how it started

I'm here to tell you about how instead of going on a diet, I changed my lifestyle....more

Kickin' Chick'n

If a chicken carcass could get up and dance, this would be it. Tender, flavorful, and brimming with attitude, Kickin' Chick'n is rockin' the house! ...more

What's In My Naturebox June Snack Box

My next Naturebox snack package arrived at my doorstep the other day, and I got really excited!  I have to say I love getting these monthly box deliveries - it's like a present at your door each month that you forget about until it arrives.  Who doesn't love that?!...more

Lemon Love!

Spring Cleaning for Clean Eating


Homemade Marinara Tomato Sauce

FRESH TOMATOES - GARLIC - LEMON JUICE - HERBS - SEA SALTIt taste amazing and BLOWS bottled jar tomato sauce out of the water.  It is incredibly healthy and only a few might call this old school cooking or a clean eating recipe but with only a few fresh ingredients, whatever you call it,  It's delicious and You can feel really good about eating it.....more

Garlic Scapes: A lesser known powerful veggie!

The garlic scape is a vegetable that not a lot of people seem to know about…but those of us who do, we buy them up as soon as we see them, and gobble them up just as fast! They are very unique little veggies, not only because of their shape and flavor, but because of the amazing nutritional value and their versatility too!...more

Mason Jar Salads: Sweet potato, Quinoa, and Avocado salad

Whenever I meal prep on Sundays with the girls I feel like a polygamist wife preparing food for my family of 30. It’s still kind of new for me to be prepping every meal prior to eating it, but it has been a game changer in the way I go about my day. I wanted to try and get creative with my salads. Last week I made a “taco” style salad with chicken seasoned with Mrs. Dash, cilantro yogurt dressing, beans, peppers, corn, and tortilla strips. They were soo good. But I am needing a bit of a break from meat this week, so I made this salad instead....more

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth While Avoiding Sugar

So we're doing this 21-Day Eat Clean Challenge, and it's got me thinking about things I do to keep my healthy diet on track. I have been on-and-off the Cleaning Eating wagon for years, though each year I feel like it gets easier and easier and I do better and better. I found the hardest thing for me was getting rid of sugar. I have SUCH a sweet tooth, but the older I get, the more I feel really awful when I eat it....more