Chiara and Holly-208Hi, I'm Holly! Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer, and welcome to my blog! If you’re looking to get fit & healthy you’ve come to the right place! This blog is all about sharing my best strategies, recipes and workouts for healthy living.

I believe that healthy living is a choice and we have the power and responsibility to choose healthy habits every day. My mission is to provide useful, and practical information to promote healthy living. I work to teach my clients eating and exercise habits that are sustainable for life.
"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

Tag : healthy-eating

planning for nutrition success

How to Plan for Nutrition Success

Essential Kitchen Tools Besides the obvious dishes and utensils, make sure you have the following on hand to prepare & store your healthy meals. A Chef’s knife & paring knife Storage containers (at least 3 large & 3 small containers, plastic is OK but glass Pyrex is my personal choice) Cutting board (at least 2

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How to read nutrition labels

Reading Nutrition Labels

Today I am going to give you some quick tips on reading nutrition labels. While far from being perfect, the nutrition label is a great way to begin educating yourself about the foods you eat.  I believe it is best to get the majority of our meals from minimally processed foods like lean meats and

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super food

Super Foods to Include in Your Diet

The term “super foods” is used to describe foods that are exceptionally high in nutritional content and many have also been recognized for their anti-inflammatory / anti cancer properties. It would be wise to include as many of these foods in your diet as often as possible while removing the junk foods, as I discussed

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healthy eating at home

Preparing Your Home For Healthy Eating

The first step to eating healthy is to decide to do so, but the second (and perhaps most important) step is to prepare your house for success. Foods to toss out: Chips & crackers Chocolates or candy Soda/pop/sweetened drinks Alcohol, especially flavored/sweetened mixed drinks Instant foods like cake mixes and mashed potatoes Margarine and other

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16 healthy on the go items you can find at CVS

16 Healthy On the Go items found at CVS

Healthy eating requires planning and preparation, but we’ve all had days when we were forced to eat out & weren’t prepared for it. Today as I passed by a CVS I decided to wander around to see what healthy options there were to eat on the go. To my delight, I found that it is

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sports nutrition

Eating Right for Sports Performance

Performing well during physical activity comes down to eating right every day. Without a solid foundation of nutritious food, the results of your exercise efforts will be limited. Below are some guidelines to help fuel your body right! Eat clean Focus on real foods that are loaded with vitamins and minerals as opposed to highly

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How-to-eat-healthy

Make Healthy Eating Easier

For the past 3 years it was super easy for me to eat healthy after all, I worked for a company that sold pre packaged healthy meals. This did however place me at a handicap when it came to helping people who were not located next to one of our stores. Since going out on

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Whey Protein Shake Recipes

Whey Protein Shake Ideas

Today I found myself in a bit of a jam, I had been out running errand for hours and only had 10 minutes to unload the groceries, eat, & get on the road to my next appointment. Has anyone else been there? I was hungry, and had NO TIME to eat! …. Luckily I had

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Egg White Frittata

Healthy Recipe: Egg White Frittata

Frittatas are a great breakfast option, they are easy to make and  heat up great in the microwave for a quick breakfast. I used egg whites  for this recipe because it’s easiest, but you can use whole eggs as well (just know this will change the nutrition information listed below). You can also change it

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salmon cakes

Healthy Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Today I would like to share one of my favorite “go-to” recipes. Is it simple, quick, cost effective & most of all, HEALTHY. The salmon cake recipe is from the Practical Paleo cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo and can also made with canned crab for a bit of variety. The recipe yields 4 small cakes and can

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what to do when you fall off the wagon

What To Do When You “Fall Off The Wagon”

Have you ever “fallen off the wagon” with your diet & exercise program? I have….and I know that there are a number of reasons for why we can get derailed the biggest mistake I make is aiming for perfection. Below you will find some strategies for getting back on track. Start with your next meal: Don’t

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Bell Peppers

As I continue to reach out to my friends and family, the most common request I am getting is for quick & healthy food options. I can relate as I am a pretty lazy cook myself, but I have learned that in about the time it takes to watch a TV show I can cook 1 meal in

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eating healthy when dining out

Eating Healthy When Dining Out

Eating out has become part of the American culture and for many of us, it is part of our daily routine. Most of us need about 2000 to 2500 calories per day to maintain our weight. However, with restaurant meals averaging well over 1000 calories a meal, it is easy to see how quickly this habit

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how to beat food cravings

How to Beat Food Cravings

Have you ever started your day off with good intentions only to sabotage yourself with a candy bar, cookie, or bag of chips? I’ve been there & it sucks! Being a former sugar addict myself, I have learned the importance of regulating my blood sugar throughout the day to control my sweet tooth. “There are two

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