Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fitness Friday: Stay Healthier this July 4th Weekend!

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I love the fireworks, summer drinks, sitting by the pool and BBQ food. Although, when July 4th falls on a Monday, that tends to mean that celebrations begin Friday, which is not always the best for my diet! Whether you are away this weekend or at home, here are some ways that I try to stay on track while still enjoying some of my favorite treats! 1) Skip chips, dips and opt […]

What’s For Dinner? Grilled BBQ Chicken & Corn on the Cob Salad

I love eating salads, although I tend to get bored of salads and try to mix it up often as I typically eat a salad at least once a day for lunch, dinner or both. ย This a great recipe to have for the summer and one that you can easily create at holiday BBQs this weekend. Don’t have grilled chicken as an option? Substitute the chicken for a burger, you won’t miss the bun! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Salad:ย  Lettuce of […]

Fitness Friday: Finding Your Balance

  It sounds cliche, although in order for me to feel successful as a mother, wife and in my own personal health & fitness goals, I need to have a balance. This balance is both external and internal, as I need to devote time for both myself and my family equally. When it comes to health and fitness, I am a firm believer in balance. For me, balance means never doing any sort of deprivation diet. I have tried fad […]

What’s For Dinner? Sweet Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

Now that summer is ALMOST in full swing, my family knows that I rarely cook indoors! I love to utilize our grill as much as possible. This is a great grill recipe and is very easy to prepare! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn For the Shrimp: 2 lbs of raw jumbo shrimp the juice of 1 lime a pinch of crushed red pepper about 2 tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce Mix lime juice, red pepper and TJs sauce together and […]

What’s For Dinner? BBQ Chicken Hawaiian Wraps

This is a great summer recipe. When I made this for dinner for my family, I ate mine as a salad and served my children the wrap version! This pairs well with a homemade pineapple rice. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Recipe and Image from Tastes Better From Scratch Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces salt and pepper 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2/3 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or canned […]

#MMHM: Melanoma Awareness: Protect your Skin, Know the Facts.

  Growing up as a fair, blonde-haired, blue-eyed child, my mom was always slathering sunscreen on me. Looking back at pictures from the beach and pool I am never without a hat, a hooded beach cover-up and sunglasses. My mom was ahead of the times in the late 80’s and early 90’s and shared the same habits that I have today as a mother. She was constantly aware of the dangers of the sun and making sure that I was […]

What’s For Dinner? Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Salsa

The weather is finally feeling like summer!! This meal can be cooked outside on the grill, so no need to heat up the kitchen! ย The salsa takes about 3 minutes to put together, making this an easy weeknight meal. This recipe calls for jalapeno in the salsa, I left it out because my kids would not have eaten it. Other than that, I followed this recipe exactly and it was a kid-friendly easy dinner! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn   Ingredients: STRAWBERRY […]