• Balanced Eating

    Tips to Kick Your Sugar Addiciton

    If you’re a long-time reader, you might remember my post How I Beat My Sugar Addiction that I wrote back in 2012 after feeling totally out of control with my sugar cravings. I still use many of the same tactics mentioned in that post to keep my sugar consumption at a moderate level, but, four […]


    Tuesday In Meals

    March 30, 2016


    Good morning! I totally forgot to snap photos of my eats for my usual Monday in Meals post, so I documented what I ate yesterday (Tuesday) instead, which means you get a fun liverwurst recipe! For real. Ok, here we go. Get excited! Decaf Marylou’s iced coffee with collagen hydrolyate  Two eggs with nutritional yeast on top of toasted sourdough with ghee and […]



    Good morning and happy Friday, friends!! Just wanted to share some tasty eats from my week… Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine (<– obsessed + need to buy more) with arugula and freshly grated Parmesan   Honey Mustard Tuna Salad (recipe below) with rice crackers  Honey Mustard Tuna Salad Ingredients: 1 can (4 oz) tuna, […]


    25 tasty ways to use nutritional yeast

    Hey, hey! I receive lots of questions about how I use nutritional yeast in my diet, so created a round-up of my favorite recipes and ways I like to eat it. If you’re already a fan, please share your favorite ways to use nutritional yeast. I’m always looking for new and tasty ideas, and I’m sure […]


    monday in meals

    Good morning and happy Tuesday to you! I’m so glad you guys are liking my Monday In Meals posts! They’re fun to write and keep me accountable (so I don’t eat 500 bowls of cereal for dinner), so they might just become a regular/weekly feature on CNC. And, with that, here’s the next edition! Omelette made with […]



    Ahhh, it was so awesome!! And what an honor. Being invited to The White House was definitely one of the coolest blogging opportunities I’ve ever had! On Tuesday morning, I attended an event at The White House, along with 150 other bloggers, to learn all about the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign. I also got to spend some time with some […]


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    Recipe by White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford Yield 4 servings; use 4 1 Qt Mason Jars with lids Ingredients: For the Salad: 1 bunch Tuscan kale, washed and spun dry 1/4 small purple cabbage, shredded, washed and spun dry 1 small carrot, peeled and shaved 1 small fennel, shaved thin 1 cup, candied pepitas […]