Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This flavorful and healthy Corn and Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe was created for my friends at Bush’s Beans. One of the keys to keeping my weight under control is to have grab and go options ready for me in my fridge. Right now, my family’s schedule is jam packed and I’m finding myself constantly in need of something quick, filling and healthy to grab for lunch or a snack ....more

Cheesy Southwest Beef and Potato Skillet

This Cheesy Southwest Beef and Potato Skillet is a great recipe for busy back to school nights! We are into the second of week of school in these parts and are finally starting to settle in our new routine that entails 3 kids in 3 different schools. That is, until next week when I start my fall classes at our local community college (for those that don’t know, I’m back in school working towards my second Bachelors degree, this one is in Nutrition and Dietetics) ....more

Summer Melon Protein Parfait

This Summer Melon Protein Parfait recipe is sponsored by my friends at Bob’s Red Mill. From what I can tell, it’s pretty hot all over the country right now, right? I know here in Florida we are in the upper 90s with heat indexes in the 100s every day ....more

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Arugula Salad

No matter how hard I try, every summer I put on a few uncomfortable pounds. I tend to refer to them as the Summer 6. This year is no different than previous summers ....more

Quinoa Spaghetti with Garlicky Greens and Tomatoes

For the most part, my family has been eating whole grain pasta for as long as I can remember (which translates since having kids, lol). I got hooked on whole grains right after my son was born when I was trying to lose baby weight while following South Beach Diet. South Beach really got me in a healthier frame of mind when it came to eating well, always making sure to include whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins into my daily diet ....more

20 Healthy Recipes Using Shredded Chicken

Well, I’ve officially entered the part of summer where I don’t want to cook anymore. It’s so hot out and I’m kinda tired! The last thing I want to do is spend time over a stove in the kitchen....more

Summer Reading: Books I’ve Read

Reading is most definitely one of my most favorite summer past times – no surprise there, right? I haven’t shared what I’ve been reading with you since March so here are 9 books I’ve read and enjoyed over the last few months (find all my past book posts...more

Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts {Giveaway}

This Strawberry Basil Goat Cheese Spread with Walnuts was created in partnership with Fisher Nuts. It’s perfect for easy summer entertaining! Hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday weekend!! ...more

Marinated Mushroom and Chickpea Salad

Friends, I have a new favorite salad to share with you. It’s not your typical “green” salad but instead a savory Marinated Mushroom and Chickpea Salad. It’s really the best kind of light and savory food for this summer heat in my opinion ....more

Roast Beef Spinach and Arugula Salad with Watermelon

Guys, summer is in full swing and I am currently and happily OBSESSED with watermelon. I am eating it almost every day and just straight up how I like it. Would you agree that there’s nothing more refreshing than cold chunks of watermelon on a hot summer day? ...more
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