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.

5 Reasons You Should Give up Your Diet

I’m going to share a little secret with you… Diets don’t work. Sure, you may lose a few pounds at first… but your chances of keeping that weight off for more than 5 years...
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How to Create the Habit of Exercise

It's a myth that you'll always be motivated to work out. That's just not the case. It really comes down to two things: habits and consistency.  Motivation comes and goes. But when you have created...
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What to Do When you Binge

Binge eating: Whether it's on cookies, pizza, or ice cream...   ...you know the feeling after you've eaten too much.   You're bloated, frustrated, disappointed in yourself because, ugh, you told yourself you wouldn't do this again...   And then...

5 reasons to love fiber and how it helps with weight loss

When it comes to weight loss fiber is KING helping you drop pounds while actually eating and feeling satisfied. Who knew you could eat lots of food and still lose weight!? To get the...

The #1 Reason You Aren’t Reaching Your Health Goals

If you are constantly stuck and frustrated, jumping from diet to diet, or maybe you get to a certain goal but then quickly gain it all back or worse, stop... ...this is for you. I've worked...
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What Do You Do if You Don’t Like Working Out? 

Not everyone enjoys working out. And there's a lot of reasons this could be. But moving is really important for our health...not just to be fit and look good. Exercise also increases energy, boosts...
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Easy Quinoa Protein Bowl

If you're in a dinner slump, I've got you covered with a simple dish. This easy quinoa protein bowl is packed with flavor and perfect for meal prep. My favorite way to meal prep...
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Create Healthy Habits and Find Balance With Your Health This Year

It's the new year and now is the time of year we’re thinking about resolutions. And often that involves our health. But what if we looked at resolutions differently this year? Instead of focusing...
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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...