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Author: Julie

FitnessFriday {Treadmill HIIT Workout}

So it occurred to me yesterday that I have exactly TWO MONTHS until the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run. I haven’t run for distance since September. And it’s been even longer since I bought myself a new pair of running shoes. I’ve always run in Nikes in the past, but I thought I would give Brooks a try this go round. I just ordered these puppies this morning! I’m looking forward to taking these puppies on a test drive in the very near future! And of course I’ll share my thoughts with you. I need to get...

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Almond Flour – The Superfood Wonder

Right at the beginning, I must confess that I simply adore almond flour. Almond flour is a true superfood –  it is low-carb, high in proteins and it contains plenty of the good fats. It is far more nutritious than other kinds of flour you can find. What I also love, it is easy to use, and it tastes delicious. It is a great choice for my family because of its nutritional values, taste, and versatility in cooking and baking. Almond flour can be used in a similar way that the wheat flour but health benefits of the switch...

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Getting Your Tween to Eat Breakfast

We all know the importance of eating breakfast. That has been drilled in to us pretty heavily by now. However, I also know that I, for one, can very easily fall back in to my non-breakfast eating ways if I’m not careful. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I’m huge—HUGE on leading by example. Especially when it comes to my daughter. Unfortunately, even the best of intentions, and the constant leading by example can be challenged as your kids get older and develop more of their own ‘voice’. Gone are the days of...

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Fruit & Nut Protein Bar

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you already know that I greatly dislike protein powder. You’re not ever going to catch me drinking a protein shake. Ever. (It would at least take some pretty serious convincing). With that being said—I’m fully aware that proper amounts of protein is essential for muscle recovery and growth. I’m also aware it’s fairly difficult to get the proper amounts of proteins without some sort of supplementation. My way to get around it is to find or create recipes that use protein powder. I’ve found that when I add it...

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Seared Salmon with Asparagus

The first time Alfie took me salmon fishing was September 2008. Before that, I was content heading to the local lake with Kelly to fish for trout and sunfish (still love it). Of course, Kelly spent most of the time playing with the worms. Until fishing for salmon, I really didn’t know what it meant to do any sort of “sport” fishing. But after having to fight with a 23 pound fish for 30 minutes to finally land it in the boat—I was HOOKED (pun intended). Fishing for salmon was one thing—eating it? Well, that was another thing. I...

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