Hi there! My name is Nikki and welcome to my little space on the web!
There are two places I love to be…in my kitchen and at the lake. I’m just a simple girl who loves the simple life. Fresh delicious food, time with family, sunshine, and being on the water all bring me immense joy. Give me a good book, a cold drink, and a view, and I could be content for days.
As someone who has always been interested in nutrition and healthy living, I started developing recipes over the years that fit a clean eating lifestyle but were also simple and would work for my picky kids and husband. Along the way, I learned (the slow hard way) how to feed my family well without spending tons of time at the stove fussing over complicated meals. Then I discovered Whole30 and it was life changing. Since adopting a Paleo/Whole30 approach to cooking, I feel better than ever, have tons of energy, and took a stab at living my dream by starting this blog (which was super scary and exciting all at once!)
In short, I believe in using WHOLE FOODS in EASY RECIPES that EVERYONE LOVES. I truly believe that food can be healing to the body, but I also love and live by the 80/20 rule, because we all deserve some treats in life. 🙂
My Reasons for this Blog…
Here you will find plenty of Whole30 & Paleo style meals, real food recipes, and other tips for healthy living. I hope to inspire others to love cooking and clean eating in a way that is approachable and simple! Finding a healthy balance in life can be challenging – we can all use a little help in that department! I’m passionate about sharing time-saving nutritious recipes and tips with those who want to live a healthy life without added meal time stress.
A Few of My Favorite Things…
- Loves: Lake Michigan beaches, 80’s Music, pizza w/black olives, Christmas movies
- Workouts: Long walks and yoga
- Can’t live without: peppermint lip gloss, flip flops, & my favorite green tea
- Stress relievers of choice: a good book & glass of wine
- Season: Summer…I love sunshine & thunderstorms equally
- TV Show: This Is Us. I am obsessed!!!
It’s my belief that food, family, and friends just go together! I hope you will find something yummy here to share with those you love. Please feel free to share the recipes you enjoy, leave comments, and reach out if you have questions. I would love to hear from you!!