12 Healthy Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party!

12 Healthy Recipes for the 2021 Super Bowl

Save yourself from feeling like crap and having low energy (not to mention the next day guilt and inflammation) by choosing a few of these healthy Super Bowl recipes instead!  The Super Bowl experience does not have to include drowning ourselves is dip, cheese, and greasy processed foods. You can have flavor, fun and totally enjoy Super Bowl foods without the heavy, shitty foods.

I’ve put together my favorite appetizers, dips, proteins and beverages for you to try.  CLICK HERE to download a printable version of each of these recipes!  Here is a breakdown of the recipes:

Appetizers: Protein Packed Deviled Eggs, Fruit Kabobs, Maple Almond Popcorn

Dips: Layered Nacho Dip, Chili Lime Chips, Green Goddess Dip, Golden Beet Hummus

Proteins: Crispy Pork Tenderloin, Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork, Honey Chili Meatballs

Beverages: Ginger Lime Juice (boost that digestion!), Blueberry Agua Fresca, Raspberry Mojito (mocktail or cocktail)

I’d love to see your healthy creation so be sure to tag me on IG @carmenohling!!

11 Healthy Cookie Swap Recipes

11 Healthy Cookie Swap Recipes

11 Healthy Cookie Swap (aka Cookie Exchange) Recipes Everyone Will Love

🍪 I am calling this “Carmen’s Holiday Cookie Exchange!” Although only two of the treats are actually cookies!!

🎄Below is the rundown if you were so lucky to get one of my 7 packages this year or if you’d like to make and deliver your own healthy holiday treats!!!

✨Raw Fig Bars

✨Chocolate Fudge

✨Cake Batter Bites

✨Peanut Butter Fudge

✨Orange-Cacao Bites  **These seriously taste like those chocolate oranges you break open… Do you know what I’m talking about?  You will love these if you love those!

✨Cashew Butter Fudge

✨Chocolate Sea Salt Figs

✨Chocolate Peppermint Truffles  **These are most likely my favorite this year, so freaking good!

✨Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

✨Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bites

✨Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

🎄 The best part.. each of these recipes take only 15 minutes or less and can all be made vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and refined sugar free!! Find more recipes like this on Instagram under the hashtag #cookathomewithcarmen and be sure to tag me @carmenohling on your stories and posts so I can see all of your healthy treats!! Here’s to being happy and healthy this holiday season. Much love, Carmen

Shop Local, Shop Small Business!!  The Best Small Businesses to Checkout!!

Shop Local, Shop Small Business!! The Best Small Businesses to Checkout!!

Right now more then ever it’s time we step up and

Shop Local and Shop Small Business! 

Here are some of my top picks!!



Shop Local

Goods, services, gift cards, take out and more!!



I love this Colorado Hat from Heart Shake Studios!

This local Colorado company serves up the MOST DELICOUS plant based cheese dip I’ve ever had!  You must try it, this is my current fav!

Majic Wellness is offering up to 30 off my favorite CBD products!  I use this Tincture daily, this Balm often, and these Lavender Bath Bombs weekly!

Are you ready to change your hair style without a full commitment?  My girl Jasmine, handcrafts wigs that you will love!  30% off now too!

Need some body work?  Joal Traynor, LMT is offering a buy one get one 60 minute massage.  I swear by his work and this is a smoking deal!

Looking for a great co-working space or a sustainable, unique hotel experience?  SPC Hotel is it!

You can find me here working or just enjoying an Americano every week.  My hubs really loves the Campfire Coffee too!

Gluten free cookies and a really cool passion?  Yes, please!  I love serving these at my events.

If you’re in Colorado Springs and looking to change up your fitness, then I highly recommend Mike.  He’s changed my life and I train with him weekly!

This is a female owned bakery that offers so much deliciousness, even gluten free goodies too!  You’ve got to check out the Sugar Sisters!

The hubs and I really love this family owned Sushi business.

Jessica is a gorgeous soul who make women beautiful through makeup and skincare in Colorado, check out her work!

You all know I love me a good bloody mary (virgin or regular) and this place fresh presses their juice to make bloody marys!



This is my all-time favorite yoga studio and they have cute mugs that I love!

I have been going to this delicious, family owned Mexican Restaurant in Oregon since I was about 10 years old! 

My go to Whole 30 and Paleo meal prep kitchen if you’re in the Portland, Oregon area.

The spiralized cucumber salad from this delicious restaurant in Salem, Oregon is my favorite!

Looking for a fresh, cold press juice in Oregon?  NW Raw is the place to go!

The rooftop bar at this restaurant and hotel is one of my all time favorites!  It’s a must see in the Bend/Redmond, Oregon area!

Want a freaking great cup of coffee in person or a monthly subscription to your house?  You’ve got to try Water Ave Coffee! My fav is the Blue Creek.

Need a really freaking good auto detail?  Check out Melody’s, you’ll be very impressed!

West Coast Strength has all the loggers, crops, tanks and leggings… plus they have a great training facility in Oregon too!

Dance, dance, dance!  If your kids love dance, then check out CDVA… both in person and online too!  The best dance in Oregon!


Female Owned Businesses Nationwide and Online

Learn to lift weights like a lady boss with my business bestie, Cassie…. Plus, if you want to actually eat food and not diet, she’s your girl!

The Miracle Membership with Gabby Bernstein is the one monthly membership I’ve had for years and still love it!

My girl, Johni, is serving up all the simple and super valuable social media marketing tips and strategies every week!

All the photo, TV, media, social media and small business growth tips that you need that won’t break the bank, check out Reframe!

Amazing tea with super badass names, you want to drink this!

This holistic health brand is the ACV steep I drink everyday to stay healthy and boost my immune system!

Love pancakes, me too!  Check out ABS Protein Pancakes ASAP!!

Love fancy cocktails but want to skip the sugar?  I am here for that!  Check out Swoon, you’ll love it!

Create and cultivate has been serving up the most valuable virtual conferences and workshops all year long in 2020- thank you!!!

This woman is my spiritual guru for business…. I couldn’t love her energy more!

I love and use this protein powder daily.. it’s vegan and super quality- plus a female owned business!

Lots of ladies complain about being bloated.  In her book “Go With Your Gut” Robyn serves up all the tips to feel better ASAP!


Enjoy your shopping small business and thank you!!


The Clean Beauty, Clean Foods, Fitness and Stuff I Love Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2020!

The Clean Beauty, Clean Foods, Fitness and Stuff I Love Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for 2020!

If you don’t want to search for all the best deals, here’s my list for Black Friday deals in 2020!

Clean Beauty

  • Beautycounter’s biggest sale of the year 15% off!  I love the Lip JelliesCharcoal MaskAll Bright C SerumConcealer, and  this Eyeshadow Pallet.
  • Booda Butter is having their biggest sale of the year!  I love this Lip Balm and this Body Balm.
  • Sephora is offering up to 50% off on select products!  But beware, not all is clean beauty.  I love this Retinol Cream and this SPF.
  • Okay, so technically it’s not beauty but it’s clean lube… what more could you want.  It tastes good too.  Try it, 30% off today!
  • Natural nail polish that dries in 5 minute and ACTUALLY stays on?  YES!!  Try Dazzle Dry, the entire site is 25% off today!
  • Clean cleaning is important too!  Check out Branch Basics, 20% off!

Clean Foods

  • Naked Nutrition is offering 15% off everything!  My absolute favorite is this Peanut Butter Powder.
  • I drink this everyday and if you’ve not tried it NOW is the time!  30% off today!!  My favorite flavor of Ultima right now is this Pink Lemonade
  • Hands down my favorite nut butter of ALL TIME is Nuttzo!  Today is buy one get one, such a great deal.  I love these single serve packs!
  • Did you know that regular coffee has a TON of chemicals on it, yep and you’re drinking that!  My favorite coffee is on sale today Purity, try it!
  • How about good-for-you (gluten and grain free) chips and tortillas?  My favorite brand Siete Foods has 20% off everything today!
  • Make drinks this holiday season but save a TON of calories with this simple sugar made with monkfruit (sugar free and zero carbs!)
  • Snarky tea makes a great freaking gift.  Check out the name of this cinnamon black tea! And, it’s a female owned business!
  • These real food bars are so freaking good and you can feel good about eating them too!  I love the cashew + fig + carrot  bar!
  • Matcha has so many great benefits and THIS kit is a great way to get started, plus it’s 20% off today!
  • Mushroom coffee sound weird?  Well I can tell you it’s delicious and full of extra healthy benefits, plus it’s 50% off today!

Stuff I Love

  • Okay, all seriousness THESE are my absolute favorite shoes to train and run in!  Asics 360’s and everything is 30 off!
  • So, I was so hesitant to try the Spanx brand but when I tried their leggings… Um, you’ll love them!  I love these and these so much!! Plus, 20% off!
  • Yes, I am still in love with jumpsuits and this one tops my list and it’s on a HUGE sale today, only $39! and this one from from Express too
  • Purvida is offering 40% my favorite bracelet and ring!  So cute and makes a great gift!
  • Not going to lie I’ve been wanting to try Good American Jeans forever and now I can, they are 55% off!  These and these are so cute.
  • I think a women’s neckline and shoulders are so gorgeous and now I can show it off with this sweater that’s only $22!
  • This fitness wear brand is not only functional buy sexy.  I love it!  Check it out, up 35% off!
  • This spiralizer is only $23!
  • This soothing light is on my nightstand and its so freaking wonderful! 
  • I love Levis jeans and jean shorts.  I’ve been dying to try the new Wedgie and Ribcage jeans and now I can because they are 50% off!
  • I love headbands.  Need I say more?  This 6 pack is only $13!
  • Everylywell food intolerance tests are so easy to do at home and way faster than an elimination diet!  35% off now!
  • I could live in jogger and I love these from Express, only $25!

Shop Local

  • I love this Colorado Hat from Heart Shake Studios!
  • This local Colorado company serves up the MOST DELICOUS plant based cheese dip I’ve ever had!  You must try it, this is my current fav!
  • Majic Wellness is offering up to 30 off my favorite CBD products!  I use this Tincture daily, this Balm often, and these Lavender Bath Bombs weekly!

I hope you enjoy this list and your day!




Simple, Healthy and Delicious Halloween Treats, Drinks and Meals!!

Does the thought of eating too much candy on Halloween have you spooked? I’ve got your back! Today I am sharing with you treats that you can feel good about eating (and feeding your family & friends), a fun dinner meal and even a healthy adult beverage to round off the night! Hey, Halloween is on a Saturday this year and we could all benefit from letting our hair down a little, right?!

Halloween Recipes:

PB Cups

Inside Out Almond Joys

Vegan Caramel Apple Dippers

Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Purple People Eater Cocktails

PB Rice Krispies

Chocolate Rice Krispies

I want to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram or Facebook @carmenohling.com!

Be to check out Fitness & Healthy Fridays on Fox21 News, which is sponsored by Blitz45 for more recipes, tips, tools and resources to be healthy and happy in your everyday life!!

Plus, if you’re looking for a challenge, ready to try something new or just need a restart I invite you to join me and 100’s of other women for the Let Me Reintroduce Myself 60 Day Challenge that starts on 11.2.2020!!


Are you finally ready to let go of doing it all, feeling overwhelmed and not finding joy in your life? I remember the day I said “no more” and  I let it all go!  I’ve created this guide with 3 simple steps for you to get started and find more joy in your everyday life and way less stress!

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