Fluffy Peanut Butter Dip

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I am always up for trying new recipes, some work out well and others need work.  My latest was absolutely DELISH right off the bat.  First, let me explain how much I love peanut butter and almond butter.  Peanut butter is heavenly on most anything :) One of my favorite snacks is apple slices dipped … [Read more...]

Grilled Avocado-Mango Guacamole

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Towards the end of a long bike ride I start dreaming about food.  It has become a little bit of a ritual for me to make guacamole and devour the whole bowl with a mix of tortilla chips, bell peppers and carrots and today was going to be no different.  With it being a holiday weekend my family … [Read more...]

Healthy Enchiladas

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     ENCHILADAS?! Really???         Does anything sound good for dinner? Any requests? I do not ask this question very often because I usually have meals planned out in advance, but not on this night. To my surprise my husband asked for enchiladas. … [Read more...]

Perk Up with Energy Producing Foods

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You feel like you can’t win—whether you get six hours of sleep or eight, you sip down your morning caffeine fix only to find yourself struggling to keep your eyes open and your brain in operation mode before the morning ever really starts. The problem may not be in the amount of sleep you’re … [Read more...]

Time Saving Tips in the Kitchen

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Time Saving Tips in the Kitchen Mother Nature teased us with a cold spell here in Arizona and I was inspired to make some soup. I was tight on time and remembered soup is the ultimate fast food.  I whipped up a Chicken Tortilla Soup in 10 minutes.  It’s a quick fix main-dish meal that’s made in … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Here is a very quick easy recipe, that my family loves, for Chicken Tortilla Soup: Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1 tsp. olive oil (or coconut oil, my new love) 2 zucchinis, cubed 1 can (29 oz.) crushed tomatoes 4-6 cups chicken broth (I use low sodium and it depends … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe

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If the thought of making a lasagna scares you or makes you cringe at the thought of prepping everything here is a quick easy solution. Below is a recipe to cook lasagna in your slow cooker.  This is one of my family's favorite meals. Slow Cooker Lasagna 1 lb. of ground turkey 2 c of … [Read more...]

Eat Well Eat Good

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What do you think causes more deaths per year?  Drug overdoses or donuts?  Handguns or hamburgers? Drunk Drivers or the Drive-Thru? According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 66% of Americans are either overweight or obese.  Food related illnesses come in a very close second to … [Read more...]

Nutrition

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What you eat is as important as what you do for exercise if not more so.  Exercise is only half the battle.  Watching what you eat is the other half of the battle.  And in my opinion, if you're only going to do one of them, choose a better diet.  Eating a well-balanced diet with a lot of natural … [Read more...]