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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 […]

Fitness Friday: Focus on: Being True to Yourself

  One of the most difficult things to teach is the importance of being true to one’s self, not only do I try to teach my own young children this lesson daily, but I also try to encourage the teenage students that I teach to do the same. Watching children trying to mold themselves into being someone that they are not is hard to watch. Whether it is a young child agreeing with the crowd about what is the new […]

What’s For Dinner?? Grilled Salmon Salad

During the Spring and Summer I tend to eat lighter meals. As the weather gets warmer and the evenings get busier, I like to have quick and simple meals that are healthy.  If you have a grill pan that you can use on your stove top, use that. Otherwise, this salmon turns out well when grilled outside to get a little crispy on the edges 🙂 Enjoy, Jenn For the salmon:  Marinate salmon with 1-2 teaspoons of bbq sauce of […]

What’s For Dinner? Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk

Skinnytaste recipes never fail me!!! Honestly, every recipe I have made from this blog turns out amazing. This is a great light dish for a beautiful day like today!! My mom shared this recipe with me and my whole family loved it as well! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn *Recipe from Skinnytaste* 1 1/4 lbs jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled) 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin 4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green […]

#MMHM: Lightened Up Shamrock Shake

Do your kids beg for Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s this time of year?? Mine do! Have you ever read the ingredients…ugh, gross. Here is a lightened up version of this fun treat to make for St. Patrick’s Day this week! You can still give your kids a fun treat avoiding all of the artificial junk. I have made this for my kids and was shocked that they loved it. The avocado makes it creamy and green 🙂 Enjoy! Jenn Recipe […]

What’s For Dinner? Sweet Potato Chickpea Buddha Bowl

Last week we posted about our Buddha Bowl challenge. This is a recipe from The Minimalist Baker and looks so delicious! Don’t forget to share your Buddha Bowl pictures with us!! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Ingredients VEGETABLES 2 Tbsp olive, melted coconut, or grape seed oil 1/2 red onion, sliced in wedges 2 large sweet potatoes, halved 1 bundle  broccolini, large stems removed, chopped 2 big handfuls kale, larger stems removed 1/4 tsp each salt + pepper CHICKPEAS 1 15-ounce chickpeas, […]

Fitness Friday: BTB Buddha Bowl Challenge

Have you seen any Buddha Bowl recipes lately? If you search on Pinterest or Instagram you will find them quickly and every recipe looks so amazingly delicious! The idea behind the Buddha Bowl is simple. The feeling of eating a full meal out of one bowl brings nourishment and warmth to the body. The Buddha Bowl is supposed to be a bowl that represents these feelings filled with pure and nutritious food to fuel your body.  The recipe ideas are endless, […]

What’s For Dinner? Asian Inspired Mason Jar Salad

Mason jar salads have been floating around Pinterest for awhile and I loved the idea of them, but wasn’t sure how they would exactly last. I envisioned they would be soggy and I would end up wasting food…luckily I tried them out anyway and was totally wrong. They are great! There are so many varieties of recipes out there, they are easy to prepare and you can make 4-5 at a time that last up to 5 days. Perfect for […]

#MMHM: Cherry Lime Margarita

Did you know that today is National Margarita Day?!? With this beautiful February weather, I am looking forward to celebrating this day with a yummy margarita tonight and pretending that it is summer!! Enjoy! Jenn Ingredients *recipe inspired from www.thecookierookie.com 1 can frozen limeade concentrate 2 tablespoons tart cherry juice 3-4 tablespoons good tequila Ice. Blend well and enjoy!  

What’s For Dinner? Thai Red Curry Chicken and Snow Peas with Rice Noodles

I love Trader Joe’s for many reasons. One of the many things that I love to buy there is a variety of sauces to keep on hand, especially for nights where I need something different for a quick dinner. This dinner was a big hit at my house and was really easy to prepare. All ingredients were purchased at Trader Joe’s  and only took a few minutes of my time, the best kind of dinners in my opinion! Enjoy 🙂 […]

#MMHM: The Art Of Slowing Down

Lately I stop and hear myself speaking to my children, saying things such as, “hurry up” “let’s go” and “we are going to be late.” Honestly, I sit back and hate the fact that I have become someone that utters those phrases, I am not a rusher and have never been. I always arrived late and really was not phased by it. My lateness was never out of ignorance, rather because I was taking my time, enjoying a moment or […]