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...]
If you are looking for clean eating recipes or AdvoCare snack ideas check out this recipe. Since we don’t snack on regular chips anymore, baked zucchini chips are a healthy alternative. So easy to make, just 3 ingredients is all you need to bake the perfect zucchini chip. What are your favorite clean eating snack foods? [Read more...]
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Since changing the kinds of foods that we eat last year, homemade microwave popcorn has become a favorite snack at our house. I never realized how the amount of additives added to foods that I previously thought were healthy like microwave popcorn. After an afternoon of testing out different ways to make homemade popcorn I came up with a Kettle and Cinnamon Pop Corn recipe that my little ones absolutely loved. There are so many ways you can change up this recipe, but the recipes included below are our favorites. I’d love to hear your ideas! [Read more...]
My husband’s office is less than a mile from our house so he usually comes home for lunch everyday. We’ve been really busy in the evenings so sometimes I cook at lunch instead of dinner. A couple of weeks ago, I made this amazing spaghetti chock full of fresh veggies I didn’t want to go bad. My son HATES squash, I mean absolutely HATES it. However, when I made this spaghetti he had no idea he was eating squash. In fact, my kids are so used to veggies I don’t think they noticed all the veggies in their spaghetti. If your kids are picky you may want to chop the veggies finely in a food processor or chopper first. Otherwise, they will never know and you can feel good about feeding them a healthy meal. Instead of homemade sauce, I used ALDI’s organic marinara sauce and organic diced tomatoes. Amazing y’all seriously. [Read more...]
My friend Lara passed along this yummy protein packed snack recipe. AdvoCare Muscle Truffles are a perfect combination of yummy goodness! Full of protein, they keep me full for a long time and satisfy my sweet tooth. When I get hungry in the afternoon, I eat one muscle truffle with a banana for a perfect snack. You could vary different kinds of nuts, to best suit your taste.
If you are doing the AdvoCare 24-Day Challenge you’ll want to wait until after the cleanse and omit the chocolate chips.
- 1 pouch or 3/4 cup AdvoCare chocolate muscle gain
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup honey (organic or local honey is best)
- 1/2 cup ground or finely chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Combine all ingredients.
- Roll into balls, then chill.
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Recently, I had the opportunity to review a Ninja Ultima Blender. I was so excited because my kids LOVE smoothies. We’ve already gone through 2 blenders in the past couple of years, and really neither did a great job with smoothies. I have always heard rave reviews about Ninja blenders but didn’t really know a lot about them. When it arrived my kids couldn’t wait to give it a test spin as it had been a while since they had one of “mama’s smoothies.” Can I just say HOLY SMOKES! The Ninja Ultima gets it done. I had no idea there could be this big of a difference between blenders. Compared to the Ninja, I might as well have been using a whisk before. Seriously, no comparison. My daughter said, “Mama, it’s like having our very own Smoothie King in our house.” I would have to agree, it really is. Our Ninja Ultima Blender Review is definitely two thumbs up.
We have made smoothies almost every single day this week. I also made natural peanut butter. Since both my husband and daughter are type I diabetic our smoothie recipe is a little different than most. We use lots of fruit with a little Crystal Light for a perfect low-sugar smoothie. I’m going to order some protein powder this week to add to our smoothies so that they are protein packed as well. We use all different kinds of fruits. Our favorite recipe includes peaches, oranges, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and grapes blended with Strawberry Orange Banana Crystal Light.