February 9, 2015

Fish Tacos (3-in-1 Recipe)

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For those of you who know me or have been following me for a while now, you know that my ‘recipes’ are more about assembly than anything else. I like things to be super simple and this Fish Taco recipe is no different. This idea actually came from one of those CRAZY evenings when I had to raid the fridge, freezer and pantry for anything that resembled a meal. I happened to have some fish and some of my favorite leftover slaw from dinner the night before. So, after I had my husband stop by the store for some corn tortillas, we had the makings for some really yummy Fish Tacos. For these tacos, you can either use fresh or frozen cod. You can usually…

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December 11, 2014

Healthy Hot Cocoa Recipe

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I love Christmas lights! And for my family, there is nothing better than loading up in the car with a blanket and some hot cocoa to drive around and enjoy all of the beautiful lights and decorations this time of year. Sometimes, we even wear our comfy, cozy pajamas and that puts the whole thing over-the-top! Whether you are on a Christmas light tour or you are cuddled up next to the fireplace at home, hot cocoa is a must-have for the cold winter months. But have you read the ingredient list on the typical hot chocolate packet from the store… SUGAR, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, VEGETABLE OIL (PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COCONUT OR PALM KERNEL AND HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN), DAIRY PRODUCT SOLIDS, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, AND LESS…

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November 12, 2014

Pure & Simple Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away, so I am starting to think about travel plans, festivities and food! This year, I have been trying to come up with healthier versions for some of the traditional holiday dishes, and for me, cranberry sauce is one of those staple dishes that my family just can’t do without. However, even the simplest of sauces are usually filled with cups and cups of processed white sugar. This version is even more flavorful, uses only pure maple syrup to sweeten, and couldn’t be more simple to make. Pure & Simple Cranberry Sauce Ingredients: 2 cups water 6 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen) 1 cup 100% pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup) zest of 1 orange (optional) Recipe: Bring water and…

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October 9, 2014

Warm Lemon Water with Cayenne and Honey

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This is one of my new favorite morning rituals!  Not only do I enjoy reaping all of the benefits to my health, but I really enjoy the taste and the energy boost!  Give it a try and let me know what you think. Health Benefits Hydration - Water, first thing in the morning, gives our body the hydration it needs after a long night of sleep. This is a great substitution for coffee, which is a diuretic and actually aids in the dehydration of our body. Detoxification - Lemon and cayenne pepper are both super stimulants to the liver, our main detoxifying organ.  They help to stimulate the liver's natural enzymes and rid the body of harmful toxins. Immune System Boost - Lemon, cayenne pepper and raw…

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August 29, 2014

Not My Momma’s Oats

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When I was a little girl, my mom used to fix oatmeal for breakfast pretty often. She would cook the oats on the stovetop and when they were all done she would top them with so much milk, brown sugar and butter that you almost forgot you were eating oatmeal. We pretty much turned them into a dessert, but boy were they yummy. I still eat a lot of oatmeal, but not my momma’s oats! As delicious as they might have been, the finished product wasn’t very nutritional. These days, the oatmeal in our house is fixed a little differently, but it is just as tasty. Fixing oatmeal is similar to putting together a salad.  Like the greens in a salad, the oats are the…

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August 8, 2014

Mixed Greens & Berry Salad

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It's summer in Texas and that puts me in the mood for a refreshing salad with mixed greens and lots of fresh, sweet and juicy berries.  The funny thing about this is that my mom has always loved berries in her salad and I never understood why.  I couldn’t imagine that sweet berries would taste good in a pile of greens.  As I get older, I find that my mother was right about so many things, (she would be happy to read that, I’m sure).  So, in time, I have discovered that this is one of my all-time favorite salads, especially in the warmer months.  And, it couldn’t be easier to throw together for a quick breakfast or lunch, or to place along-side any dinner. You…

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July 16, 2014

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

This is a super easy brown rice recipe that tastes wonderful on its own, or can be added to quesadillas, burritos and tacos.  This is another recipe that I frequently double so it can be used for multiple meals throughout the week. Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cups brown rice 3 1/2 - 4 cups water Zest and juice of 1-2 limes 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Recipe: In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.  Add rice and stir to coat.  Let the rice brown in the oil for about 2 minutes, but do not let it burn.  Add in water, lime zest, lime juice and salt.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer…

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July 6, 2014

Roasted Vegetables

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At our house, we roast a side of vegetables at least twice a week.  The crunchy caramelization on the outside with the tender inside, is so delicious.  And roasting is, by far, one of the easiest ways to prepare vegetables.  You can eat these veggies along side chicken or fish, you can toss them into some brown rice pasta with a little olive oil, or you can add them to some leafy greens for a delicious salad.  Mmmm! I also highly recommend roasting vegetables for those individuals who might be new to healthy eating.  Roasted vegetables are much sweeter and more palatable for taste buds that are new to healthy eating. Give them a try and let me know what you think. Roasted Vegetables Ingredients: Fresh…

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June 13, 2014

Cheeseless Veggie Quesadillas

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All I can say is, “Mmmmm”!  These things are absolutely amazing and a new family favorite.  My guys didn’t even miss the meat or the cheese.  That’s what I call a big win! The key to making this recipe as simple as possible is to prepare the black beans and the cilantro-lime brown rice ahead of time.  I almost always make a big pot of both at the beginning of the week to make weeknight meal preparation a cinch. Another time saving trick is using Frontera Original Guacamole Mix.  Of course, making your own guacamole is the best, but I love using this mix when I am trying to save a little time in the kitchen.  The Frontera seasoning is all natural, has very few…

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May 30, 2014

10 Healthy Ways to Invigorate Your Water

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The body of an average adult is made up of about 60% water.  This is the main reason why staying hydrated is essential to a happy and healthy body.  Most people aren’t drinking enough H2O and are very inconsistent with their consumption.  Spicing up your water with fun and wholesome infusions can be an enjoyable way to ensure that you are staying hydrated and healthy.

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