Giveaway! MRM Veggie Protein

Veggie Protein MRM Giveaway

Last week I did a blog post (you can read it here) letting you know why I use a plant-based protein on occasion and why I like it.  I had so many people let me know that you would be interested in trying it, so I reached out to MRM and they graciously agreed to do a giveaway! This blend of protein powder has a complete amino acid profile and is made using a combination of pea protein isolate, orga ...[Read More]

Healthy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken!

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

If you follow me on Instagram (@nataliehodson1) you saw this picture I posted last night: I feel kind of bad even calling this a recipe because it was so easy.  Here are the ingredients I used (I’ll post everything as serving sizes for a regular recipe, but keep in mind that I quadrupled the recipe here which is why it looks like so much in the picture). Ingredients: 2 lbs boneless, skinless chick ...[Read More]

Healthy Taco Bowl!


Does anyone else love taco bowls? I do! They are so quick, tasty, easy, and you can make them low-carb if you need to. This recipe is a heck of a lot cheaper in ingredients then what you pay at Chipotle, and I can whip this up in 3-4 minutes.  I usually use either grilled chicken that I cook in bulk or ground turkey breast that I season with taco seasoning. I make this often for lunch or a mid-mor ...[Read More]

Veggie Protein: Why I Like It and Use It

MRM Veggie Protein Review

I've been asked a lot of questions lately about the MRM Veggie Protein that I like to use on occasion, why I like it, why I use it, and how it tastes. I use protein powder for the convenience factor.  Sure, you could eat whole food sources (chicken breasts, lean ground turkey, egg whites, etc etc) for each meal, but sometimes when I'm wrestling my 1-year old to get dressed and scooting my 4-year o ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

I put up a video last week with tips for getting in your daily water intake. Another tip that I didn't include in the video is to flavor your water. For those of you who love Crystal Light, I would encourage you to consider switching to True Lemon or True Lemonade. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners and tastes just as good as Crystal Light. Most of the time I just add a little bit of lemon ...[Read More]

An Update to My Thoughts on IIFYM

IIFYM Update

A while back I wrote a blog with my thoughts on IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), which is kind of the new craze in the fitness industry right now.  You can read the full article by clicking HERE. In short, I talked about how I have been following IIFYM the past few months and that it has really worked and helped me lose a lot of the baby weight I gained (note: I was 218 lbs when I delivered Phoenix ...[Read More]

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday I posted this picture on my Facebook page with the caption: "Do you have a friend expecting a new baby soon? Any of my healthy freezer meal recipes that I have on my website (click here to see the list) would be a great thing to bring over for dinner for a new mama. They are all fairly easy to make and freeze well if there are extras. I also always like to bring something for them to eat ...[Read More]

Grocery Store Secrets: How to Shop Healthy at Walmart


Here is a glimpse into how we make a healthy grocery store trip to Walmart while staying within our monthly grocery budget for our family of four. I'm still pretty new to vlogging and editing videos, so bear with me while I get the hang of editing, smooth transitions, voiceovers, etc.