Cowboy Black Bean Burgers


Happy July everyone! This month always means lots of BBQ’s and summer shenanigans, which can turn into some less than healthy behavior. Am I right? So it’s a good idea to have a healthy recipe in your back pocket that is light, easy, DELICIOUS, and CHEAP! I think those are all of my favorite things in a recipe, and I’m…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas


Good morning sunshine! I hope that you are well-rested, with all of your chores done, the kids are happy, and the world is perfect. That way, you are delighted to spend two hours in the kitchen preparing dinner tonight! No? Wishful thinking? I hear you! Let me make things a little easier and introduce my Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. Even…

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Menu & Grocery List #6 -Summer Favorites


I’ve been going back and updating old posts lately, and let me tell you- that is way more work than I anticipated (check out the updated About Me page!). I want older recipes to use the new recipe format, and the nutrition labels. It’s still a work in progress, but I noticed something…I haven’t had a new menu and grocery…

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Chicken Berry Salad with Bacon and Toasted Walnuts


A sweet and savory, fresh summer salad packed with antioxidants and bursting with flavor! Enjoy it poolside while you’re working on your tan. It’s summertime, finally! Here’s to sunny days, relaxing by the beach (or pool), trying to catch a cool breeze and a tan. When the days get longer (and HOTTER!), who really wants to spend their time indoors…

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Red, White, and Blue Sangria


A light and refreshing, playfully patriotic way to celebrate the summer holidays! Enjoy a glass with friends and show your ‘Merica pride! As I sit here, sippin’ on this bubbly and fruity sangria, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am. Sure, there are the days that I feel like ripping my own hair out because my daughter and my…

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Thai Peanut Shrimp Zucchini Noodles


Tender, succulent shrimp on a bed of delicious, low-carb vegetable noodles with a spicy peanut flavor. It’s hard to resist! Man, it can be tough to eat enough vegetables. I get bored of the same old thing, day in and day out. Sometimes I just can’t stand eating any more steamed broccoli! So I came up with this colorful, flavorful…

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Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats


A quick and easy breakfast that is literally made overnight! Peaches, cinnamon, and almonds make it taste just like an old-fashioned cobbler. Let’s face it, we can all be a little lazy in the mornings. There are those rare days where I actually get up early and want to make a full breakfast spread. But trust me, it doesn’t happen often,…

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The Truth About Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has received a lot interest lately. It’s being hyped up as the new universal remedy, but is that accurate? I have seen claims that it can cure cancer and disease, disinfect your home, treat your hair and skin, and help you lose weight. But what is truth, and what is just speculation? I’m going to give you the…

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5 Easy Summer Salad Recipes


This week I decided to round up some of my favorite salad recipes, because as the weather warms up, I crave them more! Salads usually take less time and effort than traditional stove top meals, and I’ll share some of my tips and tricks to make them even more easy. Less time in the kitchen = more time to play! Or…

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The Better Breakfast Sandwich


More often than not, we’re rushing to get out the door in the morning. Someone is always trying to find their shoes, or forgot deodorant, or SOMETHING. So breakfast can be a bit of a challenge, but I’m going to be hangry if I skip it. And I admit, it can be tempting to just hit a drive-thru and order…

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