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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 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 […]

#MMHM: Why you should NEVER skip a Monday

  Happy Monday!!!! Most people that I know are not a fan of Monday as it forces everyone to get “back to the grind” after the relaxation of the weekend. Monday can be an easy day to skip a workout. I know that I can easily come up with a million excuses why I need to skip a Monday. My weekends are so jammed packed with kids sports, activities and various parties/events this time of year, that the sound of […]

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

I love finding easy and healthy chicken recipes. I love to cook chicken for my family because it is easy, but tend to get in a rut and cook it the same way, which means that everyone decides they no longer like chicken. On the hunt for some new recipe ideas, I found this one from Cooking Classy. It was a big hit at my house and quick to prepare! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn For the chicken:ย  4 (6 oz) chicken […]

Cinco de Mayo!! Lightened Up Favorites!

Happy Cinco De Mayo! If you are like me, you will love these lightened up versions of some favorite May 5th dishes! I love a good margarita paired with chips and quac, although I don’t always love all the calories that come with it. Check out this lighter versions of some of my favorites from GetHeathlyU.com   Enjoy the day ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Sassy Skinny Margarita 1 cup triple sec Juice from 6 limes Juice from 1 lemon 1 tablespoon stevia […]

What’s For Dinner? Mixed Berry & Feta Cheese Mason Jar Salad

I love eating salads, but sometimes grabbing something quick on the go is easier and necessary! This time of year my family is SO busy and I feel like it is easier (but NOT HEALTHIER) to grab dinner out somewhere or even just eat a soft pretzel during a baseball game instead of a meal…ugh!! Mason Jar salads are my rescue food for easy, portable and healthy meals. This one was easy to prepare and really delicious! Start with the […]

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Jenn Grilled Shrimp Salad: For the salad:ย  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, […]