Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

you know what always just tastes so decadent and naughty?! cheesecake! the creamy texture.. the sweet yet ‘salty’ taste you get… who’s drooling right now at the thought of digging your fork into a freshly slice of heaven?! me me me!! you know what else I LOVE.. chocolate. i mean how many times do I… Continue Reading

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

i don’t know about you.. but sometimes i just get the major urge for chocolate. like outta nowhere.. it creeps up and bam.. must. have. chocolate. and sometimes, it’s not just chocolate, it’s a chocolate chip cookie. or brownie. or anything that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. yes?! raise your hand fellow chocolate-aholics! no shame in our cacao game! so… Continue Reading

Protein Blueberry Bites

Protein Blueberry Bites

you know what’s wonderful? when whip up a recipe that is less than 5 ingredients. because sometimes we just either need a quick sweet-treat to curb that desire, or we need to make something that can be easily enjoyed as much as it was to make it! another one of my favorite things besides recipes… Continue Reading

Double Chocolate Brownie

Double Chocolate Brownie

The key to the perfect brownie, in my opinion, is the texture. Yes, indeed the taste is just as critical but nothing beats biting into a moist, yet dense, brownie.. still l warm and the moment it hits your tongue it begins to melt. Fantasizing about eating a brownie yet?! No judgement here! Drool away! I’ve found the KEY… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Magnesium

The Benefits of Magnesium

i think we can all agree that calcium is really important for strong bones, as we grew up being told to finish that glass of milk before leaving the breakfast table, but in order for calcium to properly work in our bodies, we need the correct amount of magnesium too! one of the most underrated… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free, No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie

Gluten-Free, No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie

That moment when you stick your fork into a slice of pie and it just glides right through, hitting every single layer evenly on the way down… you know you are about to have a perfect bite! When it comes to this pie, it has it all: gluten-free, macro-friendly (iifym!), easy on the waist line… Continue Reading

Pre and Post Workout with Planters Peanuts

Pre and Post Workout with Planters Peanuts

I’ve partnered with Planters to help answer one of my most frequently asked questions is what should someone eat pre and post workout, especially when the workout is weight lifting or something high intensity.  The importance of what you fuel your body with before any type of workout is important to make sure your body… Continue Reading

Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Balls

Cookie Dough Stuffed Chocolate Balls

Two words that just belong together are cookie dough and then when followed with chocolate is a win in my book… who does  not like dipping your finger right into a big batch of cookie dough when whipping up your favorite chocolate chip recipe?! We were always told growing up not to eat it because… Continue Reading

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bar

who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with the combination of being gluten-free and turned into a healthy dessert bar?! count me in! i can easily say that one of my top 10 favorite ‘foods’ is a classic pb&j sandwich. i’m pretty sure it’s what i lived off from the ages of 4-15… Continue Reading

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Brownies

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter Brownies

when it comes to anything nut-butter, chocolate and coconut that’s still diet and waist-line friendly is a WIN in my book! who doesn’t love the combination of that smooth creamy texture of almond butter paired with the sweetness of white chocolate with a hint of coconut?! so when Laurel’s Butter asked if i would enjoy… Continue Reading

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

Raw Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars

cookie dough. chocolate. peanut butter. i mean…. if that wasn’t a trio made in heaven… i don’t know what is ya’ll! who when they were little (still do) would get so excited at the end of creating a batch of cookies so you could simply lick the bowl clean from all the leftover cookie dough… Continue Reading

February Fit Snack Box Review

February Fit Snack Box Review

that feeling you get opening a box having no clue what the contents are inside, but you know you’ll love every single one of them… is the feeling i get when my fitsnack box arrives at my doorstep each month! i am always on the look for new non-gmo and organic businesses to support, but… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Cake Batter Bites

Gluten-Free Cake Batter Bites

i mean first off, who doesn’t love sprinkles?! they just make life better, amen?! and who doesn’t love recipes that are not only  EASY but jam-packed with healthy fats and proteins that help keep you full?! AND cure that afternoon sweet-tooth?! winning all around ya’ll.. i don’t know about you, but some days I am on… Continue Reading

Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Peanut Butter Crunch Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

say that 10 times fast! peanut butter crunch chocolate cheesecake bars! boom! i mean there’s no other title i could think of that would truly describe the mouth-watering sweet-tooth curbing chocolate and peanubutter HEAVEN bars. they have a crunch from the crust, filled with chocolate-y goodness. they have the creamy and smooth texture in the… Continue Reading

Raw Chocolate Strawberry “Shortcake” Bites

Raw Chocolate Strawberry “Shortcake” Bites

with Valentines Day right around the corner, you can’t walk into a store without their being strawberries, chocolate, more chocolate, chocolate dipped strawberries, flowers… and more chocolate. you get the point! so i figured i’d provide a fun waist-line-friendly and Valentines Day “Pretty” treat for you to whip up and share with your loved ones!!… Continue Reading

Chocolate Fudge Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

so who remembers the movie Matilda? if that doesn’t age me i don’t know what does! that movie was SO good, right?! didn’t you want to be Matilda and have magical “powers” to put the bullies in their place?! and you cannot forget this scene… which possible is one of my favorite scenes in the… Continue Reading

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cups

Chocolate Coconut Cream Cups

one thing i cannot go without every single day is chocolate after i eat my lunch. is that weird?! literally the moment i finish my lunch i immediately crave the rich, creamy, intense flavor of chocolate! just a little bit does the trick, nothing over the top. then i’m happy and satisfied! so lately i’ve… Continue Reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Protein Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Protein Balls

i mean…. the title alone gets my mouth watering, are you with me?! you all know how much i love my combinations of chocolate + peppermint, like the recent recipes I shared such as my Girl Scout Thin-Mints and the Peppermint Gluten-Free Brownies! but i know i’m not alone when it comes to the beloved chocolate + peanut… Continue Reading

How to Brew Your Own Kombucha At Home

How to Brew Your Own Kombucha At Home

one thing that has totally taken off in the health-world over the past few months has been Kombucha! it’s actually surpassed the ‘health-world’ and people who are beginning to dip their toes into the pools of healthy living are even drinking it! you can not only find it in specialty health stores now, but in… Continue Reading

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Shot

Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon Juice Shot

EASILY one of my frequently asked questions is why in the world do i drink ACV and lemon juice every single morning?! and what are the measurements and benefits of the shot? if you follow me on Snapchat (TayloredFitness) you know i have a glass of this crazy duo every single morning!  if i do miss a… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

last week i was on a chocolate and peppermint combo roll.. this week, i’m on it’s counter part, the chocolate and PEANUT BUTTER combo!! i really cannot decide which i like better?!  chocolate + peppermint or chocolate + peanut butter. i took a ‘poll’ on insta and facebook and it seems that the chocolate +… Continue Reading

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Gluten-Free

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, Gluten-Free

tap tap tap you hear at your door… you go to open it and no one is standing at your eye level.. but you feel a little presence.. you gaze down, and all you see is a BIG smile on a little girl dressed in a green or brown jumper holding out a massive ‘brochure’… Continue Reading

The trick to making PERFECT Protein Cheesecake

The trick to making PERFECT Protein Cheesecake

TWO recipes that i’ve created over the past few weeks that i claim to be PERFECT?! guys… i’m just a roll I tell ya!! if you’ve been a long-time reader and follower  you know protein cheesecakes used to be my erry night JAM before the big ‘ol plates of #ChococolatePlateOfHeaven  came into my life. literally..… Continue Reading

Peppermint Gluten-Free Brownies

Peppermint Gluten-Free Brownies

’tis the season of the CANDY CANE! i just love the little cane sticks of JOY! they make me all nostalgic and make me think of sipping hot cocoa by the fire in my feetie pajamas with a peppermint stick right in the mug, trying not to eat the entire thing in 3 bites. that… Continue Reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

say that 10 times fast!! gluten free chocolate chip cookies in a jar. BOOM; ok ok but real talk for a second…. HOW IS IT ALMOST CHRISTMAS ALREADY?! I swear it was just November 1st and i was thinking how i’ll get ahead of the curb this year and get all my shopping done before December… Continue Reading

December FitSnack Box

December FitSnack Box

aaaaaaaaaaand it’s yet another Christmas day in the TayloredFitness home! not because it’s December and Christmas is literally right around the corner.. but the fact that my December FitSnack box has arrived at my DOORSTEP! if you haven’t jumped on the FitSnack box train yet by now… ya’ll are MISSING OUT! it would not only… Continue Reading

The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

for me to say that i’m prettttty 110% positive I have officially created the most perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookies EVER is a BIG statement. right?! i mean… you’ve come across a lot of people saying “oh but these are seriously the BEST cookies EVER!” then you eat it.. and they crumble apart or are… Continue Reading

Jumpstart Detox Drink

Jumpstart Detox Drink

i am the spiciest of spicey fan! did that even make sense? what i mean to say, i love drinking and eating anything that literally makes me sweat out of my eyelids! you know that feeling! i feel like it’s revving up my metabolism and cleansing me of all the toxins i may have taken… Continue Reading

S’Mores Bars

S’Mores Bars

all this cold weather all of a sudden has me missing summer already! i am so not ready for this 30 degree and below stuff1 unless it SNOWS, i’d rather it just be 75 all year ’round! who’s with me?! so let’s take it back to summer memories to help warm up our souls at least!… Continue Reading

How to make PERFECT Sweet Potato Fries

How to make PERFECT Sweet Potato Fries

alright ya’ll! this is about to be the most GET TO THE POINT blog post you’ll ever get from me! well i can’t promise that… but this is a post i’ve been getting TONS of requests on so let’s do this!! if you follow me on Snapchat (TayloredFitness) you know i eat sweet potato fries… Continue Reading

Fit Snack

Fit Snack

you know those monthly subscription boxes that you’re always getting emails about? “sign up to receive the newest and greatest candy out every month” “get a box full of makeup samples!” “new dog treats every month, right at your door!” but what happens? you usually get the box, peak through it and end up using… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

there’s no such thing as too much chocolate just like there’s no such thing as too much pumpkin during the fall season! the one thing i love about baking with pumpkin is not only it’s low-carb aspect, but the texture of the goodies it always produces is SPOT on. everything i’ve incorporated pumpkin into always turns… Continue Reading

BCAA Strawberry Gummy Rings

BCAA Strawberry Gummy Rings

raise your hand if you like losing your gains?! oh? you kept your hand down? because you like keeping that lean muscle you’ve worked oh so hard for? that all sounded so ‘bro’ but you get my drift! that’s why taking BCAAs are so crucial pre and post workout. i’ve shared in emails the importance… Continue Reading

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes

i woke up this past Sunday morning absolutely craving a big ‘ol cinnamon bun. you know, the one you get at the mall, that you eat around the edges, making your way through the little swirly path, savoring each cinnamon glazed bite until you get to the best part.. the center of the cinnamon bun. it’s… Continue Reading

Spaghetti Squash Mexican Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Mexican Casserole

it happened again! spaghetti squash addiction is still in full force ya’ll! i seriously cannot get enough of this fall-favorite. it’s ridiculous how easy it is to sub for SO many no-so-waist-line-friendly items, so you can then enjoy mounds and mounds of it, guilt-free! like let’s talk about the spaghetti squash PIZZA recipe i shared?! or… Continue Reading

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

who doesn’t love pizza?! it’s like a life staple, right?! crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside, with each bite into the crust.. piled with all of your favorite toppings from pineapple to spicy italian sausage. or are you just a good ‘ol classic cheese & pepperoni? regardless! pizza WINS in my book.… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins

there’s just something about muffins in general that make me all warm and fuzzy on the inside. i feel a sense of nostalgic mixed with wanting to cozy up by the fire with my muffin and a cup of hot chocolate. am i alone on this?! i am also leaning towards the fact that any… Continue Reading

crockpot chocolate chip cookies

crockpot chocolate chip cookies

ya’ll… if you haven’t realized by now, I am alllllll about life-hacks and making things as simple as possible, so you can get the MOST out of your day! so you know one thing i just flipping love about fall?  is it’s finally… CROCKPOT SEASON! i mean, i know you can use a crockpot/slow cooker year… Continue Reading

Spaghetti Squash 101

Spaghetti Squash 101

ya’ll…. i’m going to turn into a squash. a spaghetti squash that is. if you follow me on snapchat (TayloredFitness), you know i’ve literally had a whole spaghetti squash every single night for like the past ummmm 4 nights?! they’re just SO FLIPPING DELICIOUS! i’m a mass eater. which means i like food that i… Continue Reading

Paleoful Brownies

Paleoful Brownies

so remember when i introduced those gluten-free, non gmo, vegan and chocolate-chip-filled heavenly cookies by the new clean-treats brand Paleoful?? yeah, well guess what else they make? brownies. my favorite. weakness rather. every time i whip up a batch of brownies.. i’m preeetttyyyy sure only 3/4 of it makes it into the baking dish itself..… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

I wish computer screens had smell-o-vision. Because ya’ll….. What I’m about to bring into yo life smells like heaven shot rays of Fall Scent throughout your kitchen, home and straight through to your taste buds. That was a bit extreme and super exaggerated.. butttt… really though.  while I was making these I wanted to capture… Continue Reading

Pre and Post Workout Snacks

Pre and Post Workout Snacks

This lifestyle can be super overwhelming sometimes, especially with so many different opinions splattered all over the internet.  From what supplements to take, what not to take, when is the best time to eat, what types of food to eat, how much to eat.. it’s never ending! I get asked a lot what are the… Continue Reading

Paleoful Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleoful Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies. a dessert staple. i mean who doesn’t the good ‘ol classic chip filled, warm goodness of the most popular cookie around? you can make them crunchy, chewy, dunk them in milk, crumble them on ice cream.. you name it and the chocolate chip cookie can make it happen! when you’re at a… Continue Reading

apple cider vinegar, ginger spice

apple cider vinegar, ginger spice

apple cider vinegar, oh you versatile liquid you.. you can clean counter tops, cleanse and detoxify skin, rid of toxins out of the body and keep that liver happy and healthy when downed first thing in the a.m.! and then we have ginger.  one of my daily go-to spices i add to all my teas,… Continue Reading

gluten-free pizza, perfected

gluten-free pizza, perfected

you’ve tried it before, and most likely it didn’t turn out as planned. it’s low carb – YAY, it’s sneaking vegetables in for your family – YAY, it’s a great gluten-free substitution – YAY! yep, i’m talking about Cauliflower Pizza Crust. but as with most recipes that take one base ingredient and completely swap it… Continue Reading

peanutbutter cookiedough bars

peanutbutter cookiedough bars

edible cookie dough = awesomeness. i’ve shared my love for cookie dough many ‘a times.  i mean who doesn’t love not having to wait for your cookies to bake, and just being able to dig right into the dough you’re whipping up right there?! oh you have self control when baking??? get outta townnnn! in case… Continue Reading

rocket fuel: MCT style

rocket fuel: MCT style

Guys. I’m one big, 24/7, self-experiment. When I learn about a new trick, recipe, or anything that will make my body and mind function that much better, I try it. Every time. Because why not? Your body is a vessel, a crazy machine that you can alter it any way you want (obviously let’s choose… Continue Reading

gluten and dairy-free brownie bites

gluten and dairy-free brownie bites

avocados. you buy them. set them in a basket on your counter or in your fridge, feeling all healthy doing so, knowing one day you’ll get in those healthy fats and feel even better about yourself! …then 3 days go by. you look over at them, still thinking of something to create with them, grab one… Continue Reading

tips for a healthy labor day weekend

tips for a healthy labor day weekend

With Labor Day weekend knocking at our door, welcoming us to cookouts, drinks and social gatherings galore, you may think the ability to stay on track is near impossible, but it doesn’t have to be! Let’s break down the biggest issue – food. I’m right there with you, raising my hand, ready to hit the… Continue Reading

perfectly crisp kale chips

perfectly crisp kale chips

crispy. crunchy. packed with flavor. a perfect night-time snack. oh and you can crush them guilt-free while watching your favorite nightly reality show. kale chips. you’ve seen them at the grocery store, floating around social media, but haven’t made a batch yourself. you buy the big bags at the grocery store, stick them in the… Continue Reading

maple-tahini buddha bowl

maple-tahini buddha bowl

no, there’s no little buddha-man sitting in a bowl. that would be cute though! a little bowl, with a little buddha at the bottom! …now if i could find a potter to sculpt me one! ok ok, back on track! one may assume that by calling this a “buddha bowl” i’m making some kind of… Continue Reading

maple-tahini dressing

maple-tahini dressing

ya’ll. are you ready to have your taste-buds BLOWN AWAY?! i mean like, discovering a dressing that will top all other dressings? it’s savory + sweet. vegan, gluten-free and jam-packed with flavaaaa! win all around peeps. win all around. you can pour it over salads. add it into a soup. use it as a dip.… Continue Reading

chipotle roasted chickpeas

chipotle roasted chickpeas

i’m having major lust lately. over these protein packed, flavor-filled little round guys. i’ve made raw cookie dough with them, heavenly blondies, a pie, cookies and so much more. what am i referring to?! the ever versatile.. you guessed it… CHICKPEAS! or garbanzo beans as some call them. i wonder why they have 2 different… Continue Reading

Coconut “Fried” Sweet Potatoes

Coconut “Fried” Sweet Potatoes

anything fried is well… so damn good. lets just be real. deep fried oreos. deep fried twinkies. deep fried bananas. ice cream.. who is now officially craving good ‘ol Amurican fair food now?! ok, now that i’ve totally gone the other direction of this recipe, let’s get back on track, shall we?! i love sweet… Continue Reading

EVOO

EVOO

extra virgin olive oil that is. and i’m pretty sure, unless you’ve been living under a rock, that you know all the amazing benefits that power-packed oil can do!  from cooking with it to smearing it all over your body.  it contains antioxidants and heart healthy fats galore!  it’s the oil that keeps on givin’!… Continue Reading

cacao cashew butter

cacao cashew butter

yep. chocolate nut buttaahhhh because nut butter & chocolate. are just meant to be together. think of it like a hazelnut-nutella butter but without all the silly additives! and you can whip some up SO easily! as usual, you probably already have the ingredients in your cabinet. which is always a win when you come across a… Continue Reading

thermogenic tea

thermogenic tea

you’ve heard the term before: thermogenic. it’s been thrown at you through social media, supplement companies and marketing for so many products because it forces you to relate it to it’s FAT BURNING aspect. but do you know exactly what it is? a thermogenic according to dictionary.com: “causing or pertaining to the production of heat”.… Continue Reading

mango guacamole

mango guacamole

i mean… guacamole. who doesn’t love guacamole?! and you know what my absolute go-to for sides to bring to gatherings is?! my easy-peasy mango guacamole! why?! because i can control what goes in it, it’s a few simple ingredients and it’s so damn refreshing! with fourth of july festivities coming up this weekend, i wanted to… Continue Reading

pizza friday

pizza friday

what?! no fashion friday?! THE HORROR! how dare i change the routine up. sorry fellow fashionistas, it was yucky weather here all week and wellllll i just wasn’t able to get out for a shoot! whomp. BUT i am bringing you something even better… PIZZA!!!! side note: remember when we were in grade school and friday… Continue Reading

fashion friday

fashion friday

prints.make.me.happy. i mean who doesn’t love a splash of bright colors here and there?! i mean don’t get me wrong, i love a classic LBD (little black dress) but something just says HI, I’M HAPPY about a bright print. and when it’s “tropical”, it’s even more “i’d rather be at the beach but i’ll adjust… Continue Reading

slappy birthday

slappy birthday

if you’re not on the slap train already, then i can guarantee by the end of this post, you’ll be slapping right along! i have the most badass sponsor. they are constantly coming out with new flavors and products. & guess what?! YOU CAN READ THE INGREDIENTS. and pronounce them. every single one of them.… Continue Reading

butter coffee

butter coffee

yep. butter + coffee. the best combination EVER. and for many good reasons, besides the fact that it’s well.. butter. and coffee. two fantastic loves of life. most people are used to tossing in the sugar and pouring in the cream, and the idea of putting (or even adding butter into your life in general)… Continue Reading

edible raw cookie dough

edible raw cookie dough

i don’t know about you, but i cannot keep those sheets or better yet logs of pre-made cookie dough in my fridge. because when i go to bake them.. well.. maybe like two get into the actual oven. the rest… somehow go missing. in muh belly. because cookie dough is just so.. doughy… and heavenly. or the best, is when… Continue Reading

cream cheese french toast

cream cheese french toast

i woke up the other morning and did something CRAZY. i didn’t make my usual every-day i-love-them-so-much waffles! WHAT?! the horror! sorry waffles. i do love you. but i was craving something sweet and crunchy! so HELLO french toast! with a twist, of course! gotta get snazzy sometimes and live on the edge, ya know?! oh… Continue Reading

the perfect omelet

the perfect omelet

i’ve posted a few times my piled-up omelets on instagram and got a few people saying their #struggleisreal when it comes to making an omelet. there’s so many different ways to create these protein-packed disks out there and when we go to try a new method, either it sticks to the pan, falls apart or… Continue Reading

purple potatoes

purple potatoes

i love grocery shopping, it’s easily one of my top 10 favorite things to do. i love strolling the produce aisles touching, smelling, wondering what-the-heck-is-this-spikey-thing now it’s mine and invisioning where or how specific foods even came about! there’s some crazy ones out there. and i’m the person that buys them. i get joy out of… Continue Reading

sassy water

sassy water

if you’ve been following me for a long time, i’m about to bring it wayyyyyy back! to my SASSY WATER! i did a post on my Sassy Water. the name? no clue where i got it, just popped into muh mind when i did my first post on it like over a year ago. i… Continue Reading

superman

superman

i’m sure superman eats his super-foods! how else can he fly and stay so strong and ready for take-off any second?! because he packs his diet with antioxidants, duh! i’ve done posts previously on my morning smoothie, but haven’t really broken down the benefits and WHY i put what i do in my morning dranks.… Continue Reading

chipotle remix

chipotle remix

i love chipotle. like i could eat chipotle every day. i feel like i say that alot. “i could eat ____ every day”. clearly i love good food, OK?! jeesh! you know one thing i’ve actually never been a “fan” of? SALADS. if you know me, you know i’m not much of a “salad” eater.  like… Continue Reading

the perfect waffle

the perfect waffle

lesbereaaaaaaal. who doesn’t love a good fluffy waffle?! that first bite of the dense,  yet cloud like texture topped with peanut butter, whipped cream and sprinkles healthy toppings! (whatever, so… my breakfast is built for champions and 6 year old children clearly. don’t’ judge!) then the introduction of the PROTEIN WAFFLE came into this glorious… Continue Reading

power bites

power bites

you  know what i love? simplicity. you know what else i love? food that is clean, whole and filling. why? simplicity + busy life + nourishing food = win so i bring you this 4 ingredient protein packed little nuggets of simplicity! they’re so damn easy to whip together, and you can keep them in… Continue Reading

sprinkle cake bites

sprinkle cake bites

make the world a happier place. right?! i mean, you know when you pass those cookies at the grocery store with the soft buttery icing on them then topped with rainbow sprinkles just calling out your name?! ugh i swear they talk to me. & it’s because they’re so damn good. butttttt as most buttery, sugary-goodness… Continue Reading

mini cheesecakes

mini cheesecakes

is it just me, or is ANYTHING mini just ADORABLE?! mini-pigs (fun fact i used to have a mini-potbellied pig!), mini-carrots, mini-cars, i mean anything tiny-tiny that usually is BIG makes me smile! weirdo? whatev-a! soooooooooooo what am i bringing you today, that is CLEARLY going to be a mini-version of itself?! i make a batch, normal… Continue Reading

protein low-calorie bread

protein low-calorie bread

usually i save the macros of a recipe until the very end of the recipe. but ya’ll.. i just can’t keep these BEAUTIFUL macros until the end. they’re just too damn good. if you don’t “count your macros” i know you’re thinking uhhh what’s the excitement?!  if you count your macros… you’re gonna feeeeeeeeeel me on… Continue Reading

2 Ingredient Fudge Bites

2 Ingredient Fudge Bites

yep. 2 ingredients! you read that correct! well 3, if you count h2o, but i’m pretty sure if you’re reading this blog you have access to water 24/7 and it really isn’t an “ingredient” you need to make sure you have before making a recipe.. and guess what’s amazing about these little chocolate bites of… Continue Reading

blondie pie

blondie pie

you know what makes my heart so happy?!  when people tag me (on insta) in a recipe of mine they’ve recreated and they say how much they LOVE it.  that. that right there brings me total joy! the fact that i can, from afar, impact someone with food, which is more than just “food” is… Continue Reading

a new habit

happy FRIDAY! i’m totally feeling the idea of continuing to introduce you to a new “habit” on fridays to begin putting to use over the weekend, so you can go into the next week strong with a new way to make a better YOU! everyone like that?! not like you have a choice…  😉 so today’s… Continue Reading

almond joy

almond joy

joy. for the win. hi my name is taylor, and if you don’t know by now, i am a candy addict. chocolate addict. nut butter, sweets, sugar, chocolate, nut butter.. you get the point. and if i kept that ‘ish in the kitchen at all times, i would crush the entire bag, easily. sooooooooo i… Continue Reading

pb&j poptart

pb&j poptart

who doesn’t love a good ‘ol, warm-gooey poptart?  and a peanut butter + jelly combo.. game.over. i could live off peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. when i was little, my mom would make me one every single day for lunch. she would always try to switch things up and make me a different lunch, but i… Continue Reading

PB Protein No-Bake Cookies

PB Protein No-Bake Cookies

i mean who doesn’t love a good recipe for something you don’t have to bake?! like you can just EAT IT RIGHT THEN AND THERE!!! i mean…… stick it in the fridge, let it do it’s thang, then EAT THEM ALL!! clearly i enjoyed these. and they’re husband approved. DOUBLE WIN! because it was my… Continue Reading

GREEN-tastic!

GREEN-tastic!

so the fact that TODAY is St. Patty’s Day, it’s super ironic i have a GREEN themed post! totally unintentional, but clearly was meant to be. so with that, HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY! ok back to business. green. drank. i have one every single morning, and it has definitely made a difference in my life.… Continue Reading

my new love

my new love

is gorbanzo beans. i can’t get over how versitilie they are. i’ve literally created like 5 things since my blondies with them.. both sweet and savory stuff! so to kick off your monday, i bring youuuuuuu Gorbanzo Muffins! they’re actually gooooey like brownies/cookies. not fluffy, but really dense and moist. which is exactly the way… Continue Reading

Yo quiero Taco Bell

Yo quiero Taco Bell

seriously. right now. in muh belly. i need taco bell. because well, i love tacos. well lesbehonest, i love anything that resembles or has to do with mexican food. i could live off of mexican food. forreals. ok you get the point! so guess what i did?! i brought taco bell to my kitchen! or… Continue Reading

velveeta

velveeta

i mean. who doesn’t love velveeta “cheese”?! let alone velveeta mac & cheese. it’s so creamy. heavy. makes you just feel warm all over. aaaaaaaaand key word, heavy. eating it is very enjoyable and delicious, but all those unwanted process carbs and calories well, just aren’t enjoyable after you finish the entire box a bowl. but… Continue Reading

reese’s cups

reese’s cups

yep, you read that right. reese’s cups. what’s a better way to start your Monday then a recipe for the classic candy?! i mean this is YOUR sign that you’re going to have a GREAT day! of course! i don’t know about you, but they’re easily my favorite candy (besides gummy bears). butttttttt they’re filled… Continue Reading

chicken + avocado

chicken + avocado

+ greek yogurt +bread. and you have the most BANGIN’ sandwich(s) EVER. like ever. if you haven’t learned by now i get SUPER pumped about food.  i just love food! and i love coming up with new healthy recipes and spins on classics! for my Taylored clients, they get custom meal plans every week, so… Continue Reading

blondes have more fun

blondes have more fun

just kidding! because lavenders have more fun! 😉 is that what you call someone with purple hair? lavenders? there’s gotta be something out there that already “titles” it! anyyyyyy who… back to business: holy.hell. so yeah. i’ve been wanting to try out the whole “chick pea/garbanzo bean” in baked goods thang. and well. i did. and… Continue Reading

Protein Pita

Protein Pita

it’s been awhile since i’ve posted a recipe that didn’t have to do with dessert… i mean hey, can ya blame a girl?!  #sweettoothlikeacrazyperson so i bring you an easy pita, packed with protein and goodness, that you can whip up for lunch or dinner or breakfast! i mayyyy have eaten it for breakfast and… Continue Reading

rice crispy treats

rice crispy treats

i mean……. who doesn’t get all nostalgic when eating a rice crispy treat?! all that marshmello-y goodness… with an added crunch… oh, and the not very friendly on the waistline aspect. whoops! did i just totally whip you out of your childhood trance? well you’ll thank me in a moment… because today i bring you a… Continue Reading

3 Ingredient CookIns

3 Ingredient CookIns

a CookIn? what the heck is a CookIn taylor?! WELP, i originally tried to create MUFFINS out of this recipe, but they didn’t rise the way i wanted and ended up being more like COOKIES. but the batter isn’t thick  enough to make cookies, so don’t attempt to just slap these babies onto a parchment paper… Continue Reading

cheesecake

cheesecake

easily one of my favorite desserts and the one i’ll usually end up choosing if an option at a restaurant IS indeed cheesecake. it’s creamy, heavy, and so full of flavor! can i get an amen?! but you know what’s NOT my favorite? the 600 calories that’s jampacked in 1 slice of cheesecake.  oh and… Continue Reading

i scream, you scream

i scream, you scream

we all scream for ICE CREAM!! can i get an amen?! who doesn’t love ice cream. #letsbereal but some people either don’t like the “bad” stuff that comes with ice cream, orrrr to follow up from yesterdays post, cannot “fit” ice cream into their daily macros. SO i’m here to rescue you and sweep you… Continue Reading

loaf it up

loaf it up

how can you make meatloaf LOOK photo-worthy? you can’t. because it always ends up looking like a loaf of “stuff”. and the word loaf, is just weird and doesn’t sound appetizing. but i SWEAR this super lean meatloaf tastes SO much better than it looks!! and uses basic ingredients that you probably already have in… Continue Reading

chocnilla swirl-tastic

chocnilla swirl-tastic

i couldn’t think of a name for the best snack/dessert recipe i’ve ever made so chocnilla swirl-tastic came to mind. but the name does these babies ZERO justice. just besides the fact that you’re like “chocnilla?” whatdafuq? sounds like a dinosaur? no, just me?… yeah… but forreals, they’re so damn good, and so easy. and they’re… Continue Reading

SLAPtastic chocolate waffles

SLAPtastic chocolate waffles

chocolate + waffles, is indeed two things i very much love. combine them as one, and that’s a big W-I-N in my book!! and using whole, nutritious ingredients to help fuel me through my day?! double win! ok ok you get it, lots of winning happening! so to start off your Monday and week on yummy… Continue Reading

it’s 5 o’clock somewhere

it’s 5 o’clock somewhere

i love a good strong drink. yes i’m referring to alcohol. but i’m super into a fitness, a coach, my body is my job, and i DRINK?! what?! YEP! i enjoy a glass of wine a few times a week, a good mixed drink every once and awhile on the weekends and on vacations. i’m… Continue Reading

quinoa enchilada casserole

quinoa enchilada casserole

my favorite kind of meals are the easy ones. you know the ones where you turn the oven on, chop up a bunch of stuff, toss in a bowl, mix it up then let the oven do it’s thang. well last night, i tried out a new recipe since i had a few ingredients of… Continue Reading

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Yep. You read that right. Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. I’m getting hungry just typing that. I literally, along with the majority of ‘amurica cannot get enough of the seasonal pumpkin in muh life! I put it in soups. muffins. waffles. cookies. ANYTHING! ok, you get the point.. I love pumpkin. and so do you. and now… Continue Reading

cupcakes: slap style

another protein-packed baked goodie comin’ atcha! and i BET, as per usual, you have all the ingredients. so how about you whip up some this weekend?! and if you accidentally eat every single one, at least you know you’re getting lots of protein, nutrient dense carbs and good fats! but try to stick to 2-3.… Continue Reading

Slaptastic Fudge

i’m alive!!! and i’m back at it! with no 9-5 office job anymore and all my time focused on fitness and health, including this blog, I PROMISE I will now able to get back into bringing you some tasty recipes and inspiration on a regular basis! to kick-off my back to blogging.. i bring you… Continue Reading

Trail Mix

i don’t know about you, but if i have a jar of peanuts, raisins, chashews [anything that’s in a can and i can grab a handful of and throw it right in my mouth] i will eat WAY more than that silly “1 serving” which is usually a joke (2 tbs?? get outta town). SO… Continue Reading

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