Greek Avocado Salad

Guys, I’ve been totally slacking on posts lately (if you hadn’t noticed). I’ve mentioned a few times recently that I’ve been focused on my workouts.  I think I have a good routine going with those at this point.  Now I figure it’s time that I buckle down and focus on eating healthier on a more regular basis (i.e. not just on Mondays).  So many of my blog posts are about food, and in my attempts to be healthy mean that the recipes are a bit boring.  Some aren’t even “real” recipes at all, but rather a bit of a write up …

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5 Healthy and Easy Snacks

Lately I’ve been trying to focus on eating healthier. For me that means I eat smaller meals and snacks throughout the day.  I’m always looking for healthy snack ideas so I thought you might like to see what my favorites have been lately. Here are 5 healthy and easy snack ideas: Peanut Butter Sandwich. I don’t think that I can get tired of peanut butter on a slice of whole wheat bread.  In an attempt to reduce the sugar, I’ve recently tried Nature’s Promise Organic No-Stir Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread.  I can’t find a link for it online because it’s …

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

What better way to celebrate Christmas in July but with cookies. The Hallmark channel is in full swing with showing their Christmas movies this week and you better believe that I’m watching as many of them as I can.  It’s not like I’ve seen them all at least 7 times each or anything.  😉  It’s definitely getting me in the mood for the holidays.  In fact, I almost bought marshmallows and hot cocoa.  I ended up not buying them because I figured one cup would satisfy the nostalgic craving and then I’d mindlessly consume the rest of the bag of …

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6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout

I kind of, sort of, like to work out.  That doesn’t sound convincing, as I write this.  Let’s just say that I may not love every minute of actually working out, but I really love the way that I feel afterwards (mentally and physically).  I’m usually good about working out, however, sometimes I lack interest.  It happens to the best of us, right?  😉  I’m sure that I’m not alone so I thought that I’d share some of the ways that I stay motivated to workout. 6 Ways to Stay Motivated to Workout:  Follow people on social media who inspire you.  Please, please, please take …

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Homemade Blueberry Pie

Every dessert table at a BBQ deserves a pie (or 2 or 3). I thought I’d make a blueberry pie for our family BBQ over the weekend because it is appropriately colored to match the red, white and blue theme for the Independence Day holiday.  I don’t always go out of my way to be matchy-matchy with a holiday, but I knew that I wanted to make something easy and I knew that I wanted it be pie so the decision sort of presented itself.  Plus, blueberries are in season so that was the icing on the cake, er, pie. …

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