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What’s For Dinner?? Champagne Cupcakes & Cocktails

Ok, so not really a healthy “dinner” post by any means, but in honor of New Year’s, I thought I would feature some of these pinterest inspired champagne recipes for your New Year’s Eve plans! Enjoy & Happy New Year! 🙂 Jenn Champagne Cupcakes  from www.lifeloveandsugar.com Ingredients 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature 3 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup sour […]

What’s For Dinner? Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto

Risotto is one of my favorite dishes, I can easily eat it alone as my full meal or as a side dish with a piece of fish or grilled chicken. There are a lot of recipes out there for risotto, but many time the calories can really add up. I modified a recipe that I found on Skinnytaste and made a dairy free yet creamy risotto. This is one of my favorites and the sage really compliments the sweetness of […]

Fitness Friday: Skinny Cranberry Apple Holiday Sangria

Getting ready for a few weeks of holiday celebrations?? It seems as though every weekend is packed this time of year. Holiday parties typically include lots of yummy food & drinks, while everything in moderation is fine, it is good to have a healthier cocktail recipe. This is a good sangria to serve at your next holiday party. Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Cranberry Apple Holiday Sangria *From Simple Nourished Living 1 apple 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1 sprig of rosemary 12 […]

What’s For Dinner?? Chicken & Biscuits

So this is probably not the healthiest recipe, although I made a lightened up version of chicken and biscuits. It turned out to be very good and my kids loved it. A good meal for a cold & rainy night!! Enjoy 🙂 Jenn   Ingredients Chicken breasts, thinly sliced (based on the size of your family) Onion (1/2 diced) Olive oil (2 tablespoons) 3 teaspoons of flour 16oz of chicken broth 1 bag of frozen mixed veggies Buttermilk Biscuits (I […]

#MMHM: Post Thanksgiving Detox!!

  Good Morning & Happy Monday! We hope that everyone enjoyed a nice long Thanksgiving weekend. Did your weekend extend more than you were expecting full of holiday food & drinks?? If so, check out this Post Holiday Detox plan. Detox is not about drinking a liquid diet, rather it is about getting rid of unwanted toxins and using the right foods and drinks to do so. I try to personally follow an 80%/20% clean eating diet. Although, I don’t […]

What’s For Dinner? Heathlier Thanksgiving Recipes

I love Thanksgiving and all that it entails. The food, the gathering of friends and family, the football games & the weather all embody Thanksgiving and the warmth that it creates. While I have my favorite, once a year Thanksgiving side dishes that I don’t skimp on, I like to bring a few healthy dishes as well to create a good balance. Skinnytaste is my favorite food blog, every recipe that I have made is delicious and always a big […]

What’s For Dinner? Butternut Squash Chicken Soup

I love Fall & the change of weather for many reasons, one of those reasons is eating soup. Soup is one of my favorite meals to eat, but like most people, I typically only cook soup when the weather is chilly. This is an easy crockpot soup that only requires about 5 minutes in the morning. It cooks all day and is really delicious & healthy. I like to serve my kids soup with some grilled cheese sandwiches for an […]

What’s For Dinner? Super Salad

As the weather gets colder I tend to turn to comfort foods more for dinner. While warm meals are great, sometimes you need something quick and healthy.  Make this super salad. So good & filling, not to mention filled with healthy fats & great nutrients. 🙂 Jenn Super Salad Lettuce of Choice I large tomato, sliced Roasted peppers: I made my own, just using some olive oil and a combination of red, orange and yellow peppers. 1 hard boiled egg […]

What’s For Dinner? Pumpkin Chicken Chili

This is a great fall recipe!! It is inspired by Skinnytaste, which is my favorite recipe blog. What’s so great about this recipe is that you can cook it all day in your crockpot if you are prepared in the morning, OR you can prepare it at 4:00 p.m. like I am 😉 Modify the recipe and cook it on your stovetop, bring it to a boil and simmer for 15-20 mins and it is ready!!! Brown meat with minced […]

What’s For Dinner? Trader Joe’s Chicken Curry

This is a great weeknight dinner for the crockpot, I purchased all of my ingredients at Trader Joe’s, it was the easiest dinner I think I have ever prepared and all four of my kids loved it, added bonus!! Ingredients  1 pack of boneless, skinless organic chicken breasts 1 jar of Trader Joe’s Thai Yellow Curry Sauce 1 can of Trader Joe’s Coconut Milk 1 bag of Trader Joe’s frozen petite peas Salt & Pepper to taste Put the chicken […]