Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m the blogger behind After moving up to the Bay Area in the summer of 2013 and losing over 30 pounds and countless inches, I found a love for cooking, juicing and meal prepping, along with a new found love for fitness. Since then, I’ve completed 5ks, 10k, half marathons, triathlons — even checking an item off the bucket list: swimming from Alcatraz! I believe that everyone can live a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy all of their favorite things. It’s my goal to help inspire you to choose healthy by sharing tips for stocking your pantry/fridge, the benefits of meal prepping, simple & easy recipes to make restaurant-style meals healthier, and showing how you can work your way up to a triathlon or half marathon. Learn more at

How to Create a Meal Plan

Meal planning is so, so important. When I don’t meal plan, I tend to eat out or spend more money on foods that I don’t need. Instead, I’m going to start planning out my weekly meals on a calendar I made. Once I have my meals planned, I’ll hit up the grocery store and then prep some of the meals ahead of time for convenience and ease.