• Main Dishes,  Recipes,  Seafood,  Side Dishes

    Shrimp Mango Salad

    Looking for a simple and refreshing salad recipe? You have come to the right place! This shrimp mango salad is incredibly easy and delicious. It is great for an easy lunch, appetizer, or even a quick dinner. It combines shrimp, mango, cucumbers, lime juice, and cilantro. The shrimp mango salad would be a great dish year round to enjoy with a BBQ, poolside, or for an outdoor picnic. It tastes delicious served with chips, crackers, over a bed of rice, or served as nachos. Ingredients you’ll need for the Shrimp Mango Salad: 1 lb. of cooked shrimp 1 chopped cucumber 2 limes 1 diced mango 1 tbsp. of diced cilantro…

  • Lifestyle

    What does “being healthy” mean?

    Let’s break down a little more of what “healthy” actually means. The holidays are around the corner and so is the new year. Although I don’t always love the idea of new years resolutions we know that many people set these goals for themselves. For many people the new year seems like a fresh start. Year after year individuals set the goal to live “healthier” as their new years resolution. Have you ever been to a gym during the month of January? If you have you likely know the gym is packed and filled with new faces. Why? New year, new me, and new year resolutions. Unfortunately, though if you’ve…

  • Recipes,  Side Dishes

    Balsamic Bacon Brussel Sprouts

    Brussels sprouts…they seem to be every child’s worst nightmare of vegetables right? These roasted balsamic bacon brussel sprouts are delicious. They are easily roasted in the oven with some balsamic glaze, pecans, and chicken bacon. This side dish will definitely remind you of all the savory aromas of Thanksgiving day regardless of when you make it. They get a nice little crispy taste to them once they come out of the oven. The balsamic, pecan, and bacon combination adds so much flavor to them. These would make a great side dish with chicken, pork chops, steak, or even salmon. With the holidays right around the corner these would also be…

  • Dinner,  Main Dishes,  Recipes

    Prosciutto Arugula Pizza

    Who else loves a tasty pizza? A Friday night with pizza and wine…you can count me in. Being dairy-free I always love finding new alternatives to still enjoying a delicious pizza. This prosciutto arugula pizza did not disappoint and the best part is it can be made dairy-free and gluten-free if needed. I used a cauliflower crust, primal kitchen’s garlic alfredo sauce, arugula, prosciutto, and walnuts. It was like the perfect white pizza and added some variety aside from the common pizza toppings. It could also be made with just about any crust you prefer. You could use a flatbread, gluten free crust, cauliflower crust, or even a regular pizza…

  • Lifestyle

    Incorporating Gratitude

    Incorporating gratitude into your daily routine can be a great tool for your mindset. It’s great to have it set into either your morning or evening routine to make it become an automatic thing you do like brushing your teeth. Believe it or not our mindset has a lot to do with our ability to live a healthy lifestyle. There is more to your overall health then just eating healthy and working out. If you don’t focus on all the elements especially the internal ones such as mindset you might not be able to achieve all your goals. You might find that even though you’re working out and eating right…

  • Dinner,  Main Dishes,  Recipes

    Easy Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

    Teriyaki chicken is one of my favorite ways to make chicken. You might be thinking of that food court or take out teriyaki chicken, but I made this easy teriyaki chicken bowl at home. It was a perfect simple dinner recipe after a long work day. I included jasmine rice, mixed greens, broccoli and teriyaki chicken. I topped the chicken with some sesame seeds to add a little extra crunch. You could definitely do without the sesame seeds if you prefer. I love that this easy teriyaki chicken bowl can be quite versatile too. The chicken could easily be made with different sides. You could add it to a stir…

  • Lifestyle

    Mindset towards a Healthy Lifestyle

    One of the biggest factors towards living a healthy lifestyle and accomplishing your goals is to have a healthy mindset. It is important to recognize the importance of a good mindset. Your brain essentially sends cues to the rest of your body telling it what to do all day right? Lets think of your brain or mindset as the control center for your body for a moment. If that’s the control center it is essentially the foundation to everything built around it. You have to work on the foundation or center before you can expand something. Let’s dive a little deeper into mindset towards a healthy lifestyle, so we can…

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Spice Muffins

    As soon as September 1st hits it is pumpkin season if you ask me. I love the cozy feel of fall and all the pumpkin recipes. Florida is still quite hot during the fall, but you can still count me in on all the pumpkin recipes. These pumpkin spice muffins are super easy to make and delicious. If being easy to make and tasting delicious wasn’t already enough they also only require 5 ingredients. This is like the ideal recipe if you ask me. These muffins aren’t super sweet either they have that perfect pumpkin spice flavor to them. These pumpkin spice muffins make a great fall breakfast, snack, or…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Healthy Goal Setting Tips

    Creating goals can be a great way to stay motivated and have a direction to work towards. It is important to be setting healthy goals though. These healthy goal setting tips will help you to understand some ways to set good realistic goals. It is probably safe to say that most people set a goal with the intention of actually achieving it right? Personally, when I set a goal I want to accomplish it. It can be great to dream big, but sometimes creating a plan of smaller goals that will help you achieve that big goal will be much more realistic and less overwhelming. These healthy goal setting tips…

  • Lifestyle

    Small Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle

    A lot of individuals have the goal of living a healthier lifestyle, but what does that truly mean? Maybe this is one of your goals, but do you even know where to begin? Saying you have a goal to “be healthier” or “live a healthier lifestyle” sounds good, but honestly it’s not a great way to set a goal. When you set a goal you want to be as specific as possible and include a time frame. If you are trying to “be healthier” to lose weight you could try setting a goal of losing 5lbs in the next month. The difference is that goal is specific with staying you’ll…