but I remember it being a MAJOR adjustment at the time. So, I decided to post this today, on Day 10 of my current Whole30, because I felt people could relate to it! Hope you enjoy :)

The Glow Getter Takes on Whole 30...are you up for the challenge?

The Glow Getter Takes on Whole 30...are you up for the challenge?

I've started right away on my resolutions, hitting the gym running training for my first century bike ride in June (it's never too early to start!), planning my first big trip for April, and meditating regularly. All that's awesome, but since I'm here to keep it real with you, I'll tell you one area that hasn't been so great: my diet.

As a health coach, many people expect me to be perfect and on diet all the time, but the truth of the matter is, nobody's perfect. I don't even strive to be! After the holiday season, I could definitely use a "reset," if you will. For this, I turn to the Whole 30. This is my third year in a row starting the new year this way, and it really helps to get my cravings in check and get my body feeling healthy again. Sounds great, right? Let’s all do a Whole 30!