Saturday, February 24, 2018

The New KFIT (& “Official” Designed to Fit Nutrition Office)

Hi, friends! Happy Saturday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

I’m so glad to be home, but I woke up to slim pickings for breakfast this morning. Our kitchen was practically empty! I ended up eating leftovers from a “freezer” dinner (ground turkey + chopped spinach with garlic) the night before and a rice cake with almond butter. I also added some fermented marinated carrots from Farmhouse Culture. Not too shabby!

After breakfast, we all headed to CrossFit for a partner workout. I teamed up with Marisa and we finished in just over 31 minutes. She definitely pushed me on the 200 meter runs to keep up with her – definitely a bonus of having fit friends!

Post-workout, we swung by Coffee Shack for iced coffees and donuts, which is, of course, the best part about “gym days”!

Then, Mal and I split up the grocery shopping for the week. He headed to Trader Joe’s with Quinn while I hit up Whole Foods (at the Derby Street Shoppes), which just happens to be right next door to THE BRAND NEW KFIT LOCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so pumped for Kerrie! Moving KFIT to a bigger and better space was, for sure, a labor of love, and I’m so proud of her for making it happen.

It’s absolutely gorgeous inside!

And the space is massive!!!!!!!!

Check out the childcare room! So cute. I’ll definitely share more photos in the coming weeks since I’m planning to spend quite a bit of time there! 🙂

Also exciting: The new KFIT will house the “official” Designed to Fit Nutrition (and Nutrition House Software) office. Woohoo! We finally have a home!

Question of the Day

Are you a local female reader? Are you looking for a new gym? 🙂

P.S. CNC, DTFN, and NHS recently got a shout-out in this Forbes article (how cool!): The Morning Routines Of Healthy Living Bloggers!

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Paleo Bailey’s Oven Roasted Beef Roast with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

Inline_Bailey's_RecipeToday’s awesome recipe is served up by Bailey Ryan a.k.a. Paleo Bailey, health blogger extraordinaire, paleo recipe writer, and personal health coach. Yesterday she shared her inspiring story of losing 125 pounds and claiming a new life through healthy living and eating. Today she’s sharing one of her favorite dishes—a perfect comfort food for anytime, I’d say. We’re glad to welcome her back this morning. Enjoy, everyone!

Oven Roasted Beef Roast with Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

Serves: 6

Time: 75 minutes


  • 3 pound beef chuck roast, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, cut in thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 ÂşF.

In a large baking dish, evenly coat beef and carrots with 2 tablespoons oil, minced garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Place bay leaves on top and cover loosely with tin foil, or baking dish lid. Bake for 1 hour.

Before the beef and carrots are done baking, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onions and balsamic vinegar, and sauté for 5 minutes. Once they begin caramelizing, add mushroom to the pan. Continue sautéing both onions and mushrooms until done, about 10 more minutes. Add an additional tablespoon of oil and balsamic if needed.

Remove baking dish from the oven, add onions and mushrooms and stir to mix in with the beef and carrots. Place tin foil back over baking dish, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and enjoy!


Bio_BaileyBailey spent the last 2 years changing her relationship with food and herself. She lost 120 pounds while working 12-hour overnight shifts in a Minneapolis hospital and is now living a “whole” new life. She shares it all on her Instagram, @paleobailey and writes about healthy living, easy yet delicious recipes, and the ups and downs as she navigates finding overall wellness on her blog

Bailey Ryan | IG: @paleobailey


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