Food By FARE

Since converting to an AIP/Paleo lifestyle in 2015, finding honest and healthy food options has always been a struggle for me; And when I say “healthy food,” I don’t just mean a salad, smoothie, or celery juice. I’m talking about fresh, sustainable, and simple ingredient menus – menus not including canola, soy, or any other nasty…

A New Type of Birthday – Palooza

Growing up in the middle of siblings made celebrating personal milestones hard because of the lack of recognition. So when I was finally old enough to drive, I gas’d up my car and decided to make a celebration of my own, Birthday-palooza. Instead of celebrating my birthday for one night, why not celebrate it for…

Balancing Life with Sarah Baker

After getting my latest HcG blood test results last week and learning that I still have a few more weeks to go until we can start trying again, something inside of me just clicked. Why am I wasting my feelings on something I can’t control within my body? I need to be focusing on something I…

I’ll Sleep when I’m Dead…

This used to be my motto during college up until I met my hubby on my 25th birthday. However, now that I’ve been suffering some weird ass wave of insomnia, I regret ever letting those words fly out of my mouth. For the past 2.5 weeks, I’ve slept like garbage. Tossing and turning, waking up…

Healthy Lunching in the Chicago Loop

In a city with so many food options, the selections are endless – except (ironically) when it comes to healthy eating. Sure most lunch spots in the Loop have “healthy” alternatives. But are they really indeed healthy or clean? Most of them, no. With my hectic travel schedule lately, there have been a few times…

Healthy Snacks to Pack in your Carry On

Since April, my work-travel schedule has been limited to auditing firms in Chicago. While it’s been extremely nice NOT living out of a suitcase and spending more time with my hubs, It’s time to get back on the road. As I finish up my last week of my AIP/elimination diet, I will admit, I’m extremely nervous about…

Leaky Gut Made Easier

When my doctor told me I’d have to go on a super strict elimination diet for my skin issues (see my prior article), disappointment, hesitation, and frustration were the immediate feelings I felt. I mean, food is a giant part of my life. It’s more than just a hobby, it’s a part of who I…

Reduce that (belly) Pooch

I know that I’m a feminist, but us females truly do have it hard. Not only do we suffer once a month with that lovely “visitor,” but we also sacrifice our bodies to have children (if we choose to). Because hormones are much higher in females, in any given day of the month, it’s possible for something…

The Skin(ny) of Stress on your Body

I’ve been really in tune with my body for the past couple of years, however, once my eczema flares surged back up, I’ve morphed into an even bigger health freak. The last time my skin has been this “bad” was when I was first diagnosed with eczema around 8y old. So my skin has been a constant…

Last minute “to-do’s” before I say I DO

Being less than ONE week out from the wedding (holy sh!t), things as you can imagine, are stressful! Between last minute traveling for work, coordinating the schedule, fitting into my dress, working on food stuff, AND spending time with the pre-hubs, it’s easy to let my sanity fall thru the cracks. However, in the midst…