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4-Week Meal Plan!

This meal plan has it all…breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 2 snacks every day for 4 weeks.  Take the guess work out of healthy eating.  Download your meal plan now for just $9.97!

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Hi, my name is Melissa.  I am a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and a certified Fitness Instructor.  I am married with two children, and we live in Buffalo, NY.  Good health, nutrition, and fitness are my passions.  It is even more my passion to help other people become healthier, eat better, and exercise more.  I also love to cook, bake, read, write, exercise, and do anything outside (when the weather is warm!).  My favorite foods include cheese (the stinkier the better), dark chocolate, popcorn, roasted Brussels sprouts, pineapple, and ice cream.  For exercise, I will do anything, but I really love spinning, strength training, running, and bike rides.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe in eating MOSTLY clean, which means 80-90% of the time.  When I eat this way, my body just works better and I feel amazing.  The other 10-20% is reserved for whatever I want.  Life is meant to be enjoyed, and part of that enjoyment comes from food.  I would never tell you that you can’t eat pizza or drink wine.  My goal is to teach you how to make healthier choices most of the time.


Healthy Recipes

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders

I love coconut.  Chicken fingers are also pretty awesome, but I can’t tell you the last time I ate a real chicken finger.  It’s just not worth the way I would feel after eating them.  Instead of banishing chicken fingers completely from my life, I […]

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

The flavor of peanut butter and banana together is one of my absolute favorites.  Plus, it’s a great combination of protein, healthy fat, and carbs.  Adding these flavors to heart-healthy oatmeal makes for one super-powered breakfast.  Add this easy Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal to your […]

Stove-Top Chicken Parmesan

Stove-Top Chicken Parmesan

I absolutely love Chicken Parmesan, but it’s not exactly the best choice for a healthy lifestyle.  However, as you know, my philosophy is all about eating mostly clean, not depriving yourself of your favorite foods.  All you have to do is healthify it a little […]

Steak and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad

Steak and Blue Cheese Mason Jar Salad

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the awesomeness of mason jar salads.  There’s just so much to love about them.  One of my favorite things is how you can mix up the ingredients to create so many different types of flavors […]

Healthy Instant Pot Chili

Healthy Instant Pot Chili

When I got my Instant Pot for Christmas, I wanted to start with something relatively easy.  I decided to pick something that I already know how to make pretty well, and give it a shot in the pot.  I give you Healthy Instant Pot Chili. […]


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