25 Easy Picnic Ideas to Pack for the Park | Leverage Ambition

Our family spends a ton of money on food. Whether it be through the casual weekly fast food hideout (going stealth mode with the drive thru) or for sit down lunches, it is more cost effective to pack meals for picnics at the park. This way you save money, but also save calories from those…

Cold Italian Pasta Salad {Paleo, Grain Free} | Leverage Ambition

If your grandparents were also from the old country {Italy, dur} AND Italian Pasta Salad is your absolute favorite, then you will absolutely love our Italian Pasta Salad. This stellar recipe is paleo and grain free friendly for all those on these specialty diets. My grandfather was specifically living in Northern Italy, in a little…

Get Creatively Inspired + Consciously Full at Venice’s Own, Verbena Marketplace | Leverage Ambition

Those of you that know me, and know me well, know VERY WELL that I absolutely HATE going to the grocery store. The crowds, the lines, the rude peeps, yada, yada, yada, you know the drill. It’s absolute torture and anxiety provoking for me, but luckily I have a bold and brave partner in crime…

Our Special Fortune Cookie Quotes | Leverage Ambition

Nothing ends a good Chinese food meal like a good fortune cookie. It’s the happy ending you always dreamed of, right before they hand over that big bill you need to pay. What a nice gesture to end your meal with a good fortune and wise knowledge, so you can bring that knowledge to your…

What To Eat on Your Period | Leverage Ambition

Support your body by eating the right things! The better you eat, the better you feel, and this is especially right before that time of the month. A slight segway, as I age I find that the regular foods I used to eat (candy, rice, milk, pasta, bread, butter) were all making me fat and…

Quick July Fourth Meals + Easy American Treats | Leverage Ambition

We are here, FINALLY! This past year felt like a slow moving turtle crossing the road, but here we are! Halfway through the year and READY TO CELEBRATE! Quick July Fourth Meals make easy American treats that you and your friends and family will absolutely LOVE! I am all about quick meals fast, and when…

7 Healthy Sugar Substitutes to Use Instead of Regular Sugar | Leverage Ambition

Sugar is a beast. You only really understand how bad sugar is for you when you decide to remove it from your diet. When I stopped eating sugar, I found out how much sugar is in our food. Walking down the aisles of the supermarkets was overwhelming and tough to navigate. Most all processed foods…

Healthy Oatmeal Apple Pie Power Cookies | Leverage Ambition

This is a super easy recipe for chewy and delicious oatmeal apple pie cookies! This delectable fruit and spiced cookies have no refined flour or sugar, making it a healthy option for a quick snack or breakfast. INGREDIENTS 1 cup of quick cooking oats 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon of baking podwer…

15 Robust + Healing Comforts of Ginger | Leverage Ambition

Ginger has been my best friend recently! Not only have we been loving Ginger Tea, we have also been chopping ginger in our chicken stew and it adds a little zest to it. Little did I know that ginger has a ton of health benefits. Here are some ways ginger helps us all live better…

Dark Chocolate Pie (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

Are you a mega chocolate lover like me? I am the chocolate monster, especially around the holidays! I can’t get enough. As much as I love chocolate, I know I need to spoil myself sometimes but it makes it easier for me when the chocolate is paleo friendly! Here is our recipe for Dark Chocolate…

Key Lime Pie Bars (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

My best friend grew up in the Florida Keys, on an island called Islamorada. Key West is no short of Key Limes and they use these limes in all aspects of cooking and drinking. From drinking lime based margaritas or using the lime juice on fish, key lime trees are all over the place and…

Lemon Blueberry Cookies (Paleo) | Leverage Ambition

I love the idea of mixing berries and cookies, so here we are! Paleo is a great diet to kick start your withdrawal from refined sugar and grains. These Lemon Blueberry Cookies are a true hit when it comes to your sweet cravings. They really hit the spot! Here is our recipe for Lemon Blueberry…

12 Types of Tea and Their Health Benefits | Leverage Ambition

I love tea in the afternoon and evening! A spot of tea helps me feel relaxed and is the happy ending to all of my meals. Many teas have specific benefits which come from the leaves of the specific teas out there. Here are 12 types of tea and their respective perks. Masala Chai Tea…

11 Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes (Paleo, Whole30) | Leverage Ambition

Shamrock Fried Eggs Start your lucky day on the right foot and fry your eggs right inside a green pepper ring. It’s easy, it’s seasonal, and it’s adorable! Recipe: Zestous | Shamrock Fried Eggs Healthy Shamrock Shake What’s St. Patrick’s Day without the shake? Replace those sugary, calorie-laden shakes with this easy drink made with only…

5 Healthy + Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Activities | Leverage Ambition

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us! I love dressing up in green and eating corned beef and cabbage. There are many recipes that were handed down in my family, and I am happy to share them with you. Since we have kids we do like to keep it healthy, so we’ve come up with some…

Waking Up Tired + My To Do List | Leverage Ambition

This morning I woke up early, and I woke up tired. I ended up going back to sleep as it has been colder in the mornings, and it is hard to get motivated to wake up when the room is cold. I have been having very vivid dreams lately for some reason too. Not sure…

8 Paleo Sweet Treat Dessert Recipes | Leverage Ambition

I have been craving sweets lately! Not sure if it is the colder weather or that time of month, but girl, I need some chocolate and banana creme pie over here! Here are 8 paleo sweet treat recipes to munch on this week. Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins Baked Apple Chips Salted Caramel Fudge…

10 Food To Avoid to Support Weight Loss | Leverage Ambition

Weight loss can be tough, and it can be unnerving to diet and not lose way. It is hard to know where to start and exercise is only a small amount of the equation. Here are 10 foods to avoid to support weight loss. French Fries + Potato Chips. They are high in calories and…

7 Healthy Paleo Hot Dog Recipes to Boot in your Mouth | Leverage Ambition

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Paleo diet! I have been doing it (with a few cheat days here and there) since March of last year and have had WILD results. I’ve literally lost over 33 pounds and counting, and I don’t have the sugar or carbohydrate highs and lows that I used to have…

Quick Getting Started Paleo Cheat Sheet – Leverage Ambition

I don’t know about you, but I have always had trouble wondering what to eat to feel good and keep a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI). When I was younger I had no problem keeping thin. I was an athlete, doing gymnastics over 35 hours a week, actively cheerleading, and having a great time. Once…

Common Cures with Common Fruits + Veggies 🍆🥑🍅🥝🍓 – Leverage Ambition

The flu virus season is in full effect and we need to be as healthy as possible. Even if we do our due diligence however, it always seems like we don’t wash our hands once and all of a sudden a day later we have a cold. There are many preventative measures we can take…

Christmas Appetizers – Baked Clams

Nothing says it’s Christmas more than enjoying our Baked Clams! Surprisingly, you don’t necessarily need to get fresh chopped clams at the Seafood store either. Your local supermarket should have a seafood section and may be able to deshell and pull out the clams from the shell himself. He can then chop up about a…

Christmas Appetizers – Spinach Dip with Bagel Crisps and Chopped Veggies

Christmas is finally here, and I am excited to say that we are spending it with just the four of us. Our immediate family has 4 members and it is a joyous time. Our government and health officials say it is safer health wise to connect with only immediate family members rather than gather in…

Himalayan Cuisine the Right Way –  A Glimpse into Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan Fusion Food + Culture

Namaste and Tashi Delek from the Himalayas! We are on a mission to discover every different cuisine in California that inspires culinary excellence and unique spices that are delicious and nutritious worldwide! It is our pleasure to share our culinary adventures with you as we travel and today we learned about Himalayan cuisine at the…

Thanksgiving Appetizers to Get Your Paleo Party Started! 🦃

I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving appetizers really set the mood for the entire Thanksgiving! I love hot appetizers, especially when it is cold out. Cold dips are cool too especially sitting by the hot fireplace. I spent many years testing fad diets and the best diet that worked for me was the Paleo…

‘Spice Up Your Life’ Fall Paleo Chicken Stew Inspired by The Spice Girls

People of the world! Every boy, every girl! Spice up your life with this stellar spicy chicken stew inspired by The Spice Girls. It is so spicy, you’ll be playing Survivor by Destiny’s Child shortly after your last bite! Seriously though we came upon this recipe by accident, but we have to give major credit…

8 Feed-the-Fans Game Time Football Crowd with our Party Munchies

Honey Sriracha Wings Jumbo wings with honey and sriracha soaked and then either baked or fried. Add carrots and celery with ranch dressing on the time as the ringer. Genoa Pesto Hummus Pita bread, Mediterranean hummus, olives, sliced cucumbers, dried apricots, celery, carrots, and grapes on a platter. Jumbo Onion Rings Cut and dry your…

Mandarin Monday

We stopped into a Mandarin lunch spot randomly and we were presently surprised. The owner had owned the restaurant since 1985, and he was happy to have new customers. We ordered the seafood fried rice and the chicken fried rice with vegetables. It was delicious and came with soy sauce and fortune cookies. Here were…

10 Vegetables To Plant in October

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Fat + Tired? Time for Whole30

Here’s a grocery shopping list to kick start your Whole30 diet. It’s filling, and you can eat as much as you want as long as you have the right groceries at hand. Let’s get started! PROTEIN Wild Caught Salmon 100% Grass Fed Beef Organic Eggs Tunafish Almond Nut Butter (no added sugar) Uncured sugar free…

Freshwater Lobsters? WTF

Okay so basically, we had our minds blown recently. We were minding our own business in a freshwater lake, and all of a sudden we came across a baby freshwater lobster. Then we thought, wait a dang minute. Do freshwater lobsters really exist? We did our due diligence, and asked around town. Freshwater lobsters are…

Whole30 R5, Energizer Bunny Sugar Detox

Just got back from a much needed vacation in Lake Arrowhead this week, and I fell off the wagon. The sugar wagon that is! I had a slice of pizza and a spicy watermelon margarita, AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS! Back home now and back to reality where I am writing and getting back into the…

Whole30 Meal Ideas

Hey all!  So excited to share some additional recipes with you that are Whole30 friendly today! As a reminder, on the Whole30 diet, you CANNOT eat the following: Dairy.  This means cheese, cow milk, cream, yogurt, half and half, butter.  Substitute these cravings with sugar free almond and coconut milk! Grains.  No corn, wheat, rye,…

I Lost 10 Pounds! * Day 15-20 on the Whole30

I lost 10 pounds so far!  Yippee!  So excited and feeling much more energetic and hopeful in comparison to 20 days ago before I started this Whole30 diet. I ended up getting my period this week, plus it was Thanksgiving yesterday, so it has been a tough week.  Apologies for not posting sooner.  Thankfully my…

Day 10 & 11 Whole30 Diets – More meals & deals

The Whole30 blog was right, Day 11 is much easier than Days 9 and 10.  For some reason many folks on the diet have a rough time those two days and I did as well.  I think my body was getting rid of the final bad carbs, sugar and dairy that I have been eating…

Day 9 & 10 on the Whole30 Diet – More Meals and Drinks

Feeling so much better tonight!  I was withdrawing from sugar pretty bad over the last few days, so my mood swings were intense however I stayed with the course and meal prepped the night before to keep me on track! YOU CAN DO IT! Breakfast this AM was 3 scrambled eggs, ghee on the pan,…