Q&A: Processed foods

People want convenient, tasty, simple food. I know I do. I also want my best options to be easy and obvious. Here’s the simple argument: you’re better off eating a diet high in “whole” and “less” processed foods. That’s unlikely to come as a surprise. You can read thousands of articles about the “dangers” of highly processed foods. Many of those foods even have labels explaining how much “safer” they are than similar options. […]

2020-08-11T06:17:36-07:00August 11, 2020|

Hydration in practice

The importance of hydration is something I have always struggled with as a trainer, and it’s something that certainly not everyone agrees on 100%. I have, admittedly, been all over the board from drinking tons of water to not really worrying about it at all. It is something, however, that has seemed to make a dramatic impact on physical health for me over the past 6 months, so as we lean into the conversation of hydration this week I invite you to be open minded, to try some new strategies and to find out where your optimal level lies. […]

2020-05-16T13:27:37-07:00May 15, 2020|

How to Address and Avoid Dehydration

As the temperature rises and the sun comes out, not only does an ice cold beverage refresh and quench thirst, it’s absolutely necessary to keep your body functioning at it’s best. It’s no secret or surprise that we need to drink plenty of water and maintain hydration, especially in hot weather and during intense exercise. But what if we miss the mark? What signs should we look for to stave off dehydration? What should we do if we cross the dehydration threshold? […]

2020-06-09T14:59:46-07:00May 14, 2020|

Increase kiddo veggie intake

Getting kids to eat a variety of veggies can be a battle. Not only does research suggest that kids should be getting at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, but that it’s important to have diversity to ensure that important micronutrients are being consumed. While most kids (like my own) will munch on carrots and bell peppers, they are a lot less likely to eat kale and squash. So, I created a daily kid-friendly smoothie to boost their intake without a fight. […]

2020-06-09T14:38:24-07:00May 12, 2020|

Nutrition guidelines to live by

As we dig into the topic of good nutrition this week, it’s important to remember that we are looking at how what you eat relates to all the elements of your health, not just performance in the gym or how your jeans fit. Good nutrition can positively affect your mood and energy, lower risk of disease, improve sleep quantity and quality, and make you feel and look your best. But it’s different for everyone and as we go down the winding road of good nutrition it’s important to remember some things. […]

2020-05-13T12:14:52-07:00May 12, 2020|

What it takes to stay hydrated

The phrase “water is life” makes a great bumper sticker. That’s because it’s impossible to overstate the importance of water. There is no single more impactful habit you can build than keeping your body hydrated. […]

2020-05-16T13:49:31-07:00May 12, 2020|

Why food sources matter

There are many special considerations when shopping for meat and dairy products. One needs to sort through the advertisements and tricky labeling, prices, nutrition facts, fat percentage, cage-free, free-range, organic, natural, grass-fed, pasture-raised, and on and on! It’s a lot of noise to sort through and we’re here to help get to the meat and potatoes of what matters (and doesn’t) when it comes to meat sources and labeling. […]

2020-05-10T15:31:00-07:00May 8, 2020|

Snack time: Easy Protein Balls

We’re a little worn out on cooking. Months of preparing meals and entertaining at home have given us recipe fatigue. Want a quick, delicious and healthy snack that you can toss together with the kids? Look no further than these easy and versatile protein balls! […]

2020-06-09T14:51:32-07:00May 7, 2020|

Tips to make the most of your meals

The truth is, even in normal life, I think about our family’s meals and grocery lists all the time. Given my desire to go out into the world as little as possible right now while serving my family meals that are as nutrient dense as possible, I’ve put a lot of thought into what and how we’re eating. […]

2020-04-22T11:49:50-07:00March 31, 2020|

Hyatt Family Eats: Simple Chia Pudding

These days, in the heart of Stay Home Stay Safe I think we’re all finding comfort in the simple, little things. Here’s something that we’re loving nearly as much as our morning coffee! If you know us, you know that’s really saying something! […]

2020-06-09T14:52:22-07:00March 27, 2020|

7 tips for healthy eating

The holiday season is upon us, and however you feel about that, one thing is sure to ring true: the food will be delicious and plentiful! For those feeling a bit of food-induced anxiety at the thought of tackling the culinary onslaught, here are 7 tips to help you feel good about your food consumption throughout the merriment. […]

2019-12-09T11:33:46-07:00December 5, 2019|

Meal prep tips from a personal chef

As a personal chef, I work every week to make whole food meals taste as delicious as possible. Beyond that, I’m always looking at ways to prioritize nutrient dense nutrition while streamlining the own process! Here are my top time-saving meal prep tips. […]

2019-11-13T09:37:28-07:00November 12, 2019|

Soup’s on! Healthy instant pot soup

Maybe it’s the early onset of cold weather here in PDX this year? Maybe it’s just me, but I’m craving soup. I stumbled upon this fabulous Instant Pot Tortilla Chicken Soup in my search for healthy Instant Pot soup recipes. […]

2020-06-09T14:53:08-07:00October 15, 2019|

Body Composition vs BMI

In a sea of fad diets and nutrition information-overload, it can be difficult—even downright frustrating—to sort out fact from fiction. We all know that nutrition is a key component to health and wellness, so how do we determine which nutrition approach or protocol is right for us? […]

2019-07-11T09:31:07-07:00July 11, 2019|

New partnership with The Fit Foods

We couldn’t be more excited to share the news of our new partnership with The Fit Foods! The Fit Foods is a healthy meal prep company who offers 50+ meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that are cooked & portioned with whole food ingredients. Their meals are prepared fresh daily, and are primarily gluten-free. […]

2019-06-26T11:14:28-07:00June 25, 2019|
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