BEWARE and Think Twice Before Eating Halloween Candy ..


Tis the season for those small fun sized treats. Halloween candy is all around us, every where we turn we have visions of twix, reese’s, butterfingers, snickers, nerds, skittles, etc …

It is almost too delicious to resist … but what if we knew the harmful ingredients in these tasty treats?

Maybe you should think twice after reading this article.

Now those tempting little treats might not seem so tempting …..

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

Pork, Apple, Sweet Potato Pie

This recipe will be sure to WOW your guests!


1/2 cup of Almond Flour

3/4 tsp salt (divided)

3/4 pepper

6 boneless pork loin chops

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

3 sweet potatoes sliced 1/4 inch thick

1/4 cup of raw honey

2 gala apples peeled and cut into 1/2 inch rings

1/2 cup of dry white wine


Pre-heat oven to 350. Spray Olive Oil Pam onto a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a shallow dish, combine almond flour, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper. Dredge Pork Chops in seasoned flour, coating evenly and shaking off excess.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook pork chops, turning once for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned. Transfer to baking dish.

Layer half the sweet potatoes over pork chops. Top with 1/8 cup of honey. Layer half the apples over the sweet potatoes. Top  with 1/8 cup of honey. Layer with the rest of the sweet potatoes, and apples. Pour wine over mixture and sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper.

Cover and bake in the oven for 1 1/4 hours or until slightly pink inside the pork. Uncover and bake for 10 -15 minutes more or until apples are browned.



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Fit Chic

Life Changes from Healthy Eating ..

real food

My life and overall wellness has improved drastically since finding out I had Celiac’s Disease in 2003. It got even better when I got my nutrition certification in 2010 from Robb Wolf and starting eating “Real Foods” nothing from a box, processed, or refrained sugars and added chemicals.

I am now 12 years later using this as my career and empowering others to live a healthy lifestyle and still have “fun” all in one!

In my many years of living this type lifestyle and teaching it to my clients, I have seen parents become more active in their children’s lives. Clients avoid “necessary surgeries” by just reducing the inflammation from these gluten enriched foods. Men and Women looking in the mirror and for the first time in years feeling good about themselves and what they are doing! Kids becoming more attentive in school, Runners crushing their marathon times without “carb loading”, and people feeling sick and broken now feeling alive and healed!

I get to see people’s lives changing for the positive on a daily basis, all from finding that eating real food is the “REAL Deal”

5 Changes I have found from Eating “Real Food”

     PAST                                                                                                       PRESENT                                                                                               

I thought feeling bloated and sick was a way of life                  I RARELY have stomach aches

I can’t lift heavy weights                                       Lifting heavy weights is part of my daily life

I don’t know what I want to do with my life             I get to empower and teach daily

I didn’t eat so I wouldn’t get fat                                                 I eat good quality foods to stay fit!

4’oclock lulls                                                                                  A high for life!

So Fit Ones what are some of the past problems that have now turned into your greatest success’?

Post in the comments below.

Fit Chic

Fit Chic Pumpkin Pancakes


It is pumpkin season and yesterday I posted about ways to have fun with your health and nutrition. Here is the recipe I promised you! I hope you have as much fun with it as we did!


1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1/2 cup of coconut vanilla creamer

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1/2 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

1 teaspoon of vanilla

unsweetened shredded coconut

candied pecans (optional)

2-3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter


  1. In a bowl, mix together the milk,creamer,  pumpkin, egg,  and oil. Combine the flours, palm sugar, baking powder, protein powder, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix with a mixer on low to medium until ingredients are mixed throughout.
  2. Heat a lightly buttered griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
  3. Top with unsweetened coconut and pecans.
  4. Add Grade B Maple Syrup on top


Fit Chic

Ditch the Diet …


When You hear the word diet, what thoughts come to mind?

Calorie cutting, fat-free, cardboard food choices, stressful, restriction, etc … why is that we as a society are constantly placing negative recourse on eating “healthy”?

Here are some startling statistics on dieting as a nation:

#1 20 million is the annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries.

#2 108 million is the number of people on diets in the United States. Dieters typically make four to five attempts per year.

#3 85% of customers consuming weight-loss products and services who are female.

#4 220,000 is the number of people with morbid obesity in the United States who had bariatric surgery in 2009.

#5 550,000 to 3 million is the average salaries paid to celebrity endorsers of major weight-loss programs.

So as  you can see from these stats … there is a strategic method to the diet mayhem! So don’t fret you are not crazy you are information overload with so many options you become exhausted just thinking about it.

So what do you do?

First, KISS (keep it simple stupid) it!!! Eating is simple NOT EASY … finding a balance and not using negative incentives to drive you.

Start to view food as fuel. View food as fuel for your body. If you eat good protein, veggies, and fats.

Just think the more food we consume from the earth and the less food we consume from a box = success.

Use the 80/20 rule or the 70/30 rule.For example, if you eat 21 meals in a week, make sure 17 to 18 meals contain a protein, carb, and good fat then have fun with the other 3 to 4 meals. Now having fun is not a “cheat” meal or an excuse for gluttony it is a meal that you enjoy and it doesn’t even mean it can’t be a protein carb, or fat! For example our fun meals ar on friday night and sunday morning. This doesn’t mean they are “bad”, it means I get to put thought, love, and time into it.

This week our fun was friday night Wings and Sweet potato fries ..

Then today I made my pumpkin pancakes ( I will put the recipe on the blog on Tomorrow), bacon, and eggs over easy topped with avocado.

If you want a treat make it a trip. Chris and I like to make an adventure and have “fun” with our treats. For example, if we go to an Ice Cream Shop … I get to pick what I think Chris would like off the menu and surprise him. It’s just a little fun thing we do and then we sit outside and chat.

So what I am saying is don’t just eat it food to eat it .. eat with thought and purpose. Create a positive environment around food and use it to heal the body, fuel the body, and energize the body!

Fit Chic


October Represents Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many wonderful charities, products, and community gatherings but which ones are the best?

Here is a great article from Yahoo on great products that truly benefit Breast Cancer ..

Which items are favorite on your list?

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Chicken with a Twist …

I love creating foods that don’t sound like they would be a good match and end up tasting amazing! If you like the sweet and salty mix then this recipe is definitely one to put on your list to try!


1 lb chicken or turkey tenders

5 slices of bacon cut in half

2 jalapeños, thinly sliced lengthwise

½ small pineapple, cut into long chunks

¼ c. Gluten Free Thai Peanut Sauce



Preheat the oven to 350°.

Place the chicken or turkey breasts into even strips on a baking sheet. Top each piece with a wedge of fresh pineapple and a thin slice of jalapeño. Wrap with a half slice on bacon and place a tooth pick to keep it all together.

Repeat until all chicken is wrapped. Brush each piece of chicken with Thai peanut sauce.

Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink).


Fit Chic

Five New Ways to Make Your Average Cup of Joe .. Not So Average


There are so many joys that coffee bring to people each and everyday! More than 50% of Americans consume this coffee everyday and of those people 50% drink at least 3 cups a day. With coffee shops lurking every where you turn, how can we enjoy and still stay healthy

Here are the some tips and tricks to make your coffee phenomenal and still be healthy all at the same time.

# 1 Spice it Up – 

Adding to cinnamon to your coffee is the perfect treat for all sugar lovers!

Cinnamon is a great substitute for sugar because it is naturally void of calories, and it has a slew of wonderful health benefits.

Besides being tasty, cinnamon can improve your bad cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar levels, kill sugar cravings, protect your teeth and gums from bacteria, and improve circulation.

# 2 Add coconut milk 

These are great tools for those of you who love some extra taste for their caffeine fix.  You may have never checked, but your creamer and the flavored creamer bottles that you keep in your fridge can be LOADED with calories, sugar, artificial ingredients, and high fructose corn syrup. All additives that spell “disaster” for your hormones, digestion, and overall health.

Try adding 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk to give your coffee smoother flavor and texture. My personal favorite is a brand is This one … 

# 3 Ice It! 

Some of you just don’t like drinking hot beverages, and want something a little more refreshing. Give iced coffee a try. Turn your coffee pot off so it can cool down. Then pour over ice, throw in some of your new, added flavors and you will have the perfect treat. You can also put extra coffee in the fridge and use it for ice coffee in a pinch.

4. Add Some Cocoa to Your Coffee

Cocoa is loaded with antioxidants and associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease and it is delicious. Pair this with some full fat canned coconut milk and you will have a mocha lover’s dream!

Enjoy your coffee even more now and don’t feel bad about it!

Fit Chic




A Fit Chic Way to Eat Cauliflower….


So lately I have been obsessed with cauliflower! I literally could eat a whole stock in one sitting. My husband was making fun of me recently, he said ” You are looking at that cauliflower like it’s a big piece of chocolate cake”.

I love love love cauliflower and I want you to share the same love as I do.

Here is a great recipe for you in case you have not found that same passion for cauliflower that I have; this will put you on the way.

I have made this for families I have prepared food for and my own family as well and it was a hit 100% of the time.


1 head of cauliflower or 2 bags of prepackaged cauliflower

2-3 cloves of garlic ( I prefer 3)

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tablespoons of pesto

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes

1/4 cup of parmesan cheese


Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine cauliflower and garlic in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, pesto, pepper, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Transfer onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and top with cheese and then bake for another 5 to 10 until cheese is melted and cauliflower is lightly browned.


Fit Chic

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TGIM … (Thank God It’s Monday)

friday quote

I am always in search of finding great quotes, sayings, and great positive mantras to keep my focused and stay positive. There is so much to be thankful and grateful in life. If we continue to keep those small pieces of positivity in our view it is amazing how much better we will feel.

Here is a great quote that I came across recently.

These words are so powerful and really have a lot of meaning for me in my life! Sometimes it is in the power of such a small phrase that can cause big impacts!

Fit Chic

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