Stop Eating Beige Food

  I used to eat a lot of beige food.  I lost a big chunk of weight in my 20's by following Weight Watchers.  I loved it.  It taught me to eat real food in manageable portions.  This was before they got into the frozen food and snack food business.  Now that selling food is their ...

The Cheapest Healthy Bean Soup

"It's too expensive to eat healthy."  I call B.S. on that! Here is the cheapest bean soup that you can make and it is healthy!  At the time of posting this recipe, I purchased the Simple Truth brand organic ingredients and the entire recipe cost just about $7.50.  For the WHOLE recipe! Using organic everything. ...

MOVE the Needle NOW – The Challenge

A few months ago, I hosted a MOVE the Needle NOW Challenge.  It was one of my most successful challenges to date!  The challenge was centered around nutrition and a little bit of fitness.  It wasn't crazy or so strict that people didn't complete it.  Quite the opposite!  I've had several participants message me to ...

THE NUTRITION SCHOOL

  Two years ago, I knew something had to change!  I was a group fitness instructor, Pilates instructor, and personal trainer.  While I lovvveeeddd what I did day to day, I could feel the effects of my super physical career on my body and my vocal chords.  I wasn't breaking down....yet, but I could feel it starting. ...

This is Why I’m Hot

I use the word "hot" a lot when describing the way being healthy, fit, and happy feels.  I think I took it for granted that everyone knew what I meant.  I was talking with a new friend last week.  She and I have never met in person but have talked on the phone and online. ...

Should You Take a Probiotic?

Gut health is #Trendy right now!  So...should YOU take a probiotic?  Here's my experience. I've shared before my story of growing up eating pretty unhealthy crap and my "too many to count" diets.  Even after getting off the crap food, something just wasn't right.  I was still bloated, gassy, and my belly didn't feel as great as ...

How to Get Rid of Puffy Eyes!

[video width="640" height="800" mp4="http://www.itsmecassie.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/VID_20880212_082649.mp4" loop="true"] I want to get rid of my puffy eyes!  It's allergy season in Southern California, and there's this plant...anyways...I get puffy eyes.  I used to jump on mini tramps way back in the day.  It was a great way to get my heart rate up, and it was FUN!  Fast forward ...

Easy and Fast Gazpacho

Making gazpacho can be totally easy and fast!  Gazpacho is filled with vegetables, it's low in sodium and ridiculously low in calories.  Make sure to top it with avocado chunks for staying power.  I love to make this for parties, too!  I serve it little cups with one tortilla chip in it.  Everyone goes crazy for ...