Healthy, Easy Side Dishes
Jun12

Healthy, Easy Side Dishes

Backyard bbqs call for amazing, healthy side dishes. Don’t be boring and bring the standard veggie tray (which I am famous for doing!) – bring something beautiful and delicious. We found a few side dishes a tad out of the ordinary, but still very simple to make. Your friends and neighbors will keep finding excuses to hang out once you bring one of these! Side Dish #1: Charred Broccoli with Toasted Almonds and Yogurt Cherry...

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Easy Summer Cocktail
Jun11

Easy Summer Cocktail

Sometimes you have to cut loose and have something special! Try this recipe for an easy summer cocktail.This drink isn’t for sissies – the below recipe is for ONE martini, so if it’s too strong, you may want to cut the drink with a little Sprite or cranberry juice. It’s delicious! Drink up! Raspberry Razzle Martini 1/2 cup citrus vodka 2 tbsp raspberry liqueur Garnish with mint In a cocktail shaker, pour vodka...

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Fun Drinks for Summer Days
Jun11

Fun Drinks for Summer Days

What better way to survive hot summer days than with a cold drink? We have some fun drinks that will do the trick! Add a little vodka or rum to make them “adult beverages”, is you so desire! You can even freeze them in ice cube trays for a fun, flavorful burst of goodness. The shopping list is simple for these drinks. Grab some carbonated lemon-lime beverages, cranberry juice, limeade, sherbet (yes!), and a bottle of...

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The 4 Best Diets (Depending on Your Needs)
Apr26

The 4 Best Diets (Depending on Your Needs)

With conflicting dieting and nutrition info hitting us from all angles, it’s no wonder people get confused about what to eat and what to avoid eating. Is there a single magic diet that cures all your ailments, melts fat, and has your skin gleaming with radiance? Ummm….maybe. Maybe not. The truth is that everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. The good news is that there is a healthy,...

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3 Popular Diets That May Be Right For You in 2017
Jan03

3 Popular Diets That May Be Right For You in 2017

There are a million diets out there to choose from! How do you know which one works for you? We’ve taken three of the most popular diets and broken them down for you! Which one seems like a good fit? The 3 Week Diet I love this “diet”. I put diet in quotes because it’s basically a reset for your body. I have had several friends and family members do this, and we’ve ALL lost weight. I can’t recommend...

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Easy, Healthy Spinach Balls
Dec14

Easy, Healthy Spinach Balls

This is a great, slightly decadent tasting appetizer or side dish. There’s a bit of cheese and enough bread crumbs for it to be a tad doughy, without being overly spinachy. (Is that a word?!)  YUM! Spinach Balls Ingredients: 6 to 8 cups fresh spinach leaves (trimmed and washed) OR 1 cup frozen spinach, thawed 3 large eggs 1/2 cup grated cheese (I like cheddar) 1 cup panko bread crumbs (use gluten free, if you prefer) 1/4 cup...

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Roasted Mushrooms with Thyme, Garlic, and Lime
Dec11

Roasted Mushrooms with Thyme, Garlic, and Lime

Mushrooms. You either love them or hate them. I LOVE THEM! These roasted mushrooms are easy, healthy, and a perfect side dish for chicken or beef dishes. Ingredients: 12 oz white mushrooms (or if you’re like me…3 containers! These are GOOD!) 2 tbs butter 2  tbs olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped thyme 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder Pinch of cayenne pepper (or more…I like mine spicy!) 1 tablespoon lime juice Salt and pepper...

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Layered Greek Dip
Dec11

Layered Greek Dip

You know how good dip is? I mean…it’s really good. It’s sometimes the only reason I even show up at a party. Put a Greek twist on the traditional layered dip…hummus, yogurt, and all the good toppings make this an excellent dip to bring to your next gathering. Greek Layered Dip Ingredients: 1 10 oz container of hummus 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, chopped (optional) 1 tomato,...

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Easy Chicken Soup
Nov04

Easy Chicken Soup

  Chicken soup ALWAYS sounds good to me. I mean, it’s chicken. It’s soup. It’s two of my fave things combined! This easy chicken soup has a ton of veggies and no cream, so it’s healthy, filling, and perfect for a chilly fall day. (Printable version down below.) Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast 2 quarts chicken broth (2 boxes – I prefer unsalted) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins
Oct03

Blueberry Banana Muffins

  “I like them!” – my 4 year old daughter These blueberry banana muffins are really easy to make and delicious to eat. We are using almond flour for the extra protein, but you can use any type of flour that you like. Eat them warm with a little peanut butter in the middle…so good! Blueberry Banana Muffins Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes ¼ cup honey 2 eggs 2 medium bananas 3 tbs. olive oil 3/4...

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