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Is Food Good or Bad?


Last night, over 30 people showed up to Heather Kelly’s Eating Psychology seminar looking to better their personal relationship with food. We covered everything from why you should light a candle for lunch to what it means when you can’t stop with just two bites of ice cream.

Biggest take-away, food is neither good nor bad, it’s simply a choice.

If you missed the talk or want to learn more about the psychology of eating, check out this site, or reach out to Heather Kelly for 1:1 coaching.

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Trail run Sunday 9.21.14


This sunday we will be meeting at 8am at coot lake just outside boulder off 119 and 63rd.

The plan is 20min of easy running out to the boulder res. Then doing a time trail around coot lake. It’ll be roughly 1mile for time.

See you out there!

Paleo vegan ranch dressing

Chopped Kale Salad with Prosciutto, Paleo Ranch Dressing from Wholly Bites


Wholly Bites, based in Boulder, CO, was founded from a desire to make nutrient-packed, Paleo snacks for anyone following a grain-free diet. When we formulated our sweet, crunchy clusters, we kicked out the grains, sugar and agave, and replaced them with organic fruit, nuts, seeds and superfoods, like hemp, flax, cacao nibs and chia. The result: a satisfyingly rich, grain-free treat that’s a little like granola, a little like a cookie, and a lot like something you’d eat all day long!

The recipes below were created by Wholly Bite’s founder, Lisa Turner. Lisa stopped by personally yesterday to bring us this recipe to share during the Clean Challenge! Thanks, Lisa!

Raw Vegan Ranch Dressing (Makes 2 cups)

This rich, creamy dressing is dairy-free and protein-packed—and it’s a breeze to make! Serve it with red pepper strips and carrots for dipping, or pour over almost any salad; it’s especially good with sturdy greens like kale.

  • 3/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 to 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Thin to desired consistency with additional water if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve immediately, or store in a glass jar for up to two weeks.

 Chopped Kale Salad with Prosciutto and Sweet Curry “Croutons” (Serves 4)

KaleLeavesWholly Bites Sweet Curry Clusters stand in for crunchy croutons in this robust salad. The raw paleo ranch dressing above makes this special salad even more spectacular. Substitute any sturdy green, like Romaine or shredded Brussels sprouts, or go for a variation on the classic wedge salad: cut a head of iceberg lettuce into quarters, then serve one wedge on each individual plate. 

  • 2 large bundles of kale
  • 1 cup very small pear or grape tomatoes, or halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, julienne or shredded
  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 ounces sliced prosciutto, chopped
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing (see recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 cup Wholly Bites Sweet Curry Clusters for croutons
  1. Remove stems from kale; stack leaves and very thinly sliced crosswise. Combine in a salad bowl with tomatoes, carrots, onion and prosciutto.
  2. Add just enough dressing to salad to lightly coat ingredients; toss to mix. Divide between four serving plates. Sprinkle each with Sweet Curry Clusters, and serve immediately.
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Our Relationship with Food w/ Heather Kelly


Gain the insights and motivation to build positive life-long habits with food.

Join Heather Kelly, Certified Sports Nutritionist, from OPENutrition to:

  • Examine your relationship with food
  • Understand and recognize stress and binge eating
  • Plan simple strategies at meal and snack time
  • Learn how stress, negativity and calorie restriction sabotage weight loss
  • Build a healthy and satisfying relationship with food

“Heather’s presentation on Our Relationship with Food was one of the best presentations we had at Alpine CrossFit. Participants learned practical lessons on how to manage the link between their emotions and what and how much they eat. I would recommend this to anyone!”

— Coach Trish, Sanitas Coach

“In comparison to the many different ways I have seen material presented as a student and professional with a focus in psychology, the year long Psychology of Eating Certification course, which is the basis for Heather Kelly’s presentation “Our Relationship with Food”, challenged me on a deeper level and made me want to delve into new aspects of health, nutrition, awareness, presence and so much more.”

— Rich Chenoweth, Sanitas member

“Our Relationship with Food is one of my favorite things to discuss.  The what, when and how much of eating are driven so much by our emotions.  This program will help you examine your own habits and give you the tools to make changes where necessary. Knowledge is power and this knowledge can help both you and your loved ones.”

— Heather Kelly, OPENutrition

This is the last seminar Heather will be hosting this year, and perhaps even longer, so don’t miss out!

When: Sunday, Sept. 21st from 4p – 6p

Where: CrossFit Sanitas, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Tickets: $35 each or 2 for $25. Kids and teens are free!

Purchase Single Ticket      2-Pack for $25 each