Nicole’s Top 6 Books

NICOLE’S TOP 6 BOOKS: The Inspiration, Influence and Impact list I always end each blog post with “Remember, it’s you vs. you” and nothing speaks to that more than seeing the progress I have personally made over the past ten years Read more ›

Sweet Potato Nachos

Raise your hand if you like nachos! If you didn’t, what is WRONG with you?! Maybe I can change your mind with this interesting escape from what we traditionally think of when we hear “nachos.”  One bite and I guarantee Read more ›

Infertility

The roller coaster ride of infertility and trying to get pregnant. I’m taking a moment to pause my writing about food prepping to share a more personal story with all of you. Come sit around the camp fire with me. Read more ›

IT’S OKAY TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST

  Something to remember as we head into the weekend… Girlfriends, Mothers, Wives, Aunts, Sisters – You only get one YOU! As women we feel constant pressure to be and do everything for everyone else with grace, perfection, and finesse. Read more ›

Persian Mason Jar Salad

MASON JAR SALAD….A different type of meal prep container How to make beautiful and healthy Mason jar salad After putting up a strong resistance, I finally succumbed to the mason jar salad trend. I don’t know why exactly I was Read more ›

ACCEPTING NUTRITION CLIENTS

Guess what? The day is finally here: I’ll officially be accepting private nutrition clients. There. I said it. Out-loud. Starting February 1st, I will be working with a limited number of clients. I’m also busy working on some exciting new Read more ›

SWEET POTATO SOUFFLÉ

Healthy sweet potato soufflé Still panicking about what bring for Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. Sweet potato side dishes are an absolute staple item on dinner tables this time of year but often they are full of Read more ›

NUTRITION AND TEENS

Nutrition for female teenage athletes NUTRITION AND TEENS Back in September I had the pleasure of hosting these cutie-pies in my kitchen for a nutrition seminar. We all know teens don’t always show the most enthusiasm towards anything labeled “healthy,” Read more ›

I want to look like her

You say you want a better body but do you want a better complete package?  Mind, body and soul are connected. Picture this:  A woman sits down for her first meeting with her nutritionist or personal trainer to discuss goals Read more ›

Deconstructed Taco

Add this deconstructed taco recipe to your food prep repertoire. It’s fast and extremely easy to assemble for those times when you’re short on time and you need a quick food prep session. We all love tacos (right?) but taco Read more ›

Certified ISSA Fitness Nutritionist

Apparently I overlooked blogging about one very important piece of information about myself. Back in February I passed my Fitness Nutrition Certification! I must have been so relieved and excited at the same time that it completely slipped my mind Read more ›

Power Green Juice

Everyone in Portland is walking around with these fancy cold pressed juices but they are lacking one important ingredient. PROTEIN! Hey, I’m all for fruit and veggies too, but with no protein you’re basically sipping on a very expensive cup Read more ›

Nutrition Agnostic

Let’s face it! We all get overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right meal plan or diet philosophy that suites our needs. We are constantly bombarded with the latest fads, evil foods to avoid, or the promise that some Read more ›

Spicy Turkey Chili

This easy to make turkey chili is full of flavor and texture and is perfect for bulk cooking. Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to whip up easy and healthy one pot meals. This recipe is always in our Read more ›

Healthy High Protein Lunchable

High Protein Snack your kids will love too! I’ve always found my afternoon snacks to be that hardest meals to put together. By the time I’ve prepped mosts of my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week my creative juices Read more ›

Food Prep…The Nitty Gritty

If you have started reading my blog and your head is spinning thinking “okay, all of these recipes in bulk are great, but where the heck do I start with this whole meal prep thing?” Never fear my food prepping Read more ›

Sweet Potato Hash

Spruce up your boring egg breakfast with this easy and super healthy Sweet Potato Hash dish! I began making this recipe during one of my competition preps a few years. I was so sick of boring egg whites I knew Read more ›

Back attack!

Having the right trainer and workout partner makes all the difference in the world when it comes to achieving your fitness goals. These girls help me push my limits weekly and are especially supportive when it comes to areas I Read more ›