Fit Fuel: Intuitive Eating for Fitness

Do you ever skip breakfast or a snack before you exercise whether due to time, nervousness, or in an effort to lose weight?

Ever finish a tough workout or race, not felt hungry, and then eaten everything later that day or the next?

I used to experience the above, too, as a college swimmer. After my division I career ended and I wasn’t active 20 hours per week, I really convinced myself that I didn’t need to fuel much once I started to train for half marathons, too. And boy was that first one brutal. I remember crossing the finish line on a hot June day of the Fairfield Half and my friend’s mom and my own mom talking about how awful I looked. I don’t think I realized the level of dehydration I experienced until I ran a half marathon and completed triathlons properly fueled. It wasn’t due to lack of fluid intake though. It was due to lack of carb and electrolyte intake. I never made that mistake again (and know exactly what fuel is right for me to be smiling at the end of a tough race). Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day! 🌏

I don’t discuss it enough here on Eat Real Live Well, but supporting our environment is an extremely important part of my everyday life. I truly believe that we make hundreds of decisions each week that influence the future of global health. Minimizing food waste is a recurring decision! 20 pounds of food per person per month are wasted in the US, so not only are we wasting our money, but also filling landfills with nutritious food. The Recipe Redux was on my wavelength this Earth Day, so after you see my recipe below, hit the link to see how the rest of this healthy blogger network suggests we reduce food waste!


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Overnight Oats 4 Ways

Spring is the perfect time to finally try overnight oats! If you’re anything like me, you need your oats nice and warm in the winter and thinking of pulling cold oatmeal out of the fridge to start your day is cringe-worthy. This time of year though, it’s great to save time and have this meal on the go.

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Lavender Lemon Bunny Cakes

You want to know what my favorite holiday is? Easter! While I don’t ever talk about religion on here, in the Catholic Church this holiday has more meaning than Christmas. I’ve also just always loved how it makes me feel with spring in the air. Without a major focus on presents as we see at Christmas (though I do love a good Easter basket), the holiday becomes more of a time to spend with family… and eat delicious food!

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Spring Onion and Asparagus Pasta

Happy Monday, readers! Today I have a recipe that can be prepared two ways with an easy ingredient swap so that it fits in with any family’s nutrition goals. I showed a similar recipe with my pasta roundup this past fall, but now give you the step by step to make it on your own.

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Quinoa and White Bean Salad

I’ve had this recipe in my drafts for awhile now (3 years to be exact, hence the poor photography) and with how busy my week has been, I thought it would be appropriate to share another meal that you can make in minutes for when your life gets busy, too! Continue reading

Guest Post: Potato, Tomato & Onion Egg Scramble

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am thrilled to have Audra from …And a Dash of Cinnamon sharing a delicious and easy recipe that you can eat at any meal. In collaborating, I realized that despite the super high nutrient density of eggs, I didn’t have many recipes with them on my blog, so Audra is stepping in to help with that.  I love that she is knowledgeable about nutrition as a medical professional and know her current and future patients will benefit from her knowledge of food for fuel and disease prevention!

Hi there! I’m super excited to be doing my first guest post on Kelly’s blog today. Just to introduce myself a little bit, I am a medical doctor currently in my residency training. I have a special interest in preventative medicine and well-being that combines food, fitness and health. It is amazing what food, exercise and mental well-being can do for your medical health. My blog at …And A Dash of Cinnamon gives an insider’s view to the medical world and combines humor, recipes, tips, travels and a little bit of medicine. My goal is to help people become empowered to take control of their own lives and health and to show people that making healthy food can be easy, quick and delicious. Continue reading