Florence in 4 Days

Mariel’s Florence Guide

Our second Italian stop in our 11 day Italy trip was Florence. We were sad to leave Venice, since we loved it so very much, but we were very excited to explore other regions of...
Venice in 4 Days

Mariel’s Venice Guide

Venice is a dream: a city full of history, extremely unique and beautifully constructed. A true work of art. If you haven't yet been there, you must go! You will not regret it. We went...
Mariel's Athens Guide

Tour Greece in 10 Days

In this day and age, it's tough to be able to get two weeks off in a row from work and to set enough money aside to splurge on travel. And when we do...
Mariel's Mykonos Guide

Mariel’s Mykonos Guide

Mykonos was our third and last stop in Greece. We got to it by ferry, which was a two hour ride from Santorini via SeaJets. Taking a ferry was the only transportation option from Santorini,...
Mariel's Santorini Guide

Mariel’s Santorini Guide

Santorini was our second stop in Greece. We got to it by plane, which was a quick 50 minute flight from Athens with Aegean Air. The only other option was to take a ferry,...
Mariel's Athens Guide

Mariel’s Athens Guide

Athens was our very first Greece spot. I had been traveling in Spain for a little over two weeks with my brother prior to arriving to Greece, and I was thrilled to finally meet...
Buckwheat Banana Bread

Buckwheat Banana Bread

It's official: I have outdone myself with this Buckwheat Banana Bread recipe. I probably will never, ever bake any other kind of banana bread in my life. Believe me when I say: THIS BUCKWHEAT BANANA BREAD...
Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles

Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles

BEST WAFFLES OF MY LIFE. And on top fo their amazing taste...they're also gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free! Yes, ladies and gents, these are the unicorn of all brunch foods. Guaranteed to bring smiles alllllll...
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have been DYING to share these 4th of July Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches with you. They are absolutely everything we need a summer dessert to be. Like, EVERYTHING. Here, let's test it: Delectable? Check! Fun to...
Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze

Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze

Light, simple, energizing...all things we want from food during the hot Summer months. And these Lemon Energy Balls with Poppy Seed Coconut Glaze are alllll that. And more! They 100% fit the "summer snack" bill....
Chocolate Protein Bars

RAW Chocolate Protein Bars

Chocolate-y, nutty, crumbly, decadent...ahhhh, no protein bar has ever tasted this great! Yup, these little cuties are actual PROTEIN BARS. Imagine that! Protein bars that look this good and taste like a treat. It's what...
Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

These Loaded Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops are to die for. Such a legit healthy treat disguised as dessert. They one hundred percent taste like dessert, but they're actually a very healthy food: good for both...
Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting Guide

I have been Intermitting Fasting for over 5 months now, and I gotta say, it's probably the  best thing I have done for myself since I took the food sensitivities test or started weight training...
Thai Veggie Wraps

Thai Veggie Wraps with Sunflower Seed Butter Dip

You know how summer is almost here and these warmer days make us crave different kinds of foods? Like colder, lighter, and more refreshing meals vs. richer, thicker, warmer ones? If you live in a...
Curry Zucchini Hummus

Curry Zucchini Hummus

I made this Curry Zucchini Hummus last night for my husband and I, and holy guacamole, it had us dipping, and dipping, and dipping some more. This hummus is not only an alternative to the...
Cacao Nice Cream

Cacao Nice Cream

I have a thing for healthy treats. They are so much better than any other type of treat because they make you feel GOOD about having them! This Cacao Nice Cream is exactly that....
Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls

Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls

When life gives you lemons, you make Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Balls. It's a no brainer. Everyone knows that, right?! 😜 I have been recently obsessed with these little guys, not only because they taste like summer,...
Overnight Oats with Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen

Overnight Oats with Chocolate & Blackberry Collagen

Fact: mornings just got 100 times better. I am here to tell you that nutritious breakfasts and stress-free mornings do exist, and they come in the form of something beautiful known as overnight oats! Stress-free and easy...
Only Skin Care Products I Use

Only Skin Care Products I Use

I've been dying to write a post about the only skin care products I use, because I feel like I've finally found a skin care line that actually does what it says it will...
All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet

All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet

All You Need to Know About Ghee and the Paleo Diet you will find here. After reading this article, you'll be able to know the following: What ghee is Why add it to Paleo...
How Much Protein Should You Take for a Paleo Lifestyle?

How Much Protein Should You Take for a Paleo Lifestyle?

Over two-thirds of the adult population in America is overweight or obese. This is in spite of the fact that the weight loss industry here is worth over $100 billion a year, and that...
14 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free and Stay Off Wheat Forever

14 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free and Stay Off Wheat Forever

There is a lot of debate over gluten these days. Gluten is considered harmful by a lot of people. And gluten intolerance is widely prevalent today, especially in the West, because of the pressure...
All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle

All You Need to Know About the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle The Enduring Popularity of the Paleo Lifestyle… There’s a lot of talk about the Paleo diet these days. There’s endless discussion on this diet in...
Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie Recipe

Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie

Hello delicious and colorful Paleo Caribbean Sunset Smoothie! I have been craving you all day. A refreshing, satisfying and filling drink that makes you feel alive and gives you all of the tropical feels?...
17 of the Biggest Fitness Myths

17 of the Biggest Fitness Myths

Want to achieve your health and fitness goals? Make sure you stay educated on your road to success. The more you tell people about your fitness journey, the more they will try to tell...
Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls

Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls

Let me introduce you to one of my hubby and I's favorites: the perfectly balanced, perfectly sweet, perfectly sized, perfectly DELICIOUS Coconut Cardamom Bliss Balls. ? These little guys have the power to give you comfort,...
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Cauliflower Wings and Mixed Greens Salad

Say hello to my GORGEOUS cauliflower wings and mixed greens salad. I mean, how pretty does this dish look? Those colors.? That texture. ? Those ingredients. ? Wow. And just wait until you taste it. There is...
Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil

Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil

This Pesto Zoodles with Burrata Cheese and Basil is top. TOP! It's so flavorful, fresh, light, easy, comforting, and one hundred and ten percent delicious! One thing I must say, though, for all of my...
Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Spicy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings – I see your crispy edges, your fiery hot sauce, and your soft florets. I see you and I WANT you! These cauliflower wings are sort of a big deal in...
Blender Banana Bread Muffins

Blender Banana Bread Muffins

Blender Banana Bread Muffins. Is there anything easier? Or tastier? I think not! These little guys are my favorite to make at home to keep in stock in our fridge, because they are the perfect...
Chocolate Strawberries

Best Chocolate Strawberries

These are hands down the BEST chocolate strawberries ever. Don't believe me? Ask my husband! He finished them all, with the exception of three that I inhaled as soon as the chocolate hardened, in...
Instant Pot Apple Sauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

This Instant Pot applesauce though. ? It is my ultimate favorite baking ingredient and a pantry must-have for that reason. So guys, collect them apples from your apple tress (or neighbor's trees, or farmer's market, or ANY...
How to Shop at Whole Foods Market

How to Shop at Whole Foods Market

One of my sweet Instagram followers inspired me to write this "How to Shop at Whole Foods Market" blog post because, after watching my Whole Foods Market store shop Instagram stories this past Saturday (full...
Protein Banana Pancakes

Protein Banana Pancakes

Protein Banana Pancakes! … with extra bananas, blackberries, chocolate chips and a good drizzle of honey on top! Because shouldn’t every pancake creation come with lots of topping goodness? Answer: YES. I don’t want to be...
Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler

Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler

Look out world, this Paleo Vanilla Peach Cobbler recipe has made it's way in, and it's here to stay! I kid you not, this is the food of my dreams. Fruity, vanilla-ey, nutty, crumbly, buttery?...
Favorite Paleo and Gluten Free Products

Paleo, Gluten Free and Dairy Free Product Guide

HERE’S WHAT I DID. I went grocery shopping at the healthiest grocery store in America: Whole Foods Market …and put together a list of all the great, yummy, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free products that I have purchased, tested...
Easy Chicken and Veggie Meal Prep

Easy Chicken and Veggie Meal Prep

I am so excited to share this easy chicken and veggie meal prep with you today, because it's ABOUT TIME I DID! I make this recipe (or versions of this recipe by switching up the...
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Creamy Mushroom Instant Pot Soup

Disclaimer: this soup does call for rice, and rice is not Paleo. However, the soup is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free! Let's talk Instant Pot soup. Because what's better than a super easy to make, fresh,...
Blender Cashew Latte

Blender Cashew Latte

Blender Cashew Coffee: coffee made in a blender, with WHOLE RAW CASHEWS (yep, that's right!) espresso, sea salt and honey. Woah, things just got good, people. One of the sweetest pleasures in life is a smooth,...
Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies

Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies

Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies, THE perfect recipe addition to your next holiday cookie swap party. Believe you me. They are like a little baking miracle. Why? Because they don't have gluten, dairy or eggs, yet...
Tour Italy in 11 Days

Tour Italy in 11 Days

Are you guys ready to tour Italy in 11 days?! Oh my goodness, it'll be the trip of a lifetime. You guys are going to love it! This blog post has been a long time...
My Top 6 Vital Protein Products

My Top 6 Vital Protein Products

I've struggled with gut issues in the past, mainly gut inflammation and food intolerance, both of which have forced me to become very aware of what I put in my body. And since it's taken...
Getting My Gut Back to Health

Getting My Gut Back to Health

About two years ago, I struggled with gut issues. Mainly inflammation due to food intolerances. I had no idea why I was facing these problems, it was new to me and sort of came...
Banana Nut Protein Squares

Banana Nut Protein Squares

Guess what I have for you today? A delicious, mouthwatering, totally satisfying and comforting treat: Banana Nut Protein Squares. Ahhhh, the goodness of these! I can't even. What are Protein Squares? You may ask. Well, they...
Paleo Ginger Mocha

Paleo Ginger Mocha

Think cozy, comforting and satisfying. That is exactly what you'll feel with this on hand. I don't know about you, but when the weather cools down and summer is long gone, I feel the need...
This Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe is easy to make, healthy and totally delicious. A crowd pleaser that truly goes with any dish!

Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Hello gorgeous! Has a salad ever looked this pretty? I don't think so. This Winter Kale Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette is the prettiest of them all. It gets the crown and sash. Those bright red...
Favorite Workout Bands

Favorite Workout Bands

Alright people, you ready for this? Today I'm going to share my all time favorite workout bands with you...sahhh exciting! I have three sets of favorite workout bands. One. Two. Three. Each of these sets...
Booty Blaster At Home Workout

Booty Blaster At Home Workout

There are days when we are short on time and want to get a workout in, but can’t make it to the gym and back in time before meetings or commitments. There are also days...
Banana Protein Paleo Waffles

Banana Protein Paleo Waffles

Goooood morning cuties! How about we start this Wednesday off with something extra delicious? Because life is too short to not make Wednesdays great! What do you say? You and me. Lets make these Banana Protein Paleo...
Killer Shoulder Circuit

Killer Shoulder Circuit

Are you ready for this killer shoulder circuit? Yes, meeeee tooo! ?? But first, let me give you a little back story to this shoulder's circuit and why I trust it so much... I don't necessarily...