FETTUCINE ALFREDO

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

Yes, I love a challenge. Especially when it’s to create a favorite recipe, but spun into a healthy concoction. Last week, Missy Brecke put me to the test with the challenge to create health-friendly Fettuccine Alfredo. DONE! Before diving right in to the creamy deliciousness of this recipe, let’s talk about what constitutes “healthy.” Simply … Read More

BEACHBODY WORKOUT, ARMS AND ABS

#FitnessFriday

DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS: Lying down on a mat or on the floor, with knees bent and glutes raised and tightened, begin with your arms and dumbbells pushed straight above you, directly over your chest. Without the ends of the dumbbells touching; slowly lower your elbows out and to the side, away from your ears in line with the middle of your … Read More

COCOA MINT SPIRULINA COOKIES

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dessert Recipes, Recipes

Never heard of Spirulina? Why would you (aside from reading my endless blogs!!), since it’s just algae? Well get ready, because today, I’m using it in cookies! Once you read about its benefits, you’ll totally understand why it should be a part of your everyday diet! Most people have never heard of this amazing superfood, … Read More

CHOCOLATE MINT GREEN SHAKE

#ThirstyThursday, Dessert Recipes, Smoothie Recipes

CHOCOLATE AND MINT! Now that’s an amazing combination! Throw in a HEALTHY SUPERFOOD, and then you have the most wonderful creation ever! I was recently delighted to discover Purium’s Cocoa Mint Spirulina. If you’ve read my previous Spirulina blog, you’ll know that this blue-green algae has high levels of chlorophyll that aid in detoxification and boost your immunity. … Read More

STRENGTH TRAIN TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM!

#FitnessFriday, Healthy You

You’ve INCREASED your cardio, but you’re not LOSING WEIGHT? This is a very common scenario, and it hits on a sensitive nerve for many….Strength training versus Cardiovascular…”Which one should I do?” …To boost your metabolism, to lose weight, and to look lean, they each have their place in your training repertoire! This is likely the … Read More

WANT A HEALTHY BALANCE?

#MotivationalMonday

SEEKING A HEALTHY BALANCE? NEEDING DIRECTION TO STAY ON TRACK? If you’ve ever hiked in the mountains, you know how easily you can get off path. (Needless to say I’ve just returned from hiking in the Grand Tetons!) Thankfully, there’s an occasional cairn to mark most trails, because just when you think you’re on the … Read More

BUILD A BETTER CORE

#MotivationalMonday

CORE EXERCISES! Unless you have recently been living in a cave, you have heard of plank exercises to engage your core. What you might not have realized is that this is more than balancing your body on those teeny toes and hands, all in the name of better abs. Core exercises are much more than … Read More

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

I’m not going to lie…I could live off of salsa, chips, guacamole, and black beans. They have all the makings for greatness: creamy avocado, salty chips, filling beans, and spicy salsa. This is not realistic, however. Next best thing: Mexcian Stuffed Bell Peppers, fondly created in the spirit of my favorite items: avocado, salt, beans, cilantro, … Read More