5 Essentials of a Healthy Workout Plan

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Mouthwatering Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs

  My eight year old loves meatballs. She loves them drenched in marinara sauce over spaghetti squash... She loves them served with sautéed spinach or kale... Yes I know I am eternally blessed to have an eight year old who loves spinach and kale :-) She loves them as finger foods she can gobble down as an after school snack... And she loves to help me make them, especially mixing … [Read more...]

Helping our Teens Hunger for God

"Bored with God" Review and Giveaway "Do I really have to go to Church?  I mean I love God and all but church is soooo boring, it puts me to sleep." My heart ached as I heard those words,  but I could relate... I was a teen once.  And though I loved God and would never turn my back on Him, there were plenty of exiting things vying for my attention in those days -- movies, music, boys... … [Read more...]

Biblical Heroes for our Little Girls

Bible Belles Review and Giveaway One of my favorite times of day is just before bedtime, when I cuddle up with my little one and we read a faith inspired story and a passage from the Bible before saying bedtime prayers.  The Gift of Faith is one of the greatest gifts we can share with our children.  We share in the way we live our lives, through scripture and daily prayer, and through … [Read more...]

Simple Vegan Lentil Soup

I love family meals and insist on them every night... But when I come in from a workout on a cold winter day I love to cuddle up on the couch with a nice bowl of steaming soup... So comforting! On those days I want a soup that is full of flavor but doesn't need to simmer for hours before it can be enjoyed. This lentil soup is perfect! It's rich in flavor and hearty without being … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Fast and Furious Ladder Workout

Are you ready for a challenge? Today's workout is going to kick your behind... So get ready to sweat! As you know one of the keys to success with any fitness plan is to change things up so you don't get bored and you keep challenging your muscles. This ladder workout is completely different from the BURST workouts you've come to enjoy with me and I know you are going to love it! The … [Read more...]

5 Small Steps to Vibrant Health

  Ah the joy of a new year! Can you feel it? Shopping carts are filled with veggies and all sorts of healthy treats... Gyms are bursting with enthusiastic members, old and new, who blast through one class after another... The energy is palpable as we all commit to making this year our healthiest year ever! It's an exciting time of year, yet sadly by the middle of January … [Read more...]

Medley of Mushrooms Soup

There is something about mushrooms that feels so rich and decadent.. I  am always looking for creative ways to prepare them for my family.  With the recent drop in temperature I was craving a hot bowl of soup.  So I created this delicious medley of mushroom soup.  It is simple to make but rich in flavor and aroma and instantly became a family favorite! Bon appétit! Medley of Mushrooms Soup … [Read more...]

Closing Out 2015 with Strength and Gratitude

Here it is... The last day of the year... A day that makes so many of us gasp as we realize how quickly it has arrived... And yet I greet this day with profound gratitude.     … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetables and Sausage Frittata

When it comes to breakfast I love anything with eggs and lots of fresh seasonal vegetables.  A hearty, healthy breakfast will set you up for a success no matter what day it.  This is a simple and delicious recipe that's perfect on a lazy morning and just as nice for a beautiful Sunday brunch with your family or girlfriends. It's also fabulous as a light dinner served with a kale or arugula … [Read more...]