Upgraded Pizza

I loved everything about this recipe, once I found the chickpea flour. Anything with feta pretty much wins me over, but I loved the combination of feta, tomatoes and kale with this non-traditional pizza. I would probably scale down the onions the next time I make this for the family, but really this pizza is […]

Cheers to health at your next celebration!

Spring birthdays, graduations and holiday’s lead into summer holidays and celebrations which can mean lots of eating, followed by weight gain. It doesn’t only happen in fall and winter, and with no New Year’s resolution to lose weight, it may be a good time to check in with your goals. According to a recent website survey, about […]

Life Lessons from Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Hopefully you’re showering your mom, wherever she is, with love, praise and affection. As both a daughter and a mom, Mother’s Day gives me the opportunity to tell my mom how much I appreciate, respect and admire her. It also reminds me to aspire to do my best for my own kids, […]

Thank You, Mom

Every good quality I have is because of my mom. I incessantly tease her about my childhood, to her, to my classes, to my boys and basically anyone who will listen. She was strict and my husband claims that I grew up in a cave, but that cave was full of unconditional love, pure hearts and the […]

Blueberry Lemon Mousse Cake with Scented Orange Blossoms

This beautiful dessert was dreamed up by pastry chef Henrietta Inman and featured in her cookbook Clean Cakes ($18; amazon.com). We love it for Mother’s Day because she can enjoy it guilt-free, the whipped coconut cream filling doesn’t call for dairy or processed sugars. I love it so much that I’ve made it twice already! Happy Mother’s […]

From Pavement to Paintball: Making Time to Work Out

It’s the number one reason I hear for not working out and, trust me, I get it. I have three boys, a dog, work, and an endless to-do list like everyone else. Yes, there will be days when you really don’t have time to work out, but I still say that we need to MAKE […]


I asked Kristen Moore of Mindful Health Solutions to write a guest blog on Mindfulness, specifically related to Mindful eating. We live in a fast paced world and it’s good to remind ourselves to slow down, live in the moment and enjoy life, especially when it comes to food and eating. I hope you enjoy […]

Make Mom Breakfast in Bed: Cinnamon Roll Muffins

If breakfast in bed is mom’s thing and she likes cinnamon rolls, these are a perfect Mother’s Day treat for her special day. These aren’t the quick bake cinnamon rolls in a can that have artificial colors, ridiculous amounts of sugar and saturated fat, but are a delicious compromise with almost half the calories. They are […]

A delicious, beautiful, and healthy Mother’s Day breakfast that anyone can make

Instead of sharing a recipe, I decided to share ideas on creating a beautiful, healthy, simple breakfast for Mother’s Day. This breakfast plate is easy to prepare with kids, healthy, colorful and nutritious. The inspiration for this meal was the colorful bell pepper eggs. From there I chose to add a breakfast salad made with Arugula […]

May the 4th be with you workout

  While we both love to celebrate life, I highly doubt Shelly shares my fascination with the Rebel Alliance and all things related to Star Wars. You’d never guess it, though, with our Star Wars workout this morning as we celebrated May 4th a little early. It was totally geeky, but it got our heart […]

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day that give throughout the year

Some of our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day, are gifts that keep on giving… For the mom who loves self discovery and knowledge, we love Kristen Moore of Mindful Health Solutions. She works with clients to tap into mindfulness where they begin to understand specific habits, and works with them to design individualized programs that lead […]

No Flowers On This Mother’s Day Gift List

I recently heard that flowers are the most desired gift for Mother’s Day. Not for this mom. Flowers are pretty and all, but they die and I’d prefer something I get to enjoy longer and shows a little more thought. Gift shouldn’t be about the money spent, but the thought behind them. I’ve put together a list […]

Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions

Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, commemorating their 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, it’s a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and can be a pretty big deal. While these aren’t authentic tacos by any means, I think they are a fun way […]

Get SMART with Goals

Teresa and I wanted to share some of our SMART goals with you; it was tough choosing because we have so many favorites! Teresa’s Goal I run quite a bit, but haven’t really been running with a focus for a couple of years now. My personal goal is actually an old one, to qualify for […]

What no one tells you about your goal weight

…it’s going to lead you to another very important, lifelong goal! Part two, of sharing our goals, is one we think almost everyone can relate to. It’s not as fun as training for an event, not nearly as popular as the topic of weight loss, but we think it’s just as important. We hope that by sharing […]