Chicken Shawarma with Grilled Vegetables

Chicken Shawarma with Grilled Vegetables

Spring is officially here and that means its barbecue season! At least in my book. If I can cook it on the barbecue I'm probably going to. Because things just taste better on a grill don't they? I'm also so excited for everything I have coming this spring and summer. Last week my mom, dad and grandma all came over to help work in my yard. It needed a lot of work and every time I went out there I was so overwhelmed. In one day we did what would have taken me weeks. It was fun and the sun was out and now my yard looks great.

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My Active Roots: Why the Name Change?

My Active Roots: Why the Name Change?

This has been a long time coming, and it was a tough decision to make. But a necessary one! So, why the new name? Well..things change and people evolve. I guess that's the short and sweet answer. 5 years ago I started this blog as a way to document and share my experiments in the kitchen while exploring the paleo diet. I didn't really know where it was going to go, I just knew I wanted to eat healthy whole foods and I wanted to find a way to make them taste good. Today I still enjoy sharing the same type of recipes, but I've incorporated a whole hell of a lot more into this blog.

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G3 Chia Seed Pudding

G3 Chia Seed Pudding

Have you ever made chia seed pudding before? It's one of my favorite things to make. And for many reasons. The first of which...it's delicious! It also has soooo many health benefits. It's packed with omega-3's, protein, antioxidants and fiber (a lot of it)! I work with a lot of nutrition clients who struggle to get enough greens and fiber in their diet, so when PurePharma announced their new product, G3, I couldn't wait to add it to some chia seeds pudding. This recipes packs a healthy punch!! With the addition of G3, which is a greens powder made from spinach, kale and parsley, you're loading up on vitamins and minerals from some of the most nutrient dense leafy greens. 

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9 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Travel

9 Nutrition Tips for Healthy Travel

I get asked a lot of questions like "how do I eat eat healthy when I'm traveling?" Or "how do I stay on track with my diet when I'm on the road and choices are limited?" And I completely understand these challenges. But I've also learned over the years how to travel and make it work. If being heathy is a priority of yours (and I'm sure it is or you probably wouldn't be reading this) then I hope this list comes in handy. Whether you travel for work or pleasure and whether you're on a road trip or flying somewhere far away, having a plan is key. Convenient food is not always the best option, but when you're taken away from your kitchen and your routine, what are you expected to do?

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Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Two questions I get asked a lot are "What should I eat before and after I workout?" and "What supplements should I take." And these are both great questions, because the food we eat and the supplements we take have a huge impact on how we perform in the gym and how we recover from our workouts. 

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7 Day Meal Plan - Flexible Dieting

7 Day Meal Plan - Flexible Dieting

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about flexible dieting entitled, Confessions of a Flexible Dieter. Shortly after I receive some emails curious to learn more and specifically to know what a typical meal plan might look like. One of the greatest aspects of flexible dieting is that no two diets look the same. And therefore almost anyone, and everyone, can benefit from a flexible diet approach. Why do no two diets look the same? Because we're all different! We have different body types, goals, workout routines, lifestyles and food preferences. The things I might include in my diet for training purposes, body composition goals and taste preferences might be completely different from yours. However, our methods for developing better eating habits and making positive and sustainable food choices can be similar as we learn more about food, the nutrients it provides, and what our personal definition of "flexible" is.

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