• Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Starting Your Fitness Journey

    Starting your fitness journey or living a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. You might question where to begin or worry about not succeeding. The key is actually starting your fitness journey. As long as you start and are trying you are succeeding. I realize this might sound simple, but you might still be at a lost on where to begin. Let’s take a bigger look into starting your fitness journey. Know Your Why The first step to starting your fitness journey is knowing why you are doing it. This might look different for everyone, but try to determine what your why is or what your motivation is. Your why doesn’t…

  • Dinner,  Meal Prep,  Recipes

    One Pan Turkey Kielbasa and Broccoli

    I am always down for an easy meal after a long work day. Sure I love cooking something extravagant up every once in a while, but after work is typically not the time. Having one pan meals I can just toss in the oven then go do a few things around the house and have dinner ready is the ideal situation. This one pan turkey kielbasa and broccoli is very similar to my one pan turkey kielbasa recipe with just switching up the vegetables a little bit. I personally love them both for some variety, but some people might like the vegetables in one better than the other. Regardless, the…

  • Lifestyle

    15 Tips for Managing Stress

    Let’s be honest 2020 was a stressful year for pretty much everyone. Hopefully 2021 is off to a better start, but regardless most of us might face stressful situations each week or maybe even each day. Although we can’t always control the situations that bring us stress we can learn to manage stress. It’s important to remember what’s in your control and what’s not when it comes to stress. Try to focus on what’s actually in your control, because some things we just aren’t able to change. Below I’ve created a list of 15 tips for managing stress that might help give you some ideas for the next time you…

  • Breakfast,  Recipes

    Maple Pecan Waffles

    These maple pecan waffles make the perfect breakfast for any season. The cinnamon, maple, and pecan flavors mix together to create a deliciously sweet waffle. It almost tastes like french toast with an added crunch of the pecans when you bite into the waffle. They are absolutely delicious. These would make the perfect treat for a holiday, birthday breakfast, or even on the weekend to change things up a little. These are incredibly easy to make too with only taking about 15 minutes to cook and only require 5 ingredients. It doesn’t get much easier then that. These can easily be served by themselves or with a side of bacon,…

  • Dinner,  Main Dishes,  Meal Prep,  Recipes

    Honey Sesame Chicken and Broccoli

    Who else loves some good sesame chicken?? This honey sesame chicken and broccoli is delicious and can be made without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Eating out is always a nice treat, but I love eating in most days. Anyone else??? The honey sesame chicken and broccoli makes a great dinner for the family, meal prep for lunches, or dinner for two. You can easily double this recipe to make as much as you need. The honey sesame chicken is cooked with olive oil, teriyaki sauce, ground ginger, garlic powder, and a splash of white wine. I cooked it in a cast iron skillet, which helped the…

  • Lifestyle

    Tips to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

    The holidays can be such a joyful time of year. They can also bring stress and fear for some people though. It is not uncommon for people to be fearful of the holidays worrying that they are going to gain weight, destroy the goals they’ve accomplished, or lose the progress they have already made. Below are some tips to stay healthy this holiday season. Tips for Staying Healthy this Holiday Season: Drink water – It is always important to keep your body hydrated with water especially if you might be drinking alcohol later in the day. Try to drink water early in the day or rotate your drinks with water…

  • Lifestyle

    Circle of Wellness

    Think for a moment about what comes to mind when you think wellness or health? Imagine what that entails. If you set a goal for yourself to prioritize your health or wellness more, what would that include? Try to imagine at least 3 things you would work on. Okay, now that you’ve thought about this you likely imagined eating healthier, working out, maybe losing some weight, meal prepping, or walking more. It is very often that when individuals think of health and wellness they jump to the ideas of eating healthy and exercise. While these are very important it’s also important for us to recognize that there is more to…

  • Recipes,  Side Dishes

    Almond Roasted Green Beans

    These almond roasted green beans make the perfect side dish for a family dinner, weekly meal prep, or potluck dish. With the holidays upon us these would compliment a holiday dinner perfectly. I roast the almond green beans in the oven to give them a slight crispy texture. The savory flavors of the salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano work perfectly to add a delicious taste without being too over powering. The green beans are roasted in the oven for about 30-40 minutes, which also make this recipe easy and requiring very little work. It is a win win honestly. Ingredients you’ll need for Almond Roasted Green Beans: 16 ounces…

  • 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…