Boozy Watermelon Slushy and Can-It-Forward Day Giveaway

Boozy Watermelon Slushie Recipe. Perfect summer drink!

The last few years I’ve worked with Ball® to tell you about their annual Can-It-Forward Day.  This year’s event takes place on Saturday, August 1st with a goal of celebrating what “Made from Here” means by helping people learn safe canning practices and how to preserve their favorite fresh, local ingredients during their peak season….

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Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna

Vegetarian Zucchini Quinoa Lasagna recipe. This is a great, gluten-free way to enjoy the flavors of lasagna! It's so much lighter than regular lasagna! This is a perfect summer dinner that the whole family will love.

I’d like to introduce to you a brand new way to enjoy lasagna.  No, this isn’t traditional lasagna.  This is for when you want all the flavors of lasagna without all the heft.  Don’t get me wrong, I love all that heft.  The noodles, the cheese, all of it.  But let’s be real. Sometimes we…

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The Anatomy of a Healthy Road Trip

Do you think eating clean and staying healthy on a road trip are impossible tasks? Not true! Follow these tips and tricks to keep you and your family on track with your healthy lifestyle, even on the road!

Ever since we moved to Ohio from Arizona six years ago, road tripping has been a part of our summers.  We typically take one trip to Michigan to visit my family and one visit to the East Coast to visit Tim’s family.  We pack up the family truckster and take it to the road.  Over…

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What I Ate Wednesday (And Thoughts on Calorie Counting)

What I Ate Wednesday (Lunch-Asian Kale Salad with Salmon)

Every time I publish a “What I Ate Wednesday” post, I get at least one or two emails or comments thanking me and asking me to do them more often.  Getting that kind of feedback is helpful and I really appreciate it, so thank you when you take the time to let me know what…

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The Anti-Bloat Smoothie

Bloated? This Anti-Bloat Smoothie helps fight bloating and keep your stomach flat! A great healthy smoothie that helps with digestion and is also naturally anti-inflammatory.

Let’s face it.  Some of the healthiest foods on the planet can cause some serious bloat.  I’m looking at you, broccoli.  Sorry lentils, I love you, but you aren’t doing my stomach any favors. Now, I would never cut those healthy foods out of my diet just because they cause me to get bloated.  I…

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Healthy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

Healthy Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats. Much healthier than traditional Rice Crispy Treats--lower sugar and all real food ingredients. My kids LOVE these!

Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. It’s only fitting that I’m posting a chocolate recipe since my husband is the biggest chocolate lover you will meet. I’ll get to the recipe, but first, let’s talk about marriage. Since I’ve been married almost a decade I’m basically an expert on the subject, don’t you think? I’m…

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Easy Broccoli and Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Healthy and Easy Broccoli and Chicken Recipe. This is a great 30 minute dinner recipe.

Peanut sauce might as well be magic when it comes to dinner time.  It dresses up whatever basic ingredients you are using and makes them taste amazing.  Yes, I said amazing.  And I stand by my overused word choice, which in its informal use means, “startlingly impressive.” Indeed. What is startlingly impressive is that you…

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