Recipe of The Week – Braised Chicken Thighs with Almonds

by Christy Baroni

This really should be called “Say No More Chicken” because when you’ve tried it once you will have a new favorite response to the age old question of what to do with chicken thighs.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 cinnamon stick […]

By |February 23rd, 2014|Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

How To Have Fun At A Paleo Potluck

by Christy Baroni

I used to think that potluck dinners were a thing of my mom’s generation. I mean, who really wants a party full of random pantry samples, right?

WRONG!! This group of Food+Fitness Challengers is amazing to me, and I’ve learned a ton not only about their creativity in the kitchen but […]

By |February 22nd, 2014|Nutrition Blog|0 Comments

A Super Bowl Win!

Do you have money on the game this weekend? A favorite team who finally made it this year? Or maybe you don’t even know that two football teams are going head to head for the big game this Sunday. In truth, when you have a bowl of this paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly tastiness in […]

Pride in Your Shopping Cart

by Christy Baroni

I have this game I play in the grocery store. I imagine The Food Babe walking up at any given moment and peeking in to my cart. For those of you who don’t know who The Food Babe is, she is an advocate and lobbyist for truth in food labeling […]

Recipe of the Week – Super Salad!

Is it a salad? Is it a side dish? It’s the SUPER SNACK!

You can scoop this into a whole wheat pita for lunch, or serve it over baked chicken, or use it as a side for grilled turkey burgers.  The possibilities are endless.


2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of kernel corn, […]

Recipe of the Week – PANCAKES!

by Christy Baroni

Ah, yes, Dwight Shrute is right.  ”Bulky” is a word that makes me insane anyway, but that’s a blog post for another day. Bottom line: Good old fashioned pancakes don’t have a single solitary nutritional benefit.  Yes, they are tasty in the moment, but I think of them as the Zumba of nutrition. […]

Holiday Spirits!

The holidays are quickly approaching and that means dinner parties, cocktail parties, work parties, neighborhood parties, and non-party parties where you are just enjoying time with your loved ones. Basically, we have a lot of opportunities to be presented with food and drink choices that don’t line up with our goals. What should be […]

At the feet of a master

I had the rare and priceless opportunity to spend Sunday with the one and only Donny Shankle.  Now, it’s safe to say that the men around CFHH have huge man-crushes on Mr. Shankle.  I get it – he’s a big strong manly-man who can basically clean & jerk a Buick.  But to be honest, […]

What’s Your Binky?

My kids have these blankets that they call their binky.  In my opinion, these things are worth their weight in gold.  I literally panic if we can’t find them because my kids will sleep anywhere – ANYWHERE- as long they have binky.  Tailgating at the UCF Homecoming Game? Sleep.  At Gramma’s house for a […]

Putting Aside The Woulda, Coulda, Shouldas

by Christy Baroni

I heard a definition of hell not too long ago that struck a chord with me. I can’t shake the image from my mind. Someone told me that hell is a place where we have to see our own lives lived to the fullest potential. We see who we […]