Fit & Fresh

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

School Lunches

Healthy Back to School Lunchbox Ideas

The new school year is just around the corner! Chances are, you’re filling your cart with school supplies and a few new outfits, but what about healthy food options for those new lunchboxes? My approach towards building a healthy lunchbox is the same as when talking about a balanced plate. A combination of protein, healthy fats and fiber (aka, the…

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Buy organic

Should I buy organic?

It can be confusing with all of the different labels out there to know when to buy organic, conventional, local, all-natural (the list could go on!). The question of organic versus conventional is one of the most common questions I get asked and the answer isn’t exactly black and white. My first response is that if you can afford it,…

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Roasted Pasta Salad

Summertime Classic Made Healthy: Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad Recipe

When you think of summer foods, what comes to mind? There are so many delicious things to look forward to about the season, including watermelon, backyard barbeques and frozen treats. However, no summer party would be complete without a delicious pasta salad! Pasta salad can go from being a light side to weighing your plate (and body) down if you aren’t…

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Almond Smoothie

Smoothie Summer Challenge Part 2: 5 Smoothie Recipes You Need This Summer

Did you catch the latest on how to build an energizing smoothie? Today, we’re going to be diving deeper into our smoothie talk as I share with you what to build your smoothie with. Whether you’re going for a tropical flavor, berry sensation or you’re more of a chocolate fan, there’s a recipe for everyone! To recap, we’re going to…

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build smoothie 2

Smoothie Summer Challenge Part 1: How to Build an Energizing Smoothie

Smoothies are King. And no, I’m not talking about Smoothie King! This satisfying and quick breakfast, snack or post-workout treat is what I claim to be the secret sauce of a nutritious diet. When built with the right ingredients, smoothies can be a fantastic way to boost and sustain energy, sneak more fruits and veggies into your diet and improve…

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Summer Fruit

Berries: Summer’s Slim Fruit

“What fruits should I be eating if I am trying to slim down for summer?” This is one of the most common questions I get as a health coach. Fruit has seemingly gotten a bad rap in the “dieting” department and it’s time to change that! While fruit does contain (natural) sugar, it also contains vitamins and minerals that are…

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Granola bars

Superfood Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Homemade treats are usually going to be the healthier choice when comparing them to anything that might come wrapped in a package from the store. Not only do you know exactly what is going into your body when making foods at home, but you can customize the ingredients to suit your taste buds! These homemade granola bars are super simple…

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Power Bowl

Perfect Your Power Bowl in 3 Easy Steps

Want the inside scoop on my secret to quick and easy meals for busy week nights? Look no further than what’s in your bowl. Power bowls have earned their place in the spotlight on trendy food menus, but they are also practical and simple to make at home. The flavor combinations are endless which means the likelihood of getting stuck…

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portion control

How much is too much? Portion Control 101

“I know what I should be eating, but how much should I be eating?” “Is it possible to eat too much of the good stuff?” These are some of the most common questions when it comes to health and nutrition. It can be easy to go overboard, even when we are talking about nutritious foods, which is why it’s good…

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Egg Breakfast

Clean Green Veggie Egg Cups: A Meal Prep Favorite

Do you find yourself skimping on a healthy breakfast more often than you would like because you are either stuck in a rut or frantically trying to get out the door in the morning? With a little planning and prepping ahead of time, you can have a delicious, healthy and quick breakfast waiting for you and still have time to…

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