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.

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...
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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...