Join Me In The #LoveLetterToMyBodyProject

Happy LOVE week friends!

I won't lie, I'm not a huge "Valentine's Day" person (sorry!), but I will take any chance I can to advocate self love. In honor of Valentine's Day, I decided to host a #LoveLetterToMyBodyProject throughout this week, and I would love for you to join along!

Here's how it works: Write a love letter to your body this week, thanking it for what it's done for you in the past and what it continues to do for you. Please share on Instagram or Facebook to spread this message! And don't forget to use hashtag #lovelettertomybodyproject and tag me in your post so I can see it and share on my Insta and Facebook stories. Super easy but so fulfilling. I promise you won't regret participating in this exercise!

To further this thought, let's remember that the love we have for our bodies, our self worth, and who we are as individuals should not be determined by what we look like, our body composition, or what size pants we wear. No matter the season, our priority should always remain the same -- to love ourselves.

Let's make it a priority to stay grounded in who we are, to work on improving the inside just as much as the outside, and to constantly remind ourselves o what our bodies have done for us and continue to do for us daily. Because ladies, our bodies are truly AMAZING! Let's give them the love and respect they deserve.


XOXO,
Ashley

My Core Beliefs and Mission For You

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My mission has evolved over the last several years of being in the social media world. I used to be more of a "lifestyle blogger" with an emphasis on health and fitness, and that eventually transitioned into an online training/coaching fitness and nutrition business. Along with that transition, my specific mission has continually evolved, but my heart has remained the same -- to empower and uplift women.

Through a lot of refining and reflecting, my mission for Ashley Wiseman Fitness is this: To empower women to live a fulfilling life through a balanced approach to fitness and nutrition, self love, and putting forth their full potential.

When you visit my social media account, blog, and/or participate in one of my programs, my hope and prayer is that you will feel encouraged, challenged, and inspired. I want it to be a place of positivity, love, and growth.

Here are a few of my core beliefs and goals for you that align with my mission:

  • That you can have goals to change your body, but that doesn't mean you should love it less.
  • That aesthetic results are awesome, but results are more than just what you look like.
  • That self love isn't about what your body looks like; it's about appreciation for what your body can do.
  • That you can reach and hit your health and fitness goals without restriction or deprivation.
  • That making and hitting goals in your health and fitness can instill confidence and strength in other areas of your life.
  • That when you are fueling your body well, staying active, and treating your body well, you are better able to fulfill your unique purpose.

There are a bazillion health and fitness people to follow these days with all sorts of varying messages, but THIS is what you can expect to hear from me. Thank you for following along!

XOXO,
Ashley

The Loss of Our Sweet Angel Baby

I got the sudden urge to sit down and write today. Some of you that have followed me for awhile know that I used to write a healthy living blog, where I detailed the ins and outs of our lives on a regular basis. After a few years of blogging nearly daily, I began to crave privacy and decided to shut down my "My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries" blog. I am someone that finds writing therapeutic, so sitting down to blog regularly is something I miss on occasion.

I wavered back and forth as to whether I wanted to share this publicly. It's some deep stuff, and most definitely personal. But then I was reminded of the comfort I found in reading other people's experiences through their various losses and trials in life. Not that I ever wish suffering or pain on anyone, but there's something about knowing you're not alone that can bring comfort. And if I can bring just one person comfort in knowing they're not alone, then I am confident this needs to be shared.

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It's been 8 days since I found out that we lost our sweet angel baby. I went into my 12 week appointment last Wednesday feeling a little anxiety that comes with most prenatal appointments, but mostly excitement to hear the beautiful sound of our baby's heartbeat. We had heard and seen our little babe just a few weeks prior at my 8 week appointment, and again before that at about 7 weeks (due to some random spotting I had at the time). Both ultrasounds reported strong heartbeats and everything looking "perfect".

As I got up on the examination table, the nurse kindly told me that sometimes it takes a minute or two to find the heartbeat at this stage since the baby is still so tiny. I knew this and pulled up my shirt, as she squirted the gel on my stomach. I always carry my babies right out in front of me, and it's never been difficult to find the heartbeat in the past, so when the nurse was taking several minutes to find the heartbeat, I naturally started feeling extra anxious. Then she responded with, "Oh, there it is! And do you hear that 'whooshing' sound? That's the baby moving!" I instantly felt relieved and took a deep breath. But then she said, "Well wait, the heart rate number isn't showing up ... let me see if I can get it again." I thought to myself, "She's either a really new nurse or something isn't right at all." After taking another several minutes of trying to find the heartbeat, she finally decided to have my midwife come in to see if she could find it. The midwife once again tried to tell me that the baby is so small at this point, so sometimes it's still difficult to find. After she, too, couldn't find it for a couple minutes, I knew something was definitely wrong. She ordered an ultrasound for me, and I felt my body instantly start shaking. I walked to the ultrasound room with Reese in my arms feeling completely dazed. Reese was the only one with me, as Cody was at work and Hunter was at preschool. I wished so badly that Cody was with me in that moment. But, I never expected anything to be wrong after seeing a strong heartbeat at our last ultrasound appointment, so I told him there was no need to come to this one.

I got up on the ultrasound table, and the ultrasound tech squirted the gel on my stomach and used the wand to find our baby. I'll never forget the picture of the little baby that popped up on the television in front of me, but with no flickering heartbeat. It brings me to tears just thinking about it. The last ultrasound we saw of our baby at 8 weeks, he or she was just a little bean that you could hardly make out. This time, it looked like a real baby -- with a head and a body. It all became even more real that I had a baby in my stomach. Then the ultrasound technician gave me news that I never thought I'd hear. She looked at me with sad eyes and told me that she was so sorry but she couldn't find a heartbeat, and that the baby was only measuring 9 weeks 2 days when it should've been measuring right around 12 weeks. I was in complete shock. In that moment, I just kept thinking, "No, no, no. This can't be happening". I felt completely blindsided as my body had showed no signs of miscarriage. I feel like you don't hear of these termed "missed miscarriages" very often, and it was the last thing I expected going into our appointment.

I instantly just wanted Cody. I wanted him to hug me and I wanted to be able to cry in his chest and I wanted him to tell me everything was okay. But, I had to be strong, so I just prayed and prayed and prayed ... and then a few minutes later I burst into tears. The midwife came in and asked me if I wanted the nurse to take Reese into another room while I processed everything. I told her yes and was so grateful she offered that to me. My midwife was amazing through it all. She gave me multiple hugs, let me cry, and told me that this just happens sometimes and it's nothing I did or didn't do. She led me back into our original room, and I called Cody to tell him the horrible news. I think he was in shock just as much I was. He immediately tried his best to comfort me via phone. I eventually put him on speaker phone so we could talk through everything with the doctor. She told us our options and what she recommended, and we ultimately decided to try a medicine that would encourage my body to pass everything. My midwife explained that this would be the least invasive way, but that there was also a chance it wouldn't work because I was a little further along in pregnancy. At this point, my mind was in a fog and just went with the medicine, which is what she recommended. We ended the phone call, and Cody told me he would be heading home right away to be with me. 

I got myself together the best I could, gathered Reese and our stuff, and we headed out to the car. Poor Reese ... I felt so bad she had to see me like that. Even though she is only 2 years old, she definitely sensed something wasn't right with mommy. She was an angel that day. She gave me all the snuggles, was the best behaved little girl, and made me smile even when I didn't feel like it. I sat in the parking lot of my doctor's office for awhile just sobbing. I finally decided to called my mom, my dad, and my best friend, who also had a previous miscarriage later in her first trimester. They all provided great comfort, and I finally got myself emotionally together enough to drive home.

I put Reese down for a nap, and Cody arrived home shortly after that. Hunter went to a friend's house after preschool, so Cody and I spent almost the entire afternoon in bed, sobbing, cuddling, and processing everything. It was such an emotionally exhausting day, but it was necessary to sort through our emotions together. I really believe those few hours we spent alone grieving together made a huge impact on the whole healing process for both of us. 

My doctor told us that we could take the medicine whenever we felt ready. We decided that I would take the medicine that night to induce the passing of everything. I didn't want this to drag on any longer. I felt SO anxious through all of it and wondered if I should've just requested the D&C from the start. I had no idea what to expect and from everything I had heard, it would most likely be a somewhat horrifying experience to pass the baby and tissue, especially with our precious baby being right around 9 weeks. I scheduled a casual play date the following day with two of my close girlfriends at my house to keep my mind busy. During that day and the next, I was told I should experience a lot of bleeding and tissue loss. While I did experience a lot of discomfort, cramping, and some bleeding, I just knew the medicine wasn't fully working. I found some relief in this and also some annoyance, as I just wanted the physical pain to all be over.

I went back into the doctor on Monday, and they did another ultrasound, confirming that I indeed did not pass everything, as I had suspected. This meant I would need a D&C. I found out shortly after my appointment that the soonest day they had available was Friday -- five days later. I immediately burst into tears when I realized I would have to wait several days longer for this to be over. I cannot explain or tell you how helpless and absolutely horrible it feels to have our sweet baby in my stomach, knowing that he or she is no longer living, knowing that I can't do anything to help him or her, knowing that he or she is still in there but not thriving or living. Not only that, but I still feel pregnant and experience pregnancy symptoms ... and while those symptoms brought me peace in the past, I am now reminded every single time I experience them that I will never get to meet our little baby.

This past week has truly been one of the most difficult weeks of my life. Moments of loss or tragedy are hard, but life still goes on all around us in the midst of our minds and emotions feeling foggy and unclear. I have two small children to care for, I have a job to be at, I have clients to take care of ... and in some ways, I want life to just stop, but I know that it can't. So, I have no other choice than to just keep moving forward, one moment, one hour, one day at a time. This doesn't mean I don't grieve. Because trust me, I have my regular moments of letting myself just cry, pray, and be sad. But, the distractions of life have been a blessing too. I have experienced ALL the emotions -- the initial denial, the deep sadness, the intense anger, the unexpected resentment, you name it. Some days have been really hard, while others have been better. I know this is normal and will continue this way for awhile. One of my closest girlfriends who has also gone through terrible loss has reminded me again and again that it's okay to feel ALL the feels and to give myself permission to do so, but to not allow myself to stay there. I've really taken that to heart. 

I can't go without mentioning the amazing support that I, along with my family, have received this past week. It's truly been overwhelming to me. Our family and friends have been an incredible source of comfort and support to us this past week. It also gave me some new perspective into the relationships I have in my life. Not only that, but some of the people that I never would've imagined have reached out to us in ways that have blown me away. Thank you SO much to those of you that have shown love and support. I can't tell you how much it's meant to us! The support we've received has been a reminder to me that when someone is hurting or going through something difficult, to do something. Sometimes it's hard to know what to do in certain situations, but any sort of kind gesture -- flowers, dinner, a card, a message -- goes a long way when someone is suffering. Also letting them know they are continually supported and not forgotten has been big for me. Going through pain, any pain at all, can be so isolating at times. Knowing others care about you and are thinking of you makes you feel loved and a little less alone. I've also learned that while miscarriages can be "common", they most certainly don't come without a lot of grief and pain. I think of myself as a fairly compassionate person, but I am just as guilty as the next person for passing off news of a miscarriage in the past as "so sad" and then moving on like it hardly happened. It makes me sick to my stomach to think I didn't empathize more with others through those losses. My heart aches and goes out to anyone who has ever had to experience a miscarriage or loss of their child. It's a pain I hope no one ever has to experience.

Tomorrow is my (what feels like) long awaited D&C. I am anxious. Anxious about the actual procedure, about the anesthesia, about the emotions that will come with it all. But I am also ready. Ready to feel the relief that I think will come with the physical aspect being over. Some may think it's an "no big deal" procedure, but it's a big deal to me. It comes with a heavy heart and lots of emotions. That being said, I know I will come out strong and will get through this next step with God and a loving support system on my side.

One of my biggest go-to verses through this season has been Jeremiah 29:11 -- "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." This is a verse my sister and I both love and have found great comfort in throughout the trials of life. I am truly confident in this verse and will continue to move forward knowing that God sees me, He loves me, and He has a great plan for me and our family.

Much love to all of you!

XOXO, Ashley

How I Feel About Tracking Macros

Tracking macros can be an incredibly helpful tool, but in my opinion, it’s not meant to be done for all of time. It’s a tool that be used to help recognize habits, change habits, and help reach various health and fitness goals (fat loss, strength gains, etc). But it’s just that — a TOOL to have handy in your back pocket when you need to make changes and want some guidance in your nutrition.

Some women come to me nervous about tracking macros because they don’t want to get too caught up in the numbers or they don’t want to track forever. I get it, same here! But that’s why my goal for my clients is to learn how to track, recognize the habits they need to change, and implement these changes while tracking for a short time. Once the new habits are developed and they’re on their way to reaching their goals, my hope for them is to be able to implement what they learned and intuitively and mindfully eat from the habits they developed from tracking. Because to SEE changes, we must RECOGNIZE changes ... and most people don’t even know what changes they need to make until they start tracking what they’re putting in their mouth.

My current 6 Week Fat Loss Cycle clients are in Week 2 of learning all about tracking macros and carb cycling, and they are totally rocking it! They are already seeing some great results, and I'm so proud of them. In case you missed it, registration is officially open for the next round. We start prep work Monday, January 29 and officially kick off on Monday, February 5. There are a limited amount of slots available, and they are already filling up. Sign up today by clicking HERE! I would love to work with you reach your health and fitness goals this year. 

XOXO

A Short and (not so) Sweet Tabata Workout

You ready for a killer Tabata workout?! This is a great cardio kicker that uses Tabata training to help burn at, rev up your metabolism, and make the most of your time. If you need a workout to add to your routine this week, do this one! You'll be glad you did (after it's over)! ;) And if you're one of my 6 Week Fat loss Cycle clients, you can bet on doing this workout soon! Get ready!

Warm-Up: 5 minutes of jogging or butt kicks to get the body warm

Directions: Do 20 seconds of the exercises, then rest for 10 seconds. Complete 8 rounds of each exercise. Then move into the next exercise and do the same time sequence.

Tabata #1: 20 seconds high knees / 10 seconds rest

Tabata #2: 20 seconds running man / 10 seconds rest

Tabata #3: 20 seconds foot fires / 10 seconds rest

Tabata #4: 20 seconds frog jumps / 10 seconds rest

(If you need some how-to videos on the exercises, click over to my YouTube page and search for the exercise!)

Short and effective workouts are the name of the game y'all! Be sure to finish your workout with some walking and stretching to cool down your body.

CHEERS to an awesome year ahead!

XOXO, Ashley

P.S. My last round of 6 Week Fat Loss Cycle filled up right away, and I had to close registration early. I will be opening up registration for the next round SOON ... stay tuned as slots will go fast once again!

Wishing You A Healthy & Happy Holiday Season!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is having the opportunity to send and receive Christmas cards. I love hearing from friends and family, seeing how they've changed, and getting to see everyone's unique Christmas card style.

I had so much fun creating our cards this year. We had our family photos done by Shannon Worley Photography (I highly recommend her if you're in the Phoenix area!), and I designed our cards using Tiny Prints. I've used Tiny Prints for our cards the past few years, and I've been nothing but pleased with the outcome each year!

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If you haven't ordered you Christmas cards yet, it's not too late! Here's a quick and easy tutorial to help you with the process:

  1. Go to http://tinyprints.com and click "Holiday Cards". From there, filter what you're wanting in your card (i.e. format, style, size, etc).
  2. Click your choice of card, choose your quantity, design, color, etc., and then click "Personalize"!
  3. Here is where you will add your personalized family photos. Be sure they are uploaded to your computer so you can easily access them. 
  4. Next, you will choose your envelope style and color. 
  5. Lastly, choose if you'd like Tiny Prints to address your envelopes for you. You can even have them mail them out for you if you wish!
  6. Simply "Check Out" and your order is complete!

Tiny Prints does a great job of making it an easy process. Their site is very user friendly, and I love all of the various customization options!

As much as I wish I could mail each of you our Christmas card this year, a virtual version will have to do... 

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From our family to yours, we wish you a healthy and happy holiday season! Thank you for another year of your loyal support and love!

XOXO,

Ashley

Disclaimer: I collaborated with Tiny Prints/Shutterfly on this project in exchange for product. All reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for your support!

Meal Planning 101

I don’t know about you, but that 4-6pm time isn’t exactly my favorite time of day. It’s the witching hour for my kids, I’m ready for my husband to get home from work, and on top of that, I’m trying to get dinner made. The last thing I really want to think about is what we’re going to have for dinner. This is where meal planning saves the day.

When meal planning gets mentioned, it seems like a common response is that people get overwhelmed by the idea. It's like they want to do it, but they can't figure out how or how to combat some of the struggles they have with it. But here's the thing -- I think meal planning often gets way overcomplicated. It doesn't have to be difficult; don't make it difficult. The way I meal plan, for example, is nothing fancy or elaborate. My meal planning almost always includes flexibility and simple meals. My meals and dinners are not from the Martha Stewart or Pioneer Woman cookbook. I’m talking meals that have simple and minimal ingredients, they’re typically prepared in less than a half an hour, and they’re usually family friendly. Don't overcomplicate it!

I want to briefly walk you through the steps that I take to meal plan. You can take them or leave them, but if you’re totally clueless as to how and where to start … this could be a good place. And remember - I don’t make it all complicated and spend hours on it. I’m all about simple.

How I meal plan:

  • Each Sunday, I take about 20-30 minutes and plan 5 simple dinners for the upcoming week. I have several recipes that are family favorites, and are constantly in rotation. Then, I usually try to incorporate 1-2 meals each week that are new to us, which I find from my trusty BFF, Pinterest. I just search dinner ideas, and I look for recipes that are less than 10 ingredients, simple to make, and don’t take a long time. Feel free to search my Pinterest page for some of my favorite Pinterest recipes!
  • I write down our meals on our handy dandy little chalkboard that I keep in my kitchen, which also works for some cute decor.
  • Along with writing out our meals for the week, I write out my grocery list at the same time. This helps me ensure that I don’t forget anything and that I have everything I need for the recipes or meals that I’m going to make that week.
  • I usually go to the grocery store that same day or the following day and stock up for the week. Some weeks if I have time, i go to the grocery store, other weeks I do grocery pick-up, which is pretty much the BEST thing that was ever created. Can I get an amen? 

Feel free to be more flexible with your meal planning or more rigid. Some people love to have the option of choosing from a handful of meals (like we do) each week, others like to have a "theme" for each day (i.e. Monday is Crock Pot day, Tuesday is Mexican food day, etc), while others designate a meal for each particular day. The key is to do what works for YOU and your family so that you'll actually stick to it.

I asked this question on my Facebook page the other day:

Is meal planning difficult for you? If so, WHY? What sorts of tips, info, advice do you need and want to make it easier for you?

I wasn’t surprised by the number of people who commented and said they struggled with it. Some of the top reasons women said that meal planning is difficult for them:

  • Lack of time
  • They spend more money
  • Too tired after a long day
  • More variety in meal ideas that will please everyone

Let's address some of these struggles...

1. It’s more expensive.

I actually find I spend less money when I meal plan. I plan better, which enables me to stay on track better financially. I don’t know about you, but how many times do you go the store and end up with a few “extra” items in your cart that you never intended to get? When you have a grocery list in hand and only hit up the store once per week, you’re less likely to spend money on the extras. This way, you can also shop the sales and plan your dinners around sale items. It’s also wise to check out what produce is in season and plan around that, because the produce that’s in season is likely more tasty and more affordable. You’re also less likely to get take out or go out, which we all know that adds up big time.

2. It takes more time.

Maybe you'll feel like the actual planning part takes a little more time in the beginning as you get started, but once you get in a groove and find what kind of method works best for you, I actually believe it takes less time. Because for me, meal planning means less trips to the grocery store, less going out to eat, less sitting in the drive through line, and less thinking about what i’m going to feed my family. When I don’t meal plan,  I waste so much of my thoughts trying to figure out what we’re going to have for dinner and if I need to go to the grocery and what I need to get it. It’s so much more freeing when I have it all laid out for me.

3. You can’t meal plan with picky kids. 

I want to preface this by saying that every family is different and chooses to go about this a little differently. Once again, do what works for you. But, I’ll just kind of share what we do if that helps. My four year old has always been picky, so I get it. But the way it works in our house is what I make is what we all eat. Sometimes that means my kids eat half their plates, sometimes it means they eat it all, and sometimes it means they eat none. And usually, if they eat none, they’re hungry and come back and eat it later … because we save it for them. If it's a new food to them, I usually serve it alongside a couple other foods that I know they enjoy. Honestly, I think encouraging our picky eater to try new foods and recipes has actually helped him to become less picky. There are, of course, nights that I'll make a meal that's spicy or not kid friendly, so I will give them an alternative like a sandwich or chicken nuggets. It happens, right? So, do what works for you, but that’s kind of how we deal with it all so I’m not making multiple meals for everyone each evening.

Moms, you should know this: It’s nearly impossible to make a meal every.single.night that will please every person in your family. Don’t even try to put that pressure on yourself! Once we release that expectation of ourselves, that in itself makes meal planning less challenging. Dinner time is a tricky thing, I totally get it. But, I think the key is that we as parents implement some family guidelines and stay consistent with them.

Meal planning definitely takes discipline! But, when you get in a good groove with it, it really has the potential to be very beneficial. Generally speaking, it can help save time and money and encourage healthier eating.

Do you meal plan? Why or why not?

What are some tips or tricks that you have to make meal planning easier?

The BEST Healthier Protein Banana Bread

Happy OCTOBER!

October is one of my favorite months of the year. I love the fall colors, the pumpkin everything, the cooler weather, the start of the holiday season, and more baking! I'm also looking forward to a month of a little less busy. The last few months have been quite busy with moving, new routines, and my business. All good things, but I'm ready for some slower paced days ahead.

Coffee and breakfast on the patio this morning with my favorite little girl was the BEST way to start this Monday and kick off this slower paced month! The weather is cooling off and our landscaping is (almost) finished, so now we can enjoy our yard a little more. Hooray for that!

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I must tell you about this amazing banana bread that both my daughter and I devoured for breakfast. It's higher in protein than your average banana bread, but it doesn't taste like it in the least! Here's the recipe:

Protein Banana Bread

Ingredients:

3 mashed ripe bananas

1 egg

1/3 cup coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 cups @kodiakcakes Power Cakes Mix

1/4 tsp salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350* F. Lightly grease a loaf pan with coconut oil or cooking spray. Stir all ingredients in a bowl until mixed together well. Pour into loaf pan and cook for 35-40 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Cheers to a new month of more baking, cooler temps, and making memories! 

XOXO, Ashley

Because It's All About That Bass! (And Shoulders)

Hey gals!

I hope you're having a wonderful week! My son started preschool this week, so we are trying to get back into the swing of a routine again. Wish us luck!

Without further ado, I wanted to share this glute and shoulder workout with you that I completed a few weeks ago! My glutes and shoulders are two body parts I am always trying to work a little more ... because it's all about that bass, right? ;) And who doesn't love some pretty shoulders? 

Here you go!

SHOULDER SET:

  • Overhead Cable Press 4x12
  • Single Arm Cable Raise 4x12 each arm
  • Dumbbell Reverse Fly 4x10
  • Assisted Pull-Ups with Resistance Band 4x5


GLUTES SET:

  • Leg Press with High Foot Placement (high foot placement helps engage the glutes more) 3x12
  • Seated Hamstring Curl 3x12
  • Elevated Hip Thrusts (with band around knees) 4x15
  • Jumping Lunges 3x20


Be sure to always being your workout with a warm-up and finish with a cool down! 

Make it a great day!

XOXO,
Ashley

Healthier Wedge Salad

WARNING: This is a salad you won't be able to stop eating! 😋

It's essentially a twist on a traditional wedge salad, but even betterrrrrr. This one is a little lighter, a little more nutritious, and even more delicious because ... avocado! 🥑 I used Romaine lettuce to provide that refreshing crunch you get from Iceberg lettuce (traditionally used in a wedge salad), but Romaine packs more of a nutritional punch. Oh, and the dressing MAKES it. No extra blue cheese crumbles are necessary because the dressing is full of flavor. I used the blue cheese dressing from the newest organic yogurt dressing line from Bolthouse Farms, and I was so impressed! It's lower in calories and fat, made with organic ingredients you can trust, and is incredibly flavorful.

Here's the recipe for your tasting pleasure:

Healthier Wedge Salad
Serves 1

  • 2 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 2-3 strips cooked bacon
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 small/medium avocado, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2-3 tablespoons Bolthouse Farms blue cheese dressing

Directions: Assemble lettuce on a plate, add all the amazing toppings, and DIG IN!

I've been eating this salad on repeat for lunch lately. It's especially perfect for my low carb days! It's so refreshing, tasty, and packed with protein and healthy fats. 👌🏻👌🏻

For more salad inspiration, be sure to follow Bolthouse Farms on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest! 

P.S. I can't recommend Bolthouse Farms dressings enough ... it's the one brand of dressings I will consistently buy for my family! The nutrition facts and ingredients are awesome, and they're so yummy. And while I do partner with them, I would still (and do currently) buy their products even if I didn't work with them. I always want to be transparent with you! This is a brand I truly LOVE!

Cheers to no more dressing on the side!

XOXO,

Ashley

Disclaimer: I was provided free product and compensation from Bolthouse Farms in exchange for this blog post. All reviews and opinions are 100% honest and my own. Thank you for your support!