Lately, I have had a fascination with all things cookie dough. It is a love-love relationship where I lovingly dive into a decadent tasting "dough" that I concoct out of inflammation-friendly ingredients like coconut flour, cacao nibs, stevia, coconut oil, flax seeds, superfood blends, and so on, you get the picture....ooooodles of creation here!! Today,… Continue reading Guilt-Free Unsugar Cookies
It is NO secret that I have a WICKED sweet tooth! You are looking at a blog from the girl who used to eat sugar from our sugar bowl by the SPOONFUL, went to culinary school to earn a baking & pastry arts degree, took advantage of cooking opportunities within her pre-K classroom on the… Continue reading Make Your Own Almond Joy Bars
Want to know the CRAZIEST thing about losing weight? (truth: you are here, so I am going to assume THAT is a yes!) You don't get to stop. Like, YOU HAVE TO keep going, or the entire process just becomes a big FAT FLOP (pun intended, pun accepted, pun befriended). If you have read my… Continue reading That WEIGHT-LOSS Life, though…
And, with that, Sunday brunch vibes just got REALLY clear. Here is the truth, I am not a fan of the fads that come and go. Eat. Real. Food. The genesis of this recipe came from wanting to enjoy my Sunday morning breakfast with ingredients that are low-inflammation and helpful for my body's immune system. … Continue reading Coconut Cacao Chip Griddle Cakes
Are you one of those people who decides to take on a new nutrition plan at the FRESH start of the month because....DUH! you can?? Me, too. YIKES. I did not understand JUST how much my body was becoming more and more reliant on sugar, but here we are and HERE you go.....a little treat,… Continue reading Choco Banana DIPPERS are LIIIIFFFEEE!
It is OFFICIALLY HERE!!! I have finally created a ONE-STOP, FREE community (on Facebook here) where you can gain access to all things WELLNESS!! Some of us have goals and wonder HOW to reach them....I am going to be diving into the different tools that I have utilized to lose weight, remove medication, find BETTER… Continue reading Positivity and SPICE Wellness Community
Humor me for a minute, what part of your life does FIBER get to play a huge role in?? I know, right?!! Dietary FIBER. EW. BUT!!! How's your digestion? Your bloat? Your poop schedule? I went there. And, I have a solution. Maybe you are not having ANY issues, and for you I clap and… Continue reading What is your Fiber Fitness Score?
When I first tried home workouts, I had NO workout gear. I had asked for a Wii Fit for Christmas in 2009, and it took until January 2013 before I attempted to actually use it like a boss. That's right, Wii Fit. The video game + board. And, that is also right, I wore pajama… Continue reading Shifting to the GET TO mentality
Okay, if you know the movie this title quote is from, can I GIVE YOU A HIGH FIVE???!!! ♥ I am Nicky, you could have guessed that much. And, unlike any other introduction I have shared before, this one is NOT rainbows and unicorns....it is TRUTH in a nutshell. I believe in making a GREAT… Continue reading Allow Myself to Introduce…..Myself
Listen, I get it. You get served the same rotation of "healthy" classroom snacks each afternoon, and NOTHING (I literally mean, NOTHING) is as exciting as the precipice that is SPRING BREAK. It almost feels like a mythical creature that you cannot grasp...think unicorn here ♥ The kids are wild. The breaks are nonexistent. The… Continue reading Are Pepperoni Slices KILLING your Spring Break Jive?