This recipe was inspired by my love for breakfast food! I love finding ways to sneak some of my favorite foods into different meals. I wanted to find a way to have bacon for dinner, but have it still be considered a healthy and balanced meal. So that’s where this Chicken, Bacon, and Potato Bake comes in! It’s a full, balanced meal that’s not only delicious but packed with protein! Start off by preheating your oven to 400 degrees F and by spraying a glass baking dish with olive oil spray. Then wash, peel, and chop your potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place them in theRead More →

It’s summer which means one thing…it’s BBQ season! With different get togethers every weekend, it can be easy to slip off of your healthy diet. Being lenient every once in a while is completely okay, but if it starts to become a weekly occurrence, then it can start to become a problem. So I decided to put together a list of my favorite healthy BBQ recipes! Some recipes are my own, but a few are also from other great websites. These are the perfect recipes to offer to bring to your next summer party! Main Course Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers Seasoned Turkey Burgers Hawaiin ChickenRead More →

healthier shepherd's pie

When it comes to comfort food, I think shepherd’s pie should be on the list. It’s so hearty and filling and full of flavor…what’s not to love?! First of all, it contains one of my favorite food groups…mashed potatoes (yummm!). Second, it’s a complete meal (meat, veggies, and potatoes) all in one dish! That is why I decided to re-create this meal with a healthier twist! This healthier shepherd’s pie recipe keeps all of the flavor that you love, but with much less calories! Give it a try!   Start out by washing, peeling, and chopping  your potatoes. Then place them in a large potRead More →

If you’re ever in need of an awesome, at-home workout, then I’ve got you covered! Each of these workouts is designed to be a total body, fat burning workout that you can do anywhere. They don’t require any equipment, which make them perfect for when you’re on vacation or simply can’t get to the gym. Each workout varies in length and intensity. Make sure to always start with a dynamic 5 minute warm-up, and take about 5 minutes to cool-down and stretch afterwards. Workout #1 6 Rounds of:  20 walking lunges 5 burpees 5 lateral lunges (5 each side) 5 pushups **turn around and repeatRead More →

Egg scramble breakfast bowls. Perfect for meal prep!

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I could also eat breakfast food for any other meal and be totally happy. What about you? And if you take me out to a diner, no matter what time of day it is you’ll most likely find me ordering eggs, home fries, and toast. That’s what made me decide to make these egg scramble breakfast bowls the other day! They were super easy to throw together, everything cooked up in one pan, and it only took about 20 minutes to whip up! This is a great meal prep friendly recipe! Start out by cooking theRead More →

one pan, healthy salsa chicken bake

By now I think you all know that I am a sucker for a good one-pan meal. But if it also cooks in the oven, I consider that a double win (hello less cooking time!). That is why I am so excited about this new recipe! This Salsa Chicken Bake is healthy, contains a whole lot of veggies, but tastes amazing! Even the pickiest of eaters in your family will love it! It is a wonderful one-pan meal that all bakes in the oven in about 30 minutes! Start out by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F and making sure the baking rack is inRead More →

One pan BBQ chicken bake

If you have been following my blog for a while now then you know that I absolutely love easy and quick meals. So this means that one pan/pot meals have a special place in my heart. This new recipe is all of the above! This BBQ Chicken Bake can be on the table in less than an hour, but the best part is that it only really takes about 10 minutes of actual prep time. The rest is simply cook time in the oven! This BBQ Chicken Bake is a recipe that the entire family will love! Start out by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.Read More →

I think most people can agree that fast food is not a healthy option and not something you should rely on regularly. However I’m also human and realize that sometimes it’s the only option you have. Most fast food chains have some lower calorie, macro-friendly options on the menu, you just need to know where to find them! For this post, “macro-friendly” means 20g of fat or less, and at least 15g of protein. So here are some macro friendly options at 8 popular fast food chains: McDonalds McDouble (no cheese) and kids fries: 20g fat/47g carbs/21g protein (450 calories) Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich and kids fries: 12gRead More →

the best non-slip workout headbands

Over the years I’ve wasted hundreds of dollars on different headbands that claim to be made for “fitness” or “exercise” and promise to be “non-slip”. However despite these bold claims, they all fall off 5 minutes into my warmup. Or even worse, they fall off when I just wear them around the house. After all of these years I’ve finally found a few brands that stand up to even my toughest workouts. So whether you do Crossfit, Pilates, Zumba, Spin, or are a marathon runner, you can trust that these are the best headbands for any type of exercise. Here’s a list of the topRead More →

crockpot ground turkey enchilada casserole

It’s always important to keep a list of quick, healthy meals on hand for when life gets busy. Well you can add this Crockpot Ground Turkey Enchilada Casserole to that list! Simply cook up the ground turkey and then dump everything into the crockpot! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Plus this meal is low carb, and packed full of protein and fiber. Which means it will keep you full for hours without all of the calories. Double win! Start out by heating the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Then add the ground turkey and diced onion. Cook until the turkeyRead More →