The One Appliance Your Kitchen is Missing

So I LOVE to cook, (sometimes… lol)

I love the finished product and the feeling that comes from preparing healthy dishes for my family (and knowing what they are putting in their bodies!)

But there are times that I’m just not excited to hit the kitchen and do the meal prep and the cooking.

Ever been there?

Enter the “Instant Pot”

You might be wondering “Instant what?”…

Basically, an Instant Pot is a multi-use and programmable electric pressure cooker. When I first heard about this I was like “So what?”, but consider what this bad boy can do! read more

Your Healthy Back To School Guide!

Fall is my FAVORITE Time of Year!

Back to school is always exciting too, I always think of one of my favorite lines from “You’ve Got Mail” (even if I don’t live in New York!)

As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!

Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year! read more

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers Unite!

You know when you were growing up and the BEST part of making cookies with your mom was when she let you lick the bowl? Come on… I know I wasn’t the only one!

Well, then you grew up… and people started talking about raw eggs and cookie dough and blah, blah, blah.

Not to mention all the calories and sugar in regular cookie dough…

What is a cookie dough lover supposed to do??? 

There HAS to be a better way!!!

No worries, friend! I got you boo… This is a healthy, protein packed, lower sugar recipe to help you relive your childhood without any guilt necessary ; ) read more

Wholefoods for Busy People

About 10 years ago, Adam and I went through a complete diet change.

We started reading a whole bunch of books talking about wholefoods and getting back to nature – Traditional Foods…. and it all made sense.

I was having health issues and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me… it was probably just a side effect of what I was eating. So I decided to ditch the “Healthy Foods” and search for Real Food.

We started making everything from scratch and we felt amazing!! But then we became parents and life got CRAZY! read more

High Protein Brownies

I don’t know about you… but I have a weakness for brownies.

I mean… come on.

Warm, melt-y Chocolate… Who wouldn’t want to eat that!?!

With fall approaching, I really wanted to get in the kitchen and make some brownies for the whole family to enjoy. Because I want my girls to learn some healthy recipes and tips, I thought this would be a great recipe to try!

After a morning playing at the Children’s Museum, we could all go for a great snack. I loved that this was easy (not many ingredients) and they girls loved helping me mix in everything with my stand mixer. read more

Foods That Cleanse

How to Lose Weight, Detox, and Feel Amazing this Fall

I have been talking a lot in my live videos about how Adam and I decided to make this a September to Remember! 

The Fall is historically a time when people tend to gain 5-10 pounds… Holidays, Parties and cooler weather tend to encourage people to put down their guard and the weight begins to pile on steadily.

How do we stop this trend???

Goals, Commitment, and Action!

Adam and I started with making some goals for the month of September. We started waking up 2 hours earlier to get in some reading and focus before the girls woke up. We also set a goal to focus on our health for this month and lose some weight, cleanse, and detox. We are going on a cruise in November, so that is our motivation to look and feel our best! Next, let me share our plan. read more

Slow cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken

This Slow Cooker Balsamic Raspberry Chicken recipe is full of French flavors that are delicate yet so flavorful. The raspberries add a mild sweetness to pair with the tangy balsamic vinegar. Together with tender chicken, these flavored were perfect tossed with spaghetti squash.

I’m not sure why this recipe would not get out of my head… it kept nagging at me “make me, make me, make me.” So I thought about the different flavors I was looking for. I really wanted raspberries and chicken together. I love a raspberry vinaigrette dressing on a simple chicken salad. My mind kept going to onions as well. read more

Why Do You love Trim Healthy Mama? Real Mom Answers

 

Trim Healthy Mama book real life

Why Do you Love Trim Healthy Mama? Real Mom Answers

I love Trim Healthy Mama for me and my family, but I wanted to share that I’m not the only one who loves this plan. I interviewed my sister (who is also a whole food eater) to see why she loves Trim Healthy Mama. 

She is the mother to 4: 3 boys and 1 girl; Ages 11 – 3. She is a work from home mom. She has her doctorate in Accounting and teaches online courses. Her husband is currently in medical school about to start residency later this year. Here is why she loves Trim Healthy Mama.  read more