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Healthy Summertime Swaps

Check out some healthy swap options for these summertime favorites. Please note that it is more than okay to have these foods in moderation, but these swaps can help you kick cravings and help with weight management! See even MORE of my favorite swaps under the picture Hamburger, turkey burger, or chicken burgers in placeContinue reading “Healthy Summertime Swaps”

Bacon Wrapped Dates

This weekend we were heading over to my boyfriend’s parent’s house and I wanted to bring something over to contribute to the group- so I brought these lovely things. Bacon wrapped dates are a trend I’ve tried in restaurants before but had never made myself. Well this weekend I finally put together a recipe andContinue reading “Bacon Wrapped Dates”

Zucchini Lasagna

This is a great alternative to traditional lasagna if you are trying to limit refined grains, sugar, are on a gluten-free diet, or are looking to make a healthier substitute. Zucchini is more of a complex carb than your typical white lasagna noodle meaning your body requires more energy to break it down and itContinue reading “Zucchini Lasagna”

Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.

Following a consistent exercise routine has benefits that extend beyond weight reduction and include improvements in cardiovascular, metabolic and psychological health. Today I want to specifically explore the benefits of strength training in women and some common misconceptions around the topic. The most common misconception is that since strength training raises testosterone in men, it wouldContinue reading “Why Strength Training is the Best thing to Happen to Women over 40.”

Tomato Sauce

Ever wonder what it would be like to make your own tomato sauce? Well do I have a project for you! This tomato sauce is delicious on pasta or as part of our stuffed peppers recipe or this spaghetti squash recipe. If you want an amazing AND healthier version of pasta and pizza sauce thanContinue reading “Tomato Sauce”

Pico Made Simple

I put pico on everything, so no one should be surprised that I have a tried and true pico de gallo recipe that I’m obsessed with. I put it on eggs, chicken, tacos, you name it. The best part is that it’s easy too. In a bowl, mix together 3 cups cherry tomato, chopped1 whiteContinue reading “Pico Made Simple”

Squachos

Of all the low refined-carb weirdness I’ve ever come up with- this is probably my favorite. These are spaghetti squash nachos and they’re actually super delicious…. I know, I was a little hesitant too at first. It came about after a Pinterest fail for spaghetti squash taco boats. Plus they have a fun name! TryContinue reading “Squachos”

Zucchini pizza bites

You’ll need: 2 large zucchini½ c tomato sauce1 tsp Italian seasoning2 cups mozzarella¼ cup grated parmesan cheeseSliced pepperoni or browned Italian sausage, chopped into small bitsBasil Slice zucchini 1/4” thick and lay out on large baking pan that has been covered with foil.Top with tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, mozzarella, parmesan, pepperoni, basilBake at 450 degreesContinue reading “Zucchini pizza bites”

7 Smoothie Recipes that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Smoothies are the ultimate lazy girl’s guide to getting healthy. They’re packed with fruits that are full of antioxidants, still have great fiber benefit, are hydrating so good for your skin, and have a ton of nutrients from fruits and veggies! I do a ton of breakfast smoothies and sometimes I’ll even do some forContinue reading “7 Smoothie Recipes that will Satisfy your Sweet Tooth”

Veggie Medley

One of my favorite pairings with meat or eggs is a good veggie medley. Veggie medleys can be made on the cheap, are a great source of vitamins and minerals and can be made either stovetop in a giant pan like this one or on a sheet pan in the oven. Make sure you’re cookingContinue reading “Veggie Medley”


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