Golden Milk Overnight Oats

If you are a fan of easy, healthy breakfast you are going to LOVE these Golden Milk Overnight Oats! Not only are these incredibly delicious, they are loaded with healthy carbs, fiber and powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. My FASTer Way to Fat Loss clients enjoy these Golden Milk Overnight oats on regular macro days when we add healthy carbs back into our meal plan. Enjoy these to break … [Read more...]

Is Eating Breakfast Making You Fat?

For years I've been a die hard breakfast advocate but new science on intermittent fasting has me asking, 'Is Breakfast Making You Fat?" I can't remember a time when I didn't eat breakfast. Mom always made sure my siblings and I ate a healthy breakfast before school, complete with fresh squeezed orange juice and a steaming cup of hot cocoa.  That first meal of the day was like a gentle hug … [Read more...]

Buttery Garlic Seed Crackers

These buttery garlic seed crackers are deliciously crunchy and a nutrition powerhouse!  Rich in protein, healthy fats and fiber they are the perfect snack anytime you are craving a healthy pick me up. And they fit perfectly into your low carb, keto or paleo lifestye. These crackers are super easy to make and naturally gluten free. Here are the 7 scrumptious and healthy ingredients you … [Read more...]

Easy No Bake Matcha Protein Balls

Easy No Bake Matcha Protein Balls These easy no bake Matcha Protein Balls are the perfect healthy snack that is naturally gluten free.  Made from five simple ingredients, it's a clean protein-packed snack you can enjoy guilt-free any time of day. What You need to make these Matcha Protein Balls: The ingredients for these matcha protein balls have been carefully selected to bring you a snack … [Read more...]

Cream of Asparagus with Tarragon

This cream of Asparagus with tarragon beautifully pairs the delicate flavor of asparagus with fragrant tarragon for  a truly scrumptious soup. Spring is here and that means asparagus are in season! This tasty spring vegetable is loaded with healthy nutrients including  folate, vitamins A, C, E and K.  It is also rich in the trace mineral chromium which boosts insulin's ability to transport … [Read more...]

SunTail Mermaid Tail Review – Part 1

  To say that my 10 year old daughter was exited about getting her Suntail Mermaid tail is a gross understatement.  She'd been tracking her package from the day we placed our order.  While she waited she studied as many tutorials as she could so she would know exactly what to do when her tail arrived. That glorious day finally arrived and Sabrina was ecstatic! She carefully opened … [Read more...]

Mulberry Pecan Raw Cacao Bites with Popped Amaranth

If you are looking for a chocolaty treat you can enjoy without a ounce of guilt you are going to LOVE these mulberry pecan raw cacao bites with popped amaranth! They are just sweet enough to satisfy that sweets craving with a nice little crunch that is oh-so-satisfying. They are also so full of good stuff your body will thank you for indulging :-) Here's what you'll need to make these scrumptious … [Read more...]

Yellow Coconut Curry with Chicken and Vegetables

I was inspired to create this yellow coconut curry with chicken and vegetables when I discovered some chicken thighs in one of my monthly shipment from ButcherBox. I don't usually buy chicken thighs but they turned out to be the perfect protein choice for a low carb day on the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. There's something about curry on a cold day that is so comforting and temperatures had … [Read more...]

ButcherBox Free Steak Bundle on Your First Box!

The folks at ButcherBox must have gone mad! They are offering a FREE steak bundle on your first box.  That's two free New Strip steaks, two free ribeyes and two free filet mignon on your first ButcherBox.  How's that for a feast?!! What is Butcher Box? ButcherBox is a family owned business committed to delivering the best meat available directly to your home. ButcherBox delivers the … [Read more...]

The FASTer Way to Fat Loss, Much More than the Best Weight Loss Program for Women

"The FASTer Way To Fat Loss is, hands down, the best weight loss program for women. PERIOD!" That is a pretty bold statement. One that I decided to put to the test this past July. Why would I, a super fit personal trainer and aerial fitness instructor not exactly looking to loose weight decide to join this program? Five reasons: Endless flow of amazing testimonials Personal … [Read more...]

Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale Review

I recently received an Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to review and I absolutely love it! Every good cook knows the importance of a reliable, easy to use kitchen scale. I have two... Well, make that three now that I've added the Ozeri Touch II Digital Kitchen Scale to my collection. Until this past July my scales would generally only come out when I am baking. This past … [Read more...]

Bring Her Mermaid Dreams to Life with Suntail Mermaid Tail and Monofin

What little girl does not dream of being a mermaid? These magical creatures have fascinated us for centuries and continue to do so today, perhaps more than ever... Television series and other media have brought mermaids to life with intriguing stories and beautiful, realistic props that only amplify our little girls' dreams. Oh the joy of gliding effortlessly through the water with a … [Read more...]

Quinoa Salad with Black Kale and Pomegranate Seeds

You are going to LOVE this superfoods rich salad. With black kale, red organic grapes, pomegranate seeds, avocado,  pumpkin seeds and quinoa, this salad is packed with nutrients and rich in flavor and texture. The grapefruit basil dressing beautifully highlights the complex flavor profile of this salad. This salad is a complete and balanced meal, with a fair amount of protein, perfect as a vegan … [Read more...]

Easy Healthy Lemon Curd

I walked into the house with a basket full of freshly picked lemons. My hubby said with a twinkle in his eye: 'Making some lemon curd?" Oh how could I resist that sweet smile?? My challenge? Coming up with a recipe that would meet my desire for healthy eats without compromising on taste :-) Judging from the empty jars I found the next day, I'd say I had succeeded. How to Make Healthy Lemon Curd … [Read more...]

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Happy Tuesday! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that I've just started a 3 Day Cleanse. Cheers! Loving my fresh, #organic #green juice. Who needs coffee when you can sip on some scrumptious greens first thing in the morning ? Day 2 of my #cleanse and I'm loving it!!! A photo posted by Valerie Remy-Milora (@vremilora) on Jan 17, 2017 at 4:14pm PST … [Read more...]

Avoiding Healthcare Cost Surprises with UnitedHealthcare and a chance to Win $500

When your child gets injured, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your healthcare costs will be covered or not. Thankfully, that's something my family has never had to worry about. It's not to say we have not had our fair share of emergency room visits.  With three adventurous daughters I've dealt with more broken bones than I care to count.  In fact there was a time we … [Read more...]

Cod in Coconut Curry

This is a simple, fast and delicious recipe with delicate flavor that will appeal to the most picky of eaters. If you're pressed for time but want to serve something that will tantalize your taste buds this is it! Cod is a wonderful fish with a lovely texture and mild taste that blends beautifully with coconut, sweet yellow peppers and curry. It's become a family favorite and sure to grace our … [Read more...]

Dreaming of White River Rafting down the Arizona Salt River

Have you ever been White River Rafting? In June my husband and I will be celebrating 25 years of marriage! 25 years... How amazing is that? I'd love nothing more than to whisk him away on a little white river rafting adventure... Just the two of us for a few days :-) Cris and I have always loved the outdoors and our girls have been raised with that same adventurous … [Read more...]

A Special New Year’s Gift

New Year's day may have come on gone but the memories of this special day will warm my heart for years to come. Family Time is a Priceless Treasure With our oldest daughter leaving for Australia in just a few days we wanted to spend as much quality family time as possible. New Year's eve found us on the ski slopes, enjoying one of our family's favorite winter activities.  My hubby was working … [Read more...]

New Year, New You! 7 Steps to Success with your New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year!!! It's here... That moment we've looked forward to with such excitement! It's time to turn the page and write a new chapter.... It's time to reflect on the year that has just ebbed way, finalize our new year's resolution and commit to making it all come true. There's a feeling a revival, of renewed hope and endless possibility... Of dreams that can be real... Of lives … [Read more...]

The Fit Mom Ultimate Gift Guide

I know we all agree that mom deserves the very best, so this holiday season why not give her the best gift of all?  The Gift of HEALTH! After all, a healthy mom is a happy mom, and when mom's happy, everyone's happy. Wether your favorite lady is just getting started on her health and fitness journey, or a seasoned pro, here a fabulous ideas that say "I LOVE you" in the most special way … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Holidays without Getting Fat!

With Thanksgiving we officially usher in the season of food centered social gatherings. Whether it's a work party, family reunion or a friendly get together with your girls friends, opportunities for sharing in friendship around tantalizing treats abound! And these events feed much more than our tummies... the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and love, and if we allow ourselves to truly … [Read more...]

A Fabulous Start to My 21 Day Fitness Challenge!

I LOVE Monday mornings!!! After a rejuvenating weekend I am ready to jump into the new week and create all sorts of beautiful things... This morning was particularly sweet. I woke up just past 4:30, excited... Today is Day 1 of my Pre-Thanksgiving Scrumptious Body 21 Day Challenge -- 21 days of fun, fitness and fabulous food so we can all greet the holidays with a smile :-) Two … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer, My Story by Christine Suarez

When a mother becomes ill with breast cancer, her entire family is impacted.  Her fight becomes the fight of her loved ones, her pain, their pain. Some feel that pain more than others... and the scars that are left behind, even when the battle is won, run deep. Scars that leave a permanent imprint physically, emotionally and psychologically. Today it is my honor to share with you the story … [Read more...]

Raising Breast Cancer Awareness with Aftershokz Pink Trekz Headphones

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. When I was invited to participate in a special campaign to raise awareness about breast and ovarian cancers, and review the new Pink Titanium Trekz headphones, I had  no idea how timely it would be... Nor how hard this piece would be to write... I felt honored and excited. As you know I love everything pink and these headphones are the most … [Read more...]

Five Things that Make Me Feel Empowered!

Happy Friday and welcome to Friday Five! As you already know I've partnered with the Sweatpink Community and Aftershockz for a wonderful campaign to help raise awareness against breast and ovarian cancers. On this first Friday of October we are sharing Five things that make us feel empowered! Woohoo! If you were to take a peak into my closet you'd quickly realize I'm a bit of a pink … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Crushes the Mightiest Among Us…

In Loving Memory of my Beautiful Friend Jacqueline.  I gasp, Trying hard to breathe, Hot tears streaming down my face, The words on my screen a thousand piercing arrows through my bleeding heart... I want to scream "No! No! It cannot be!" But I know. My heart knows. My heart has known for days, and yet... I held on to the possibility that maybe she was just … [Read more...]

Cush Comfort – Love at First Sit!

How is your tush feeling today? Mine? Never felt better! But what's even better is that my back feels amazing! You see for the last couple of weeks I've been enjoying the wonders of the revolutionary Cush Comfort cushion and my tush and, more importantly my back, are feeling fabulous! Like far too many of my peers I spend way too many hours on my tush each and every day -- whether … [Read more...]

What Gets You Up and Out on Monday Morning?

Happy Monday! And what a glorious Monday it is! After an exciting four days at Blogfest and IDEAWorld I feel recharged and ready to conquer the world! … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Strength Training Basics for Women

Strength training is by far the most effective way to supercharge your weight loss and maximize the returns of those many hours spent on your fitness program. I loved your enthusiastic response to my post last week where I share why I believe every woman should incorporate strength training in her workout routine and am excited about the number of you who are ready to commit to strength … [Read more...]