11 posts tagged recipes

Dietitian Approved Pantry Items

A collection of dietitian approved pantry items that make mealtime smoother and can be used in an pinch to add healthy ingredients to your meals.  Continue Reading

Healthy Lunches – Meal Prep Monday

Tips and ideas for creating healthy lunches in advance for the entire week. Meal Prep made simple so you look forward to lunch. Continue Reading

Making Healthy Smoothies 101

When I was in college, I worked at a pretty nice fitness club. When I worked in the club's cafe,  I remember making smoothie after smoothie for sweaty members that had just finished a class or session with their personal trainer. At the time, I was 19, and couldn't understand the allure of protein shakes or smoothies in general. They were chalky  and I'd much rather just have actual food than a drink for my meal. I have slowly gotten on the protein smoothie bandwagon. It wasn't ... Continue Reading

Hosting a Healthy Awards Show Party

(Disclaimer: I did not receive any free products nor compensation for this post. Any products mentioned in this post are simply due to my own personal fondness of that product). The holiday craziness has died down but that also means all the festive celebrations have come to an end. Except that Hollywood's red carpet awards season starts this Sunday with the 74th Annual Golden Globes! I've always loved watching the award shows to see the beautiful dresses and see Hollywood all dolled-up. ... Continue Reading

An Apple a Day…

Turns out mom wasn't wrong when she said "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Apples are a crisp and naturally sweet fruit that also promote many health benefits.  While apples can often be found in grocery stores year round, the peak season is typically September to early Spring. Which means we are currently right in the height of apple mania. There are so many different varieties that it's hard to find someone that doesn't like at least one type of apple. An easy and filling snack ... Continue Reading

Tailgating Treats – Almond Butter Chocolate Covered Espresso Bars

Disclosure: I was not paid to create this recipe, nor did I receive any free product from Nuts.com.  My thoughts and opinions are my own. Are you ready for some football? As people around the world are getting ready to bring out the jerseys and pigskin, I've come to a realization. I think I like the "idea" of watching football more than I actually enjoy the sunday ritual. I'll watch a few games with my hubby here and there, but I just get so frustrated when there's five minutes left on the ... Continue Reading

Non-egg Breakfast Ideas for Hectic Mornings

I am a firm believer that there is no single "correct" way to eat healthy. Everyone is different and what works for one person doesn't work for another. Creating a healthy lifestyle means finding out what works best for you and your family. A great example of this is breakfast. It came to my attention recently that I typically eat the same thing for breakfast everyday (either eggs or a protein smoothie). That works for me. However, that doesn't work for everyone. Eggs are a great source of ... Continue Reading

Meatless Mondays Review

We have been participating in the Meatless Monday Movement in our house for over a month now. I'd like to share my personal review of how it's been going. As I described in our first Meatless Monday post, we decided to try going meat free once a week for the following reasons: Increasing fruits and vegetables in our diet Decreasing red meat in our diet Cutting costs at the grocery store Expanding our family's horizons when it comes to different types of cuisines As of ... Continue Reading

Our Weekly Meal Plan

It's been a few weeks since I shared our weekly meal plan and I'll admit, it's mostly due to the fact that I just haven't been home that much and I just haven't been into planning meals lately. We've been camping a few times (a camping menu plan coming soon!) in the past few weeks or at the lake for 4th of July, therefore I've slacked off on really meal planning for an entire "week". Full disclosure, we had McDonalds for dinner last night (and it was delicious!). Sometimes you just hit a ... Continue Reading

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

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