How I Control my Hunger

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Meta Appetite Control as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  Remember the good old days when you could eat what you want, drink what you want and still remain petite and shapely? I miss those times when I could eat out at restaurants, grab a double cheeseburger or Monte Cristo {YUM} and not worry about gaining 10 pounds in the process. After turning 40, I really started to notice my … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake Recipe

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purely Inspired. All opinions are 100% mine. Salted Caramel Mocha Protein Shake Recipe Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me. I'm sure most of you know that it's also the most important meal of the day because it literally “breaks” the “fast” that our bodies have gone through while sleeping. It also kick starts our metabolism and gets us burning calories right when we … [Read more...]

Healthy Protein Buckeye Treats

Today’s post is sponsored by Acorn Influence and it’s advertiser #ProteinAtWalmart  Healthy Protein Buckeye Treats     For those of you that don't know what a Buckeye is, buckeyes are nuts that grow on trees and are related to the horse chestnut.We like to make a dessert that resembles them so we call them Buckeyes! It's a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate that are are insanely good.  A traditional Buckeye recipe calls for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Revive Your Smoothies

5 Ways to Revive Your Smoothies by adding simple ingredients that will change everything! **Quick Tip** My Favorite Tool for making  just about ANYTHING!   If you’re like me and going to regularly make smoothies, consider investing in a good machine that can blend and much more with vigor for years and years. You want a blender with serious horsepower such as the Vitamix.  This powerful machine can make quick work of your smoothies, … [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...]

Chunky Tuna Salad

I think Chunky Tuna Salad is the perfect summer snack. In this version, the only thing you have to cook is two fried eggs. The rest is easy peasy.     This Chunky Tuna Salad Recipe is a great option for when you are in a hurry and you want something easy but healthy! I shared the entire recipe with the new Food Lion Recipe Portal and I must say it was quite easy! Have you seen the Food Lion Recipe Portal? I am always looking for new … [Read more...]

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Recipe

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta Recipe   This is a delicious and easy salad that combines flavorful roast beets with feta, nuts and fresh herbs. If you don't have fresh basil around, you can use dried basil. Also, you can try diffrent oils instead of olive oil like hemp oil, sunflower oil or others. Don't like pine nuts?  Then try different nuts like walnuts or even almonds. Goat cheese would make a great substitute for the feta. This recipe … [Read more...]

Healthy Protein Banana Pancakes Recipe

Healthy Protein Banana Pancakes Recipe     Ok! So I've seen all the recipes on pinterest about 2 ingredient pancakes that are so healthy! The problem is they don't taste good! Check out this recipe that is DELICIOUS and HEALTHY! Not too many ingredients and I bet your kids will love it! What a great way to incorporate protein and nutrition into your family's diet. I used very mature bananas and it came out perfect! The bananas were too … [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...]

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

Wait until you find out the secret behind making this Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe!   Air Baking is so much better than frying food in oil. This air baked zucchini fries recipe is so good and there's NO special equipment needed.   Lately, I've been trying to eat better and fried foods are not really "healthy" in my opinion. Everything in moderation right?! Just the other day I made my Copy Cat Panda Express Orange Chicken Recipe and boy what … [Read more...]

Healthy 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe

Healthy 7 Layer Bean Dip Recipe Finding the balance between eating healthy and splurging on your favorite snack foods can be hard. Why not still eat the foods you love, but make a few changes so you don't feel so guilty! Now I wouldn't go and eat the entire dish by myself, but you can eat this Healthy 7 Layer Bean Dip recipe knowing that it doesn't contain a bunch of "fillers." I even show you how to make your own Homemade Refried Beans and … [Read more...]

Chef Salad in a Jar Recipe

I just love the idea of being able to make and take mason jar salad recipes to work or make ahead of time. That way you are not tempted to eat out at work and you have a quick lunch waiting for you at home when you have been out and about shopping during the day! Did you know that you can make taco salad mason jars? Salad in a jar is fairly new to me, and I'm loving it! You might be wondering what a salad jar is because I did! It's basically just … [Read more...]

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe: Baked in Foil

Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe: Baked in Foil I'm going to show you how to make salmon that is Baked in Foil. Full of flavor and nutrition! Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe: Baked in Foil When it comes to fish, I'm not very skilled on how to cook it but this Healthy Grilled Salmon Recipe is foolproof! I'm going to show you how to make salmon that is Baked in Foil. Full of flavor and nutrition! How to prepare Salmon: Besides the way I'm … [Read more...]

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip I love whipping up this Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip whenever we are planning a get together at the house. It's really easy and tastes fantastic! No one will ever know that this is a low-fat "skinny" version! I like to pair it with yummy pita chips, toasted bread or just regular crackers. I love how my children will eat it up and never question the fact that there is spinach in it!   Spinach is an excellent source … [Read more...]

Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe Everytime I make this Easy Broccoli Salad recipe, I get asked for copies of the recipe. It's so delicious and not to mention healthy! I'm not really a fan of Broccoli, but I love raw broccoli! If you would like a slightly softer broccoli, you can blanch it for a minute. I like to let broccoli salad sit in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving. That way the ingredients can marinate together! Hope you enjoy … [Read more...]