Food

Has Covid killed the dinner time romance?  Are any of you dining out?  Has quarantine jaded you about mealtime? How about a romantic dinner in?   Connecting with our partners is important, especially now.  Here’s some inspiration to make your evening of dining-in more special.  And remember, it’s about you and...
Smoothies are one of my favorite treats. Not only are they super tasty, they also feed the body an incredible array of health benefits. One such benefit is weight loss. Smoothies are so dense with nutrients, and you can make them a true superfood for weight loss if you’re so...
So, you want to start eating a cleaner diet, but you don’t know how to do so on a limited budget. Sure, you get what you pay for, even in the realm of food. But, lucky for us, there are incredibly nutrient-dense foods on this planet that won’t break the...
Burrito bowls are all your favourite burrito fillings, loaded in to a bowl for minimal mess. This Beef Burrito bowl is bursting with slow cooked pulled beef (spicy and smokey), zesty and herby rice and a fresh tomato and avocado salsa. Easy to adapt and great for an exciting work...
This Shrimp Chili Lime Taco Salad is an easy way to increase your protein intake without adding a lot of fat to your daily macro goals. The perfect light summer meal! Today I’m sharing a recipe from my brand new cookbook, The Everything Diet Macro Cookbook! By the way, you can...
Vegan nacho cheese sauce is one of the simplest and delicious queso recipes you are going to find! Made with just 5 ingredients, this creamy nacho cheese sauce is made with cashews, making it dairy free but super satisfying! You won’t believe how easy it is to make this vegan...
Sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the perfect weeknight meal! Ready in less than 15 minutes, this is one of the easiest and flavorful meals! With just a few ingredients, this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 and low carb friendly! WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE Sheet pan meals are the...
Alright gang, this one is short. Really short. Sixty seconds, actually. You know why? Because I only need sixty seconds to motivate you, and that’s my goal today: To get you motivated, fired up, and excited about the future so that you take a meaningful step forward. Right here, right...
Taco salad is a quick, and healthy salad recipe perfect for summer! It’s loaded with crisp vegetables, seasoned ground beef, and taco classics such as homemade salsa, cilantro and avocado. Enjoy classic Mexican flavors in a lighter, veggie-heavy meal.   While you all know I love my tacos, you also know...
Need a protein-packed sandwich alternative for your kids’ lunches? I’ve listed my kids’ favorite meals that are terrific healthy school lunch ideas! These delicious grab-and-go school lunches are perfect for growing kids and teens. All of these make-ahead lunch items can be eaten without utensils and they’re paleo, gluten-free, Whole30...
Today, I’m just going to get the ball rolling and share how I’m feeling right now in the hopes that it makes a difference in your life. This will take you five minutes to read and get inspired by. That’s it. Here we go. I Didn’t Want to Go to...
“But those heavy weights will make me look like a man!”⁠ I mean, seriously? It’s 2020. Are we STILL having this conversation? ⁠ I honestly can’t believe we’re still worried about looking like a man by lifting a few dumbbells. That’s so 1998. ⁠ I mean, beyond the obvious benefits...
Virtual School Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 418. (0:27) Stacy is super excited to welcome back a guest to the show, although no stranger to the show, Sarah’s mom – Patsy. Like most shows, this topic was selected out of a real-life question that Stacy is facing. Sarah has...
Anyone else up for a little mommy wine time?⁠ I mean, hello, we’re on vacation in Vermont this week, so there will definitely be some cocktails in the mix! 😉 ⁠⠀ Just because you’re tracking macros, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the things you love. For real.⁠⠀ The beauty...
I’ve been working from home for 7 years so you could say I have a lot of practice. But the one thing I still struggle with is lunch. I bank on leftovers most days but oftentimes I’m either a) short on time or b) hangry and desperate. The combo isn’t...
The term intermittent fasting is quite popular these days, but what exactly is an intermittent fast and how do you do it? As opposed to other types of dietary strategies, with intermittent fasting, it’s not about what you eat, but when you eat. Intermittent Fasting for Beginners I’m here to...
Do you have a “leaky” gut? While this condition isn’t always recognized in the medical community as an official diagnosis, there is growing interest in the causes and treatments for leaky gut syndrome. Evidence suggests that leaky gut – also known as increased intestinal permeability – may be linked to...
A couple of weeks ago I made this simple, refined sugar-free Cherry Limeade recipe on Wake Up With The Walkers. I grew up around Sonic Drive-thrus, and while we don’t have them near us in California, I still occasionally crave that sweet and tart Cherry Limeade with the crushed ice....
Whether you’re stateside, toasting on a faraway beach or simply seeking a reason to enjoy the dwindling summer Sundays, the holiday certainly validates an excuse to imbibe on the sugarcane-based spirit. However, the holiday also presents an occasion to learn something new about the libation—after all, rum dates back to 1650—there’s...
  I had genuinely hoped that we might have been out of lock-down or quarantine by now – and even though here in the UK things are easing, we still have a few strict measures in place which means some food shopping is still fraught for many. Yesterday saw the...
Are the Body Composition scale and BPM Connect worth it?   Withings provided me with the BPM Connect WiFi Smart Blood Pressure Monitor and the BODY+ Composition Wifi Scale. All opinions about the products are my own. Use my coupon code HANGRY for 20% off Body+ and BPM Connect until...
Vitamin K2, Hype, or Essential? Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 417, whereby Stacy and you get to be educated on K2. (0:27) This is one of those, “I can’t say that I’m disappointed that we are talking about this” shows for Stacy. Although she didn’t specifically ask the...
A new study suggests that eating a Mediterranean diet could lead to a longer life. Associate professor Immaculata De Vivo from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School was the lead study author, and found that women who participated in the study had longer telomeres from eating...
Talk to anyone about nutrition, and you’re bound to learn that their opinions, knowledge, and beliefs about nutrition vary significantly from yours. Some people swear that avocados are fattening, while others know that avocados are actually rich in healthy fats that contribute to good heart health. Some people also say...
Have you ever eaten a cookie or brownie just because their baker offered them to you? Have you ever consumed a meal you didn’t necessarily want to eat just to be polite? When you find yourself in a scenario in which you’re expected to eat something, social pressure can influence...
It’s hard to deny that sugary products can be quite tasty. Every once in a while, cookies, brownies, cakes, pastries, and chocolates can make for an enjoyable treat. While certain sugar products and desserts may be acceptable to consume in moderation if you’re on a diet, the truth is that...
You may be eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, but hidden carbohydrates could be preventing the arrow on your scale from dropping lower. According to Dr. David Plourdé, nutrition scientist, exercise physiologist, and founder of The Plourdé Institute, hidden carbohydrates can slow down the process of getting your hormones under...
Did you know that 70 percent of the cells that make up your immune system are located in the wall of your gut? This means, that if you eat an unhealthy diet rich in sugar, preservatives, and other toxins, your immune system may end up suffering as a result. Poor...
Fresh produce, sources of lean protein, nuts, seeds, and legumes are the types of foods your doctors and nutritionist may expect you to eat if your goal is to lose weight and become healthier. Whole foods such as these contain the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs to strengthen...
Herbs and spices are associated with endless health benefits, and are considered ideal substitutes for salt when it comes to flavoring your food. For example, cinnamon helps regulate your blood sugar and protects against type 2 diabetes, whereas cayenne pepper can help treat arthritis and muscle pain. Now, a new...
Exercising regularly and consuming healthy foods high in nutrition are usually the most effective weight-loss methods. In some cases, when diet and exercise fail to work, weight-loss surgery can help individuals slim down and become healthier, while also reversing or improving type 2 diabetes and other health conditions related to...
The first thing most people do when they go on a diet is raid their kitchens and throw away all foods that contribute to weight gain – such as boxes of cookies, bags of potato chips, and any other high-sugar, high-sodium items. However, there may be some foods lurking in...
Have you tried to lose weight without any measurable or lasting success? It’s incredibly frustrating when you put so much effort into following all the weight-loss advice, and the number on the scale barely moves.  While the diet industry places much emphasis on calorie intake, and your well-meaning friends and...
Losing weight can be a daunting feat, which is why it can be overwhelming when you enter a grocery store and are faced with endless food options. One key tip to weight loss has been to learn about nutrition and what’s in our foods, but even that can get tiresome. ...
Everyone has heard the popular adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Now, thanks to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, you can replace “apple” with “avocado” in the oft-used saying.   Avocados are rich in healthy fats that have the ability to...
Diets have a long history, and date back to the “smoking keeps you thin” diet from the 1930s and 40s to today’s newest craze: liquid diets. Juicing seems to be the latest in the string of fad diets, but the question isn’t whether the diet will stick: it’s whether the...
Bento boxes make packing lunches for school or work a bit more fun than usual. They’re easily customizable with compartments filled with colors and textures that create a healthy, balanced meal. But if it looks intimidating to make – don’t worry. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be a bento...
Bento box lunches are a great way to pack for lunch on-the-go. Choose an assortment of healthy ingredients for vibrant meals and balanced nutrition that’s utterly convenient for work or school. The best part? You often don’t need to heat them up. So all you have to do is open...
The ability to fight and ward off inflammation is one of the key secrets to losing weight and becoming healthier. When most people hear the word “inflammation,” they automatically think of the redness and swelling associated with injuries that occur to the outside of their bodies. However, many remain unaware...
Since the 1970s, there has been an argument that low-fat diets are better for your health. However, a new review finds that there is no evidence to support that conclusion. Zoe Harcombe, researcher and PhD candidate at University of the West of Scotland, and her colleagues reported in the journal...
Did you catch the avocado commercial during the Super Bowl this year? With all the hype, the avocado can easily be classified as a superfood. With 20 grams per berry of monounsaturated fat content, the avocado has a proven ability to lower cholesterol, quell hunger pangs, and spot-reduce belly fat. ...
In an effort to help curb America’s obesity epidemic – and perhaps to capitalize on a disease that affects one in every three American adults – many food manufacturers and restaurants are starting to market “skinny” foods. “Skinny” flatbread sandwiches, “skinny” paninis, “skinny” fried foods, and even “skinny” margaritas have...
The Skittles tagline of “Taste the Rainbow” may actually be a great motivator for healthy eating. How can a candy’s marketing coincide with bringing you closer to your goal weight? By taking the idea of eating a rainbow of colorful food and applying it to every meal.    Shape Magazine...
Who would have thought that 2020 would bring a whole new meaning to face masks?! It’s kind of crazy that I need to differentiate between face masks that cover your mouth and the kind that are part of your skincare routine, but here we are! It’s pretty clear that one...
Juicy, tender pork carnitas made in 30 min, start to finish! No fuss, no hassle. Serve as tacos or burrito bowls. So easy, so so good.   We are just about to enter week 3 of our quarantine/stay-at-home order here in Chicago. We’re playing trivia via Zoom, going on all...
Working out every single week is a commitment. There’s no getting around it. Just like work, just like a relationship, just like brushing your teeth…you have to commit to it to ensure that you’ll get the best results. And that can feel overwhelming because people want quick results. We are...
Start the day off right with the perfect cup of French press coffee! Making French press coffee is a lot easier than you think. You don’t have to be a coffee genius to produce the perfect cup of coffee in under 15 minutes. We love starting the day off with...
Did you know that macro nutrition isn’t ONLY for fat loss? That’s the beauty of macros. ⁠ Macros are good for gaining muscle, making you more aware of your food choices, enabling you to eat more filling meals, and can help you maintain a healthy active lifestyle – without restriction!⁠...
Looking for info on teaching kids to cook? I help you troubleshoot common problems and make it easier, more enjoyable and less stressful for you to cook with your kids! Hi friends! I’ve been working hard for a while now to put together this ultimate guide to teaching kids to...

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