#lifestyle · Dairy Free · Fitness · Gluten Free · Healthy · Recipes

Eating through the summer heat.

It was over 100 degrees in Raleigh this weekend and the last thing I want to do is eat a heavy meal while in a constant state of sweat. I personally love the heat, but I’m sure not everyone shares the same opinion.

We decided to cook light. 

Stove-top salmon with Himalayan salt, pepper, lemon juice in coconut oil over

  • mixed greens 
  • walnuts
  • strawberries
  • cucumber
  • sprouts
  • balsamic vinegar and olive oil

It was just enough to feel full and refreshed. 

Salmon is loaded with protein and potassium. The fat that is in fish is beneficial to your heart and aids in keeping you full and satisfied. This piece has approximately 29 grams of protein and 542 mg of potassium. (1/3 pound of salmon)

Balsamic vinegar/olive oil is a great substitute for your typical salad dressing that is loaded with sodium, fat and SUGAR.

If you need some carbohydrates, cold quinoa could be a great element to add to a salad like this!


Stay cool out there and enjoy! x

#lifestyle · Inspiration · Random

Worry.

Worry can really put a damper on things. But we all struggle with it.

If you have an analytical personality, then you know exactly what I mean.

Sometimes, I wish I could go back to the exact moment in time that caused me to be such an over-thinker. Instead I manage it by keeping myself busy. Crossfit, fitness, cooking, art projects and helping others. Nothing makes me happier than to make another person smile. It doesn’t have to be debilitating!

I recently purchased this book in hopes to learn new tricks to keep my over-thinking mind in check. I feel that it’s important to always seek out ways to improve yourself. 

Has anyone read this book? If so, what are your thoughts? Do you struggle with anxiety? How do you deal with it? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences 🙂

Have a beautiful day x

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up

#lifestyle · Dairy Free · Fitness · Gluten Free · Healthy · Holiday · Paleo · Recipes

Memorial Day Weekend, goodness

A little late on this post but better late than never….

Who doesn’t LOVE to grill out in the summer?

Prepared by yours truly – an amazing Hawaiian Kabob with chicken and a grape/avocado arugula salad. Recipe found on Pinterest – Cooking Classy

I made a few adjustments on the recipe. For the marinade, I used gluten free soy sauce, minced garlic, honey and olive oil. In the salad, we used balsamic vinegar and olive oil, Himalayan salt, and ground black pepper. The salad has arugula, grapes, avocado, purple onion and walnuts. I also got some goat cheese for the guys. It was absolutely delicious.

 

Enjoy x if you prepare it, let me know how it turns out!

#lifestyle · Gluten Free · Healthy · Juicing · Vegan

Newest Addiction…

Do you ever visit Raleigh? Or do you live in Raleigh? 

If so, you have to check out Raleigh Raw. Here’s just a few things they have to offer. The drink I’m holding [in the top photo] is Kombucha tea infused with coffee beans. They also have smoothies, juices, and organic coffee. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have this place in Raleigh. There needs to be more of these! 

Raleigh Raw – check it out. #fuelthehustle #healthyliving #raleighraw

 

#lifestyle · Random

Why I Deleted Facebook…

Have you ever found yourself just mindlessly scrolling through Facebook? On social media, there are so many types of images to see and opinions to read. One day, I snapped out of the normal “zombie-like” scrolling and realized what I was doing [and what I WASN’T doing].

I was focusing on my phone, and not the world in front of me. 

I was reading everyone else’s business and not focusing on my own. 

I was looking at other people’s selfie’s wondering why I can’t take a good selfie like their’s. 

I was reading someone else’s opinion on something and for only a moment, I was frustrated with how much I disagreed. 

How is this healthy! Comparing yourself to others will always lead to disappointment. You will also lose valuable time to make yourself a better person!

Don’t get me wrong, Facebook definitely has some positives. You can keep in touch with distant relatives and friends, network with professional contacts and read about things you’re interested in. Regardless of all these positive aspects, it had to go.

In an effort to focus more on my job, my relationship with a pretty incredible guy, my family, and my friends…I’ve broken the chains. I guess the older you get, the more clearly you see what your priorities are and what they should be.

Now – I leave you with a hypocritical selfie x