Recipes

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...
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...
Sharing my thoughts and full review of the Oura Ring. Pros, cons, sleep tracking, fit, and is it worth it? If you see me out and about right now (jk, we don’t go anywhere) you’ll see me sporting some intense bling: my new Oura ring. (Ok not really *bling* but...
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...
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...
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...
  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...
Hi friends! How’s the morning going? I’m trying to get everything organized for “school” – Liv is going back purely distance-based until at least Labor Day and P is home until at least January – and plan for some upcoming workout videos. We’ll probably hit the pool later today and...
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...
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...
As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And beyond maintaining your basic healthy-hygiene practices, best way to protect yourself from a cold, flu or virus is with a healthy, robust immune system! With these 4 Ways to Boost your Immune System you...
If you’re wondering What’s The Best Milk For Keto, I’ve got you covered. With everything from the best keto cow’s milk, to low-carb healthy milk alternatives, you’ll have so many options you won’t even realize you’re on a special diet. What’s The Best Milk For Keto? We love drinking a...
Crockpot Cuban Black Bean Soup is a simple, healthy and delicious soup that can made using pantry items. Dress this soup up with fresh chopped red bell peppers, onions and scallions. Serve with hot sauce on the side for spicy food lovers. Three of my boys love black beans so now...
Sometimes I think I’ve shared a post on here when I’ve actually just written it in my head. Or maybe it was all just a dream? Who knows…But what I do know is that after almost 6 years of dealing with adult acne, I’ve finally figured out what works for...
 Fish oil, Healthy or not? Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 415. (0:27) Stacy is jazzed that they are revisiting a topic that has been laid with controversy for years. She loves to revisit topics and update science on past episode subjects. First, Stacy wants to share a story...
Does anyone else feel like there’s been a constant chatter, chaos, noise since March?! Every week there’s something new to care about and get fired up about. Here’s what I’ve realized: I can’t save the world. Can I get passionate about something? Yes. Can I get passionate about everything? No. This...
Simple recipes and methods for preserving the bounty of summer herbs. Few gardening tasks make me happier than gathering enormous bundles of fresh herbs and bringing them into the Simple Bites kitchen. The bouquets of thyme, lavender, rosemary and other herbs feel like such an abundance of wealth. I keenly...
This easy weeknight dinner is a mash up of two of my great childhood loves: beef tacos and cheesy Hamburger Helper. It’s full of rich chili and cumin-spiced Mexican flavor with a deliciously creamy factor. And to make it that much better, it’s made all in one skillet in 30...
We’ve tested every lululemon bra (for workouts and everyday wear!), and rounded up all our favorites! Read on for our go-to lululemon bras in the high, medium, and light support categories that are available in A-E cup sizes. We’re so excited to be reviewing all of lululemon’s sports bras today...
Best Cooking Fats for Gut Health Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 414. (0:27) Stacy is super jazzed because we are talking about cooking fats this week, and last week she was super into the facts Sarah shared. We dove superdeep into the details on nut intake and gut...
As Americans (and countries world-wide, really) adjust to the new reality of wearing face masks in public or other settings of increased risk from respiratory droplet exposure (and as many states, including mine, now mandate), our quest for the perfect mask continues. While some materials are better for restraining the...
If you follow me on social media you know I have been talking about my newest cookbook. It will be coming out in the Fall of 2022! I’ve been busy in the kitchen testing recipes and I think you are all going to love this Veggie-Packed Fried Rice! Two years...
Fresh and Easy Shrimp Ceviche PREP 10mins COOK 30mins TOTAL 40mins This shrimp ceviche is made with limes, lemon, red onion, cucumber, chile peppers, cilantro, and avocado for a fresh, healthy, and delicious shrimp ceviche recipe. Watch our video above to see us make it. The ceviche is best served...
Are you ready for the best salsa recipe? Blended from a handful of easy ingredients, it’s sultry, slightly chunky and the perfect balance of tangy and spicy. Store-bought options are no match for this homemade version.   No Mexican meal is complete without freshly made salsa. You can scoop it with tortilla...
The Gut Health Benefits of Nuts Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 413. (0:27) Stay tuned to the end to see Stacy’s embarrassing blooper! When Stacy started Paleo 10 years ago, nuts were extremely popular, and then the “paleo police” got ahold of them and they became demonized for...
When it comes to tacos…I don’t mess around. I eat taco salads a few times a week and there’s always some version of fajitas going down at least once a week. Growing up my mom made tacos & burritos weekly and I guess it just stuck, and I ain’t mad...
If you’re following a Keto Diet and growing zucchini in your garden, you’ll love these easy keto zucchini recipes. With everything from my fan-favorite Paleo Chocolate Zucchini Bread to Zucchini Noodles, otherwise known as zoodles, my healthy, low-carb zucchini recipes will help you stay on top of your summer squash harvest...
If you can’t tell, I’ve been on a big tequila kick recently. It has to be a mixture of quarantine for the past 4 months and the warm summer air. While I do enjoy a glass of biodynamic wine, I also love putting my creativity to the test and mixing different...
Walnut taco meat is going to be one of your new favorite ways to have tacos! This vegan taco meat is so easy to make, only has 9 ingredients and is ready in less than 15 minutes! Naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Whole30 and low carb friendly, you are...
  Whether you’re going strawberry picking in your own garden (I have a little ‘secret’ one with just a few baby wild strawberries, borage and mint growing there – perfect for drinks and salads); at the local pick-your-own set up; or simply selecting a punnet from your local supermarket –...
Do we still follow the Paleo diet? Welcome back to the Whole View, episode 4-1-1. (0:27) Does 411 still exist as a resource you can call? This week, we have a really amazing question from Holly. The topic is one that has been bouncing around in Sarah’s head for a while....
Independence Day weekend will be a little different for most of us this year, but we can still make some awesome, crowd-pleasing food without the crowds. Here are some of my favorite recipes to enjoy this summer! Salads and Apps Red, White and Blue Salad Watermelon, Feta Salad with Basil...
A round-up of summer salad ideas from pasta to potato and everything in between. Please indulge me as I serve up yet another post on salads. I promise this will be the last one for a while as we’re moving on to camping content for July. I’m here to show...
My favorite kinds of meals are the ones that require the least amount of brain power. They’re ones that I can make from things I have on hand or grab a couple of things from the store without consulting a recipe. (Don’t get me wrong, you know I love good...
 Let’s Talk About Magnesium Welcome back, Whole View listeners. (0:27) Stacy is so excited for 410 because it is one of those shows that she asked for. She has taken other magnesium before years ago and did not feel a difference. So she asked Sarah why BiOptimizers magnesium makes her feel so...

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