Even though I am very committed to a healthy eating lifestyle, we still have cheat days. On those days, I choose my very favorite sweet treat and enjoy every single last bite. In the summertime, I especially love anything with strawberries. These Very Strawberry Cupcakes are the perfect treat for a cheat day sweet! They reminds me so much of my grandmother’s 6 layer Strawberry Cake, but it’s much easier to make! [Read more...]
The Despicable Me movie series and Minions are such popular movies right now, many people are looking for fun DIY ideas that are “Minion Themed.” These Minion Pops are easy to make and such a cute idea for a summer party or an afternoon snack after the pool. [Read more...]
This time of year squash and zucchini are typically bountiful especially if you happen to have your own garden. Just over the past year or so, I’ve fallen in love with squash and zucchini and add it to all kinds of recipes. If you are looking for clean eating recipes or low fat meal ideas, these recipes are fabulous. Here are 5 healthy squash and zucchini recipes [Read more...]
Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes
Kasey here, as my family continues our quest to eat healthier I am always looking for new recipes. Since we are staying away from boxed processed foods as much as possible, I have prepared many of our favorite meals from scratch. I’ve been looking for a good homemade whole wheat pancake recipe but have had a hard time finding one that sounded good. As I was perusing recipes online this morning, I found one that looked delicious and I just so happened to have all the ingredients on hand. I modified the original recipe a bit and can’t wait to share my version with you.
My kiddos have raved about these pancakes all day long! They said they were the absolute best they have ever had. Although I still think that it’s hard to beat Cracker Barrel’s pancakes, these turned out delicious! [Read more...]
I love easy recipes! Especially those that I can throw in one pan together and bake so I can focus on other tasks at hand. This recipe for Rosemary Chicken and Veggies in Mustard Sauce turned out amazing!! I used all fresh veggies including carrots, onions, red potatoes, and green beans. You could use any kind of chicken you want, however my kids requested legs (which I hate) so I bought a whole cut up chicken. Serve with a simple green salad for a healthy easy dinner.
This recipe is AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge friendly.
Recently, I’ve seen all kinds of yummy looking recipes all over facebook. Since many are shared, and not linked to the original source I am a little leary of trying the recipe. So, when a recipe gets my attention I prefer to test it out in my kitchen.
Of course I am not a great recipe follower, so I tend to change up the ingredients a bit to suit my family’s taste. We loved this recipe, although it was a little spicy. I made homemade Mexican Brown rice to serve with the Baked Chicken Fajitas to complete the meal. If you are looking for low carb chicken recipes, I would suggest serving the chicken fajitas in lettuce wraps or whole grain tortillas. Since we completed our AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge, we are still following the principles of the eating plan so this recipe worked perfectly. My husband and I both feel so much better and he has lost 43lbs (see our story here).
Shark Cake for Shark Week
As you might know if you have any little boys (or husbands) in your house – it’s Shark Week! Let the kids know you’re super cool this Shark Week, by making a Shark Cake. It’s not as hard as you might thank – here’s how to make a shark cake:
I whipped together this super easy pasta salad this morning and thought I’d share my recipe. My daughter even said that it was so delicious it was definitely Pinterest worthy. This Pasta Salad recipe is chock full of fresh veggies, in fact, there are more vegetables than pasta. You could add in whatever vegetables you have on hand. I basically cleaned out our fridge, chopped all the vegetables, and tossed them in. Viola we have a healthy Pasta Salad. It is best chilled overnight but I doubt we’ll be able to wait that long. [Read more...]