Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sweet Chili and Lime Shrimp & Chicken Kabobs

This spring/summer inspired meal is perfect for nice night! Pair with brown rice, cilantro lime rice or a pineapple rice. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn   Ingredients: Chicken and Raw Shrimp (amount based on your family size) Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce Lime (1 large) Fresh cilantro Mix 1/2 cup of sweet chili sauce with the juice of 1 lime and a little fresh cilantro. Mix well. Pour over chicken cubes and shrimp. Let sit for about 3o minutes. Prepare kabobs: Add […]

Fitness Friday: Why I Won’t Give Up Coffee & Wine…..and the reasoning behind it!

I recently read a great article on EatToPerform, if you don’t already follow them, I suggest you do! I loved the idea behind their article and realized that it is actually the way that I have been living my own life and why it works for me, they just put it into words. The basic idea behind the article was what the author called the “tortilla principle” or why she won’t give up eating a daily tortilla in the name […]

What’s For Dinner?? Lightened Up Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite meals. My mom makes the absolute BEST scampi that I have ever eaten. I can never replicate it..although I made this lightened up version of scampi that was really delicious!! I ate it over whole wheat angel hair pasta, you can easily eat this plain or over rice if you prefer. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn   1-2 lbs of fresh raw jumbo shrimp 1 tbsp of olive oil 1/4 cup of chicken broth 4 […]

#MMHM: Be Kind. Always. Cute Clothes For A Great Cause.

I love finding cute and comfy workout clothes, especially when the proceeds go to a great cause. Be Kind. Always. Simple, yet such a powerful statement. The D.O.P.E. Foundation was started by siblings Tim and Jessica Griffin after their brother Stephen recently lost his life to depression at the age of 19. Tim and I went to school together, so this foundation and Stephen’s story hits a little closer to home for me personally. I love their idea “Dare to […]

What’s For Dinner?? Grilled Shrimp Spring Salad

During the Spring, my children’s schedules seem to be packed, between sports, school and other activities, we typically have something every night of the week. I need quick and easy dinners that are still healthy, in hopes of avoiding the funnel fries from the snack shack! Luckily my children like salad, so paired with soup or a grilled cheese sandwich for them, this meal works for my whole family. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Grilled Shrimp Salad: For the salad:  Spring Mix […]

Fitness Friday: Why High Intensity Workouts are AMAZING

There are many reason why I enjoy HIIT workouts, mainly because they are efficient and I always get a good workout. High Intensity Interval Training is typically described as any workout that alternates between intervals of fast-paced exercises and periods of rest. An effective HIIT is typically between 30-45 minutes. According to a recent article published by Shape Magazine. these are the top 8 benefits of HIIT workouts: 1) The are efficient: you are not spending hours at a gym, […]