4 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate Summer

Chances are when you think of Memorial Day, July the 4th or Labor Day you think of fireworks, picnics, watermelon and ice cream! Or maybe if you are like me, you think of bbq’s or cookouts with friends complete with hamburgers, hotdogs, and all the trimmings which always seem to include cookies, pies or ice cream.[…]

Pineapple-Mango Salsa Recipe

Pineapple-Mango Salsa Recipe Salsa, here’s a summer time twist to your salsa recipe using pineapple and mangos for a fruity but flavorful addition to grilled chicken, fish or hamburger recipe! I LOVE CHOCOLATE….but my BIGGEST temptation is chips and salsa!! Here’s a summer time twist to your salsa recipe that I ADORE…and honestly I usually just[…]

HELLO FRESH; Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

HELLO FRESH Home Delivery with  Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas Recently I started trying out the home delivery food service, HELLO FRESH. You’ve probably heard of it. And you may have even tried it for yourself. Many of my clients struggle with: MEAL PREP, COOKING, and being on such a busy schedule (sound familiar?) so I thought[…]

Summer Black Bean Salad

Summer Black Bean Salad One of my favorite salads for cookouts, game time or any outside holiday get together is this black bean salad. In less than 10 minutes prep, you have a fresh healthy salad to share with the crowd.  Delicious by itself or to use with whole grain tortilla chips.  My favorite tortilla[…]

Slow Cooker Apple Chicken

Slow Cooker Apple Chicken I love slow cooker meals. Or as we like to call them in the south “crock pot” meals! Slow Cooker meals are the perfect way to actually enjoy a family dinner when your busy mom life gets out of control with sports, choir practice, piano, church activities, and the list could[…]

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Game Day Healthy Snacks

GAME DAY HEALTHY SNACKS Hosting the neighborhood game day party? Or maybe you have been invited to a Super Bowl party and need to take a snack? But this year you are want snacks to keep you on track with your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier! After all, you don’t want to blow it the night of the big[…]

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Apple Crisp; Dessert or Breakfast?

Apple Crisp; Dessert or Breakfast? As a coach, I am always looking for new recipes for my challengers.  This one immediately caught my eye when I saw it. Why? Because it only has 4 ingredients, requires little prep time and looks like it would be great as a healthy dessert or even breakfast.  In fact,[…]

No Bake Breakfast Cookies

No Bake Breakfast Cookies? Doesn’t that sound amazing? And I can hear you saying, “Is this really on the plan?” And YES it is! Hallelujah right? Often times when you start a new diet or nutrition plan do you ever feel like giving up before you even got started? I mean you start out by[…]

Easy School Lunches

It’s that time of year again. Back to school means back to packing lunches for the kids.  I don’t know about you, but packing lunches is not one of my favorite things to do.  I am not one of those moms who enjoys making the “cookie cutter” shaped sandwiches and packing the perfect lunch.  Let’s[…]

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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks Every busy mom needs go-to, quick and simple recipes for family dinner.  I enjoy using my slow cooker to make family dinner easier on my busy schedule. This is a simple Asian inspired dish that I discovered from the book Paleo for Beginners by John Chatham. It’s a meal you can[…]