Homemade Spicy Avocado Dressing

Homemade Spicy Avocado Dressing

Who else loves Mexican food?! I could eat Mexican food nearly every day of the week and not get tired of it but I think we all know we can’t do that and reach our health goals. So I have improvised a bit and made my own recipe for healthier “tacos” and a healthier dressing. Try this out for a spin on your next Taco Tuesday meal. Recipe Idea: Use this dressing as a topper for lettuce wraps, taco salad,…

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Simply Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

Simply Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

I don’t know about you, but I could probably guess that cooler weather means soup weather for you, too. There is something very comforting about stirring a warm, steaming pot of soup. It just warms the soul. So, you could say that the cooler weather and the change of the seasons inspired my most recent weekly meal prep recipe. While I do love hearty, creamy soups, they aren’t quite the healthiest choices when it comes to soup. However, I still…

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Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. But I’m also kind of picky when it comes to the kind of chicken salad that I will eat. Celery, no. Too many onions, no. Unidentified objects, no. So, I’ve started making my own. And, frankly, I think it’s pretty dang good. AND it’s got a healthy twist on traditional recipes. Instead of using all mayo, I choose to use mostly Greek yogurt and mix it with mayo. More protein, less fat. Bingo! I eat this on…

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5 Tips for Eating Healthy(ier) at a Buffet

5 Tips for Eating Healthy(ier) at a Buffet

Do you ever find yourself at a buffet and can smell a bloat coming on? Let me be honest, I’ve been there before. The endless supply of fried foods, dinner rolls and decadent desserts can put anyone in a food coma. So you’re thinking, is it even possible to leave not feeling like you need to lay down for a nap? Here are a few tips to hopefully help you walk out feeling satisfied, but not miserable. Drink WATER before,…

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8 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)

8 minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)

Shewee! Sometimes this is the kind of workout I need. I’m not one for rushing my workouts to this extent too often. Generally speaking, I like to take my time, focus on good form and enjoy the workouts I do. But I wanted to fit this quick workout in during a break from work and it definitely pushed me! So, what is it?! 8 Minute AMRAP 10 Thrusters (I used 20 lb dumbbells, use what you can control and maintain…

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Healthy Pumpkin Protein Muffins – Eat the whole recipe!

Healthy Pumpkin Protein Muffins – Eat the whole recipe!

It’s almost Fall, y’all!!! As I’ve gotten older, I look more forward to fall. I love everything about it. Cool, crisp air, football, beautiful trees, good-smelling candles, the anticipation of the holidays, comfort food and pumpkins. And I’m talking about more than a pumpkin spice latte. More like pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cobbler, pumpkin pie. I LOVE baking with pumpkin. So, I’ll most likely be posting more pumpkin recipes in the coming months. 😀 This pumpkin muffin…

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10 Minute Core and Legs Workout

10 Minute Core and Legs Workout

This is how I get through some of my workouts…dreaming of treats. ANYWAY…who knew we could get so sore in 10 minutes?! This workout is quick and targets the legs and core but the arms will still get some attention, too. The point here is to keep rest periods short and work through the exercises as quickly as you’re able to get the most benefit. 3 Rounds, or more 😉 20 Squat Jacks 20 Pulsing Lunges (10/side) holding weights 10…

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Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Y’all, you can do so much with a stuffed pepper. This is one option and guess what!? This one is easy! I’ve made a variety of stuffed peppers and you can experiment as you prefer. In fact, I highly encourage it! As long as you follow a few key points, you can’t really go wrong with these. Just use this as a guide 🙂 Here is what I used for this particular recipe: 4 Bell peppers, cut in half 1…

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15 Minutes to Burn

15 Minutes to Burn

Following along with my recent workout theme, 15 minutes, here is my workout from yesterday! I included a video of the exercises that I did. Ignore the faces I make 😛   Circuit:  3 rounds 50 Squats 40 Mountain Climbers 30 Dumbbell upper cuts 20 Star crunches 10 Burpees Check out the video to see correct form for each exercise! Remember, you don’t need to spend hours in a gym to get in a good workout. Challenge yourself with shorter…

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The EASIEST Corn and Bean Dip

The EASIEST Corn and Bean Dip

If you want to minimize your time in the kitchen, yet wow everyone’s taste buds, look no further! This dip is so incredibly easy, it shouldn’t taste as good as it does. Everywhere I take this dish, I have someone ask for the recipe and I’ve never had one complaint about it, even from the pickiest eaters. So, I assure you, this recipe will be a hit and you’ll find yourself making it over and over again! Ingredients: 1 can…

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