Hey there, I’m Liv. I’m so glad you’re here!
I started this blog as a college freshman trying to figure out how to live a balanced lifestyle at UNC-Chapel Hill. Over the past few years, my blog has become a huge passion of mine. I love getting to share my life and recipes with all of you, all the way through college (four years of dorm cooking!) and now, in law school at Wake Forest.
I’ve loved cooking and baking for as long as I can remember, and few things make me happier than sharing food with other people. My goal is always to share healthy recipes that are simple, approachable, and delicious, using mostly whole and natural ingredients.
Everyone’s definition of “healthy” is different. For me, it means staying active and eating nutritious foods that I love, but also enjoying some not-so-healthy food sometimes, too.
I think food should be FUN, and I’m a huge believer in enjoying everything in moderation. I love the 80/20 concept of enjoying 80% healthy foods and 20% splurges. My favorite indulgences are anything with coffee, peanut butter & dark chocolate, or ice cream loaded with chocolate mix-ins. Overall, I try to cook and eat in a way that’ll help me feel my best and fuel my first love– running!
I ran cross country and track in high school, averaging 45+ miles per week. These days, I typically fit my runs in before class and cover about 30-35 miles per week. I’ve run a handful of half marathons and 10 milers, and a marathon’s on my bucket list to do someday. I also really enjoy strength training, HIIT workouts, kickboxing classes, hiking, biking, and going for long walks with friends.
Wondering what recipes to start with?
Here are some of my personal favorite blog recipes (see Recipe page for all recipes):
Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl
Sweet Potato, Black Bean, & Lentil Vegetarian Chili
5-Ingredient One-Pan Mexican Quinoa
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Best-Ever Healthy Apple Crisp
Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal