This grilled bacon wrapped asparagus is such a delicious recipe for summer! I personally LOVE bacon wrapped asparagus – it’s so dang crunchy and delicious. I especially love to grill them as they turn out so smokey and full of flavor. If you’re looking for a yummy snack for summer, you will LOVE this one! If you’re not quite sure how to make bacon wrapped asparagus, I have an easy to follow step by step recipe for you below! But before we get to that, make sure you’re following me on pinterest!
This brown sugar bundt cake recipe is a MUST TRY! It’s so moist, delicious, and will have your tastebuds going crazy after just one bite! I personally love a good bundt cake in the summer. I may or may not eat several pieces in one sitting – especially this one! It’s my favorite simple bundt cake recipe! Just follow the easy recipe below and make your own!
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Not only is this Skinny Chocolate Banana Bread delicious and moist, but it is also gluten free and made with quinoa flour and antioxidant rich cacao powder. To say this healthy banana bread recipe is amazing is an understatement. It’s CRAZY amazing, and one of the most delicious banana bread recipes I have ever had.
These pineapple cake mix cookie bars are the perfect treat for summer! So light, sweet, summery, and delicious – you’ll have everyone begging for more. I’m a huge fan of pineapple so this is one of my favorite recipes – especially during the summer months while pineapple is in season. It’s SO SO good!
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This mango pineapple smoothie is the PERFECT treat for summer! It’s so yummy, you’ll be running to it all summer long. I LOVE a good pineapple smoothie and this pineapple mango smoothie does not disappoint. It truly is the perfect pineapple smoothie recipe. Just scroll down below for the easy step by step recipe!
Can you believe there is a National Hotdog Day? Well these cuties are the official cupcake of National Hotdog Day! It’s not a real title, but we’re claiming it for ourselves. There’s an actual holiday on July 18th. If you love all things hotdogs this hotdog dessert will knock your socks off!! It’s perfect for summer parties but more importantly – they’re super fun hotdog cupcakes that everyone will LOVE! Before you get to the recipe, make sure you’re following me on pinterest!
There is nothing easier than these easy weekday breakfast muffins. Make them the day before and then save the leftovers for the rest of the work week. They are also perfect to freeze and make for a quick breakfast on the way to school. Make them with and without meat for the picky eaters. Are you following us on Pinterest yet?
This grilled shrimp dinner packet is a MUST try – it is the perfect grilled shrimp recipe for dinner. It’s so full of delicious smokey flavor and the PERFECT grilled dinner recipe. You’ll be making this grilled shrimp a lot over this summer season! Are you following me on pinterest yet?
Summertime is the season of backyard barbecues, picnics and vacations. I have compiled a list of amazing Summer Weight Watcher recipes that are perfect for summertime! If you are looking for something a little sweet or a savory you will find delicious recipes that keep you fulfilled!
Take a look at these recipes for your next picnic or family gathering. It doesn’t matter if you are wanting a main dish or just a side item you will find something tasty! And your friends will be impressed with the flavors and won’t even realize they are eating food that is actually healthy for them. You can even get your kids to indulge in many of these recipes.
Weight Watchers Chicken With Strawberry Balsamic Salsa: Your taste buds are going to be in heaven with this mouthwatering recipe! Take this to your next barbecue and wow your friends!
With 4th of July coming up, we have been on the hunt for all kinds of patriotic recipes! You are going to love these patriotic pretzel bites! They’re easy to make and very simple, but such a great recipe for kids! These pretzel bites are sure to be a hit. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
These lemon cake mix cookies are some of our new favorite cookies! They’re gooey, sweet, and so delicious – especially for being cake mix cookies. You wouldn’t think cookies from cake mix could taste so good, but boy are these good. They’ll be gone quickly, I’m sure! Before we get to the recipe, click here and follow me on Pinterest!
This bbq pork recipe is easily one of our favorites lately – it’s SO GOOD! It’s even better that it’s a bbq pulled pork instant pot recipe so it makes dinner quick and easy. It’s savory, sweet, and crazy good. It’s a bbq pork recipe your entire family is sure to love!
This is a new favorite no bake dessert that has been a hit in our household! These watermelon rice krispie treats are gooey, sweet, delicious, and so much fun! They are sure to be a huge hit with the kids and they will have a blast making them. Before you do that, click here and follow me on Pinterest!
This is a newly loved easy no bake dessert recipe – with a fun twist on OREO cookies that kids will love! These lamb OREO cookies are so sweet, fun, and delicious! These easy no bake OREO cookies will be an absolute hit with the kids!
Weight watchers is a fantastic weight loss program that has helped tons of people reach their weight loss goals through their point system. Sometimes finding desserts that already have the points figured can be a challenge. I have created this list of mouthwatering and delicious low point Weight Watchers dessert recipes. While you are here, make sure you follow me on Pinterest!
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®. The opinions and text are all mine.
With 4 kids in the house we are always running around and cleaning things up. I know it’s easy for me to get lost in all of the different rooms and chores that need to be done. That’s why I chose to share with you this list of home cleaning ideas. They might save you a little extra time and effort!
Ball Park® Hot Dogs are an authentic part of summertime. We love to bring them with us to our favorite overnight camping excursions, and today I am going to share with you how we use them to create this amazing breakfast burrito recipe. Perfect for starting your day before hitting the off-road trails.
We are going to share with you today how to keep those wrinkles away with a homemade anti aging cream. We are always asked about what we use, and this homemade wrinkle cream is the BEST. Check out this easy DIY anti aging recipe for your skin.
Summertime is the perfect time for grilling, and this easy grilled chicken recipe is one of my favorites. Made with Tyson® All Natural Chicken Tenderloins, my favorite grilled chicken seasoning, and fresh vegetables. It’s the perfect way to welcome summer!
I am SO excited that summer is finally here. Today is actually our LAST DAY of school, and to celebrate I am sharing this Red White & Blue Patriotic Layer Cake. I am looking forward to sun, fun, and yummy recipes like this all summer long.
With Mother’s Day just passing by I thought I would take a moment to reflect. It was such a beautiful day and one I will always remember. While I was able to celebrate with my children, I wasn’t able to celebrate with my mom. It had me thinking that we shouldn’t just celebrate moms on one day, we should celebrate every day.
This is one of our new favorite dessert recipes – full of delicious chocolate strawberry flavor! This chocolate ganache cake roll recipe is so sweet, spongey, moist, and delicious! This chocolate roll cake will easily become a favorite in your household!
This is one of our NEW summertime favorite recipes, and it’s on the grill! This grilled cream cheese and onion stuffed chicken breast is chock full of smokey cream cheese flavor. In fact, the flavors are so amazing together, you won’t believe the relatively few ingredients that are needed to make this the best stuffed chicken breast recipe you have ever tasted. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
One of my favorite colors in the summer is yellow. It screams summer to me! One of my favorite dessert flavors is lemon. And one of my favorite desserts that just SCREAMS summer are these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. These are super easy and oh so tasty!
Mothers Day is a special day in so many ways. It’s important for me to shower my mother with as much love as possible. Life is fleeting and we need time to pause and to make every second count. That’s why I am sharing 5 Ways to Make Mothers Day Memorable.
This Sweet Pepper Popper Baked Chicken Recipe is full of delicious flavor. It’s rather simple to make, and made with very few ingredients. Get ready for a flavor explosion in this new Sweet Pepper Popper Baked Chicken Recipe!
This Easy Instant Pot Beef Tips and Rice Recipe is so delicious. It’s really one of our favorites. The meat is moist and tender and the flavor is just amazing. You will definitely want to make this recipe on a regular basis. Only a few minutes to prep and then the rest is done for you! Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
A delicious and easy dessert pizza that is perfect for a pot luck dinner or for a family barbecue. Your friends and family will love this delicious and easy fruit pizza recipe. Made with a graham cracker crust and some of your favorite fruits, this pizza will be a new favorite dessert.
These easy kitchen sink cookies will have you scrambling to make more than just one batch. They are full of chocolate, pretzels, caramel, and more, and they are DELICIOUS. You may have heard them be called ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ cookies. That’s probably a really good description!
This Smores brownie recipe really is the best brownie recipe, and it’s also super easy! If you love a good chocolate, fudgy, s’mores brownie, you will love this easy brownie recipe I am sharing today.
Have you been working through the Keto Diet and in search of easy keto diet meals? Are you looking for some amazing recipes you can make in your crock pot? You’re in luck! Today I am sharing these 15 amazing Keto Crock Pot Recipes. But before you get started, are you following me yet on Pinterest?
Meringue Cookies are one of my favorite little desserts to make. They are super easy, and require relatively little to no prep work. If you are looking for an easy meringue cookies recipe, it’s here!
Planning the Ultimate Picnic Ideas
With the warm weather upon us, we are starting to plan some fun activities to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Picnics are a great way to enjoy a portable meal in the great outdoors, and this list of Ultimate Picnic Ideas will get you started on the right path!
One of my favorite fruits is bananas and we always have them in the kitchen. When they go ripe, which can happen often, I like to make this easy chocolate chip banana bread recipe. Believe it or not, I keep extra chocolate chips around just in case the occasion calls for it. You won’t find another banana bread recipe like this!
Summer is fast approaching and with the nicer weather coming there are many opportunities to get outside and spend some time together with your partner. Creating a summer bucket list for you and your significant other is a great way to connect and spend time together doing your favorite activities and trying new things.
Are you as ready as we are for the new Avenger’s movie? Or are you looking for a cute Captain America Birthday party idea? These Captain America Shield Cookies are sure to get your party started! Not only are they cute, but they are rather simple to make.
One of my favorite things about sugar scrubs are how easy they are to make. This Luxurious Lemon Cake Sugar Scrub Recipe is not only easy to make, but you are going to have to hold yourself back from trying to eat it. Not only will your skin smell amazing, but your skin is going to feel amazing, too.
I am just going to say it, Nutella Buttercream Cupcakes are the BEST cupcakes. What makes these cupcakes they best? It’s that hidden and Easter favorite, Cadbury egg. I have been wanting to share these cupcakes for a while, and now they are here just in time for Easter. Grab your mixer and let’s do this!
If you have been baking for a while, chances are you have come across a Nutella Frosting recipe and thought, What? I can turn my favorite biscuit spread into a delicious dessert frosting? Why YES! Yes you can. Check out this EASY (and crazy delicious) Nutella Frosting recipe.
I love a good chicken burger, and you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE these chicken ranch burgers so much! Not only are they easy to make, but there is also a secret to keeping them moist and BIG. These chicken burgers definitely don’t shrink in size, and I am going to share with you the secret below.
When I think of Spring, I think of flowers and fruit and shorts and soft skin. Among my favorite things to keep my skin soft is a scrumptious sugar scrub recipe. I always love the way my bath feels and my skin feels after I’ve used my sugar scrubs. There are so many amazing things you can create with essential oils, and today I am going to share with you this yummy Orange Coconut Sugar Scrub recipe. You’re going to love how this smells!
I think the best foods are the ones that can be eaten effortlessly. Easy to chew, not too dry, no knives, and the fork or spoon should be optional. Am I being too subtle? I’m actually talking about pull apart desserts. The ones you can eat with your hands (what’s better than eating with your hands, right?).
Are you looking for a unique Mothers Day Dessert? Look no further! These super cute and super easy Mothers Day Dessert Skewers are unique and fun and super tasty! You won’t have to slave all day in the kitchen, and you can make enough to share with the whole family. These would also be a great idea for a teachers gift!
Everyone loves this SMores Dip Recipe as a great treat that is just as yummy with far less mess than a traditional S’Mores! It takes S mores Dip to a whole new level!
This S’mores Dip recipe is probably one of the easiest and one of my favorite recipes. You can seriously be eating this delicious dessert in just under 10 minutes from start to finish. If you are looking for a quick snack that will please the masses, then look no further than here.
As much as I love cooking there are some days when spending too much time in the kitchen is not the most attractive idea. A weekday that drains all of your energy or even a Saturday when you’d rather spend more time with your family are those times when an easy sheet pan dinner is one of the best solutions for ensuring all mouths are fed with as little effort as possible!
And let me tell you, a sheet pan dinner will basically cook itself which is brilliant, right? Once you add everything to the pan, you just pop it in the oven and wait for it to be done. This is probably one of the most versatile food concepts of all times, so there’s practically an endless list of ingredients you could use. However, if you’re not a fan of inventing your own recipes, here are some of my favorite sheet pan dinner ideas!
Dinner is always ready in a flash when I use my Instant Pot. I have so many favorite recipes to share, but today I am going to narrow it down to one of the most flavorful easy instant pot recipes I have. These Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are so full of flavor and super easy to make. Are you in the mood for Instant Pot Chicken tacos?
This mouth-watering toasted coconut pound cake is full of texture and flavor, and is sure to be a hit at the next pot luck or family reunion. If you’re in the mood for a delicious dessert but don’t want to spend too much in the way of time and energy, then this easy pound cake recipe is for you.
A creamy chicken noodle casserole dish is sure to please everyone at the table, and this easy chicken bake is always one of my favorite chicken casserole recipes to make.
I am a true Louisiana girl at heart, and comfort food is where it’s all at for me. If we are eating, it better be something full of flavor and good enough to make me say MMMMMmmmmm MMMMmm about ten times in a row. This creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole is one of those dishes. Hold on to your hat, this one is a keeper.
Let the stresses of life and your work week melt away as you enjoy the soothing and relaxing scent of Stress Away Shower Steamers. You guys know I love my essential oils, and this is just another example of how you can use your essential oils. Check out how easy it is to make these Stress Away shower steamers.
Have you tried to make Instant Pot Quinoa? Oh my goodness! Full of protein, vitamins, and antioxidants, this Quinoa recipe is packed full of healthy goodness. It’s also quick! You can make this bowl in under 15 minutes. Check out this delicious Instant Pot Quinoa Grain Bowl, it’s so yummy!
Are you loving your Instant Pot as much as I do? It really is my new favorite gadget. In fact, it’s made life easier this Easter, and I am going to show you how with this Easy Instant Pot Easter Eggs recipe. In just a few simple steps you will have bright, beautiful Easter Eggs!
If you are looking for a fresh and flavor-packed soup this week, I have you covered. This Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup is not only full of fresh ingredients, but it is packed full of flavor. It’s even an easy instant pot recipes. You are going to want to make this one over and over again!
Check out our list of 25 Shower Bombs That Make Perfect Gifts for any occasion! These are ideal for soothing, having fun making with kids, and more! I absolutely love making (and gifting) shower bombs. Shower bombs are so relaxing, and it’s like I am giving the gift of relaxation! If that doesn’t make your friends love you, I don’t know what will. You can also find more ways to use essential oils here!
If you are like me, you might sometimes feel as if you are running restaurant rather than being the mom of the household. It’s hard to please everyone in the house, but with this list of easy recipes for dinner, I usually get close!
With school starting back up, it’s a task to start juggling all of the after school and homework activities on top of a wholesome dinner. Let’s be honest here, there are plenty of nights where I am seriously struggling with what I can put on the table that doesn’t make my six year old say “NO WAY MOM!” When I stumbled across Kidfresh, it was the best thing ever! Now I have plenty of samples of wholesome meals for kids at my disposal, and a happy six year old! #MyKidMoments
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This Summer has been a little unique for me and my family. It’s the first Summer that we have owned a business away from the home, and it’s the first time in a long time I have spent most of my Summer away. Needless to say, we are also mixing things up this Summer and adding in a little food fun!
I must admit that skin care and cosmetic surgery are not two things that I thought of when I was a teenager and baking in the sun. Now that I am over 40, skin care is one of the top things I think of. Thank you to Surface Clinical for this first in a two part series that addresses skin care and cosmetic surgery.
You’ve dieted and exercised to look great in that little black dress but what people notice first is your skin. What shape are you in? Liz Newman, RN, BSN
A proper skincare regimen can change the integrity and appearance of your skin regardless of age, ethnicity or race. Although a healthy lifestyle definitely contributes to better skin, staying “fit after forty” doesn’t stop with diet and exercise. As skin ages, it loses collagen and elastin, getting dryer and less supple. The epidermis (superficial layer of the skin) becomes thicker if sun damaged, while the dermis (deeper layer), thins, losing the ability to hold moisture. As time marches on, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging become more noticeable. Women arm themselves with lotions and potions promising to turn back the clock. What works? What doesn’t?
Considering women spend billions annually on skincare, it is ironic that so many misconceptions prevail. Here are four of the most common myths, debunked:
“The holy grail of skincare is moisturizer.” FALSE
In fact, not everyone over 40 needs moisturizer. True, some women have drier skin than others, but many have combination or oily skin. If treatments include a cream base, another moisturizer is unnecessary. Some products tout their ability to “build up collagen” which is misleading. The established “gold standard” of improving skin from the inside out is a product available by prescription called Retin A. Used as prescribed, Retin A penetrates into the dermis where collagen and elastin reside, encouraging skin cell turnover for fresher feeling and looking skin in 6 weeks. Retinol is a weaker derivative of Retin A which is converted to Retin A by the skin. It is available over the counter in cream or gel form. Some of these retinols are quite effective, but have different strengths so it’s important to consult with someone with a medical background.
Skin Care and Cosmetic Surgery
“You get what you pay for…the more I pay for a product, the better it is…” FALSE
This is a misconception on two levels. The first has to do with ingredients, the second with application. Skincare products at even the most upscale department store do not have pharmaceutical grade ingredients and are therefore not as strong as those you will find in dermatology and plastic surgery practices. Often you are paying for packaging and marketing. The price of a product is not a true indicator of its effectiveness. Real results start with what is on the label versus the container. In many cases you are paying the same or less for a more effective product in a clinical setting. In terms of getting what you pay for, the most critical step is an accurate diagnosis of your skin. This should precede any purchase. Until you know your “prescription” you may be spending lots of money on products you don’t even need. Keep in mind, it’s also possible you are paying top dollar to harm your skin if you are using the wrong products. Or you could be putting them on incorrectly and in the wrong order. Start with seeing a professional consultant in a clinical setting—not the cosmetics counter at the department store.
“I use a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 to protect me at the beach, and my makeup has an SPF of 20, so I’m covered.” FALSE
Did you know the rate at which your skin “ages” is only 20% dependent upon genetics? 80-90% of aging is attributed to sun exposure. There is a UV spectrum that includes both UVA and UVB rays. Not all sunscreens protect you from both regardless of SPF. Sunscreens must be worn every day and everywhere—cloudy, rainy, sunny—at the beach on the slopes or in the grocery store. You are constantly being exposed. The secret ingredient for the best coverage is zinc oxide. The newest products containing zinc are clear and cosmetically acceptable, imperceptible. Titanium dioxide is also good. Pay attention to your sun IQ. It is the single most important weapon against damaged skin that we can easily control. Prevention and protection go hand in hand. The key to sun protection is re-application at mid-day. Sunscreen applied in the morning is gone by afternoon when sun exposure is maximum.
“Botox and dermal fillers will improve my overall skin quality and appearance.” FALSE
Botox will smooth lines of expression by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. Dermal fillers can alter folds and correct volume loss, essentially camouflaging some of the hallmarks of aging. When done conservatively, injectables can remarkably enhance one’s appearance. They do not, however, change the quality or texture of the skin. Similarly, cosmetic surgery improves the quantity of skin, not the quality through lifting sagging skin to a more youthful position. In short, skincare, injectables and surgery are three distinct propositions, although they can play in harmony. For instance, in our practice, a good skincare regimen prior to surgery yields better overall results for optimal facial rejuvenation.
Liz Newman is a registered nurse with close to 40 years’ experience in skincare. She is manager of SURFACE CLINICAL in Dallas. SURFACE CLINICAL is the skincare arm of Dr. Fritz Barton, and works in concert with Dr. Michael Lee’s cosmetic plastic surgery practice. Located within their medical suite, SURFACE CLINICAL allows the custom management of skin with total coordination or care. Initial skin evaluation with the VISIA photographic system helps identify each patient’s specific needs.
I don’t know about you, but school is about to start back up for us soon. High up on my to-do list is creating a series of easy weeknight one pot meals. This One Pot Meal Chicken Recipe is not only easy, but it’s delicious and quick. I’m using my favorite Barilla Blue Box Pasta and Barilla Blue Box Tomato and Basil sauce to create this recipe. I am also supporting Barilla’s initiative for the No Kid Hungry Organization. Keep reading for this delicious recipe and learn more about this great cause.
It may be a little early for you, but school is about to start back up in just 4 weeks here! It feels like Summer just started. Even though I still have four weeks to plan, I am already stocking up for school. In fact, this week you can be stocking up for school with this great deal on Kleenex currently at Sams!
With four children all in different schools, you can only imagine what my “back to school” shopping must look like. We are lucky to have programs that allow you to prepay for supplies and them waiting on your child on their first day of school.
Stocking Up For School
Not all supplies are included in those pre payment programs, and there are always extra supplies you need for the younger ones in Elementary school. From paper towels and Kleenex, to snacks and toys for the goodie box, you are always going to have to shop for extra supplies! That’s why stocking up for school early is always a great idea for our house.
What are the specific items you like to stock up on for the school year? I always grab extra paper, extra crayons, and extra folders. It seems like we run through those items the most more than anything else. I also like to grab extra supplies for the classroom such as paper towels and Kleenex.
Stocking Up For School
That’s why this is such a great deal on Kleenex at Sam’s Club. You can get 16 boxes of Kleenex tissue for just $16. That’s a lot of Kleenex and will keep you stocked up for some time! Not only am I stocking up on Kleenex for school, but I am stocking up my storage closet at home as well.
Make sure you check out all of the upcoming back to school deals, and don’t forget to stop by Sam’s Club and grab some Kleenex at this great price. The deal for 16 Kleenex for $16 is going to be popular and you won’t want to miss out!
Thanks to Acorn Influence, Sam’s Club, and Kleenex for including us in this stocking up for school special.
The biggest thing to hit my house this Summer has been Fidget Spinners, and we have finally jumped down the rabbit hole of making Fidget Spinner Cookies. I have been asking myself “how did you get roped into this?”, and today I am sharing my quick and easy spinner mold and cookie recipe.
If you haven’t heard of these yet, you’ve either been living in a hermit hole or you’re really good at sheltering your kids. Ha! Want my quick and easy recipe? Check it out below. (BONUS: Me and the kiddos made videos to show you how to make the cookie mold and how to make the cookies. You can find those at the end of this post.)
Check out what I personally believe to be the Best Young Living Thieves Products to invest in for keeping your home clean and healthy this year. Not only will I go over why I think these are the best, but I will also share with you how I use them at home, at work, and while our family is on the road. If you are new to essential oils, you can find more information here about how to be a part of what I believe to be the best essential oil company and how I use them.
Waking up in the morning to the perfect buttermilk pancakes can make your day or even your weekend. While we love to cook in the kitchen, sometimes we don’t have the time to cook breakfast every morning. That’s why this perfect buttermilk pancakes recipe is a weekend favorite. It’s fun to wake up on a Saturday to the smell of delicious pancakes and bacon wafting through the house.
I have made pot roast at least a hundred times in my life, but I have never really had one like this. My Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe is a lot like the recipe I use in my slow cooker, only better. Not only does it taste great, but it also shreds easily for leftover sliders or wraps. Not only that, but I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make.
First off, this is an amazing Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken recipe. If you have never had Hawaiian chicken, you are in for a treat. Not only is this one of my favorite and easy instant pot recipes, but it is super delicious and packed full of flavor. With only THREE ingredients, including delicious Dole Pineapple, this is a mealtime favorite. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
The Whole30 diet plan can be a bit of a challenge during a busy day at work when you have no idea what to eat for lunch. It’s always a challenge to find healthy Whole30 lunch options when you don’t have enough time to make something.
Luckily for you, I put together a selection of 20 delicious and easy to make Whole30 lunch options that you can make and bring to work. From salads, spaghetti squash, loaded sweet potatoes, roasted shrimp, casseroles, and more, these ideas are super delicious and don’t require many ingredients.
Are you getting ready for the big game? If so, you need to add these Ultimate Game Day Chicken Nachos to your menu. Not only are they delicious and full of flavor, but they are simply irresistible and surprisingly easy to make. If you’ve got 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients, these ultimate game day chicken nachos are a HIT! Not to mention, the secret ingredient used is my favorite Dole item, pineapple!
In the morning when we are in the rush it’s not easy to resist unhealthy cravings, and since french toast and yogurt are off the table during the Whole 30 program, breakfast becomes one of the toughest meals on the diet. Lucky for you, I put together a selection of 30 easy and delicious Healthy Whole 30 breakfast ideas that will help you eat whole foods with high-quality ingredients.
From sweet potato curry and 2 minute tuna salads to make-ahead egg muffins, these dishes will save you time in the morning and will keep you full for longer.
Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas
You don’t have to eat the same breakfast over and over again. Take a look at the selection below and start cooking some of these creative Whole 30 approved recipes.
What I like the most about this collection is that it’s not all EGGS. Not all of us are the biggest fans (my husband happens to be one of those aforementioned people).
One of my favorite items in the Whole 30 diet is the use of sweet potatoes, I could eat them with every meal. I’ve made a list of some of the best Whole 30 breakfast ideas that use sweet potatoes. (But don’t worry, if you don’t want any sweet potatoes, we have more options below!)
Whole 30 Breakfast ideas using sweet potatoes.
- Breakfast Casserole With Bacon, Sausage, Sweet Potato, & Kale from acalculatedwhisk.com
- The Easiest Sweet Potato Curry from realfoodwithdana.com
- Baked Egg And Sweet Potato Nests from bowlofdelicious.com
Have you tried fish for breakfast yet? I have and it’s amazing, and another great way to get your protein. Here are a few Whole 30 breakfast ideas with fish.
- 2-minute Tuna Salad from lifemadefull.com
- Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowls from realfoodwithdana.com
- Halibut Fish Tacos With Avocado Aioli from anyaseats.com
Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast Ideas
There are so many different Whole 30 breakfast ideas and options, you don’t have to search very far. Check out all of these other amazing Whole 30 options for breakfast.
- The Breakfast Salad from fedandfit.com
- Baked Egg And Sweet Potato Nests from bowlofdelicious.com
- Paleo Egg Muffin Recipe from mynaturalfamily.com
- Monkey Salad from seevanessacraft.com
- Spinach And Bacon SoufflÈ From Paleo Planet from acalculatedwhisk.com
- Chorizo Breakfast Bowl from anyaseats.com
- Paleo Bison Plantain Breakfast Bowl from fedandfit.com
- Mango Lime Chia Pudding from gritsandchopsticks.com
- Banana Chia Seed Breakfast Custards from meaningfuleats.com
- Sausage & Tomato Frittata from fedandfit.com
- Roasted Butternut Squash Hash With Apples & Bacon from paleorunningmomma.com
- Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl from pancakewarriors.com
- Bacon Burger Paleo Breakfast Bake from paleorunningmomma.com
- Make Ahead Breakfast Egg Muffins from mannaandspice.com
- Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Fried Eggs from foodfaithfitness.com
- Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Dinner Chef
- Apple Nut Breakfast Bowl from Recipes Just4U
- Potato Avocado Toast from The Organic Kitchen
- Banana Muffins from The Fit Housewife
- Strawberry Coconut Breakfast Cake from Wholesomelicious
- Potato Apple Breakfast Bake from PaleoRunningMama
- Sweet Potato Waffle Breakfast from Cucinadeyung
- Ground Turkey Hash from Our Salty Kitchen
It’s never fun to be on a diet, but I do like all of the different options you can enjoy while on the Whole30 diet plan. There are so many different options and they really are good! It’s all about finding what works best for you and your palate.
If you are searching for more amazing and delicious Whole 30 options, you can check out this post I shared on Whole 30 Slow Cooker recipes. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work to an already cooked healthy Whole 30 dinner waiting on you.
Lunches can also be one of the hardest things to keep clean, so I also put together a list of EASY and healthy Whole30 Lunch options for you to choose from.
If you loved these recipes for Healthy Whole 30 Breakfast ideas, make sure you share it with your friends!
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner and for most American families it’s one of the biggest calorie feasts. We love to throw a great party and just over indulge, and that doesn’t usually bode well with our freshly minted New Year’s resolutions! That’s why I decided to put together this list of over 20 Healthy Super Bowl Recipes.
These healthy Super Bowl recipes will help you replace all those empty calories with tasty and good-for-your-health alternatives. You just can’t beat that!
How delicious does this pin look below of the dark chocolate and exotic fruit? It makes my mouth water just looking at it!
One of my FAVORITE recipes during the holidays is this Cringle Christmas Crack. It’s honestly like nothing you have ever had before. It’s made with delicious Dole Pineapple Tidbits, cereal, shaved coconut, peanuts, almonds, and white chocolate. It’s so easy and so delicious, you will probably be making this more than once this holiday season.
I like to splurge and enjoy some treats during the holidays, but I don’t want to mess up the healthy habits I work on during the year. That’s why I decided to start planning early this year and I started looking for festive healthy Christmas holiday recipes that will allow me to enjoy my dinner guilt-free.
I put together a list of 20 healthy Christmas holiday recipes that will help you organize the perfect family get-together. From avocado pasta and eggnog french toasts to Christmas kale salad, these recipes will make your party prep much easier.
Baking Season is almost here and I can’t wait to feel the smell of fresh baked cookies in my kitchen. This year I decided to make some healthy cookies for my family and guests that will sweeten our holidays and will not add on the pounds so easily. These 20 Healthy Delicious Christmas Cookie recipes are so good, you won’t feel an ounce of guilt.
This is why I put together a list of the best healthy cookies recipes ever that are perfect to savor and share this holiday season guilt-free. From skinny sugar cookies to gingerbread cookies and even gluten free and vegan chocolate sugar cookies, these sweet ideas are the perfect way to enjoy the holiday season with a bit less “food guilt”.
If you have ever tried to make fresh pasta before, you know that it can be a painstaking process. You must have all of the ingredients just right, knead the dough perfectly, allow it to rise in a specific amount of time, and boil it once created at just the right time and temperature.
When I watched the documentary for Making Pasta on a Mission from the Artisans of Italy, I was refreshed at the the kindness in the world. Not only is this a mission of kindness, but it is a mission to share the 4000 year old art of making the perfect pasta.
The Italian farm La Lucciola is on a mission, and it’s a really great one. Not only are they known for some of the best balsamic vinegars, but they are also known for their mission in employing young adults with special needs such as Down Syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. The best part is that they are teaching these special young adults the 4000 year old art of making pasta.
When teaching these special needs young adults, they teach them with just two ingredients, 100% organic locally sourced flour and eggs. They learn to perfectly create pasta, and their employers are completely happy with the results. So much so that they even serve this handmade pasta at their La Lucciola restaurant.
Please take a few moments and watch this insightful and heartwarming video on La Lucciola and how they are Making Pasta with a Mission.
Christmas is almost here and I can’t wait to start baking tasty cakes, cookies, and pies for my family and friends. A couple of days ago I was looking for holiday dessert recipes on Pinterest and I stumbled upon so many tempting alternatives to the seasonal treats I can’t wait to share with you. I’ve made an awesome list of these 20 Skinny & Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes!
This list of 20 Christmas desserts taste great and are healthier than the traditional treats. From fruit cakes and gingerbread muffins to vegan cookies and even raw strawberry tarts, these recipes will not damage your healthy habits during the holidays. Not to mention, it makes getting back into shape after the holidays a LOT EASIER when you splurge on healthier desserts.
One of my favorite dishes during the holiday season is my family recipe for sweet potato casserole. It’s always a favorite side dish and we NEVER leave with leftovers. This year I decided to make things a little sweeter and change things up. Today I am going to share with you this crazy awesome recipe, so move over marshmallows, this Pineapple Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans is going to be the NEW side dish favorite this year.
The BEST part is that this recipe is TWO in ONE. That’s right, it’s not only an amazing side dish, but it’s a delicious dessert made with Dole Pineapple Tidbits.
The Thanksgiving menu can be a bit of a challenge when you try to cook healthy and prepare dishes that bear unique flavors at the same time. This is why I put together a collection of 20 healthy Thanksgiving recipes that your dinner guests will love. From stuffing pomegranate salad and scalloped sweet potatoes to mashed potatoes and even healthy pumpkin pie, many of these dishes can be prepared at least a day in advance and reheated.
It is fall and nothing says fall like winter squash! This whole grain rice & chicken stuffed buttercup squash is a great way to step into fall. Clean, hearty and full of nutrition!
Whole Grain Rice & Chicken Stuffed Buttercup Squash
Gardens have flourished all season long and the winter squashes are starting to make their appearance! We have an amazing, easy stuffed buttercup squash recipe for you that is hearty, clean and packed full of protein. The recipe is easy and takes minimal preparation, making it great for last minute weeknight meals or even Sunday dinner!
This stuffed squash is a little sweet & savory, crunchy and creamy. Shelled sunflower seeds, cranberries, and whole grain rice are just a few of the yummy ingredients you will find.
Here is how to make it :
1 buttercup squash
6 oz cooked, chopped white meat chicken
1 cup whole grain rice, cooked
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Salt & pepper
Cut the bottom off the buttercup squash, discard.
Remove seeds, membranes and discard. Cut in half.
Mix filling ingredients together in a bowl.
Place squash halves on cookie sheet, drizzle with Olive oil. Spoon filling into squash halves.
Bake on 350 for 45 minutes or until fork tender.
When I am looking for a healthy dessert or simple clean breakfast, I love making this mandarin orange and blueberry yogurt parfait. My five year old is IN LOVE with this recipe, and you will be too. It’s simple to make and just downright delicious. Check out just how easy it is to make this yummy, clean and healthy dessert.
Eating clean does not mean you have to give up Chinese food, or meatballs! With this recipe for sweet chili chicken meatballs you can still enjoy both!
Sweet Chili Chicken Meatballs
My biggest fear when I started eating healthier, specifically clean, was that I would have to give up some of my favorite comfort foods- Chinese. I absolutely adore noodles, sauce and all things Chinese food. The problem with Chinese food, besides fat is the salt. In a clean eating recipe salt is used very minimally if at all, when used it is typically sea salt.
This recipe for sweet chili chicken meatballs uses low fat, lean ground chicken and we make our own sauce to avoid that added salt and of course, no MSG.
Serve these meatballs over whole wheat linguine (instead of lo mein noodles which are not considered clean) or whole grain rice, even quinoa. The meatballs also freeze really well. If you are on the 21 day fix or just plan your lunch/meals by servings for the week, it is very easy to do with this recipe.
Here is how to make them, enjoy!
1 lb ground chicken
1/3 cup cabbage, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
1 small carrot, grated
2-3 green onion sprigs
1/2 cup low sodium, whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger (or powder)
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Peapods and Carrots to garnish
Preheat the oven to 425
Lightly grease a sheet pan with Olive oil.
Add chicken, egg, bread crumbs to a bowl and mix well.
Stir in the cabbage, peppers, onions and carrot.
It is best to just get right in with your hands and mix.
Roll into 2″ balls, place on sheet pan.
Bake for 15-20 mins or until cooked through.
Add all sauce ingredients to a skillet. Mix well.
If using peapods and carrots, add them now.
Place meatballs into the skillet and bring to a boil, reduce to simmer.
Cook until sauce starts to thicken and caramelize.
Serve over cauliflower rice, whole grain noodles or just more veggies!
This recipe is a twist on traditional chicken parmesan that uses ground chicken to make a chicken parmesan patty! Eat them as a burger or on top of pasta with our easy homemade marinara.
Chicken Parmesan Patty
and homemade marinara
If you are a fan of chicken parmesan then you probably have seen a gazillion recipes for it that are the same. Basically you coat chicken cutlets in bread crumbs, fry or bake it and smother the cutlet with sauce and mozzarella cheese. Then, serve with pasta or eat as is. I wanted to switch it up a but.
In this recipe, we use ground chicken to create a patty that you can enjoy as a burger or with pasta. At first glance, this dish doesn’t appear to be “clean eating approved”. I assure you, it is! We use whole wheat, fresh vegetables, sea salt, and low fat high protein meat.
This is one clean eating recipe that eats hearty and no one will ever suspect that it is a healthy version of the traditional dish.
Here is how to make it, Enjoy!
1lb ground chicken
1/2 + 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspon Italian blend seasoning (or equal parts thyme, oregano, basil)
12 slices fresh mozzarella
For the sauce
1 can tomato paste
3 tomatoes, rough chopped
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped dates (a natural sweetener)
1 1/2 cups water
handful fresh herbs- basil, oregano, thyme, parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Preheat oven to 400
Combine ground chicken, egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, seasonings and half of the chopped onion in a bowl. Shape into 6-8 patties.
Coat in more bread crumbs. Place on sheet pan. Drizzle with Olive oil.
Bake for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165.
Starting the sauce:
Add water, tomato paste, dates and sun dried tomato to a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until fully combined.
Bring to a boil. When the sauce starts to boil, reduce to simmer.
Add tomatoes, fresh herbs and seasonings. Simmer while chicken finishes.
Serve over whole wheat pasta OR as a burger!
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops are easy to make, refreshing and of course, clean! Sweetened all naturally and packed full of vitamin C.
Raspberry Lemonade Ice Pops
Easy & Refreshing
There is nothing like fresh fruit especially when made into a delicious frozen treat, like these raspberry lemonade ice pops. See, homemade pops are not just for summer. When you eat clean, you eat fresh and healthy all year round. Sometimes you crave something sweet and fruity other than a smoothie. Frozen ice pops are easy to make at home any time. Of course, yes you have to wait for them to freeze over night, but what we usually do is just make them weekly.
Use the blender to make a huge batch of smoothie like mixture and pour into molds. It literally takes minutes from the time you pull ingredients till the molds go in the freezer. The best part? You can make them ANY flavor combinations you want. If you can blend it, you can freeze it and enjoy as an ice pop.
These raspberry lemonade ice pops pack a major vitamin C punch. So, do not write them off just cause we are coming into fall. Make these and eat them right through the winter to help boost your immune system and kick a cold before it starts.
The process is so simple you won’t believe it (full recipe below):
Gather your ingredients, in this case raspberries, lemons, honey and ice.
Add raspberries, juice from the lemons, honey and ice to the blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into molds.
Freeze for at last 4 hours. Best over night.
1 cup frozen raspberries
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup crushed ice (optional, may not be needed)
Squeeze juice from lemons over a strainer into a blender cup.
Add raspberries and honey. Blend.
If consistency is too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time.
If too thin, add a small amount of ice.
Blend until right consistency is reached (able to be poured)
Variation is due to size of raspberries and lemons.
Pour into ice pop molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Best if over night.
Looking for another delicious fruity treat recipe, but prefer something more decadent?
Be sure to check out our Upside-Down Blueberry Puffs – an amazing muffin like cake topped with blueberries, perfect for breakfast, snack or any time !
One of my favorite healthy eats is grilled chicken, and this delicious grilled chicken with avocado salsa is a favorite of ours. It’s not only healthy, but it is literally bursting with amazing flavors. If you want to step your grilling game up a notch, jot this recipe down and get ready for some amazing flavor explosions.
What’s better than a quick and clean eating salad for lunch? Well how about an amazingly delicious garlic lemon pepper shrimp salad! Made with snap peas, asparagus, garlic, mixed greens and more, it’s a super antioxidant protein packed green salad. Not only that, but it’s so good that you are going to want to make this dish on a regular basis. Check out how easy it is to eat “clean”.
Starting your day off with a healthy breakfast is the BEST way to kick off your day. These Blueberry pancakes are clean eating, and have NO BUTTER or SUGAR! It’s like pancakes meets zucchini bread. Now THAT is my kind of recipe. These are so good your family won’t know just how healthy they really are! Now check out JUST HOW EASY it is to make these clean eating blueberry zucchini pancakes.
One of the biggest things I had to get accustomed to when I started eating healthier was ridding my self of the unnecessary and unhealthy carbs. It was hard for me because I loved rice and noodles, they were my WORLD! But as I started learning more and more about how to eat healthier, I realized I could make some really delicious meals with some healthy pasta alternatives.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. In fact, I have found more often than not I am enjoying my new dishes more than the old ones! Why? I am using more spices and venturing out into unchartered territory with my palate. If you are like I was with rices and noodles, you are going to be in for a treat. I did all of the searching for you and put together this great list just for you. Below is a list of over 30+ Low Carb and Healthy Pasta Alternatives.
This paleo and gluten free low carb dinner is such a favorite at out house, we have it several times a month. If you love a good spaghetti squash dish, you are in for a treat with this spaghetti squash & tomato basil meat sauce. It’s full of flavor and will have you asking for more.
I have been so excited to share this list of awesome recipes with you. These Whole 30 slow cooker recipes are just what I need to keep me balanced and going with a healthy meal. Now you don’t have to worry about rushing to make a healthy dinner when you can have your favorite slow cooker doing the work for you all day long.
Have you ever in your life tried crispy baked green bean fries? I hope you, because if you haven’t tried them before, you will surely need to try them now. This simple and healthy recipe is so delicious and so amazing, you won’t want to stop eating this yummy dish. Check out just how easy it is to make these crispy baked green bean fries.
Getting rid of the jiggle in the arms can be tough, but I have a few simple exercises that will help get those babies tones and in shape. There are a ton of different exercises you can do, but for today we are going to focus on the ones that I like to use to tone things up a bit. Get sleeveless dress ready with these solid toned arm exercises.
Zucchini Noodles are so delicious and so healthy, and they also make a great gluten free and wheat free recipe. I am such a huge fan of “zoodles”, I really can’t get enough of them. When you start adding in a few additional ingredients like pesto and give them a little zing, you won’t be able to get enough of them! I love this healthy zucchini noodles with pesto recipe, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I have to tell you, this chicken fajita stuffed bell pepper recipe is quite amazing. In fact, it’s quickly become one of my favorite bell pepper recipes. Loaded up with cilantro flavored quinoa, chicken fajita meat, low fat shredded cheese, and topped with cilantro and avocado. You can eat it alone or with salad. Either way, this chicken fajita stuffed bell pepper is AMAZING. Are you following me on Pinterest yet?
Sometimes a well planned out breakfast can turn into something as simple and healthy as THIS. This chia yogurt apricot bowl may take a little longer than most breakfasts, but the time it takes is totally worth the wait. Made with yummy yogurt, crunchy nuts, chia seeds, and delicious apricots, you are going to want to save this protein packed breakfast recipe and make it soon.
Largely one of the biggest mistakes I made when I was trying to eat healthier and lose weight is that I would skip breakfast. I was under the mind set that if I wanted to lose weight, I needed to eat fewer calories and skip meals to do it. Not only is that a bad mindset to start off with, but is also completely wrong and unhealthy. Breakfast is very important, but not just any breakfast. These healthy high protein breakfast recipes will have you feeling better and staying full even longer.
Targeting your abs with these exercises and working the right areas can give you some amazing results over time. If you have never tried a targeted ab routine, you should stop the presses and start today. Focus on those areas that are giving you trouble and watch as your waist line shrinks. Not every exercise works the same area. If you want that six pack, you have to work the rectus abdominis.
Remember, exercise is only half of the battle. You also have to pay attention to your diet. You can work your abs over and over and never show any results if your body fat level isn’t low enough. Clean eating and low carb dieting is going to help you show off all that work. (If you are looking for some amazing recipes to get started, you can find some here.)
It’s time to get healthy and in shape, so join us on this healthy journey, and check out the targeted ab routine below.