I had such a great experience meeting other food and fitness bloggers I decided to continue to try and find them along the way. Enter Kat Pummill of The Fit Girl’s Kitchen, a blog that combines her passion for health, fitness and healthy cooking. Kat lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in addition to a full time marketing job is a blogger as well as in the final steps of completing her certification as a Nutritional Health Coach.
I sat down with Kat at the charming Collectivo Coffee which is located across from the beach at Lake Michigan (seriously, who knew a lake could have such an amazing beach?) We sipped our coffee and chatted about her entry into blogging. Originally she was Instagraming images of the healthy food she was cooking for herself and her husband and people started requesting the recipes, she started the blog to share her meals with others. A quick perusal on her site and you will understand why her food was so appealing; Apple Almond Quinoa Salad, Watermelon Goat Cheese Towers and Greek Marinated Grilled Lamb Chops are among some of her shared recipes.
We chatted about my personal journey and the struggles that go along with it, such as finding healthy food to eat on the road. When I asked her what she would do if she were in my position she said that she would source out stopping points for healthy food items prior to getting in the car. When I asked what would be in her cooler she offered up un-salted nuts, apples slices w/ lemon juice (to keep the brown away), cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and her favorite energy bar, Larabars.
She also sent me on the road with some of her personal healthy living tips:
Eat more leafy greens – Don’t skip breakfast and ensure it contains both fiber and protein – Pick foods that have 5 ingredients or less on the label – Buy local as often as possible – Pay attention to hormones in your meat – Pay attention to your cravings – Don’t deprive yourself, everything in moderation.
I am so thankful that I had the time with Kat to learn from her healthy habits as well as to add another great person to my growing list of friends. Check out her site and perfect those recipes as I may find myself in your kitchen at some point along this journey.
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