Avocado Mango Salsa

Avocado Mango Salsa

The California Avocado Commission sponsored FitBloggin‘ this year and now I’m completely smitten with avocados. Did you know an ounce of avocado has only 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals? Read the rest of this post »»

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Apple and Walnut Yogurt Parfait

Apple and Walnut Yogurt Parfait

I’m back from FitBloggin and SO happy to be home in my own kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, traveling and eating out are GREAT but I’ve been overindulging in the food department and my body simply does not like it anymore.   Read the rest of this post »»

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The Smoothie to Cure All Chocolate Peanut Butter Cravings!

The Smoothie to Cure All Chocolate Peanut Butter Cravings!

First, let me tell you this is probably the last you’ll hear from me for at least a week. Tomorrow I’m off to Savannah, Georgia, to host the annual FitBloggin’ conference. It’s easily the most emotional, stressful, fun week of my year and for as much as I freak out over every detail, I simply can’t wait to see all my blogger friends. After 5 years it’s truly turned into a family reunion and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of people in my life. Read the rest of this post »»

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Minted Mandarin Orange and Beet Salad

Minted Mandarin Orange and Beet Salad

Have I mentioned my beet obsession? I think I have. Multiple times. I’m sorry. After not eating them for, ummm, I don’t know, 36 years or so I have a bit of catching up to do.

Last night I made my latest super fun beet salad idea as a side to homemade pizza in hopes it would deter me from eating too many slices. It didn’t really work, but hey, I loved the salad all the same. Read the rest of this post »»

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Asian Inspired 3 Bean Salad

Asian-Inspired 3-Bean Salad

This is going to sound funny because I’m sharing an idea that  uses three canned food items, but the more fresh foods I keep on hand the more inspired I am to whip up dishes. With the addition of my herb garden (which is really flourishing), I’m making an effort to keep things like fresh garlic, lemons and limes on hand. I don’t want to admit it, but juice from a fresh lime is WAY different than the bottled stuff. Same with garlic! Read the rest of this post »»

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Tuna Salad with Zucchini and Strawberries

Tuna Salad with Zucchini and Strawberries

It’s going to sound strange, but I actually made this salad for breakfast yesterday. I just happened to spy the zucchini and strawberries in the fridge and the idea hit me.

Actually, that’s only partially true. At first I envisioned a light zucchini and strawberry salad, then the tuna idea came when I started to brainstorm protein options.  Read the rest of this post »»

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Pistachio and Dried Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin

Pistachio and Dried Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin

I’ve been exited to share this idea with you all week because, of course, my family was unimpressed. Ugh. Sometimes they are so infuriating. This dish came out amazing! I’m serious, I loved every bite, and it was fun. Such an easy way to spruce up a boring pork loin.

See, here’s the problem. I bore EASILY. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls

Sunbutter, Maple and Dried Blueberry Energy Balls

I’ve been seeing this idea of “energy balls” online for some time. Just google it and you’ll see page after page of ideas using things like oats, honey, peanut butter and coconut flakes.

I love the concept, mostly because I suck at making granola bars and this is a great alternative to have something convenient yet homemade to grab on the way to the gym or as a late-night snack. Read the rest of this post »»

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Beet Smoothie with Blueberries and Pineapple

Beet Smoothie With Blueberries and Pineapple

I posted about  this quick smoothie idea on my weight-loss blog but it’s so good I have to share it here, too. I’ve literally made it daily since coming up with the idea last week.

Yes. It’s THAT good BUT, you have to kinda be into beets. Read the rest of this post »»

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Healthy Pancakes

The How-Many-Healthy-Things-Can-I-Get-Into-a-Pancake Pancakes

You guys know me by now. I’m all about getting as many good things into my kids as I can. It makes me feel good to know that I’m not only feeding them nutritious meals but setting a foundation that hopefully will set the stage for their food choices in the future, although allowing The Almost-9-Year-Old to make his own lunch decisions is eye opening. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sunflower Seed Butter

5-Minute Sun Butter! (Sunflower Seed Butter)

This fall the 3-Year-Old starts a new pre-school, which I know is nut free. I get it, I really do, and if I have a kid with a nut allergy I would want to know they are in a safe environment when I drop them off at school. However, for my nut-loving family, it’s a challenge. Read the rest of this post »»

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Simple Skillet Shrimp over Whole Wheat Couscous for 1

Simple Skillet Shrimp Over Whole Wheat Couscous for 1

Does anyone watch Louie, the show by Louis C.K. on FX?  He’s one of my favorite comedians and his show is hysterical — sometimes in a very wrong way, but I love it. This past week there was a scene where one of Louie’s daughters walks in while he’s cutting broccoli. She says, “What are we having for dinner?” He replies something like, “Pasta and broccoli.” The daughter then makes a yuck sound and Louie simply tells her to get away from him in a very disgusted voice. Read the rest of this post »»

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