Wednesday, February 3, 2016

{Healthy Options for your Super Bowl Party}

WOO HOO!! Go Panthers! ;)



I am from NC, so of course I will be cheering on the Panthers this weekend!! I couldn't be more excited! I know there will be A LOT of Super Bowl parties and I wanted to share with you some healthier ideas for food that you can bring or make for your party this weekend.

Let's get started:

1. Chili: Let your Crock Pot do the work and it is a HUGE crowd pleaser! The easiest main course ever! Get a little organic cheese, chopped scallions and organic sour cream for topping!



2. Black Eyed Pea Dip with organic blue corn chips: Everyone raves about this one and it feeds a crowd!



3. Shrimp Taco Bites by I Wash You Dry: Umm....yumm!

4. Buffalo Cauliflower (recipe on: Babble.com): I haven't tried this yet but I think this year I will! YUM!

5. Hummus and Cucumber Bites from Kalyn's Kitchen: So pretty! :) 



6. Cheesecake Bites: Finger food desserts are great to passing to your guests!



7. Chocolate Dessert Pizza: This would be fun to make like a dessert pizza bar with a lot of toppings for everyone to add to their own slice! :) Kids also LOVE this! This Berry Dessert Pizza is also delish!



8. Grape Salad: Because I pretty much feel like you can't have a party without it! :)







Is it Sunday yet???


Hope everyone has a great weekend!! What are you planning on making for Super Bowl?


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

{PINS TO KILL} My New Favorite Pants

Ya'll I am in a desperate need of some cute workout/yogi gear! I am still wearing my same ol' yoga pants that have seen their last day. Same ol' raggedy t-shirts. What's sad is that I wear these things every day. I am a stay at home Mom with 3 little humans to take care of so making myself look presentable has been put on the back burner....most days. I love clothes and love to actually put on cute clothes when I go out but my problem is....what do I wear on a daily basis that I can workout in and not be embarrassed to answer the front door in?


Who's with me???    Surely...I can't be alone in this.

I am on a hunt for cute workout/yogi gear so when {Pins To Kill} reached out to me about their super cute yoga leggings....I couldn't refuse. They are gorgeous!!



Now these aren't your run of the mill....everyone owns the same pair....kind of pants. YOU get to design them! Seriously....you can upload any image and they will put them on your pants. I mean...the possibilities are endless. That is what I love the most!



Lacking creativity...no problem! They have gorgeous prints to choose from. I went with a geometric design in my {Whole Foods New Body} colors. Aren't they pretty? Now if I can just learn to nail a few yoga poses! That is next on my list!




Ya'll...they even have meggings (a.k.a. Man leggings) for your favorite male yogi! ;)




This is an all new website that launches TODAY!! So grab yours up. I love how comfortable they are and you will be seeing me in more of these! :)




**I would love to know what design you choose or create! #wholefoodsnewbody and @pinstokill so I can see!! :)

#outtake :)





***I was not compensated for this post. I was sent this AWESOME pair of leggings to try and I just wanted to pass along a good thang! :)






So tell me....

What are your favorite workout clothes???




Monday, January 25, 2016

{Cinnamon Roll Protein Muffins}


My husband really wants to start working out in the morning before work. He absolutely loves to eat muffins and drink coffee on the way to work. It's his thing. He doesn't like to put much time into breakfast....he is more of a grab and go kind of guy. I thought adding protein powder to the muffins would be perfect to eat on the way to work after his morning workout. These would really be great any time of the day. They are super tasty and he inhaled 6 of these after I made them! They are that good!

I am super picky about protein powder. I look for ones with natural sweeteners, no artificial flavors and non-GMO. Oh and tasting good is definitely on my list! I am loving Ryno Power protein right now and it is definitely my new go-to!



Cinnamon Roll Protein Muffins
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Ryno Power French Vanilla Premium Whey Protein Powder)
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional) **Chopped walnuts would also be yummy
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Add all ingredients (except for raisins) to blender and blend until combined. Pour into muffin tin that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Add raisins evenly to each muffin. Sprinkle tops with a dash of cinnamon. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean and edges are golden brown.



Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes for removing from pan. Store in an airtight container.


***My husband likes these warm with a little melted organic butter on the top. I really think a little drizzle of maple syrup would also be tasty!

ENJOY!!!




Wednesday, January 13, 2016

{what I ate Wednesday} 1/13/16

Happy Wednesday!!

I am so glad to be back on track with my eating! I feel like I am finally getting back to my normal routine. I am on day 11 of the 30 Days of Yoga Camp and I am so sore!! There is nothing better than getting in a great yoga session and waking up the next day feeling the burn!! I am so obsessed with yoga. I love having a "workout" that I actually don't hate and doesn't feel like torture. I hope you all can find a fitness program that you absolutely love and enjoy doing. Exercise shouldn't be miserable. It should make you feel great! 


Enough about that.....want to know what I am eating these days??



Breakfast: Leftover Peach and Banana Baked Oatmeal  and black coffee (SO GOOD)




Snack: Water, Chobani Coconut Greek yogurt with blueberries


Snack: Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins (IF you haven't made these yet....you should! They are delicious!)


Snack: Grapefruit and more water 


Lunch: A HUGE Banana Almond Butter Green Monster (I have missed these!!)


Snack: Kombucha and fresh cherries


Snack: Kind Bar


Dinner: Dr. Praegers California Veggie burger with organic ketchup and roasted green beans


Dessert: A few squares of a chocolate bar (sounds gross but tastes delicious)


Bedtime: Yogi Bedtime Tea (my new favorite)




Whew....that's a lot of snacking! Hope you all have a fabulous day!!


So tell me....

Favorite easy lunch? 

Favorite herbal tea??

Favorite healthy dessert?? 




Monday, January 11, 2016

{Peach and Banana Baked Oatmeal}

This is a super yummy baked oatmeal recipe that is super easy to whip up and the whole family will love it! It also is yummy leftover.  Don't love peaches....no worries....blueberries or any fruit would be yummy on top! 




Baked Oatmeal with Peaches and Bananas
  • 2 medium bananas (diced in coins)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup frozen peach slices (or fresh) **Feel free to leave the slices whole or chop them up to bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp. organic butter
  • sprinkle of organic cane sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In an 8x8 baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray, add bananas in a single layer. Mix oats, cinnamon and baking powder in a medium bowl. Sprinkle oat mixture over bananas. Combine milk, eggs, syrup and vanilla in a bowl and stir well. Pour over oats. Add sliced peaches to top. Melt butter. Drizzle over the top of oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle the top with sugar. 

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden brown.


If chocolate is more your thang....try this Dark Chocolate Banana Baked oatmeal! It's a crowd pleaser for sure! :)





Wednesday, January 6, 2016

{loving lately}1/6/16

Hi!! I haven't been blogging quite as much because...well...you know....the holidays are crazy. They were wonderful but also super crazy busy. Things are finally settling down and I'm able to get back to normal!

January is so great because I feel like you get to hit the reset button. I always like to start the year by taking a good look at my life and mentally making a plan for things I would like to change moving forward. 

I knew getting back on track with my eating and fitness would be important. Although I don't ever "let myself go" when it comes to food. I like healthy food. It's no punishment that I need relief from! I just like to get back to less indulging and more of a focus on the BEST quality food that I can eat and feed my family. 

I want to worry less and enjoy more. Isn't that what we all want?

So...it's January....



I started 30 days of Yoga Camp and I LOVE it! 


I've been eating my usual healthy breakfast..


I've been drinking a lot of coffee and herbal tea :) **I've been sick so hot liquids have felt great 


I've even made "spa" water....


I've eaten grapefruit (and liked it)


I've eaten a lot of breakfast, brunch and brinner:)


I've stuck with my obsession for coconut Greek yogurt and blueberries...


I've eaten a banana and almond butter (without a wrap) I'm even shocked by that one.


I've done a lot of snuggling with my 3 babies under this blanket! :) 


I've done a lot of diaper changing and laundry too but I know you guys don't want to hear about that! 





So far 2016 is looking pretty good! 

What are you switching up? 

Habits to give up?

 New healthier habits to start doing?




Monday, January 4, 2016

{Meal Planning Monday} 1/4/16

Happy 2016!!! Let's start this year off right! Meal planning, focusing on our health, adding in exercise and being the best that we can be! Are you in?

I started the 30 days of Yoga Camp and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh start mentally and physically for 2016.

Let me share with you my meal plan for the week:



DETAILS:


  • For the taco salad.... I will use ground turkey, organic spring mix, plain Greek yogurt, organic cheese, avocado and salsa. YUM!


  • I will use Applegate Chicken and Maple breakfast sausage and cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast for my breakfast for dinner meal.




  • Dr. Praegers California Veggie Burgers are always a fave. I love to eat them with organic ketchup and avocado served on top of mashed baked sweet potatoes!



  • Leftover night is my favorite night of the week! Everyone just eats whatever is in the fridge. Sometimes I make organic mac and cheese for the kids! So easy!


So tell me.....

What are you making for dinner this week??



2016 New Year Resolutions??




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