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Fitsouffle

Welcome to Fitsouffle! I created this blog as a way to share my passion for food and fitness. I live in Chicago with my husband and our sweet shepherd mix puppy Moose! Fitness has always been a big part of my life, growing up playing sports, getting a degree in Kinesiology, and making... Full Bio
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Tropical Green Smoothie...Take me somewhere warm! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So it is officially spring but to us here in Chicago that means it has snowed, rain stormed and it is super gray and damp. But the end is near, I know it. To brighten your ... Read on »
I'm BACK and you're INVITED! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm back and I've missed you all.  My deepest apologies for my almost two month hiatus.  I have been very busy teaching Pilates, Shred415 and working on a new and exciting ... Read on »
Cauliflower, 2015 Vegetable of the Year. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Until recently I did not each much cauliflower besides on a crudite tray. I found it to be fairly flavorless and boring, but in November I started playing around with the ... Read on »
Pilates & O+A Event Recap! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday! I am so excited and energized on this Monday after a super inspiring event yesterday. Yesterday I hosted a mat Pilates event followed by an educational talk ... Read on »
2015 Thoughts. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy 2015 everyone! I know I've been a little M.I.A. my apologies.  I hope it has started on a healthy foot. I was a little shocked the past two Sundays at 10am to find N ... Read on »
Green Detox Bowl. Enjoy. Indulge. Detox. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It happens- we eat too much, maybe drink too much and every once in a while that's ok! What happens after we indulge is what's important. It is easy to have one bad night ... Read on »
Roasted Rosemary Cashews. A healthy holiday treat. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Having people over during the holiday season? Need a small homemade gift for friends, co-workers, or hosts?  These roasted rosemary cashews are perfect to have out for sna ... Read on »
Shaved Brussels Sprout Kale Pomegranate Salad. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Are you currently planning your holiday meals? I have the perfect salad for you; beautiful and delicious!  I love shaved vegetable salads at restaurants and I have attempt ... Read on »
Strength Training, Weight Loss and Metabolism. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Strength Training, Weight Loss, and Metabolism. How do those three words relate? I think it is a pretty good guess if I were to say each of us has tried to lose weight or ... Read on »
Pilates & O+A by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Exciting news! In the new year I am hosting a Pilates class on a Sunday morning to kick off your healthy habits!  Trade in your maybe more routine unhealthy Sunday brunch ... Read on »
The Ins and Outs of Juicing. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Juicing is very "IN" right now and I love it, I consider myself to be a "juicie" for sure (think groupie but for juice :-)). I love to see healthy trends taking over and c ... Read on »
Banana Bowl Recipe. Breakfast, Lunch or Snack! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Moose enjoying my parents big back yard! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We headed to my par ... Read on »
Lightened up Cauliflower Mash. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I had never had cauliflower mash until I made it last week. I always assumed that it was a healthy variation to traditional mashed potatoes, but I was wrong. After chattin ... Read on »
No Equipment needed! 15 MINUTE CARDIO AND STRENGTH WORKOUT. No excuses. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whether we want to admit it or not the holidays are coming, and they are coming fast!  I try to encourage my clients to get ahead of the holidays, including stepping up th ... Read on »
Butternut Squash Kale and Caramelized Mushroom Pizza. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night I made my first ever homemade pizza!  It has been on my list of things to make for a long time and with the produce of fall and some new kitchen tools I was ver ... Read on »
Beat the Boredom Treadmill Workout. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last weekend the hubby and I headed to New Jersey along with my parents to visit my grandma. We had a great time visiting my grandma but a lot of time is spent sitting and ... Read on »
TOTAL BODY Body Bar Workout. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Change up your workout routine with this body bar inspired total body workout. If you don't have access to a body bar you can ... Read on »
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Apple and Walnut Salad by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This past weekend we went apple picking at Apple Holler  in Wisconsin, right over the Illinois state line. I walked out of there with about 25 pounds of apples! Honey Cris ... Read on »
NYC Recap Part 2 of 3: Eating in the City! by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Lots of planning went into our food choices before heading to NYC. There is just too much to eat and too little time.  We made our dinner reservations one month out from t ... Read on »
NYC Recap Part 1 of 3! Staying fit in the City. by Fitsouffle Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yes, when I travel I get fitness in somehow, even if it means dragging 3 of my best girlfriends with me all over the city! Before heading to NYC I had a few places in mind ... Read on »