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Kickin’ It With Fit and Spicy Life Blogger Mellissa Solin

by Cascade Ice on December 12, 2013

This week, we are “kickin’ it” with marketing manager and A Fit and Spicy Life blogger Mellissa Solin. Mellissa is a 30-something food-loving, wine-drinking, fitness enthusiast living in the Twin Cities. See her healthy living tips, below!

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Healthy living is part of who I am, between working out and eating delicious and nutritious food. I focus on treating my body the best I can.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

I really admire busy women who make fitness and healthy living a priority. As a blogger and marketing manger with a busy travel schedule I strive to keep it all in balance. While this can be difficult sometimes, I know when I put fitness and healthy meals as a top priority it makes me feel so much better. I have more energy, sleep better and stay healthy!

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

A big salad filled with lean protein, sunflower seeds, tons of vegetables and a homemade dressing. Adding a cup of soup is a great way to complete the meal.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Staying healthy doesn’t have to be hard, you just have to plan for it. Make a meal plan with healthy options and do as much prep work as you can on Sunday. If you have healthy choices in the fridge you are much more likely to eat healthy.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

I believe you can have everything in moderation! I try to focus on lean meats, healthy fats, complex carbs and the occasional treat. If I’ve been a little too indulgent lately I step up the vegetables and cut out wine.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness?

As someone who travels a lot for work I focus on getting activity when I can; an extra walk in the airport, taking the stairs whenever possible and improvising with less than adequate hotel gyms.

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

The sparking coconut is my favorite. It makes me feel like I am on a beach!


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