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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Recipe

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Gluten Free Blueberry Muffin Recipe

I remember the day I knew that I was going to begin making healthy eating a priority. I was three months pregnant with my now-toddler, and we were sitting at a Christmas party.

My husband and I were talking with a few other couples about being healthy, and we mentioned how healthy we had been eating … we recently switched to Honey Nut Cheerios and orange juice for breakfast.

They laughed.

{Yes, laughed.}

We didn’t.

I truly thought that pancakes and muffins and macaroni and cheese were healthy options {Continue Reading...}

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Clean Eating Chicken Tex Mex Alfredo Pasta

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Clean Eating Chicken Tex Mex Alfredo Pasta

Most of the recipes you'll find here are my homemade favorites or recipes passed down from generation to generation. But this recipe from the Gracious Pantry is SO amazing it needs no modification! Now quick caveat - this is not dairy-free. So if you're in my current bootcamp, you can't touch this one until after our six weeks. {Don't worry, ladies, it will be WORTH the wait!} I'll be honest, when I looked at the ingredients, I wasn’t too sure about it, but it really was delicious. It does require a little more prep time than I'm normally used to {about 20 minutes} but I would say it's well-worth it!! A clean twist on a Tex-Mex dish… so good! {Continue Reading...}

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Quick & Easy Egg Muffin Recipe

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Quick & Easy Egg Muffin Recipe

I am by no means Pinterest perfect. {Phew. I said it!}.

Seriously.

For example... this past week, my entire family had the flu. My house was so Pinterest Imperfect {Is that a term? If it's not, I'm totally using it as my new slogan!} I literally had to move an entire stack of laundry from a couch to a chair just so I could sleep on the couch because I hadn't made the beds and I was too sick and too tired to sleep anywhere else. {I wish I was kidding}.

So when someone tells me that a recipe is quick and easy, they better mean it!

And when I tell you that this is a quick and easy egg muffin recipe, you'd better believe that's the case! {Continue Reading...}

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Spinach & Strawberry Salad

This Strawberry & Spinach Salad is a quick and delicious family favorite. My husband actually requests it!

I spent so much of my early adult life eating salads, that for a long time, I couldn't stomach the thought of eating one. But now, I'm back on the salad train. And this spinach & strawberry salad was the catalyst! {Bonus: my husband actually craves it. He asks for it at least a few nights a week.} The recipe is easy to make, requires only a few ingredients, and tastes great.

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½-2 cups spinach, washed
  • 2-3 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Feta Cheese
  • 8-12 Walnuts, (I cut these in halves or fourths) (For a less healthy option, my husband likes candied walnuts or praline pecans)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Raspberry Vinaigrette or Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Directions: Combine all ingredients in bowl, drizzle dressing on top, and serve.

Note: I used to make this salad with cherry tomatoes rather than strawberries, but we love the sweetness of the strawberries. Feel free to substitute your favorite fruit or veggie!

Update: Our new favorite fruit to add is blueberries {so maybe I need to change the name from spinach & strawberry to spinach & blueberry}... yum!

@@Yum! This Spinach & Strawberry Salad is going on my meal list #fitfluential@@

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Crock Pot Recipe: Chicken, Portobello & Pear

Crock Pot Recipe: Chicken, Portobello & Pear - This recipe is perfect for the busy or working mom who doesn't have a ton of time! It's quick, easy, and tasty - and only requires 4 ingredients!!

You know me - if it's not quick, easy, and simple, I won't cook it! #whosgottimeforthat?! A good friend of mine mentioned that she throws these four things in her crock pot and her family just loves it. Well, I was sold... 4 ingredients... crock pot... easy! I tried it, we loved it. And the best part is - it's versatile. Low-carb? No problem. You can serve it over greens for a salad. Lots of leftovers? Throw it on a slice of Ezekiel bread for a yummy sandwich. I love to pair ours with a sweet potato.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 raw, large chicken breasts (just under 1 pound)
  • 1 medium pear (cored and sliced thin)
  • ¼ pound Portobello mushrooms (sliced or chopped)
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the chicken falls apart when stirred.

@@Yum! This chicken portobello crock pot recipe is quick and easy! #sweatpink@@

What's in your crock pot tonight? 

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