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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fitness Friday: The Real Reason To Workout

The month of January tends to be a big motivator for many people when it comes to health and fitness. The gyms are buzzing, cleanses & diet ideas fill up Pinterest and gym check-ins become frequent on Facebook…and then it dies down and February begins. For many people this pattern is consistent and they can not understand why they are not seeing immediate results and tend to get back into their old habits. Why? ย They are working out for the […]

What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

This is a lightened up version of a classic winter comfort food. It is a super easy weeknight meal and kid-friendly! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Ingredients 2 large chicken breasts, diced 2-3 whole carrots, diced 1/2 onion, diced 1 containter of sliced white mushrooms 3-4 stalks of celery, diced and keep greens 1 bag of frozen peas 2 cans of organic chicken broth salt, pepper and parsley Add all ingredients to your crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours […]

#MMHM: Winter Boredom Busters for Kids

We are bored, what should we do?? Sound like your house today?? If not, lucky you!! For me, day 3 of playing in the snow tends to be the one where everyone is over the outdoors, but bored inside. After a winter storm, there is only so much outdoor snow fort building, snowball wars and sledding that can go on before you start to hear the “I’m bored” phrase over and over again. Today, my kid’s started the “we are […]

Fitness Friday: Snow Day Workout at Home

According to the news and weather reports, it looks like this weekend is going to bring a big snow storm. What to do when you’re snowed in this weekend?? Besides having a few cocktails ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do our at home workout. Guaranteed to get your heart rate going and warm you up during the snowy and blustery weekend!!! Tag us on Facebook at Born to Burpee and let us know what you think of our snow day workout! Enjoy the snow […]

#MMHM: Sick Day Soup

There are a lot of things that I love about Winter, I actually don’t mind the colder weather, snow and the early darkness. For me, the winter season has always been a time of slowing things down a bit. Fall & Spring tend to be busy with school, sports and activities, but for my family, winter is a little calmer. We spend more time indoors as a family and I love to cook warm comfort foods. The one thing I […]

What’s For Dinner? Balsamic Pork Roast

This recipe was inspired from Skinnytaste while I was searching for a different clean eating recipe for my family. I personally do not eat pork, although my children and husband all loved this and there were no leftovers!! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (sirloin roast) kosher salt, to taste 1/2 tsp garlic powder ยฝ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon honey […]

#MMHM: Help keep the stomach bug away with grape juice!

Last winter I noticed a few different stomach bug “cures” floating around Pinterest and did not really pay much attention to them, until my whole family was hit with the bug. In a 3 day period, all 6 of us had an awful stomach bug. Even with all of the disinfecting, hand washing and laundry that I did, it was inevitable that we all got it. Fast forward to this past week, out of nowhere my 2 year old Maeve […]

What’s For Dinner? Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore over Spaghetti Squash

The weather has been very cold this week, so I have been craving warm meals. This was a big hit at my house last night and is a great clean eating recipe if you are following our clean eating challenge! I love my crockpot, I put everything together in the morning and I don’t have to worry about it until dinnertime, so easy for weeknight meals. I ate this over spaghetti squash, my kids ate it with regular pasta and […]

#MMHM: Clean Eating Challenge

January 2016, time for a new year and a fresh start! I am not one to make “resolutions” instead I like to look back on a year and reflect: what did I do well, how can I continue that, and what would I like to work towards to make improvements. Before I get into our clean eating challenge, I am going to share a little background story about myself. Last January I committed to doing the Whole 30 from Jan […]