Our Weekly Meal Plan – Series

I got a lot of great feedback last week after sharing my family's weekly meal plan! Thank you so much for your kind words and comments. I posted our meal plan again for this week, along with recipe links and any misc notes for meal prep on certain days.   SUNDAY Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwich from Starbucks (treating ourselves!) Lunch: Out to Eat Dinner: Dining at a friend's house Notes: Don't have to cook at all today...yessss! MONDAY Breakfast: Scr... Continue Reading

Garlic and Lime Grilled Shrimp

I am so excited to share this recipe for Garlic & Lime Grilled Shrimp on Cucumber Chips with you for multiple reasons! Most importantly, it's my first monthly post with The Recipe Redux Community.   The Recipe Redux is  an online community of food-loving bloggers putting their healthy spin on favorite recipes. As a part of the community, we are given a topic each month and asked to develop a healthy recipe to share with on our blogs and within the Recipe Redux Commun... Continue Reading

Healthy Trail Mix, A Simple Snack

I am a big believer in setting yourself up for success, whether that means making your lunch the previous night, pre-packing your gym bag so it's ready to go, planning your week's worth of meals in advance (you can see our weekly menu here) or having pre-made snacks on hand, ready to grab when hunger hits. You can do everything in your power and have the best of intentions to prepare yourself a healthy dinner when you get home, but sometimes life just has other plans. There is traffic, ... Continue Reading

Our Weekly Menu Plan

I often get asked by friends and on the blog what my family typically eats for our meals during the week. I love getting meal ideas from other people and online, so I thought it would be fun to share our weekly menu in return.   Along with our weekly menu, I've included the links to recipes for certain dishes that I found online that I want to try or that I've made before and love, various notes pertaining to our schedule on certain days, and notes if the kids are having ... Continue Reading

Bringing the heat with harissa

My husband (Dan) is the king of spicy foods....you can't really make a food hot enough for him. He orders Thai food that is so spicy the smell alone brings tears to my eyes and he doesn't think it's spicy at all. I, on the other hand, am a total weenie when it comes to spice. I stumbled across this recipe for Green Harissa Avocado Hummus  and have become hooked! If you aren't familiar with harissa, it's a sauce that is usually red in color (there are many variations though) and ... Continue Reading

Salmon Ceviche – Recipe Review

I don't know about you, but I just love those types of dishes that are made with fresh, flavorful, and crisp flavors. They make me think of sunshine, fresh air, and keep you feeling satisfied but not like you could burst the button on your pants. I stumbled across this recipe for Salmon Ceviche on Lyndi Cohen's Nude_Nutritionist's Instagram a few weeks ago and couldn't stop staring at the photo! I took a screenshot of it (that's how I remind myself of recipes I want to try from Instagram) ... Continue Reading

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Not to mention that I love Mexican food...fajitas, tacos, and margaritas! All so flavorful and delicious! I love holidays that center around food and think it's possible to have a flavorful fiesta while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few Cinco de Mayo specific tips.... Hold the Sour Cream Most traditional Mexican dishes are topped with sour cream. Consider holding the sour cream when you order or ask for it on the side, then you can control the amount you ... Continue Reading

Grilled Fish Tacos with Avocado Jalapeño Cream

I love fish tacos. I love them so much that when Dan and I got married, we served Rubio's Fish Tacos at our wedding. Much to my mother's dismay (love you mom). But they were a hit, because who doesn't love fish tacos? I wanted to create a recipe that still had the same great flavor as traditional fish tacos, but that cut back on the calories a bit. Traditional fish tacos often use breaded fish that is deep fried and some type of sour cream based sauce on top. I lightened mine up by ... Continue Reading

Weekly Round Up

I have to admit this week has been a pretty strong one health & fitness wise. Although personal wellness stunk this week, the kids were extra needy and whiny so not a lot of "me" time. I guess that's the way life goes though, some weeks are going to be strong, healthy and fulfilling while others are going to be a struggle. Balance. As I mentioned last week, this Monday kicked off the first week of the Tone It Up Bikini Series Challenge. I am very proud to announce that I have so ... Continue Reading

Grilled Steak Tacos with Herb Sauce

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and that means tacos! If you are looking to make tacos but still want to maintain your healthy lifestyle, here are a few tips: Omit the Sour Cream and Cheese Consider using Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream (or a mixture of 1/2 sour cream and 1/2 greek yogurt) Cheese tends to be high in fat and sodium, if you add a lot of flavor to the tacos, you won't even miss the cheese Add healthy fats with fresh avocado Grill your ... Continue Reading