Looking for a fun and simple summertime lunch idea? This chicken salad is perfect for an afternoon by the pool or to prep ahead for lunch throughout the week. I made this recipe for lunch this week and packed sliced cucumbers to use in replacement of crackers or bread. It only got better as the … Continue reading Creamy Cranberry Chicken Salad
Ok, so long weekends are the best right?! I don't think there is one person that I talked to today that wasn't excited about having a little extra time this weekend to spend with family, friends, or soaking up the Arizona heat. Summertime holiday weekends are typically filled with cookouts and fun activities, but do you … Continue reading Making the most of Memorial Day weekend!
This is going to be a fun post... really! I think ya'll are going to like! Now, I know everyone may not be on the same page here so if you are like me and look forward a refreshing cocktail Friday after a long work week then you should probably keep reading. If that doesn't … Continue reading Controlling the Cocktails
So ya'll already know I'm totally ready for summer! Today is absolutely beautiful, and after my work out I decided to sit by the pool for a few minutes before coming inside to meal prep. If I'm making a salad, I want it to be flavorful, crunchy, and satisfying. This salad is super light and … Continue reading Fresh and Fast Lemon Broccoli Salad
Ok friends, please don't think I'm loony but I actually kind of miss summer. Yes, 120 is a lot to swallow sometimes BUT lots of pool time and lost of fresh summer fruits and veg always get my recipe wheels turning. Today's Thursday so I'm going to pull out some of my old recipes to … Continue reading Looking Forward to Summer … Opening Up the Recipe Box!
Have you ever worked extremely hard to eat healthy, follow a balanced diet, and feel like you are beginning to see results, and then all confidence in yourself slowly diminishes as you walk into a party where dessert, party foods, and alcoholic beverages surround you in excess. I bet a few of these statements happened … Continue reading How Not To Be The Party Pooper
One very appealing thing about eating fruits and vegetables is the color. In my opinion, eating something that looks so pretty, fresh, and bright makes it that much more enjoyable (aside from all of the great health benefits that come from eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies!). This recipe is one of my … Continue reading Summer Vegetable Tortellini Bake
With summer kicking in to high gear barbecues and outdoor celebrations become a lot more popular (which I love!). I look forward to the 4th of July, Labor Day, summertime birthday parties, and anything involving a little sun, sipping wine, snacking on party favorites, and catching up with good friends and family! While the typical fruit … Continue reading Light Banana ‘Nilla Party Parfait
I know the title is cheesy, but not only is this smoothie pretty and pink, it is also delicious, light, and the perfect drink to cool you off when you are sitting by the pool, laying out with a good book, or procrastinating studying (my RD exam is in how many weeks.....yikes!). Also, did I … Continue reading Pretty In Pink Smoothie
Greek yogurt gets a lot of publicity now-a-days, and rightfully so. With careful picking and special attention to sugar and additives, you can often fine low-sugar, high-protein Greek yogurts that pack as much as 21-25g of protein. That is just as much as a relatively standard 3oz piece of chicken. Pretty big bang for your … Continue reading Light & Lean High-Protein Chicken Salad