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What’s For Dinner? Crab Cake Salad

Spring is here!!! This weather has been beautiful and I have been inspired to start cooking some summer meals! This is an easy go to in my house, I am lucky because all of my children love seafood!! It is very easy to prepare and yummy!! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Simple Crab Cakes Lump crab meat (1 lb) 1 tablespoon of mayo (spectrum brand or just mayo) 1 large egg 1/3 cup of panko crumbs old bay to taste salt & […]

MMHM: Monkey Bowl Breakfast: Kid & Adult Friendly

Admittedly, I am not a breakfast person. I know how important breakfast is, so I eat it, although I could easily go without. Two of my children LOVE breakfast and two of them are just not breakfast kids. I always try to find some new fun ideas to appeal to both myself and my non-breakfast loving kids. This is easy, healthy and has a fun name to help appeal to those kids that don’t like traditional breakfast foods. Really, this […]

What’s For Dinner?? Quinoa, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

I am a firm believer of eating at least one salad a day, but I need to mix my salad game up often so I don’t get bored. This salad was a nice break from what I normally eat and really filled me up! I diced 1/2 of an apple, some goat cheese, about 1/4 cup of cooked quinoa, some spring mix, slivered almonds and dried cranberries. For my dressing, I kept it simple! 1 teaspoon Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar, […]

What’s For Dinner?? Kale & Crispy Chickpea Salad from Love Leaf

Abbie & I did the Crane & Lion and Love Leaf 7 day Salad Challenge last week and seriously EVERY single recipe was amazing!!! We wanted to feature our favorite one for today’s recipe. Check out Crane & Lion and Love Leaf and follow them on Instagram and Facebook, amazing workout clothes from Crane & Lion and awesome recipes and healthy eating tips from Love Leaf. Added bonus: Crane & Lion will be at Yoga, Wine & More on March […]

MMHM: How to Keep Those Goals & Create A Lifestyle Change

Now that we are halfway through February, a lot of those New Year’s Resolutions may have taken a backseat. Sound like you?? If so, we have some great tips.  We are featuring Paige from LearnFit.org, she gives some great ideas about making 2017 your fittest year yet, turning those goals into lifestyle changes. Thanks Paige!! Happy Monday, Jenn Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions: How to Create Permanent Healthy Habits Too many people give up on their New […]

What’s For Dinner? Taco Pizza & Shrimp Fajitas with Cauliflower Cilantro Lime Rice

My kids are OBSESSED with tacos and fajitas, so these make it into our menu weekly. Typically we have to abide by the “Taco Tuesday” rule that they also love, although really, no matter what day of the week it is,  who doesn’t love tacos and fajitas?!? I personally like to mix it up and make a healthier alternative for myself. My kids however loved this Taco Pizza and it was really easy to prepare. The shrimp fajitas were also […]

MMHM: Winter Wardrobe Must Haves: Burpee Mom Edition

If you are anything like me, you have accumulated some GREAT pieces for your wardrobe and some items that were a total waste over the years. Recently there have been a ton of articles floating around about creating your perfect “wardrobe capsule.” The idea is simple, get rid of the clutter and keep/invest is some really great and necessary pieces that you can wear frequently. Think classics: the perfect denim jacket, a great winter coat, quality black leggings, black leather […]

What’s For Dinner? Buffalo Chicken Salad

This salad is super easy and satisfies the craving for buffalo chicken without the added calories. It is a great lunch or dinner, alone or paired with a cup of your favorite soup!   Enjoy 🙂 Jenn  Directions Grilled chicken or homemade chicken cutlets Romaine Lettuce Diced red onion Blue cheese crumbles Cherry Tomatoes Tessamae’s Southwest Ranch Dressing

This New Year: Focus On: Finding Balance, Restoration & Reflection

Many people take January 1st as the day to begin their New Year’s resolutions. For many people, creating a large (and often unrealistic goal) does not always work well come February. I often was one of those people. I would create big plans for myself, mainly deciding to start some sort of diet plan on January 1st, come mid-January, the diet plan would be out the door and I felt deflected. Over the past few years, I have taken a […]

MMHM: Winter Treat: Homemade Hot Cocoa

If your kids are anything like mine, as soon as the weather gets cold they ask for hot cocoa all the time. I hate buying the prepackaged mixes that are filled with artificial junk…this homemade recipe is super easy and your kids will love helping you make it. A great winter treat for snow days! I make homemade whipped cream with this as well sometimes and add it on top. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Hot Cocoa Recipe 1-2 tablespoon of unsweetened […]

What’s For Dinner? Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto

Any meal that you can easily make in one pan is always my favorite way to cook during the week! This dish is easy and delicious. Shrimp and risotto are two of my favorite foods, so this recipe is one of my personal favorites. My kids all LOVE shrimp, so I make a lot. Adjust the recipe for your own family 🙂 Enjoy! Jenn Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats 2-1/2 cups chicken broth 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 Tablespoons […]

What’s For Dinner?? Thanksgiving Edition: Lightened Up Recipes

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving!!! Honestly, I am not a huge fan of the traditional Thanksgiving meal…although I love Thanksgiving. I love gathering with friends and family and taking time to be thankful for all that I have. Whether you are cooking or bringing food to wherever you are heading, here are some of my favorite recipes for “lightened up” apps and side dishes to enjoy with your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!! Jenn Roasted Veggies Super […]

Fitness Friday: The Importance of Listening to Your Body

It is not uncommon for us to hear this notion about listening to our bodies. If you get really sick and visit the doctor, they will ask you for signs leading up to your illness, reminding you how important it is to listen to your body. Although, as busy women, it is easy to ignore signs that your body may be telling you and just keep going. This is definitely not the healthiest practice, although very common. Listening to our […]

What’s For Dinner? Squash, Sweet Potato & Apple Soup

This morning when I woke up and left my house I could not believe that it was in the 30’s and there was frost on my windows!! Luckily I was heading to a heated yoga class and warmed up quickly 😉 This soup is perfect for this chilly night! Two things I am grateful for on a chilly day, hot yoga & homemade soup. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Ingredients: 3-4 large whole carrots (peeled and diced) 1 sweet onion (diced) 4 […]

What’s For Dinner? Breakfast! Sweet Potatoes, Spinach and Poached Eggs

My kids LOVE breakfast for dinner nights….pancakes, waffles, some scrambled eggs with cheese, and they are happy. Although when it comes to my breakfast for dinner choices, I need something healthier. This is a great breakfast for dinner night healthy option for parents 🙂 Enjoy! Jenn Start with your sweet potatoes, dice one sweet potato and season with salt and pepper and a little olive oil. Saute and set aside when cooked. Next, prepare fresh spinach and diced onion, sauteed in […]

MMHM: MUST HAVES to Survive the Fall

As a mom, as much as I love getting back into the routine of school, September is jam-packed every year, making the transition from the lazy days of summer to back to school days that much harder. Between getting everyone organized for back to school, making lunches daily that everyone will actually eat, juggling sports and activities, Back to School nights, and various weekend activities, September always feels like it is trying to drown me! Now that it is finally […]

What’s For Dinner? Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Pinterest inspired soup is a perfect fall dinner, especially now that they weather is getting a little chillier! I made this soup on Monday night for dinner. My kids had homemade quesadillas to go with their soup and they really enjoyed this meal. We are still eating the leftovers this week for lunches! This took me all of five minutes to throw together in the morning and by dinner time it was ready to go for my family. I […]

#MMHM: Honeycrisp Apple Sangria

Looking for a good fall drink to serve at your next gathering? Or just to make for yourself?? This Honeycrisp Apple Sangria was soo good. It is a great drink to get you in the fall spirit! I suggest making it the night prior to serving, sangria is always better the next day! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn    Honeycrisp Sangria *adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction 3 cinnamon sticks 2 honeycrisp apples, chopped 1 orange, thinly sliced 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine […]

What’s For Dinner? Zucchini Fritters

I love zucchini and am always finding ways to sneak it into kid-friendly recipes that everyone will eat. In my house I am the only person that willingly eats zucchini, but if I make zucchini bread the whole loaf is gone. This is a simple weeknight meal and can be served as a side dish or as an entree. You can be creative with how you serve these. I ate mine plain, my oldest son ate his with some sour […]

What’s For Dinner? Crock Pot Zucchini Lasagna

As soon as school and sports begin in my house, we are non-stop until January. For me, this means finding healthier alternatives for my crock pot. I need to use the crock pot daily in order for my house to function during this busy time of year, although a lot of “traditional” crock pot recipes tend to call for processed ingredients. So I have been on the hunt for cleaner crock pot meals that will meet my need for healthy, […]