Chiara and Holly-208 Hi, 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."

Category : Recipes

control your holiday sweet tooth

Control your sweet tooth this holiday season

I don’t know about you, but I have always had a love/hate relationship with the holidays. On the one hand, getting together with family and friends is wonderful. On the other hand, I have always found it stressful to have a 6 week period of the year (Thanksgiving to New Years) where I feel like

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Paleo Recipe

Paleo Recipe: Turkey-Bacon Meatballs

I don’t know about you, but I am always on the lookout for a healthy recipes to mix-it-up and keep my testbeds guessing. Today’s recipe is brought to you courtesy of from my {new} favorite company, EMeals. This company takes the stress out of meal planning by offering weekly menus to match your diet. Whether

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Thanksgiving Meal

My Top Picks For a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming! Did you know the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories?!?! and a whopping 229 grams of fat!!! … And that’s ONLY the meal itself!!! (click here to read more) But relax, I’m not here to put you on a guilt trip- I don’t think that 1 day by itself creates

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Learn to Love Your Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are the superstar of vegetables. They have very little calories and carbohydrates but tons of nutrition and fiber which means they fill you up without filling you out. Dark green leafy vegetables are also a great source of nutrients like vitamins A, C, E and K and contain antioxidants that protect your cells.

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Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins

5 Healthy & Festive Halloween Party Foods

Halloween weekend is approaching & with the holiday itself landing on a Friday this year, there will no doubt be a ton of festive parties. Here are 5 festive & healthy snacks ideas to wow your friends with this weekend! 😉 Banana Ghosts & Clementine Pumpkins Vegetable Skeleton Jack-o-lantern Clementines Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake INGREDIENTS 15

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Reasons You Should Never Eat Cereal Again
Healthy Holiday Treats

Healthy Halloween Treats

Did you know that the average American consumes about 24 pounds of candy per year? (yikes!!!) And for kids, Halloween marks the peak of their candy consumption… That’s scarier than the costumes! 🙂 Have no fear! Here’s a tasty treat from Quest Nutrition that you can enjoy without the guilt. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Nutrition Facts for

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Seasonal Fall Foods

Fat Burning Superfoods for Fall

The fall months are like another January to me. It’s a fresh start. Summer is coming to a close and it’s time to get everything back on track. The autumn weather also brings some of my favorite flavors into season. Eating seasonally will give you the opportunity to try new things and keep your healthy

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Social Pressure Diet
healthy cocktails

Healthier Cocktail Hours

Enjoying the pool side cocktail is one of summer’s great pleasures, but it is no secret that alcohol can make you gain unwanted body fat FAST! If you are aggressively working towards a weight loss goal (for example the 24 Day Challenge) I advise eliminating alcohol completely. Short term and aggressive goals call for such

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Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Salad

5 Exciting Salads for the Spring

The warm weather is finally here (!!!) and it’s time to get out and have fun! 🙂 …This does not mean that it’s time to get complacent with your eating habits. If you’re like me the last thing you want to do on a sunny day is slave away in the kitchen. Salads are the

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Homemade Protein Bar

Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

To me, there is nothing more frustrating than being hungry and not having anything healthy available. Because of this, I have learned to always be prepared by having protein bars, shakes and other quick snacks on hand. The problem with most protein bars is that they are little more than a candy bar with protein

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Holiday Protein Shake

Holiday Themed Protein Shakes

Yesterday after my workout I opened the pantry, saw a can of pumpkin puree and decided to see what it would taste like in a protein shake. To my delight, it was amazing– & it inspired me to search for more ways to get the flavors of the season without the calories. Below I have listed 4 protein shake

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Winter Kale Salad

Winter Kale Salad

The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can’t. Edward Ugel, I’m With Fatty: Losing Fifty Pounds in Fifty Miserable Weeks, 2010 The best

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