How to hide your Whole30 at a potluck (and have everyone begging for your recipes)

How do you survive a potluck while on Whole30?  Heck, how do you THRIVE at a potluck,  eat delicious food, and having everyone begging for your recipes during your Whole30?  It may sound too good to be true but it is possible and actually pretty simple.  Below are the easy steps to follow so you can get pot-lucky while crushing your Whole30.   Step 1: Bring a dish (or two) that will work if it’s the only thing you can eat If you only follow one step for your Whole30 make it this one.  Hunger is the greatest threat to … Continue reading How to hide your Whole30 at a potluck (and have everyone begging for your recipes)

How to do a Whole30 while traveling (and get even MORE out of it)

Want to know how to DOMINATE your Whole30 while traveling?  I’ve completed three Whole30’s; during two of them, I was traveling OVER HALF the time and one of them I was in another country.   The first two were a struggle and the third felt like a breeze.  Here’s the secret to stop using travel as an excuse NOT to do Whole30 and see why it’s an ever better reason TO do it. Here’s the secret – it’s simple, but of course, not EASY.  To do a whole30 while traveling you have to… Flip Your Mindset! The first two Whole30’s I … Continue reading How to do a Whole30 while traveling (and get even MORE out of it)

Your guide to smoothie ingredients! Here’s how to make a healthy smoothie that won’t lead to a sugar crash.

To smoothie or not to smoothie, that is the question. Smoothies have gotten a lot of hate lately…. and rightfully so because they CAN be major gateway drugs to just drinking straight sugar.  However, they also CAN be a great source of macro and micro nutrients in a convenient to-go package.  More importantly, they can be short term “insurance” that you will grab your pre-made, nutritious smoothie out of the fridge instead of starving yourself and then inhaling sub-par grocery store bought baked goods in the break room at 10:00.  Been there, done both and the smoothie is the way … Continue reading Your guide to smoothie ingredients! Here’s how to make a healthy smoothie that won’t lead to a sugar crash.

Easy Whole30 Recipes on Repeat

On the rare occasion I’m home instead of traveling on a Whole30 I love to go crazy trying new recipes!  Below are some of my favorites that are simple, delicious and pass the “friends and family who don’t like eating healthy will love this stuff” test.   These dishes will make you hit of the potluck and no one even has to know they’re all Whole30 compliant.  Remember, food boredom on Whole30 is mainly a symptom of poor planning so if you find yourself dreading the next meal it just means you need some organized chaos (aka a new delicious recipe) … Continue reading Easy Whole30 Recipes on Repeat

How to do a Whole30 while traveling: Everything from research to must-pack snacks

I’ve completed 2 rounds of Whole30 where I was traveling for OVER HALF of them (one of which I was in another country). It IS possible, and you can do it! Lots of people don’t know how to do a Whole30 while traveling and, admittedly, it can add stress to an already strict program. BUT your energy is soaring, you feel on top of the world and are eating delicious food! Why not combine all of that awesomeness with a trip? If you’re new to the Whole30 this can be super-cala-fragilistic-expial-INTIMIDATING. But, if you put your planning hat and game … Continue reading How to do a Whole30 while traveling: Everything from research to must-pack snacks

About Blueberries in my Backpack

Thank you for coming to Blueberries in my backpack!  This blog is about sharing my never-ending health experiments (centered around nutrition, fitness, and wellness) with you so you can live a healthier, happier life!  Specifically, I share a lot of recommendations for staying healthy when you’re on the road for work or play.  Hopefully what you find here are some easy to implement hacks that will help you be healthier and happier. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” — Hippocrates   Continue reading About Blueberries in my Backpack