Karla Walsh

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Karla Walsh is a Des Moines, Iowa-based freelance writer, editor, and former fitness instructor who balances her love of food and drink with her passion for fitness. (Or tries to, at least!) She holds a double major in magazine journalism and kinesiology from Iowa State University. She also passed her level one sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers, received her personal trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and group fitness instructor certification through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She's covered health, food, fitness, psychology, beauty, and beyond for more than 12 years. In addition to BHG.com, her writing has been published in AllRecipes, Runner's World, Shape and Fitness Magazines, as well as on EatingWell.com, Shape.com, ReadersDigest.com, TheHealthy.com, Prevention.com, WomensHealthMag.com, and more.

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Latest from Karla Walsh
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21 Restaurant-Caliber Italian Pasta Recipes
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Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes That Make Home-Cooked Dinners a Breeze
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How to Make Bread Crumbs In 1 Minute Flat—Plus 10 Ways to Put Bread Crumbs to Good Use
Turmeric-Ginger Marinated Chicken
How to Marinate Chicken So It's Juicier and More Flavorful Than You Ever Imagined It Could Be
Chardonnay Creamsicle Punch
11 Summer Vodka Cocktails That Will Make You Feel Like You're On Vacation
Tlayuda (Mexican Pizza)
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Our Favorite Christmas Cookies to Make Every Year
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12 Vegan Dip Recipes That Prove That Dips Don't Need Sour Cream or Cheese to Be Delicious
Confetti Cake and Ice Cream Pops
Frozen Dessert Recipes to Help You Chill Out
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
19 Winter Appetizers That Are Reason Enough to Have a Party
Ginger Lime Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken Sandwich Recipes That Beat Fast Food
a row of potted small Christmas trees outside
You Can Rent a Live Christmas Tree—And We're All for It
Chicken with Minted Yogurt Sauce
These Simple, Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes Make White Meat Craveable
meat thermometer roasted chicken
How to Test Meat for Doneness (Even If You Don't Have a Thermometer)
Summer Tomato Salad
Fresh Tomato Salad Recipes Are What Your Summer Menus Have Been Missing
Smoky Lavender-Rosemary Lemonade
Our Best Fresh Lemonade Recipes
Carrot Cake Recipe on a Silver Cake stand with a slice cut out. Carrot ribbons on top.
Classic Cake Recipes to Take Any Gathering to the Next Level