Krystal Nielson's Blog

3 Ways to Rest and Recover this Holiday Season
Need some tips on how to take care of yourself during a busy holiday season? Try these tips to rest and recover.
🎅🏽 Ho Ho Holiday Cranberry Beverages 🎅🏽

Got leftover cranberries from thanksgiving? Or perhaps you’ve got a few bags in the freezer all ready for Christmas? 🎄

⭐️ Here’s TWO recipes you can make with cranberries depending on whether you like sweet, tart, or both! 

🎄 Get Festive with 3 Healthy Holiday Appetizers 🎄
It's about now that our social calendars start filling up with all the festive events with family and friends. We are bound to need some fun, festive treats to bring that are delicious and guilt-free! Need inspiration? I’ve got you covered with these 3 delicious and healthy holiday appetizers! They are perfect for snacking, great for large groups, and really affordable too!
❤️ For All The Right Reasons ❤️
A special blog sharing some special moments of our proposal ❤️
👻 Healthier Halloween Snacks 👻

Whether you're taking the kids trick or treating or spending the time relaxing at home, I’ve got the snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth AND also keep you on track for your nutritional goals! While I absolutely encourage you to enjoy treats in moderation, I also am all for finding ways to have delicious treats stick within your macros or be aligned with your meal plan! These are a few of my favorite halloween treats for both you and the family - Mummy Protein BitesMonster Mouths and Jack O’Lantern Protein Balls!

⏰ 10 Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle on a Busy Schedule ⏰
Most of our lives are about to get way more busy and hectic with all the holiday craziness coming up soon!! I have been spending a lot of time looking inwards, journaling and meditating in preparation for the end of this year and wanted to share how I maximize my time, energy and resources. Here are 10 of my favorite tips to keeping a healthy lifestyle on a busy schedule!
🍎3 Healthy Fall Apple Recipes 🍎
🍏 Are you often wondering what to do with those extra apples from your apple tree? Or maybe it's a family member that has brought over a bucket of them for you? Or perhaps you're like me & Andara, just a couple of apple lovers who always has them around the house! 🍏
I am sharing 3 of my favorite go-to healthy recipes with apples as the hero ingredient. Try my apple pie protein smoothie, spiced apple pie, and apple cranberry crisp.
✨The Importance of Community✨
I was thinking today as I'm packing to get ready for a trip to Hawaii, that I am really grateful for my community of women who I can lean on to for support and guidance... The thought came to me...
🎃 3 Easy & Affordable Fall Crockpot Recipes 🎃
I'm always looking to save time in the kitchen. Sharing 3 of my favorite easy and affordable crock pot recipes for you to share with your family this fall season! Try my crock pot apple cider, sweet potato & pumpkin chili, and my autumn veggie soup!
Sweet Potato Brownies- Your new Chocolate BFF
Ladies, get ready to get OBSESSED with these sweet potato brownies! This recipe is a favorite in our family to make once a month in a double batch where we freeze half to enjoy later in the month... which is...
🌽 Chili Lime Corn Bites 🌽
Enjoy this Chili Lime Corn Recipe as an addition to any of your Summer BBQ meals, or even as a snack on its own! Packed with flavor and freshness, this dish is sure to please any crowd!
🍪 Momma’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Oat Lactation Cookies 🍪
Momma’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Oat Lactation Cookies  *Makes about 28 small cookies*  Healthy lactation cookies made with ingredients like oats, flaxseed and brewer’s yeast all help boost milk production and supply for  breastfeeding. Lactation cookies are a great way to...
🍲 Instant Pot Tortilla Soup 🍲
I love serving this dish at a Spring Dinner Party or as part of our Taco Tuesday nights! It pairs so well with some fresh cocktails or mocktails, and can be a delicious appetizer, or the main course!
🥘 Collagen Boosting Instant Pot Bone Broth 🥘
Bone Broth is full of natural collagen, high in protein and is so good for you! I love to have it as a meal with fresh herbs. This broth is also great to use in place of water when cooking...
💪🍑 Booty Building Oats 💪🍑
Want to build and support those big beautiful leg and booty muscles after one of my lower body glutes and thighs workouts? Well here is the perfect post-workout meal!  Ingredients: 1 serving Steel-Cut oats 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk One...
🍌🍪 Maca-nana Muffins! 🍌🍪
Maca has been known to improve mood, boost energy, and increase brain function. It is so easy to incorporate into your recipes, just like we did with our Maca-nana muffins here! 
🥪 Vegan Tempeh BLT 🥪
This BLT-A includes smashed avocado 🥑, and uses Tempeh in place of your typical slices of bacon. Now, I know what you're thinking...Krystal, the bacon is what makes the BLT!! I hear you girl, and there is nothing wrong with a few slices of bacon on a sandwich now and again. But, you have to give this version a try, 'cause I promise you, once you try this tempeh bacon out, you might not want to go back!! 
🌰 Power Fig Bars 🌰

Want a healthy but delicious snack the whole family will love? These fig bars are the answer! I love them because they not only taste amazing but give you a boost of energy and are packed with fiber so they keep you fuller longer! 



🥗 Perfect Winter Kale Salad 🥗
This Winter Kale Salad is the perfect fresh start to a New Year! It has only a handful of affordable ingredients, and is super easy to make!
🍾 NYE Family Friendly Beverages🍾
Although New Years Eve might look a little different this year, there is always something to celebrate. And these family friendly mock-tail recipes are sure to please the whole family as you ring in the New Year!

We also have added some options to "spice up" these mock-tails to have some added fun as we cheers to a closing of 2020, and head into 2021 with hope, peace and optimism!
🎁 Creamy Fennel Christmas Soup 🎁
Looking to give your digestive system a break after enjoying some delicious holiday foods? Well you can with this simple and delicious Creamy Fennel Christmas Soup!