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Free Holiday eCookbook!

Happy Holidays!  I am so excited we are connecting here and I get to share with you some of my favorite recipes for entertaining during the holidays! The link to get your FREE cookbook is below! Today, I want to create the same fond memories of the holidays with my family, but in a much healthier way.  I know so much more now about food and how it can be the greatest medicine for our bodies or the worst poison at the same time. Because of what I now know, I choose to serve my friends and family dishes and desserts that I am proud of, that I know will HELP their bodies and taste amazing at the same time. So, today, I share with you a cute little cookbook I put together with some of my favorite midwestern dishes with a healthy twist. I call it “How to be a Hostess with the Mostess with No Up-turned Noses”!  Not every recipe is 100% clean, but they are a much better alternative to the original option.  I am sure that you can even make your own version of each recipe as well, to suit your tastes and what you know about food. Click…

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Delicious Turkey Meatballs! Dinner is served!

Delicious Turkey Meatballs! Dinner is served!

My go-to meal plan is always the 21 Day Fix. It works. It is simple. It is EASY.  This is one of those meals my family could eat once a week and never get tired of it.  We have fallen in love with using ground turkey to make most of our dishes that require ground beef.  Turkey is so much better for you and at the end of the day, is usually better on the budget too. You do need to season it a bit more, but I love to use fresh and dried herbs and my family can never tell a difference.  So, add this meal to your meal plan this weekend or for the week ahead. Turkey Meatballs 1 lb lean ground turkey breast Dash of Himalayan salt 1 tsp of smoked paprika 1 tsp of herbs de provence (favorite spice for everything) 1 large egg, beaten 3/4 cup of quick rolled oats 3 finely chopped garlic cloves 2 tbsp of no sugar tomato sauce Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together, roll into balls, place on a cookie sheet (spray with cooking spray first) and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400. Steamed Broccoli Steam 1 bunch of…

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The “OMG!  I forgot about dinner!” Quick and Clean Recipe!

The “OMG! I forgot about dinner!” Quick and Clean Recipe!

Truth: I am struggling this week!  Yep, I haven’t made a meal plan yet and it is Tuesday. My fridge is stocked and I have ideas, but nothing down on paper, so today, around 11:30 am I thought about tonight’s dinner for the first time.  I even tempted my husband with an invitation to dinner out, but he quickly reminded me that we had options at home.  I love having someone holding me accountable to my goals and reminding me of our vow to only eat out once per week. So, tonight, David took over and threw together this main course for our family! He definitely saved the day!  He rocks!  Thanks, babe! We are a family who loves having “breakfast for dinner”, so this was perfect and we already had the turkey sausage thawed in the fridge ready to go. It was super easy and very fast.  My kids thought their “breakfast cupcakes” were totally cool, too!  We paired this with steamed broccoli and greek yogurt.  Easy, healthy, clean. Happy mom.  Happy kids.  I hope you enjoy this as well. P.S. I have my leftovers packed as my protein-packed snack for tomorrow. I’ve found that if I have my…

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