So the weather is getting cooler and that means…. I can make some soup! Living in Arizona you have to take advantage of any opportunity to make soup especially between November and February. Let’s face it, no one wants to eat soup when it is 100+ degrees outside, well I know I don’t. Now there are three pretty awesome things about making your own soup: You are in complete control of the ingredients you add, including how much salty, how much broth you have, and whether or not you have……
No Guilt or Restriction here!!
Let’s face it, summer is here and wherever you live it is hot, especially in AZ where I live. Truth be told, when it gets hot I just don’t want to cook and sometimes I don’t want to even grill. So what options are left if you are the only one who cooks or grills in your house????? Well for me that leaves, take out and dine in joints…..
In Arizona summer time starts in late April and doesn’t fully end until November. So usually when this starts to happen, I am looking for something quick and refreshing to have for a snack or meal. Now bars can be great but overall I am not a bar girl, I am a shake it up woman!! There are so many ways that you can doctor up a shake to change the taste and make it refreshing and satisfying. Plus I have found it is a bad ass way to get in some greens especially for people who don’t like to eat them. Why eat them…..
If you are like me and my husband, then you too love to eat good food. We don’t discriminate when it comes to food we both pretty much love almost everything, with a few exceptions. So when it comes to me trying to stay within the “healthy” area of food some foods seems like maybe I will never get to enjoy them again, like gyros. Well that is at least until I am able to find, develop, modify and create a version that fits my health conscious mind and still tastes fabulous…..
One of the things that is so important to me with eating heathy is to be able to enjoy some of my favorite foods. And if you are like me, I know you don’t want your food to be bland and boring. I can only eat chicken and broccoli so many ways. Because of this I decided to create a new sandwich that not only my family would love but that would nourish my body. For me food is more than just fuel for my body, it is a way to connect with…..
Move over pasta there is a new spaghetti in town, so let’s Squash the Pasta. Spaghetti squash gets its name because when it is cooked it shreds like spaghetti noddles – there is nothing special you need to do, just cook it and shred it with a fork it away from the skin. I have found that not only does my husband love this recipe however, so do my nieces and nephews from the age of 4-16, which means it is Boyfriend/Husband & Kid Approved. By swapping the pasta…..
I have recently been experimenting with new recipes to expand what we eat at home. Sometimes it is a challenge because I want what we eat to be healthy but I also want it to taste so good that my husband will not only want to eat it again but will rave about it to his friends and I have to say that this recipe was a home run!! Italian Style Skillet Meatloaf Ingredients: 1 pound of grass fed beef -93% lean 1 pound Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage (bulk) 1 large egg 1 tbsp…..
One of the latest crazes in the race to look good this minute is the It Works! contouring body wraps. They say they will tone, tighten, and firm any part of your body up in just 45 minutes and of course they have the pictures to prove it. They also claim that “you will look better, feel better, strengthen your immune system and feel overall rejuvenated.”(1) When really…..
I know this might sound weird coming from me since I just ran a 6 Week fat loss boot camp but I HATE boot camps. So let me explain: First, they can be inpersonal. In “typical” boot camps when you join, you just meet the group and the day and time of the class. You bring your stuff and start training. There is no personal one on one with the instructor and you may not even get to meet the other people in the group…..
There is a lot of buzz going around about detoxing. On almost any social media site you can find information about detoxing and why you should. There are detoxes for everything and some are super strange and promise all kinds of results. It is hard to know what you should do and if you should do one. When I did my first bikini competition, I had to detox off of sugar, alcohol and most starches. It was about 10 weeks…..