About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.


Coach Nancy’s Top 5 Ways to Avoid Couch Coma

By Coach Nancy / November 20, 2018

​Want to avoid feeling (and looking) like a stuffed turkey on Thanksgiving day? Here’s 5 Tips for keeping control and prevent yourself from developing the dreaded “couch coma” while still enjoying that incredible meal. Eat Breakfast– Thanksgiving finds most of us rushing around baking and preparing food for the feast later in the day. If we take […]


Plan Your Hydration

By Coach Nancy / November 13, 2018

Most of us have had some practice at meal planning and preparation. We realize the importance of planning our meal times in order to make life go smoother with less stress and yet healthier for us and our family. In fact Cr8 Your Plate is a Meal Planning service.  I’ve written many posts on Meal […]


Chicken Cacciatore

By Coach Nancy / November 10, 2018

Crockpot cooking is one of the easiest ways to get a meal on for dinner that you don’t have to spend hours and hours preparing. While you do have to get the recipe together, the crockpot does so much of the work. You can take all the credit for it.  This crockpot meal is a win/win. […]


Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

By Coach Nancy / November 3, 2018

At a recent party for challenge winners, I served these delightful little snacks. The dainty little bites of goodness were so easy to make. I almost felt guilty because each one looked like it took a very long time to make. And they were gobbled up. 4 oz cream cheese1/2 cup pumpkin pureé1 scoop SFH Pure […]


Help its Halloween

By Coach Nancy / October 30, 2018

While scrolling through my pictures the other day…. I saw something AMAZING! There were two beautiful girls who took a selfie next to each other. While it shouldn’t be that a mom is surprised when her two teen age girls are enjoying a moment of fun together yet some days are filled with the opposite going […]


Bring New Life to Your Oatmeal

By Coach Nancy / October 27, 2018

Breakfast is my favorite meal. During those cold months, oatmeal becomes a staple each day. It doesn’t have to be the same ole same old oatmeal though. In fact with these recipes, everyone in my family can treat themselves special with the same pot of oatmeal. Whether you chose to make Old Fashion Oatmeal or Steel […]


8 Tips to Meal Planning Success

By Coach Nancy / October 23, 2018

Meal Preparation: Tips and Ideas  1. Create a morning, evening or weekend ritual. Do your grocery shopping on the same day(s) each weekPrep food meals on Sunday, the night before and/or in the morning. Get into a routine to make food prep efficient and effective.2. Pre-cook chicken. Purchase boneless skinless chicken in bulk and season to […]


Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Jar

By Coach Nancy / October 20, 2018

Fall is the time for yummy pumpkin recipes. While most of them seem to be snacks or desserts this is a great breakfast recipe. I love it most because I can make it ahead of time and its ready when I am in the morning.  Overnight Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Jar1/2 Cups oatmeal1/3 Cup plain […]


Pumpkin Soup – It hits the Fall Soup Spot

By Coach Nancy / October 17, 2018

A simple, 7-ingredient pumpkin soup that’s savory and made completely from scratch! Healthy, satisfying, and perfect for chillier weather.2 sugar pumpkins (Yield ~2 1/4 cups)2 red onions, small ( you can use shallots too)2 heads of garlic2 cups vegetable broth1 can coconut milk1 teaspoon olive oil1/4 tsp each sea salt, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmegPreheat oven […]


Super Foods = Power Foods

By Coach Nancy / October 16, 2018

So you have made a decision to eat healthier. No more fast food, fritos and fudgicles. But what are you going to eat? What food choices can you make that will help you get leaner and feel better? Let me assure you, healthy eating does not have to be boring! This is by no means an […]

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