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About: Carly Paige

Hi! I’m Carly Paige, an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Cooking Instructor who is fiercely passionate about making healthy simple (both on and off your plate) to increase confidence and energy from within. Too often we place nutrition and health restrictions on ourselves, and in a world saturated with conflicting information my goal is to simplify your approach to wellness so that you can live your best life. I believe that healthy doesn’t have to be hard with the right tools, knowledge and resources. As we begin to fuel our body with nutritious foods, we will naturally crowd out the unhealthy foods (while still enjoying life’s sweetest treats every now and then!).

I’m a firm believer in consistency when talking about making healthy, nutritious changes for short-term and long-term benefits. One of my favorite “food for thoughts” is from John C. Maxwell: “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” You can find more healthy recipes and nutritious inspiration on Instagram @fitlivingeats and my website, fitlivingeats.com. Being healthy extends beyond what’s on our plate, and I hope to inspire you towards a healthier and happier you!

Posts by Author: Carly Paige

Pomegranate Guacamole

Festive Pomegranate Guacamole on Sweet Potato Toasts

What’s red and green that’s a festive holiday treat? Pomegranate guacamole on sweet potato toasts! Guacamole gets into the holiday spirit with the addition of crunchy and slightly tart, yet sweet, pomegranate seeds. Served on a low-carb alternative to crackers or bread, this festive pomegranate guacamole on sweet potato toasts is a delicious party appetizer that will please a crowd!…

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Thanksgiving meal

5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

Are you already bracing yourself for the damage the Thanksgiving buffet might cause to your diet? The fall season can be a great time to get back to healthy habits after summer vacations, but these habits can easily fall by the wayside once the holidays hit. Today, let’s talk about how to build a healthier Thanksgiving plate through five simple…

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Caramel Dip

Raw Caramel Fruit Dip (A healthier store-bought alternative!)

Are you a caramel fan, but looking for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet cravings? This raw caramel fruit dip is simple to make and loaded with nutrients that the whole family will enjoy! If you’ve ever looked at the ingredient list of your favorite store bought caramel dip, you’ll find some of the worst nutrition offenders. A few…

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Eating Out

7 Healthy Tips for Dining Out

Sticking to healthy habits can be easy with home cooked meals, but what do you do when dining out? This is the number one question I get asked as a health coach. Foods made at home is usually going to be your best bet, but I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve for staying healthy while dining out. Look…

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Roasted Vegetables

5 Ways to Add Flavor to Your Roasted Veggies

Fall is a great time of year to experiment with roasted veggies. The season brings so many “roast-able” options from Brussel sprouts, winter squash, cauliflower and sweet potato! Roasted vegetables are meal prep-friendly, the perfect side, or addition to a nutritious power bowl. Before we get into how to add flavor to your roasted veggies, check out this tutorial on…

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How to Balance a Nutritious Plate to Optimize Health

No matter what your health and nutrition goals are, there is a fundamental method to balancing your plate that can help you slim down, tone up, boost energy and improve health from the inside out. Want to know the secret? Keep reading! I believe that healthy doesn’t have to be hard, which is why I’m all for guidelines and formulas…

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squash

Seasonal Spotlight: The Health Benefits of Winter Squash

It’s that time of year – all things pumpkin spice! Just typing those words has me dreaming of changing leaves, boots, pumpkin spice lattes and cozy nights in. With changing seasons comes a whole new crop of seasonal produce, including my favorite winter squash. Is butternut squash the same thing as winter squash? Yes and no. Butternut squash is a…

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Frozen Bananas

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops

It is hot outside and time to cool down with a sweet treat! These chocolate covered frozen banana pops are fun to make and a healthier version than the kind found at the grocery store. They are also kid and adult-approved to please everyone in the family! If there’s one thing most people have in common, it’s that they have…

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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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