Easy Chicken Buffalo Wraps

 

“Happy Monday!” Those two words. One of the first things I heard this morning. From the coffee barista (who was probably jacked up on WAAY too much coffee). And while I was so tempted to roll my eyes, I fought the urge and decided it was a Happy Monday.

Sure, (more…)

Healthy snacks fruit and yogurt popsicle

Healthy Summer Snacks for the Whole Family

Did you know that summer doesn’t “officially” start until June 21? 

I guess that means that we’re technically still in the ‘spring season’, however the temperature is 96 degrees today, and I’d say it sure feels like summer! This is the time of year that most kids are finally out of school (more…)

How to Eat Healthy While on Vacation

Did you know that it IS possible to eat healthy while on vaycay? ☀🏖 I spent the past weekend on the beach and I’ll admit–the temptation was real! Between seeing mouthwatering pictures of brownie a la mode on the menu to reading the menu description of a juicy steak with buttery (more…)

What Type of Fat is Healthy for You?

What if I told you that your daily actions affect your overall health? Foods consumed, exercise, and stress all play roles in your overall health. Staying healthy has many different components, and one of those includes eating “healthy fats”.

So, let’s dig into what type of fat is healthy for you: “Healthy (more…)

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This recipe for Southwest Quinoa salad is a great side to dish, or can be used as a meal alone. It’s super easy to make and is a great dish to make for the family, yourself or to impress others at a party.

Fun facts about this salad:

  1. The olive oil is a (more…)

Health Boosting Smoothie Bowl

The weather is FINALLY starting to turn warm which means one thing…cold foods are actually something I want to consume! And while eating a bowl of ice cream every night is tempting, I’m not sure my waist line would like it. That’s one reason why I created this recipe..it’s healthy and (more…)

Honey Asian Crock Pot Chicken

It’s tempting to leave work and order take-out from your favorite restaurant after a long day. Who doesn’t love having dinner ready right when they get home with very little prep?? Although it does minimize time required to prepare, take-out doesn’t always cater to the needs of the health conscious. That’s (more…)

Quinoa- health benefits 101 plus recipe for tex mex quinoa bake

What is Quinoa? Health benefits 101

quinoa overview
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) has been around for over 5000 years. However, recently, it is making headlines in the news as an excellent food option. Here’s some quick facts about what quinoa is and how to use it:
· Quinoa is a plant protein source
Quinoa is considered a complete protein, meaning it provides (more…)

Light & Easy Cheesecake Parfaits

Enjoy this recipe for healthy cheesecake parfaits! These parfaits taste very similar to cheesecake. They use a low fat cream cheese and greek yogurt, so they have less fat and calories than normal cheesecake. Enjoy as an afternoon snack or dessert!

[recipe title=”Healthy Cheese Cake Parfaits” servings=”4″ time=”1 hour and 30 minutes” (more…)

Protect your health!

The health benefits of fruits and vegetables are numerous. Fruits and veggies are packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemical and antioxidants–disease fighting agents that will help protect your health!

Often, it is challenging the meet the recommended serving size of fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend 8-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. (more…)