Category: Healthy Tips

Wellness Pillar Series: Sleep

Sleep is my favorite thing. Good sleep is the epitome of self-care. It is a time for your body to recharge and rest. In our life I have found that we all just have more fun when we are well rested. Before diving into our current sleep habits, it is very important to note that I am not a night...
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Recipe: Whole 30 Creamy Cacao + Almond Butter Smoothie

Are you into eating chocolate ice cream smoothie bowls for breakfast? Cool, me, too. You are in good company. Starting the day with something sweet is it for me. I tend to associate savory meals with lunch and dinner and very rarely will go savory for breakfast. I like my breakfast to taste like dessert and I don’t hide it....
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Recipe: Whole 30 Creamsicle Smoothie

This recipe name explains this smoothie perfectly! When we were growing up there was a frozen custard shop by my grandparents in Altoona, PA. It was called “The Meadows” and I still dream about the day I get to take the E’s there for the first time. They had a magical, swirled Dreamsicle. I would get mine with colored sprinkles...
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Recipe: Whole 30 Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

This is another recipe that was inspired by family. My grandmother’s favorite dessert was Coconut Cream pie. We grew up eating her favorite dessert on special occasions and this past year for my Mom’s birthday we mailed her one. Again, food brings us close to the one’s we love when we can’t be physically close to them. In my personal...
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Recipe: Whole 30 Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie

Fall is definitely my favorite season. Not for the PSL, but for the sweet relief from the summer heat in Florida. We have this one day we celebrate in our house each year and it is the first day after summer where we open all the windows and the porch slider and let the cool air in. THAT is my...
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Wellness Pillar Series: Eat your veggies

There are a few things that I just know I need each day to feel really good. Sleep is priority number 1. If I don’t get enough sleep (7-9 hours) nothing feels right the next day. Water is another vital pillar to feeling my best, with the goal for myself being about 70-80 ounces each day (that goal is two...
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Recipe: Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken

Without a doubt, this is the recipe that I get asked about the most. An easy, incredibly versatile chicken that can top any salad, be the base to any soup, make the insides of an enchilada taste magical or be eaten alone with your favorite cracker. We have done all of the above and more with this recipe. To quickly,...
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Recipe: 2-Ingredient Spicy Shrimp Sauce

Here is another super quick, crazy good recipe. Again, its a method. You can use any protein you like, any mix of vegetables you like,Β  any jarred sauce you’ve got on hand…the world is your oyster! We live in Jacksonville, Florida. We have access to incredible and fresh seafood. Our local shrimp are truly the best ever and we buy...
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menu plan: April 1-6

Good morning and happy Easter weekend! It has been well over a month since I last shared our family menu plan for the week. We went through a period of time where we were using ingredients that we had on hand to plan our meals and it was so nice to clean out the pantry and the freezer. We would...
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menu plan: august 27-31

In an effort to make life simple, we are meal planning every week. Aiming for easy family dinners that make everyone happy. Now that school as started, I’ve found it is even more important to map out everything we will be eating so that I don’t have to make last minute shopping trips. It is nice to know that when...
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