Sauteed Summer Squash, Zucchini & Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Breadcrumbs

Sauteed Summer Squash, Zucchini & Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Breadcrumbs is a fresh, sauteed dish that's an easy light, flavorful side dish. For many people, side dishes are a favorite part of the Christmas feast. I like to indulge during the holidays but that doesn't mean I can't add some options that are not only healthy but delicious!  This is one of those nice and easy dishes that relies only on great produce! Choosing local, fresh, … [Read more...]

Holiday Ready Skin with RoC® RETINOL CORREXION®

This post was sponsored by RoC® Skincare as part of a Blog Blast for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® I don’t know about you, but between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year, this time of year really stresses me out! With all these events approaching, I want to look my best! I have decided it is time to take the RoC® Retinol Resolution and use the Deep Wrinkle Cream … [Read more...]

6 Tricks for Dealing with Halloween Treats

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. Halloween for most children means tons of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. However, Halloween doesn't have to be a nightmare for your children's teeth. What better time to teach kids about good dental health habits while still allowing them to enjoy Halloween treats. 6 … [Read more...]

Lose Weight with Jenny Craig

Disclosure: I was provided a free Jenny Craig Weight Loss Starter Kit. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own. Lose Weight with Jenny Craig Being a "stay at home mom" (work my butt off and don't get paid) means I’m always in the kitchen trying to find ways to cut back on calories for myself. I realize that there are a ton of options to lose weight, but they all require so much thought!   Diets that require different food than … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Princess

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BrightMind #CollectiveBias Last week, I shared Princess's  story and how we switched her food to Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND Dog Food. She's been on the new food for a little over a month now and I'm very happy to say that we've seen some great changes. She is more active and up and around the house more than she has been … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacking on the Go

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Emerald® Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are my own.   I don't know about you, but I'm alway's looking for something to help me get through that 11am morning slump or dreadful afternoon dip. What do you need right now? No, not another cup of coffee — you need a snack! If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have been working at living a healthier life day by day. I’ve been … [Read more...]

Dog Food for Older Dogs – Purina® Pro Plan® BRIGHT MIND

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BrightMind #CollectiveBias   My dog, Princess, has been part of this family for a long time.  The picture below was taken when we 1st adopted her. It seems like yesterday we saw her little brown and tan, Reese-cup colored face at the Petsmart Chihuahua rescue event. A Chihuahua and Dachshund mix, she was the cutest puppy I … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Post Workout

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Emerald® Nuts. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have been working at living a healthier life day by day. I’ve been exercising and eating healthier foods which in turn is helping me get stronger, more lean, flexible and energized! I am starting to see the results of my lifestyle change and it feels great! I've come to realize that this is a long-term process that requires really hard work. Your … [Read more...]

Healthy Watermelon Spritzer Recipe

Healthy Watermelon Spritzer Recipe After we got back home from our vacation, we have been busy getting back to normal life and rejoining our routine. My husband went back to work and the kids went back to their electronic devices. For these past few days, we were looking for something to entertain the kids. We decided to take a few dips in the pool.   I’ve been working on my tan by laying out by the pool while our kids splash around and … [Read more...]

Follow the Signs of Summer to Outdoor Adventures

Follow the Signs of Summer to Outdoor Adventures Our family is on the move this summer! We have been boating, swimming, traveling, and enjoying some much deserved time off. With all of the activity going on, it is sometimes nice to slow things down and do something simple together that doesn't require a bunch of planning and logistics. When we visit my parents, there is this park near their house that we have visited as a family for many years. … [Read more...]

Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling

  Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling     Summer vacations are on your mind, but your recent health changes or weight loss may become a concern as you prepare to travel.  Not only will you have tons of food temptations coming at you, but you are likely to have a hard time finding the time or place to do your regular workouts.    Here are Tips For Staying Fit While Traveling that are sure to help you keep your body moving while still … [Read more...]

10 Heart Healthy Foods

10 Heart Healthy Foods You are never too young or too old to start taking care of your Heart!   With heart disease becoming one of the leading causes of death, it’s no wonder why there is so much talk about being heart healthy.  Even when you have a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and fish, there are a few foods that stand out in their healing power.   By no means is this an exhaustive … [Read more...]

Tips for Healthy Hair

Having nice looking and healthy hair is important to me. Now that summer is over, It's time to start getting my hair back in shape! Check out some of these Tips for Healthy Hair that I do weekly! Tips for Healthy Hair Homemade Oil Treatment: Don't buy expensive hair treatments, do an oil treatment on your hair using coconut oil! Works great!! Let it soak for 45 minutes, then wash your hair. Homemade Dry Shampoo: Use baby powder for a … [Read more...]

Bee Pollen for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression

Bee Pollen for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression Did you know that Bee Pollen can be used for Energy, Weight Loss and Depression? I wonder why we don't hear more about this high-energy whole food?! Be sure to check out 5 Ways to Revive your Smoothies for more ways to get healthy nutrients in your body! Bee Pollen 101 How to Use Bee Pollen Bee pollen can be added to juices, smoothies, or even eaten plain. However, the taste is one that … [Read more...]

Coffee Scrub Recipe

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on the web, but I do believe that this Coffee Scrub Recipe has many benefits because I've seen them firsthand! Here are some of the benefits that I've read about or seen for myself! anti-inflammatory properties diminish the appearance of cellulite tighten and tone the look of your skin can be used as an exfoliant {I wouldn't use on your face} Using the Coffee Scrub is very simple. Just head to … [Read more...]

TULA 7 Day Balanced Skin Challenge

Disclosure: I received a product to facilitate this review. all opinions are my own. What is Tula? Tula is the Sanskrit word for balance. The concept of the line is that we need to take care of our insides to look good on the outside; and that feeling beautiful on the outside can improve how we feel on the inside. The line specifically incorporates a patented Probiotic Technology, which is quite unusual in skin care products. Recent … [Read more...]

Healthy Cooking Tips: Olive Oil

Make sure to check out all of our Healthy Cooking Tips including Homemade Salad Dressings and Kitchen Seasonings. You will learn how to make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning and also a delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe!    Healthy cooking is easy. In many cases, your favorite recipes can be modified so they offer a healthier alternative. Get all the flavor with less fat and calories! Do you ever wonder which oils to cook … [Read more...]

Healthy Cooking Tips: Homemade Salad Dressings Recipe

Healthy Cooking Tips: Homemade Salad Dressings Recipe Want to lose weight but not flavor? Today you will learn how to make Homemade Salad Dressings Recipes! Learn how you can spice up your meals and give them lots of great flavor without all the added calories. Last week, I shared with you, Healthy Cooking Tips with your Kitchen Seasonings. Making homemade seasonings is cheaper and also better for you in my opinion. You can make your … [Read more...]

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe With these basic ingredients, you can create an Easy Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe. Start with these basics and then customize to complement your salad ingredients. Below is your Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe. Enjoy! [mpprecipe-recipe:239] Hope you enjoy this Easy Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe! <a … [Read more...]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe This recipe only takes a couple minutes to put together and costs less than buying pre-packaged taco seasoning. It also has less salt and no artificial additives or preservatives. I like to know what I feeding my family and a lot of times I can't even read the ingredients listed on the store bought packages. After you make this, you can store it in an airtight container for up to 6 months. I keep mine in the … [Read more...]

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