Nutrition to Thrive

If you’ve been around here very long, you know that nutrition is something I’ve struggled with for a long time…Before I was expecting my daughter, I’m not sure actual “nutrition” was even on my radar.

Sure, I had read all of the weight loss magazines and blogs about how to eat healthier and lose weight. But for me, it was always about that last piece – what I could do to lose weight.

You see, in middle and high school, I struggled with disordered eating, and while I was able to work through it with the support of my family and an effective workout plan and eating guide, I never really established a healthy relationship with food. I viewed it more as a means to an end rather than a life-giving substance.

But after the birth of my daughter, all of that changed. I knew I needed to learn and do better, not just for me but for her. I knew I needed to learn what nutrition actually looked and felt like so I could (1.) provide her with the nutrition she needed and (2.) help her develop a better understanding of and relationship with food than I had growing up.

As a new mom, choosing to breast or formula feed is a big one. Discover how I made the decision to focus on nutrition and how it affected our journey.

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My Reading List

**In the past year I’ve come across a number of books that through reading have changed my life. I want to share them with you and give you easy access to pick them up for yourself. If you purchase one through any of the highlighted links below, I’ll earn a small compensation at no extra cost to you!

Growing up I always enjoyed reading. There was that one time that I told my teacher I couldn’t read because I didn’t want to, but aside from that, I always had my nose in a book.

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Black Bean Brownies

Okay, so I seriously contemplated switching out the name of this recipe because I know what you’re thinking…Black beans? In my brownies? Ewww!

And honestly, about a week ago, I was right there with you, but for some reason, I was having a hankering for some rich, fudgy brownies. But I’ve been doing a lot better with staying on track with my nutrition and didn’t want to just give in to the traditional “treat,” so I decided to get a little creative.

Looking for a healthy alternative to the traditional calorie-laden treat? Try these Black Bean Brownies! You won't be disappointed!

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