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The Ruby Road Podcast with Carmen Ventrucci and Caitlin Havener
Interviews, Nutrition

Transforming to Healthier Living Interview on The Ruby Road Podcast

This morning I aired on an interview with my business coach, Carmen Ventrucci with True SISU Life, on her entrepreneur podcast: The Ruby Road. P.S. You should subscribe. 😉 In this interview, I shared my massive health and weight loss transformation story, and how it has inspired me to help other busy parents transform their […]

I coach a sustainable healthy lifestyle, not a quick fix!
Nutrition, Weight Loss

Sustainable Weight Loss Coaching Program

If you know me, I’m sure you know that I lost ~50 pounds several years ago. I have since kept it off by transforming my lifestyle. If you don’t know me, you can read a little about me here. Since then, I have been super passionate about nutrition and healthy living. I got certified as […]

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Appetizers, Recipes, Snacks

Rick’s Black Bean Dip

Let me start by painting a picture. Consider the dread of yet another weekend party to attend, a gender reveal, a three-year old’s birthday party, or some other adulting obligation your spouse signed up for after a pitcher of mimosas at brunch. It doesn’t matter that you wanted to go fishing. You’re going to this […]

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Breakfast, Desserts, Recipes, Recovery & Performance, Snacks

Valentine’s Cereal Bars – Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cashew ♥

When Valentine’s Day is Near, I Cut Everything Into Hearts ❤️️ On Valentine’s Day I often want to cut food for the kids into heart shapes. I also am absolutely obsessed with dark chocolate and cashews! So my love of heart-shaped things and my love of chocolate and cashews inspired these fun and easy cherry […]

Interview with Carmen Ventrucci Peterson
Nutrition, Weight Loss

Interview with Sustainable Weight Loss Coaching Client – Carmen Ventrucci Peterson

LIVE TOMORROW 2/3/21 at 1PM EST! Recording above! Come hear about the success Carmen Ventrucci Peterson has been having with Transcend Sustainable Weight Loss Coaching! Stay until the end for a killer deal toward your own personal transformation, with coaching starting February 15th! Please join the group and RSVP! 1. Join Sustainable Weight Loss Group […]

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Nutrition

Sources of Plant Proteins

Many plant-based foods can be an excellent source of protein and other nutrients. Often with fewer calories and more benefits for your health than animal products. Many experts agree that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you with all the nutrients you need. What is protein? Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, […]

Dinner, Lunch, Recipes, Sides

Healthiest Mac n’ Cheese

Traditional Mac n’ Cheese is Not Nutritious Traditional mac n’ cheese is heavy! It traditionally has lots of saturated fat, poor quality pasta, and very little nutritional value. Some mac and cheese is even totally processed. Aside from the convenience, boxed mac and cheese is even worse. However, sometimes you crave that home style, comforting […]