The Gift of Gratitude

Chelsea Charles Count Me Healthy Blog on Gratitude

Being that Thanksgiving is around the corner and the holiday craziness has started, I wanted to pause for a sec to talk about gratitude. Gratitude is a profoundly powerful tool that we all need to use more often. In fact there is a direct correlation between the simple act of giving thanks and having a happy life. Researchers say it improves your relationships and even helps your heart. Truth is, with caring for a 2-month old, a toddler, managing a…

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Skinny pumpkin pie ice cream

Since it’s pumpkin season, here is one of my favorite healthy fall desserts. I like to use bananas as a base for my skinny ice creams because they lend a really creamy texture without the dairy fat. It is delicious, dairy-free, paleo and the perfect frozen treat no matter what eating plan you are currently on (21-Day Fixers, this includes you). Skinny Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream: GF, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Vegan | Makes 5 Servings Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas sliced. Make…

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Light Mexican Chicken Bake (Perfect For Football Season)

Chelsea Charles' Light Mexican Chicken Bake Recipe via Count Me Healthy

Football weekends are upon us healthy eating plan be damned! This is a sacred time in our boy/man household. I wanted to share this recipe with you because it’s great for a weeknight or college football Saturdays. It has only 300 calories per serving, but tastes much more sinful. You can even assemble it ahead of time, refrigerate, then bake just before serving! The guys like to eat this dish as an appetizer with tortilla chips and sour cream. Obviously…

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Busy Mom? Then This Healthy Meal Delivery Is a Must Try

Chelsea Charles Tries Terra's Kitchen Meal Delivery Service Via Count Me Healthy

Recently I tried Terra’s Kitchen, a wholefood delivery service focused on bringing back the experience of homemade, family dinners. I had been wanting to try a meal service for a while, especially now I’m in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Some days the thought of going to the grocery store in the 100 degree Charlotte heat with my toddler, then both prepping and cooking dinner is beyond unpalatable. Terra’s Kitchen allows you to order fresh, pre-portioned, pre-chopped meals all designed…

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Third Trimester Tips to Feeling Your Best When At Your Biggest

3rd Trimester Pregnancy Tips for looking your best at your biggest via Count Me Healthy

Looking back at pregnancy photos I remember thinking I was large when each was taken. Nope. I am LARGE now. Almost 35 weeks large and the baby is supposed to grow an entire inch this week! These last few weeks are exciting, scary and can mess with your emotions. Not only does your body seem foreign, but you may feel scattered with the anticipation of delivery looming. Plus you are out of the honeymoon stage of the 2nd trimester and…

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Pregnancy Workout Tips to Help You Stay Fit All Trimesters

Pregnancy Workout Tips & Essentials To Help Stay Toned All Trimesters

Yesterday I hit 30 weeks in my pregnancy and the temp outside in Charlotte, North Carolina hit a whopping 104 degrees. My huge belly combined with the weather is making it difficult to breath let alone feel motivated to put on a sports bra and workout. But I’m making a consistent effort to exercise 4-6 times a week. Ever since I hit the third trimester I use the term “exercise” loosely because some days I may only get 20 minutes…

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