Melanie Flinn

I am a Registered Dietitian, fitness enthusiast, Army wife and mother to 3 young children with one on the wat. I have a Masters in Nutrition and a personal training certificate, but enjoy every moment I have at home with my kids. I love to eat and cook healthy, but I always make room for the splurges. I have the best test tasters out there!

My Blogs

Stitch Fix Review #2

It’s time for another Stitch Fix review! I also slowly squeezing back into my pre-pregancy clothes and am so happy to be wearing things other than sweats or yoga pants! I have donated a lot from my closet so I am having fun replacing items piece by piece ....more

Meal Planning: Week of April 14th

Hi friends! I am having problems with my photo editing software so I can’t upload any photos until I get the issue resolved (and yes I could use other programs like iPhoto, which I might have to do in a pinch but I prefer to wait). So bear with me this week as there might not be any new recipes with photos I decided to go back to my usual meal planning method this week because my mom is in town and sometimes winging it, like we have been doing, causes more problems such as hungry, cranky children....more

Marinated Three Bean Salad

Hello friends! Quick visit today as I take a break from Spring Break activities- the elementary schools here in Washington (state) have their break so late here, but the weather is truly spring-like so I am happy! Here is the scenario, it’s Saturday afternoon and someone invites you to a BBQ dinner for the following evening ....more

Ham and Veggie Crustless Quiche

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. I remember the first time I made this crustless quiche, it was dinnertime and we lived in Austin. I wanted something light and healthy so I decided to make a quiche without the heavy crust (which I do love by the way but not the healthiest part of the dish) ....more

Cross-Training Benefits {Plus Workouts}

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a couple of workouts and talking about cross-training. Do you do it? ...more

Cooking With The Kids & Resurrection Cookies

The kitchen has always been the center of our home. My parent’s kitchen has always been THE place to congregate- there is a huge island and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to their backyard. Whenever I go home, cooking dinner with extending family is what we do....more

Chocolate Chip Cookie Balls {Vegan, Gluten Free}

The world of blogging really jumped on the snack ball bandwagon. I am pretty sure you’d be hard-pressed to find a food blogger without a “ball” recipe on their blog. And for good reason ....more

Roasted Salmon with Leeks

Do you ever watch the show Chopped? I went into labor with my third child watching that show. My weekly CSA is much like opening the mystery basket ....more

Antioxidants 101

I had a couple recipes lined up this week and they both ended up as big ol’ fails. I didn’t have time to retry them so I accepted that I just needed to move on. It happens! ...more

Purple Potato Salad

It looks like delivery subscription services are my thing- I’ve always loved getting fun mail. So in addition to Stitch Fix, my new obsession is getting my weekly CSA box. It’s so fun seeing all these beautiful organic veggies (and some fruit) at my door each week ....more