Tag Archives: weight loss

7 Steps For the Perfect Beach Body NOW!

There’s some validity to the statement “abs are built in the winter”(I know.. PANIC just set in), but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get started on the path to your perfect beach body now! Here are 7 tips to get you on your way!     7 STEPS TO START YOUR BEACH BODY NOW!! […]

Chia Seeds: Why & How to Add Them to Your Diet

Let’s talk Chia Seeds. They’re kind of my little weight loss superfood miracles right now, and let me tell you why. High in fiber, a teaspoon of chia seeds can make you feel full faster, reduce cravings and aid in weight loss.  I should also mention that they are incredibly easy to digest and don’t tax […]

Skinny Shopper: Grocery List & Reading Labels

I quickly put together an easy shopping guide to take along to the grocery store.  For me, if there’s nothing to tempt me, then I can stay on track.  But I’ve never been one to have just the serving size of granola, or trail mix… or ‘healthy’ cookies.  So when I’m trying to slim down, […]

3 Tips To Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution!

    1. BE REALISTIC & SPECIFIC!  ….for example: “I want to fit into a size 6 by April 1st”   2.GET AN ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY! …pick someone to share your goal with you, whether a friend or through an online forum (or through the Traveling Fig facebook page!)   3. EASE IN! …Don’t shock your body by […]

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Menu: Easy & Delicious Swaps!

  Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma’s butter & sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There’s no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!   Check out this video on quick tips & tricks to cut that fat but not the flavor this Thanksgiving!     Sample […]

Healthy & Organic: Greek Pesto Potato Salad

Let’s take a moment to recognize Grandma’s potato salad she faithfully brings to every summer cookout. Creamy and delicious, this ‘salad’ packs on the nostalgia just as quickly as it packs on the pounds.  I mean the two main ingredients are white potatoes and mayonnaise, you couldn’t have really thought it was waist slimming, could […]

Curry & Harissa Chickpea and Poached Egg Skillet

On a relentless quest to impress guests, tickle tastebuds and create healthy, organic and gluten free dishes… I sometime’s hit a cooker’s block.  Yesterday was one of those days. But then I remembered this out of this world delicious chickpea harissa concoction I had for breakfast a few months back from this perfect little farm […]

Healthy Beet & Caramelized Onion Hummus

Why beets in hummus?  Well first, they are absolutely delicious and their sweetness balances the savory flavor of tahini, chickpeas and olive oil perfectly.  Second, the dip looks fun and festive for any gathering!  And third, beets are superfood powerhouses with the ability to detox your liver, fight inflammation and lower your blood pressure. This […]

Healthy Cauliflower Mash

The white potato.  America’s most consumed vegetable.  High in potassium and high in fiber… the spuds are unfortunately high in carbs and calories too.  But that doesn’t stop us from dicing ’em up, popping ’em in a deep fryer and smothering ’em in salt and sauce, now does it?  Of course there’s other ways to […]

Comparing Plant Based All-in-One Nutritional Protein Powders

I know I want a plant based all in one nutritional powder.  I know I want it be packed with protein and vitamins and I know I want it to taste good.  Yet every time I go into whole foods, I stand in their protein aisle with my eyes glazed as I study the back […]