Kara Swanson

Kara Swanson is a certified nutritionist, recipe developer, and meal plan creator over at Life Well Lived. Her passion is to show that eating clean + healthy is not only simple but also really delicious. Life is crazy and Kara loves making the food part a no-brainer by sharing quick + easy meals for those busy weeknights. No more boring chicken + broccoli. Come say hi + follow along on Instagram @karaswanson where Kara shares all her fave recipes + tips for living a healthier life.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Crisp

Yes, you read that right. Pumpkin Pie Crisp. It’s as good as it sounds and if I’m being completely honest, it’s dangerously addicting. This is my family's newest fall baking obsession and I have...

Why Your Body is Changing but the Scale Isn’t

Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You’ve been exercising, eating right, doing all the things for your health and you just know you’ve lost weight because your clothes are fitting...
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5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System and Stay Healthy

School is starting, bringing new routines and more reasons than ever to stay healthy and boost your immune system. As a nutritionist, I believe we should always try to live our healthiest life, but...
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3 Easy Plant-Based Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is the first and IMO most important meal of the day. If you don’t eat a healthy breakfast you may want to think twice. Because of our circadian rhythm, our body knows how...

How to Make The Perfect Açaí Bowl

I’ve been getting a little bored with my breakfast lately and wanted to spice things up a bit so I started making Açaí bowls. Breakfast used to be my least favorite meal of the...
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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Small Steps

We're living in a lot of unknowns right now. More slowing down. More isolation. More concerns about our health and well-being. I believe we should always try to live our healthiest and happiest life but...

Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Who else is baking up a storm right now?! My daughter and I had a chance to bake this weekend. I love baking but I love baking healthier versions even better. All it takes is...
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6 Ways Eating Fiber Helps You Lose Weight

We live in a world that wants quick fixes...especially when it comes to losing weight. Although I don’t recommend these quick fixes because they never promise lasting results, I do have a handful of...
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Eating Healthy Isn’t Hard + a Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

There’s a misconception that eating healthy is difficult or takes too long. But I’m here to debunk that myth. Eating healthy truly can be simple, easy, and delicious. You don’t have to cook for...
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Why You Won’t Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like most, you make your New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions...to keep them! Whether you want to read more, lose weight, workout more, or start a hobby we all begin...