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October 16, 2019

Learning to eat better is tough on its own.

When you dislike most of the foods that are “supposed” to make you healthy, it just plain sucks.

Here’s the story of how I unintentionally experimented on myself and learned how even the pickiest of eaters can become more open-minded in their food choices.

Experiment #1

When I was a kid, I would have eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at every meal if my parents let me.

As I grew up and turned into a s...

May 7, 2019

Some recipes are just easy for getting in the right amount of carbs (as well as the other macronutrients).

Like this one, which happens to be a family favorite.

A Family Matter

Several years ago we found out our son was allergic to dairy and eggs. He eventually outgrew it, but we learned a lot in that phase of life about paying even more attention to what we’re eating.

(Preventing a painful, dangerous allergic reaction for your child can be very moti...

April 2, 2019

Most of us are fully aware pizza isn’t something you should eat all the time. But pizza night isn’t going away anytime soon.

This recipe is a better option than what you’d pick up at a restaurant. 

The Problems with Pizza

Pizza is a favorite in our house. In fact, Seth has come a long way from his frozen pizza bachelor days, and he’s now a bit of a pizza snob.

But let’s face it, there are two main problems with almost any kind of pizza:

1. Calories


January 21, 2019

This is a recipe to save you from all those other dry chicken breast recipes you’ve felt compelled to eat when trying to lose weight.

Why I Like It

Too many weight loss diets make you eat too much friggin’ chicken. It quickly gets to the point where you’re just over it.

I’ve been at a place in my life (more than once) where, instead of eating another dry chicken breast, I’d rather eat the plate it’s sitting on.

It sucks because when it comes to low c...

January 4, 2019

Snacking while watching football is a must, but the typical choices aren’t always the best.

That’s why we compiled a few recipes to try during playoff season.

Bake Your Wings

It’s a no brainer, eat your wings, just bake them.

This recipe uses a marinade to keep the wings moist on the inside, and then baking them significantly reduces the calories from unhealthy fats while keeping that crisp, delicious flavor on the outside.

Low Carb Dip-ables

A savory...

September 11, 2018

Doing meal prep can be daunting.

It’s recipes like this one that make it easier.

Why I Like It

There are three main reasons this recipe is one of my regulars.

1. It’s Delicious

You can’t base your diet around foods you don’t like.

Just because this particular recipe is a good, healthy choice, doesn’t mean you have to include it in your diet if it doesn’t appoal to you.

Personally, I love it.

2. It’s Filling

You don’t need to cook a bunch of extra stuff to...

July 24, 2018

It can be difficult to find recipes that meet the individual needs of your diet.

It becomes even more complicated when you’re not just cooking for yourself, but have a family to feed, or guests coming over.

Having recipes like this in your back pocket can be a helpful tool to help you reach your goals.

How To Adapt It

Stuffed peppers are so yummy!

This recipe takes a little bit longer than some of the other recipes we share, but I like how easy it is...

June 26, 2018

There are two things that seem to be culturally accepted about sugar:

  1. It’s bad.

  2. It’s so, so good.

You might be surprised to hear I don’t view sugar as “bad” (read our Instagram post for more on that).

But lately, I got out of control.

So I decided to do something about it. In this blog I’ve outlined the steps I’m taking, with the hope that you can learn from my experience.

The Struggle

It’s hard to admit this, but I have a sugar problem.


May 29, 2018

Cooking in bulk so you have ready-to-eat meals is a good strategy, but it can get boring if you wind up eating too much of the same thing.

Engaging neighbors, friends, or co-workers in a Healthy Meal Exchange is a great way to add a variety of healthy foods and cooking styles to your diet, while still cutting back on time in the kitchen.

Plus, a group can create accountability and a community to cheer each other on as you work on better eating habi...

December 21, 2017

Here is a favorite recipe in our house. It actually takes about 30 total minutes, but it’s only 10 minutes of prep, 20 minutes of cook time.

Still quicker than ordering pizza for delivery!

I buy a big ol’ bag of frozen salmon from Costco (or if I’m lucky enough I catch my own from Lake Michigan — here's me and my dad with a great catch!). 

Salmon is one of those fish with all kinds of labels making it confusing about what to pick, so I’ll break it d...

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