We went berry picking over the weekend and we picked over 6 pounds of blueberries! The first thing that my family wanted me to make was blueberry crisp. Well, I used to make my blueberry crisp with sugar…and a lot of it. Eek! I experimented and came up with a healthier alternative and I wanted to share it with you. Continue reading
It’s Friday and I have another amazing woman that I am featuring on my blog. I was so exited when Stephanie from Love Living Whole agreed to do a guest post for me. I love following her fitness and Whole 90 journey. Not to mention that I love checking out her Target and Trader Joe’s finds! Today she will tell you a little about herself and share a delicious recipe for roasted bok choy! Continue reading
It’s summer and we have a few vacations planned. We will be heading off on a family vacation this week and it is the first trip that we have taken since our 7 year old outgrew his milk allergy. This is a HUGE relief, but it also means that now we will be preparing less food at the hotel and eating at restaurants more often. The boys are excited about this, but I still want them to have some healthy snacks for the 3 hour road trip, the amusement parks, beach, zoo and parks. So here are a few of the travel snacks that I am taking along with us.
I can’t believe that today is the last day of June and that the 4th of July is only a few days away! There’s nothing like good food, friends, family, and fireworks! I always bring my favorite black bean, avocado, corn and tomato summer salad to barbecues. This is definitely on the menu for this weekend! Continue reading
I am so excited to start my Friday Fit Mom Feature series on my blog! Today I would like to introduce you to Sarah from A Whisk and Two Wands. I have been following Sarah on Instagram @miss_whisk for quite a while and I love how she is always creating delicious and healthy recipes for her active family. I am constantly inspired by her posts and often run out and purchase products that she features in her recipes. Today she will tell you a little about her life as a fit mom and share a delicious recipe that is a perfect summer treat!
Hydration is so important, especially during the summer months when its hot and we are more active outside. Personally, I drink a lot of water! I mean ALOT! Plain water can get boring, so I like to infuse my water with fruits, vegetables and herbs. Infused water is a great replacement for soda, tea, juice, and sports drinks. Making your own infused water is very easy to do and the flavor combinations are endless!
Strawberry season has officially begun and I can’t get enough of these sweet berries. Every June we have a family tradition of going strawberry picking at a local farm and the kids love it. We usually end up with strawberry juice stains on our clothes and lots of delicious berries to bring home. So what do I do with all of these strawberries (and we have a lot! Its amazing how quickly 2 boys can pick strawberries)? Continue reading
What is Shakeology and why did I start drinking it? Those are great questions. I will start by telling you that I was not a huge fan of protein/meal replacement shakes. I had bad experiences with other popular shakes and I was very hesitant to try Shakeology. The more that I researched Shakeology, the more I became intrigued. I started researching the ingredients in Shakeology. Who really knows what Yakon Root, Reishi Mushroom or Moringa are? I do now that I did my research! They are just 3 of the ingredients in Shakeology that help lower cholesterol, decrease fatigue, and enhance your immune system. Continue reading
I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I love quinoa and I’m always looking for good recipes that my kids will enjoy too. This one is a hit! I love making these because they are simple to make, packed with protein, and they freeze well. They are the perfect size for kids too! I hope your family enjoys these quinoa cups as much as we do!
Over the past few months I have been eating a lot of sweet potatoes. I can’t get enough of them! They are a great source of dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals and they taste great! I received a Paderno Spiral Slicer as a gift and I immediately wanted to make curly sweet potato fries with them. This has quickly become a family favorite so I wanted to share the recipe with you!