Born to Burpee | Moms Fitness Based in Havertown, PA

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ย 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 Donโ€™t Give Up on Your New Yearโ€™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, ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Jennย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Hot Cocoa Recipe 1-2 tablespoon of unsweetened […]

What’s For Dinner? Grilled Peach & Raspberry Salad with White Balsamic Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Summer is almost coming to an end, although the peaches and raspberries are still in season and so delicious right now!! The dressing really makes this salad, so make sure not to skip that part!! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Vinaigrette *Use one serving and reserve the rest in the fridge for later use* 1/3 cup of olive oil 3 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon of honey 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste Mix well Salad […]

What’s For Dinner? Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Zucchini

These tiny 8-ball zucchini’s are not only adorable, but delicious! For this recipe I grilled chicken, but you can also coat in breadcrumbs and cook in the frying pan to make it more like chicken parm. These turned out really well, a good low-carb alternative for pasta night. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Cook chicken first, I cooked mine in the morning to make my dinner prep easier. To prepare zucchini: Cut off the top and cut a circle around the top […]

#MMHM: Why My Scale & I Are Taking A Break

The first time I ever owned a scale was about 8 years ago….prior to that I never had one. Growing up in a house of all girls, my mom really knew what she was doing and she did it well. ย The word “fat” was never used in our home, we did not own a scale and I can honestly say I NEVER recall my mom saying anything negative about her own body, food choices or being on a diet. What […]

Fitness Friday: Don’t Forget to Bring Your Workout on Vacation!

Traveling over the last few weeks of summer?? Bring this “do anywhere” vacation workout with you!! Thanks to Focus Fitness trainer John Daley for this workout!!! Happy Friday! Jenn

What’s For Dinner? Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette

For the past few years I have belonged to the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA. Each week from May through the end of October I pick up an amazing variety of fresh veggies. Joining the CSA not only allowed me to support local Lancaster farmers weekly, but it also has greatly broadened the veggie choices for my family. Items such as beets, rainbow chard, swiss chard, turnips and radishes were not something that I bought frequently. Yet now, when these veggies […]

#MMHM: Have a Healthier Family Summer Vacation

The next few weeks tend to be popular for summer vacations. While you should absolutely enjoy your time away from home and indulge in some of your favorite drinks and treats, vacation should not mean that your healthy lifestyle totally goes to the wayside for a week or two. What are some ways that you can enjoy your family vacation a little healthier? For me, I make sure to do the following tips before and during my vacation. I also […]

#MMHM: Sassy Water

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you just feel like you need a good detox on Monday morning? That is how I felt last Monday morning, after a few weekends of booze and BBQ’s, I needed something extra to add to my daily diet to help my body detox. I drank this Sassy Water, along with my normal diet and exercise routine, and it was really the boost that I was looking for! I drank it for […]

What’s For Dinner? Blackened Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango & Peach Salsa

Pair this meal with a margarita and some chips and guac for a great summer night treat! My kids LOVE eating fajitas and tacos, although I like to find healthier alternatives to mix it up, this was a big hit. You can use any fish that you like or shrimp. For this meal I used tilapia and it turned out really well! Make sure to make the salsa at least 30 minutes prior to serving, even better if it sits […]

What’s For Dinner? Black Bean Veggie Burger with Peach Salsa & Black Bean & Corn Salad

I am sure after this weekend there were a lot of burgers and hot dogs eaten, although this is NOT your traditional burger meal! You can easily find recipes to make your own black bean burgers, although I used the MorningStar Spicy Black Bean burgers when I made this meal. I placed the grilled burger on top of arugula, topped with a homemade peach salsa and had a side of black bean & corn salad. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Corn and […]

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 […]