Eat More Not Less Legume Challenge

You’ve fit in more fruits and vegetables! You’ve increased your water intake! Now, it’s time for a challenge you may not have expected.

This challenge will allow you to feel more full and better regulate your appetite, increase your vitamin and mineral intake, and support your gastrointestinal health.

This week, starting Monday January 16, I challenge you to eat one serving of legumes each day.
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2017 Food & Nutrition Trends

Quick update from overseas!


I can’t wait to share all of my wonderful food and fitness experiences here in Italy. For now, here’s a taste of yoga and fitness from Florence and my segment on NBC Philadelphia that aired this past Sunday. It covers 2017 nutrition, food and diet trends.  Continue reading

More Not Less Fluid Challenge

The fruit and veggie challenge may be complete (or you can start now) but I hope you are now inspired to continue to prioritize them each day. If you found it difficult or stressful to get more in, myself or a registered dietitian near you can help. Our job is to help you find easy ways to change your habits and make healthy work for you. While it does take effort to change your habits, it shouldn’t seem impossible.

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Introducing Kelly Jones Nutrition Business Page with Free Hydration Guide

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope you’ve all been amping up your fruit and veggie intake all week and noticing positive changes. Even if you didn’t completely meet your daily goals, it’s still a positive change to be thinking more about including these nutrient powerhouses. Don’t beat yourself up over not reaching exactly what you had planned, just start over the next meal or next day with a clean slate!

While I’ll be introducing a new challenge on Sunday, today I’m writing to introduce you to my new business page for Kelly Jones Performance Nutrition. While my blogging and recipes will remain here, at EatRealLiveWell.com, more information on my services will be available on my business site, KellyJonesNutrition.com.


What I’m most excited for over there is my quarterly newsletters (first being sent out in February) and my new free e-guide on winter hydration. Head over and subscribe to get the e-guide to your inbox instantly, and the newsletters each quarter. I promise I won’t be clogging your inbox with sales-y content – my goal is to share timely and helpful nutrition info that will help you optimally fuel your body and mind.


Enjoy the last day of this quick work week and don’t forget to check back in Sunday for next week’s challenge to have more, not less!

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2017 Eat More Not Less Produce Challenge


Whenever I am asked my opinions on My Fitness Pal type tracking apps, counting calories, using Weight Watchers and using a food scale to measure each gram of what you’re eating each day, my response is always the same. Do you want to be putting effort into those things for the rest of your life? Because that is the habit you build by engaging in those behaviors.  Continue reading

Best of 2016 & Goals for 2017

It’s December 29… Can you believe it?!

While I spent a lot of time before Christmas evaluating the past year and planning for 2017, I wanted to share with my readers not only my top 5 posts of 2016, but also 5 of my goals for 2017.  Continue reading

Lentil Veggie Pot Pie with Sweet Potato Crust

This month’s Recipe Redux challenge began with quite a fun little game! In honor of closing out 2016, we were instructed to grab the nearest cookbook and turn to page 16, 21, 216 or a combo of 2-0-1-6 and redux that recipe.


Being in my kitchen when I read this, I reached for the Throwdown with Bobby Flay cookbook that my mother-in-law had gotten me years ago. While I absolutely loved that show and watch my fair share of Beat Bobby Flay these days, the cookbook has been more like decoration since we moved into our house 2 years ago! Time to dust it off and get creative! Continue reading