15 Minutes to Burn – Quick Full Body Workout

15 Minutes to Burn – Quick Full Body Workout

Following along with my recent theme, 15 minute workouts, here is my workout from yesterday! I included a video of the exercises that I did. Ignore the faces I make 😛 This workout is quick and great to fit in mid-day if you need a break and a burst of energy.   15 Minute 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…

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Healthy and Easy Corn and Bean Dip Recipe

Healthy and Easy Corn and Bean Dip Recipe

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. It is a super easy appetizer and great for tailgating, game night, you name it! So, I assure you, this recipe will be a…

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Quick and Effective 15 Minute Cardio and Resistance Workout!

Quick and Effective 15 Minute Cardio and Resistance Workout!

All you need is a set of dumbbells or something to use for a weight. Quick, effective workout for when you can’t make it to the gym but still want to stay consistent! Take rest as needed, but try to keep the rest periods short for the best cardiovascular workout. Anddddd go! Save

Hangry: Why you need to pack “emergency” snacks

Hangry: Why you need to pack “emergency” snacks

Hangry. I’m sure you’ve heard of this term before. But if not, it’s a state of anger caused by hunger. Guilty. As. Charged. So, to avoid causing too much riff among my friends, family and coworkers, I have started packing healthy snacks everywhere I go. I always have something in my purse. And I’m going to tell you why you should, too. Having emergency healthy snacks with you puts you in control of what foods you eat on the go….

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Why is oatmeal such a healthy breakfast option?

Why is oatmeal such a healthy breakfast option?

Oatmeal…some love it, some hate it. Texture, I know, is a big concern for many eaters out there. But I’m here to give you some new recipe ideas and tell you why oatmeal is such an incredible food and an especially healthy breakfast option. I am crazy for oatmeal. I absolutely love it. But I will tell you, I am ridiculously picky about the texture of my oatmeal. Runny, no thank you. I could eat mine with a fork. And…

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Quick and Easy Low Carb Egg Cups Recipe

Quick and Easy Low Carb Egg Cups Recipe

Want a quick and easy breakfast or a healthy snack that you can prepare ahead of time? This is a go-to! I call these egg cups because I don’t like to think of my eggs in the form of a muffin, but you will use a muffin tin to bake these. They are…super easy, super flexible and super tasty. Why wouldn’t you try them? They are great for a quick, healthy breakfast or lunch option. I have added these as a…

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Easy Energy Balls Recipe – Multiple Variations

Easy Energy Balls Recipe – Multiple Variations

One of my favorite go to snacks are protein bars but these can get pricey and questionable when bought packaged in the store. Protein bars often have added sweeteners and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. I’ll admit, I still do buy them for convenience from time to time but I definitely prefer to make my own healthier protein treats, especially since knowing how simple and easy they really are. These protein balls are one of my all time favorite healthy snacks. Don’t over-complicate…

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Full Body, No Equipment Needed Quick Circuit Workout

Full Body, No Equipment Needed Quick Circuit Workout

Do you ever find yourself stuck in a hotel room, out of town visiting friends or trapped inside with no access to workout equipment or a gym? We’ve all been there at one time or another but don’t let that keep you from getting in a workout! Here is a quick circuit workout you can do anywhere, no excuses 😉 Give it a try! Circuit (10 Rounds, as fast as possible) 5 Burpees 10 Push-ups 20 Squats 15 Sit-ups This is…

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5 Tips to Maintain a Long-term Exercise Routine

5 Tips to Maintain a Long-term Exercise Routine

Today’s post is a bit different. There is no sample workout routine, just some tips and thoughts about what I have gathered in successfully maintaining an exercise routine. I have tried a bit of everything. I have things I like more than others and I get in streaks, both good and bad, but you need to find what works for you. What I have noticed is that too often we beat ourselves up if we’re not busting our tails everyday…

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Anytime Oven-Roasted Veggies

Anytime Oven-Roasted Veggies

So on the first day of spring, I roasted mostly fall vegetables. Now I know sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts aren’t necessarily your traditional Spring-time veggies of choice, but they are some of my favorites and I’ll eat them any day of the year. 🙂 Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite methods of preparation because it brings out the natural sweetness of the veggies in a sort of caramelizing, delicious process. You can roast nearly any vegetable and the…

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