Healthy Eating

Product Review: MRM All Natural Whey

Strawberry Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

On common question I often get asked is in regards to supplements.  In general, I believe that we should get our nutrients from food.  Whole food is the best source of vitamins and micronutrients.  With that being said, sometimes in our busy schedules it is tough to get all the nutrients we need and that is when supplements can play a great role into your nutrition.  I tend to keep my supplements ...[Read More]

Tips for Traveling and Staying Healthy

Tips for Staying Healthy while Traveling

There are inevitably going to be times in your life when your normal routine is disrupted. This has definitely been the case for us the past few weeks! Normally when I am home I will prep my meals for the week so that I always have healthy options on hand, which makes it easier for me to stay on track. The past few weeks we have been traveling a lot! In just the last five weeks we: flew to Texas f ...[Read More]

How to Lose That Stubborn Lower Belly Fat

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One of the most common questions I get asked by people (usually other mamas) is how do I lose the little pooch on my lower stomach area?  What exercises will work best to get rid of it? Unfortunately, the answer usually isn’t a new fancy exercise technique, or thousands of crunches.  The answer comes down to your nutrition.  If you would have told me this a few years ago, I might not have believed ...[Read More]

How to Grind Your Own Oat Flour

Natalie Hodson

Yesterday I had just finished up with 12 minutes of level 12.0 sprints on the treadmill (which explains the red face and sweaty hair - sorry!) and came home to make a protein shake.  I needed to blend up some more oat flour and made a quick video showing you how I do it.  I use oat flour in most of my breakfast bar/protein bar recipes and I also use 1/3 to 1/2 cup in my post workout shakes. When I ...[Read More]

Clean Eating Works!

Clean Eating Works! Awesome website from a mom who gained 60 lbs during prenancy and got back into shape. She shares recipes and workouts for free! www.nataliehodson.com

Clean eating works!! I wish so badly someone would have told me this after I had my son. I gained 60 lbs when I was pregnant and had a really hard time losing the weight. I always thought I was eating "healthy" but what I know now is that pre-packaged foods with a ton of ingredients and a lot of sugar won't get you lean and toned - even if the label says, "healthy". I didn't get lean by any crazy ...[Read More]

Healthy Grocery Store Trip Video

Healthy Grocery Store Trip www.nataliehodson.com

When I first started eating clean I realized that, previously, many of the foods I thought were "healthy" were actually not very healthy at all. Marketing can sometimes be deceiving. The best advice I can give is to always, always read the ingredient list before you put it in your cart at the grocery store. My general rule of thumb is that if it has more than 5 or 6 ingredients, or any ingredients ...[Read More]

Why Is Almond Milk Better for You than Regular Milk?

Almond Milk

Regular milk (even skim or low-fat) still has quite a bit of sugar. I try to keep my grams of sugar under 5-6 grams per meal and 35 grams per day. I noticed that once I made this change the extra fat on my tummy really started to go away. Instead of milk, I use almond milk. I like the Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla (40 calories per cup and no sugar). The Silk brand is pretty good too, but I pre ...[Read More]

Where Do I Find Liquid Egg Whites?

Really helpful tips for healthy grocery shopping: www.nataliehodson.com

Here is a picture of the liquid egg whites I use for my frozen egg white dessert each night (you can find that recipe by clicking HERE). I typically just buy whichever brand is the cheapest. But, you really want to make sure you get the 100% egg whites. The "egg substitute" is usually 99% egg whites but has a bunch of other stuff added to it with names I can't pronounce. There will be a spot on th ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

True Lemon – Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

For those of you who love Crystal Light - consider switching to True Lemon. 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 juice to my water, but on days that I want something a little sweeter I use some True Lemon. You can find it right by the Crystal Light packets at any grocery store (I have gotten it at Walm ...[Read More]

How I Store and Freeze My Bulk Meats

How Do You Freeze Bulk Meat

We have a lot of leftover food in our fridge right now -- sometimes I don't do a very good job of planning out how much meat I will need for the week and end up with too much. I made this salsa chicken earlier in the week, but with all the leftover turkey I didn't think it would get eaten fast enough. I was worried about it going bad if it stayed in the fridge for too long and I really hate wastin ...[Read More]