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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fitness Friday: Focus on: Being True to Yourself

  One of the most difficult things to teach is the importance of being true to one’s self, not only do I try to teach my own young children this lesson daily, but I also try to encourage the teenage students that I teach to do the same. Watching children trying to mold themselves into being someone that they are not is hard to watch. Whether it is a young child agreeing with the crowd about what is the new […]

What’s For Dinner?? Grilled Salmon Salad

During the Spring and Summer I tend to eat lighter meals. As the weather gets warmer and the evenings get busier, I like to have quick and simple meals that are healthy.  If you have a grill pan that you can use on your stove top, use that. Otherwise, this salmon turns out well when grilled outside to get a little crispy on the edges 🙂 Enjoy, Jenn For the salmon:  Marinate salmon with 1-2 teaspoons of bbq sauce of […]

What’s For Dinner? Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk

Skinnytaste recipes never fail me!!! Honestly, every recipe I have made from this blog turns out amazing. This is a great light dish for a beautiful day like today!! My mom shared this recipe with me and my whole family loved it as well! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn *Recipe from Skinnytaste* 1 1/4 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin 4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green […]

#MMHM: Lightened Up Shamrock Shake

Do your kids beg for Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s this time of year?? Mine do! Have you ever read the ingredients…ugh, gross. Here is a lightened up version of this fun treat to make for St. Patrick’s Day this week! You can still give your kids a fun treat avoiding all of the artificial junk. I have made this for my kids and was shocked that they loved it. The avocado makes it creamy and green 🙂 Enjoy! Jenn Recipe […]

What’s For Dinner? Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Last week we posted about our Buddha Bowl challenge. This is a recipe from The Minimalist Baker and looks so delicious! Don’t forget to share your Buddha Bowl pictures with us!! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Ingredients VEGETABLES 2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or grape seed oil 1/2 red onion, sliced in wedges 2 large sweet potatoes, halved 1 bundle  broccolini, large stems removed, chopped 2 big handfuls kale, larger stems removed 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper CHICKPEAS 1 15-ounce chickpeas, […]