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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 πŸ™‚ Jenn   1-2 lbs of fresh raw jumbo shrimp 1 tbsp of olive oil 1/4 cup of chicken broth 4 […]

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 πŸ™‚ Jenn Grilled Shrimp Salad: For the salad:Β  Spring Mix […]

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. Β 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 πŸ™‚ Enjoy, Jenn For the salmon:Β  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 πŸ™‚ 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 […]

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 Β and only took a few minutes of my time, the best kind of dinners in my opinion! Enjoy πŸ™‚ […]

#MMHM: Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

This weekend was really busy for me and included a lot of eating and drinking…today I am feeling it and need a reboot! This morning I went to a 6 am yoga class and followed up with this detox water. Definitely a good way to start a Monday, this is one of my favorite detox waters and helps me feel better after a weekend like the one I just had πŸ˜‰ Enjoy πŸ™‚ Jenn Apple Cinnamon Detox Water *adapted from […]

Fitness Friday: Sunshine Smoothie for Breakfast!

Most days for breakfast I have a smoothie, they are my go-to healthy and fast breakfast option. I typically always have some sort of green veggie in my morning smoothie. Although, sometimes I get sick of all the greens and need a break. I made up this smoothie recipe last week and loved it. It is a nice change from the typical green smoothie and tastes like a tropical treat, it brought me back to summer…almost πŸ˜‰ This unexpected snowy […]

What’s For Dinner? Healthy Superbowl Snacks

Looking to start preparing for the Superbowl this weekend? Make healthy and delicious snacks to bring to your Superbowl party, here are a few of our favorites. My children especially love the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites! Enjoy the game! Jenn & Abbie Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Adapted from Skinnytaste* Ingredients 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast 1 celery stalk 1/2 onion, diced 1 clove garlic 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup hot cayenne pepper sauce (I used […]

#MMHM: Sick Day Soup

There are a lot of things that I love about Winter, I actually don’t mind the colder weather, snow and the early darkness. For me, the winter season has always been a time of slowing things down a bit. Fall & Spring tend to be busy with school, sports and activities, but for my family, winter is a little calmer. We spend more time indoors as a family and I love to cook warm comfort foods. The one thing I […]

What’s For Dinner? Balsamic Pork Roast

This recipe was inspired from Skinnytaste while I was searching for a different clean eating recipe for my family. I personally do not eat pork, although my children and husband all loved this and there were no leftovers!! Enjoy πŸ™‚ Jenn Ingredients 2 pound boneless pork shoulder roast (sirloin roast) kosher salt, to taste 1/2 tsp garlic powder Β½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/3 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon honey […]