Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Enchilada Chicken

Even though summer is here, I don’t always want to grill. I’m not a huge fan of having the oven on all the time, but with the weather not getting to “crazy-hot” status yet, I’ve continued to use the oven for dinners as of late simply because it’s easier (and because it doesn’t let as […]

Mocha Peanut Butter Espresso Shake with Almond Milk and Flax

Mocha Peanut Butter Espresso Flax Smoothie with Almond Milk

Oh, hello, you gorgeous thing you. Oh, how I love your sweet peanut buttery and chocolate ways. Adding depth and breadth is the espresso, which just heightens the cocoa flavor, and jazzes things up a bit. A little afternoon pick-me-up, anyone? I mean, come on now – some days, there just has to be chocolate […]

Clean Eating Chicken Muffins Recipe #CreateAMeal #ad

clean eating chicken muffins

When you’re looking to eat clean, food preparation is key. I am here to attest to the fact that I am the master and commander at prepping food for my kids, making awesome school lunches and snacks, and sending my husband out the door with good food for work, but for me? Gah, I’m so […]

Gorgeous Very Berry Smoothie Recipe

very berry smoothie

Yesterday, I opened my freezer door and found a brand new, never-opened bag of mixed frozen fruit containing strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. It was taunting me, enticing me to use it for something, but what would I make? Having just purchased some Himalayan sea salt and a replacement bottle of apple cider vinegar, I […]

Flourless Breakfast Oatmeal Cookies

flourless breakfast oatmeal cookies with silk purealmond

Need an easy way to get your kids to eat something healthy and fun in the morning? Are you running late with no time to prepare anything to eat before work? Do you need a healthy snack in between meals? Are you looking for a gluten-free solution to all of the above? I promise you, […]

Pumpkin “Carrot Cake” Oatmeal Pancakes with Protein

pumpkin carrot oatmeal protein pancakes

Yes, I did just say Pumpkin “Carrot Cake” Oatmeal Pancakes. Is your mouth watering yet? One of my most favoritest websites is Dashing Dish. Have you ever visited there before? Her site is gorgeous, the food is meticulous, her photography is superb, and I want to eat one of everything she creates because she finds […]

Low-Calorie Spinach Quiche

spinach quiche

In my quest to lose the baby weight, I’ve done my best to get as creative as I can with meals, to make them delicious AND healthy. My newest love is using egg whites instead of our whole organic eggs. I haven’t found organic egg whites that are ready-to-pour yet in any of our stores, […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

chocolate peanut butter banana protein shake

When I find myself needing an afternoon pick-me-up in between meals, or something to help pump me up for workouts, this is my go-to, because it feels like I’m cheating and having a delectable malt when I’m not. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake   Save Print Prep […]

Vegan Banana Berry Smoothie – Addicted to Smoothie Recipes #mamavation

vegan banana berry smoothie

I thought that I’d share with you, as my first and introductory post to Mamavation and being the newest Mamavation Mentor/Cheerleader, my current addiction love of smoothies. I’m one of those people who, if I love something, I balls-to-the-wall love something. Like, can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t stop talking about it, making my family and […]

Eat Clean with Asian Noodle Bowls and Nakano Rice Vinegar

eat clean noodle bowls

Do you like Asian food? We eat something Asian-inspired at least once a week here, preparing anything from stir fry, to wontons, and much more. (Can you tell we love it?) Our newest favorite dish combines chicken strips with soba noodles, soy sauce, peanuts and Nakano Rice Vinegar to make a lovely meal. This recipe […]

Guilt free Meatloaf and Potatoes


I know, you just ate your body weight in Turkey, but if you’re looking to redeem yourself and still eat well, try these two American favorites on for size! Turkey Meatloaf INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs of lean ground turkey or chicken 1 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup rice, […]