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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? 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.  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 🙂 Jenn Salad:  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 🙂 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 🙂 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!  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 🙂 Jenn   Ingredients: STRAWBERRY […]

What’s For Dinner?? Blueberry Caprese Salad

Staying with the Red, White and Blue theme for this week. I thought today would be a perfect day to feature this easy salad. Blueberry Caprese Salad is light and easy for a warm Spring weeknight dinner and it is a great side dish to bring to a BBQ ! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Blueberry Caprese Salad 1 pint of fresh blueberries About 1 cup of fresh mozzarella 10-15 cherry tomatoes, sliced fresh basil Balsamic Glaze   Put all of the […]

#MMHM: An Easy Memorial Day Treat: Watermelon Popsicles

It is hard to believe that this upcoming weekend is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer!! The weather looks like it is going to warm up and hopefully we will get a nice warm long weekend. Typically, during summer BBQ’s my kids will go after the treat table, patriotic cupcakes. cookies and candies are always a hit, although not always the best choices. Sugar rush kicks in and the kids go from hyper playing to crashing meltdowns. I am […]

Fitness Friday: Less is Best!

Growing up one of my mom’s favorite phrases to say to my sisters and I was “less is best.” This can be applied to so many aspects in your daily life. As a child, if I came home telling my mom a story about “mean girl” drama at school, she would respond by saying “be aware of what you say back to people, remember less is best.” Today, this phrase is one of my favorite reminders. As an adult it […]

What’s For Dinner? Watermelon Pizza

Even though it doesn’t feel like it, summer is right around the corner, Memorial Day weekend is next weekend!!! This Watermelon Pizza is a perfect summer meal to get you ready for warmer weather ahead. I was shocked that all four of my children LOVED this, even though they were hesitant to taste it. It took me about 2 minutes to put this together. This is great for a snack, a salad before dinner or for your meal!   Enjoy […]