Banana Bread Protein Waffles Featured

Banana Bread Protein Waffles

Who doesn't love waking up to the smell of waffles? I'm so excited to make them tomorrow morning, I can't even sleep. I'm not kidding. It's Friday night around 1am and I decided to write this blog post because the thought of waking up to make  (and eat) these crispy, doughy Banana Bread Protein Waffles is literally keeping me awake. Okay, so it's not just the waffles keeping me awake. But they are playing a major role. There are certain weeks where creating content feels taxing and my creative juices aren't flowing. Writing, taking photos, editing, and promoting Life in Spandex feels like a chore. However monotonous it feels in those moments, I just keep searching, thinking, and playing with

Healthy Valentine's Date Night Chicken Parmesan featured

Valentine’s Date Night Almond Crusted Chicken Parmesan

In elementary school, I planned out all my Valentine's weeks in advance  (who was going to get which Disney princess card was very important) and fantasized about who would be my secret admirer. In my adolescent and early twenties, the roses, chocolates, gifts, cards, and surprises were affirmation that my current beau truly cared about me. In my late twenties, I now know the greatest love is the one we can give ourselves and a good man shows you how much he appreciates you not through material things but through patience, companionship, loyalty, and acceptance(though I could always go for something sparkly 😉 ). But I'm still a romantic, and Valentine's Day being the "most romantic day of the year,"

garlic and pepper seared salmon with zoodles

Garlic & Pepper Seared Salmon With Zoodles

If you hadn't already heard, I just put the Life in Spandex Eat and Sweat Guides on Pre-Sale! This means you can grab these scientifically proven and totally flexible guides for 20% off before they launch! The Life in Spandex Eat and Sweat Guides are specifically for women who have little-to-no time to become their healthiest and most confident selves. Just because you're busy doesn't mean you don't deserve to look and feel your very best! I mean, you’re a #bossbabe right? As a busy lady myself )with tastebuds), I realized that asking anyone to stick to a specific meal plan or restrictive amount of calories just isn't realistic for long-term success. So instead of giving you a basic, boring meal

One Pan Chicken and Veggie Bake

One-Pan Chicken & Veggie Bake

Why is it that life's most enjoyable moments can be followed by such tedious tasks? Going to bed early followed by waking up to a shrieking alarm. Showering followed by blow drying your hair. Putting on PJs followed by brushing your teeth. Having friends over for a party followed by clean up. And, alas, cooking followed by... dishes, ugh! I love cooking! I love creating new flavors, finding healthy alternatives to my favorite treats, and seeing the smiles on my guests faces when they try my food. But I hate, absolutely hate doing the dishes. For one, it's gross. The grease, grime, and old food particles. Ick! And, after a big meal, it can seem endless. Say sayonara to perpetual

Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Protein Pancakes

Fall is here and you know what that means… #pumpkineverything! Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. Any first sense of the season changing – a leaf falling, darker mornings, cooler evenings, Halloween decor lining the aisles at Target – and it’s a mad rush to Trade Joe’s to snag some of their organic pureed pumpkin! This year I’m setting my sights on actually carving a pumpkin and roasting the seeds inside. I promise myself every year but have yet to do it for almost half a decade. Don’t judge me! Life gets in the way. There’s been no carving yet. I have a “go big or go home” attitude about it and I won’t settle for an average jack-o-lantern.