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About: Carly Ferguson

Hi! I’m Carly, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, wellness enthusiast and aspiring home cook who is on a continuous journey of learning new ways to live a vibrant and healthy life. I began designing nutritious meal plans for friends and family as a teenager, and knew that a career in health and wellness was my purpose. Although, I had no idea what I was doing back then (shhh… don’t tell my mom!).

As a health coach, it’s my mission to show you simple and realistic ways to incorporate healthier habits into your lifestyle to create sustainable change. I believe that as we begin to fuel our bodies with healthy foods, we will naturally crowd out the unhealthy foods (while still enjoying life’s sweetest treats every now and then!). But being truly healthy extends beyond what’s on our plate, and I hope to inspire you towards healthy, holistic changes!

And so I leave you with some food for thought:

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” –John C. Maxwell

Posts by Author: Carly Ferguson

5 Swaps for Home Baker

5 Easy Swaps for the Home Baker

Do you enjoy baked goods but you don’t love the fact that many of the recipes are full of highly processed and nutritionally-empty ingredients? Just a few simple swaps can transform your favorite indulgence into a healthier (and still delicious) treat! Here are my top five easy baking swaps: Flour. If you usually use all-purpose flour in your baked goods,…

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Improved You

New Year, IMPROVED You

Did you know it’s estimated that 40% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, but only 8% actually achieve their goals? With every New Year, we are bombarded with messages that encourage a “new you” through resolutions and goal setting. This would suggest that we are in need of a blank slate, do over or complete transformation. Setting this kind of…

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5-Ingredient Roasted Rosemary Grapes Crostini Appetizer

Are you planning a holiday party? I’ve got a delicious and healthy appetizer that is just as easy to make as it is impressive on the plate! This festive recipe is full of fiber (thanks to using whole wheat instead of white bread), protein from the ricotta and antioxidants from the red grapes. Using simple ingredients like fresh herbs or…

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How to Curb Your Sweet Tooth This Holiday Season

Chances are, you’re starting to get bombarded with sweets and treats this time of year. From holiday cookie swaps, office parties and home-baked gifts, it can seem like there’s no way to escape the sugar rush! I’m not going to tell you to never indulge in your favorite holiday treat, because let’s be honest, that probably isn’t very realistic. Instead,…

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Brussel Sprouts

Nutritional Spotlight on Brussel Sprouts

Have you introduced these “stinky” vegetables onto your plate, yet? The vegetable that almost every kid turns their nose up to is having a moment in the culinary world. Nutritionally speaking, there’s no food more deserving of the spotlight this season! Brussel sprouts are part of the cruciferous family, which are known for reducing the risk of cancer and lowering…

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7 Tips to Help You Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us which oftentimes translates to full social calendars and break rooms that offer an endless supply of sweets and treats. To help combat the unhealthy side effects of this time of year, I’ve got seven tips to help you stay on the healthy track! Get Moving. Even with busier than usual calendars, there’s always time…

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

The time is upon us. Cold and flu season, that is! Below are five tips to help you stay healthy and tissue-free during the months ahead. Stock up on fermented foods. Did you know that about 70% of your immune system is located in the gut? That’s right! When talking about gut health, probiotics and maintaining a healthy gut environment…

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Butternut squash

A Fall Recipe Staple: Hearty Butternut Squash Chili

It’s fall ya’ll. The season that brings cooler weather, everything pumpkin spice and warm, comforting foods! I’ve got a delicious and healthy chili recipe featuring my favorite fall vegetable that will have you cozied up under a blanket in no time. So what is my favorite fall vegetable, exactly? Butternut squash! It’s hearty and slightly sweet, making it the perfect…

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Pick Green

The One Color You Must Add To Your Diet!

The one color you MUST add to your diet: Green! If I had the power to make leafy greens their own food group, I would. Why? · They are full of fiber (great for digestive health and satiety), vitamin A (promotes eye health), vitamin C (boosts collagen to reduce risk of arthritis and promote healthy skin, hair and nails) and…

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The Secret to Saving Time and Energy in the Kitchen

Do you have a hard time fitting in healthy meals throughout the week? Chances are, you just let out a big sigh because the struggle is real. Here are some simple steps to help you save time and energy in the kitchen that can become a seamless part of your routine. Plan ahead. Meal planning is a biggie when it…

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