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.


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 […]


Italian Sausage in the Crockpot

By Coach Nancy / October 13, 2018

Recently my family and I hit the fair. Fair food is usually not known for being on the healthy side. My kids love Italian Sausages. So why not recreate it at home? Italian Sausage2 pounds Italian sausage links2 large green peppers2 onions4 c diced tomatoes1 T onion powder1 T garlic powder Place the ingredients in your crockpot […]


No Good or Bad Days- Just Planned Days

By Coach Nancy / October 12, 2018

After talking with Laurie the other day, she told me she is no longer labeling her days as Good or Bad. She is focusing on Planned Days.  What a different mind set! You see Laurie is retired. I know Laurie is just as busy as when she worked full time, she has chosen to fill her […]


Self Assessment Time

By Coach Nancy / October 9, 2018

Think back to school. At the beginning of the year, your teacher needed to figure out where you were at skill wise in a subject.  They often did this with review along with a quiz or test.  Why not start with that same format for your nutrition.  Lets start off with a fun quiz of sorts, […]


One of the Hardest Things I do

By Coach Nancy / October 7, 2018

………. is eat Sugar Free. Above is the sum of my daily check ins for The Sugar Free Me Challenge. Some would look at that and say, “she failed”. Others would say, “I need to try harder”.I agree with both of those.Can I also add that I am still on that journey? I didn’t give in […]


Pumpkin Pie in a Shake

By Coach Nancy / October 6, 2018

Stacking wood, carving jack-o-lanterns, warm houses, cook air, frost on the ground-  I love Fall and how it lights up all our senses. I used to grow sugar pumpkins so I could roast them for Pumpkin pies. While I still love a homemade pie, I have found I can enjoy pumpkin pie each morning without […]


Breakfast Hash in a Hurry Recipe

By Coach Nancy / October 4, 2018

Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated or take an excessive amount of time. I grabbed a few things from my freezer and whipped up a delicious meal for the kids in about 15 minutes.  You could take a bit more time to do all the chopping yourself but its nice to have frozen veggies as […]


Don’t Hit the Panic Button

By Coach Nancy / October 2, 2018

When is the last time you ate perfectly healthy each meal and every bite, taste, and nibble in between your meals for an entire day? Go ahead I’m waiting while you think back that far. So many times when we go about our day our intentions start high. We might even make it all the way […]

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