403, 2014

My War on Food

By |March 4th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Random Thoughts|Comments Off on My War on Food

I have former clients, current clients, and random friends who have asked NUMEROUS times my nutrition advice. I always give the same answer (this is a summary but you’ll get the idea). If you want to drop weight, lean up, have energy, be healthy…….then eat whole foods, drink water, no alcohol, no sweets. Then occasionally […]

1102, 2014

Chicken Fajitas!

By |February 11th, 2014|Kristy's Kitchen|Comments Off on Chicken Fajitas!

Ever had one of those days where you run out of ideas and food for dinner? Yeah me too. So one day when all I had was chicken, some bell peppers that needed to be cooked soon or they would go bad, onion, kale, avocado (also needing to be eaten soon) and some lime & […]

2101, 2014

5 Things To Look For In A Trainer

By |January 21st, 2014|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on 5 Things To Look For In A Trainer

1 – Credentials. In every profession, you learn new things and ideas the longer you are in that field. You pick up new ideas from peers and hopefully create your own. Unfortunately, so many people in the fitness industry take a basic weekend course and think that’s it. There is so much to learn and […]

1501, 2014

Invest In Yourself

By |January 15th, 2014|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Invest In Yourself

One of my clients told me this week that she was asked by a friend why she spent extra money doing small group training with me. Her response…..”because I’m choosing to invest in myself.”

Wow. What a great perspective! It’s easy for me to tell someone that they “get what they pay for” but when someone […]

505, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

By |May 5th, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|Comments Off on Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

I love this recipe – got it from a friend and it has turned into one of my favorites. I no longer eat cheese; however, I like this meal as a “treat” for me when I am craving it. Great alternative for me when I want to order a pizza……you get the cheese cravings satisfied […]

1904, 2013

The Art of Journaling

By |April 19th, 2013|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on The Art of Journaling

Ok I know what you’re thinking……”I don’t have time to journal!!!! Life is crazy busy enough without adding more stuff to it.”

To respond to this very common reaction….here are a few things I want you to know about me:

1 – I am an extremely disorganized person. (just ask my husband)

2 – I HATE making lists […]

1803, 2013

Putting Myself First

By |March 18th, 2013|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Putting Myself First

“Take up on idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

I love my job. I love every […]

2202, 2013

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

By |February 22nd, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|Comments Off on Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

3 1/4 cup almond meal (Trader Joe’s has best prices)

1 teaspoon of unrefined sea salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla extract

1/2 cup of raw/local honey (don’t use commercial)

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 1/2 cup of cacao chips (pure dark chocolate chips and vegan chocolate chips work too)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine […]

302, 2013

Mashed Faux-tatoes

By |February 3rd, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|Comments Off on Mashed Faux-tatoes

1 head of cauliflower (about 4 cups)

4 tablespoons of coconut oil (or real butter made with olive oil)

Sea Salt

Black pepper

Chop cauliflower into roughly 2-3 inch pieces. Steam the cauliflower until it is fork-tender and place in a food processor. Add the oil or butter, sea salt, and black pepper.

Puree until smooth and creamy. If you […]

1001, 2013

Simple Baked Kale Chips

By |January 10th, 2013|Kristy's Kitchen|Comments Off on Simple Baked Kale Chips

2 bunches of kale

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Rinse kale leaves and pat dry with a towel. Pull leaves from the stalk.

Roughly chop the kale into large pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Top kale with melted coconut oil and massage […]