• Shrimp Recipe that takes under 30 minutes www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Best Shrimp Recipe- Athena Shrimp

    Every year Athena Shrimp is what I ask my husband to cook for my birthday. It is my absolute favorite seafood dish. The flavors from the bitterness of the feta cheese to the juiciness of the grape tomatoes mix together extremely well. The best part is any one can make it in under 30 minutes from start to finish. If you like a little more basil you can chose the tomato basil feta cheese as an option. It is loaded with protein from the shrimp and feta cheese and tons of antioxidants from the tomatoes. It’s a win win dish all the way around. Here are the quick details on…

  • The famous Murals of Nashville by Julie Wilcoxson at Burpees and Bacon
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    Nashville’s The Nations and More

    One place in Nashville, that I have always wanted to visit is the beautiful murals in The Nations. I had only seen pictures of them in news articles but never in person. Truthfully, I had no idea where The Nations were and how to get there. So it was such a surprise to me when we decided to try Frothy Monkey and one of their locations was in The Nations and right next to these famous murals. WIN WIN!  These beautiful masterpieces did not disappoint. The detail and skill that went into these magnificent murals are a must see for anyone new or old to Nashville. To read about the…

  • Capital Hill Workout in Nashville by Julie Wilcoxson at Juliewilcoxson.com

    Intense Outdoor Workout on Nashville’s Capital Hill

    We had the day off on Labor Day my hubby and I decided to take our workout to the beautiful city of Nashville. We needed a challenge and Capital Hill didn’t disappoint. This workout is filled with stairs, spiderman climbers, pop pushups, hill sprints, bear crawls up a hill, and a heck of a good time. It was a great 45 minutes Let’s take a minute to discuss that hill shall we. I think it should be renamed, Cardiac Hill. Oh my goodness what a steep hill it is, I felt every beat of my heart in my neck with that one and those spiderman pushups….. I am still feeling my core from…

  • Healthy Crock Pot Beef Meal by Julie Wilcoxson at Juliewilcoxson.com
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    Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

    I love slow cooker recipes this time of year when the weather is beginning to get a little cooler (well at least last week it was) and schedules are busier than ever. It is a set it and forget it kind of week and that means slow cooker meals. I found this one on another blogger’s site  http://www.livingwithlandyn.com  and it looked easy and yummy so I decided to put it in my meal prep for the week. This is one for the favorites pile, I promise you. This was so good that I have made it twice already and my family is loving it. I made a few little tweaks to…

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    It’s My Birthday

    August 27th, today is my birthday! I have always loved this day- it is the day where everyone makes you feel so special. Everybody’s taking a minute out of their busy schedules to wish you a Happy Birthday, acknowledging you, and just making you feel so darn good about life. I could never understand why some people dread their birthdays. This is the one day craved out of 365 days that is dedicated solely to you. No matter how you feel your life is right now, at that moment of your first breathe you were loved and your parents had so many hopes and dreams for you. Now, if you…

  • What Do You Truly Value by Julie Wilcoxson at Juliewilcoxson.com
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    What Do You Truly Value?

    How is your latest and greatest smartphone doing? Did you look at dozens upon dozens of cases looking for just the prefect one that fits your style yet protects that little investment of yours? Did you take the time to learn about all the greatest new apps? What would you do if you forgot your phone at home and you were half way to your destination? Would you go back for it? What did you have for lunch today? Did you skip breakfast? What size was that frappe thing? What about your workouts, did you get those in? Am I drilling in my point yet? You see we take care…

  • Food for Health

    Healthy & Simple Crock pot Beef Burrito Bowl

    Late summer into fall, we usually cook a lot of meals in the slow cooker. It helps with those later evenings or just a busy schedule. I love cooking healthy recipes but I also like simplicity. With school back in session for most of the parents out there, I thought I would share one of my all time favorite healthy and simple crock pot recipes Ingredients: 1 pound grass-fed beef (you can use chicken too) 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp of minced onion 3 cups of beef broth (use chicken broth if cooking chicken) 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste…

  • Exploring Nashville

    Nashville’s Famous Pedestrian Bridge

    Today we ventured out to the John Seigenthlaer Pedestrian Bridge near the Titan Stadium, but little did we know all the parking is blocked off when the Titans are planning (make a note of that). A little sweet talking to one of the parking attendants and he lets us have 20 minutes to run to the bridge, take quick stroll and get back to move our car. We got some great photos on the famous Batman Building while we were there. I have run the Color Run across this bridge but never got to enjoy the beauty of the skyline while I was on it. A little fact for you,…

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    Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

    Do you love your breakfast? Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch of calories to absorb and metabolize it. So I’m going to show you how to get the protein, as well as some veggies and healthy fats for your soon-to-be favourite new “go-to” breakfasts. Breakfast Food #1: Eggs Yes, eggs are the “quintessential” breakfast food. And for good reason! No, I’m not talking about processed…

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    PB Protein Muffins

    If you are looking for that high protein well balanced carb meal to get you through your workouts then look no further… I mean we all struggle with what to eat pre-workout especially for those early morning workout sessions… I discovered this recipe recently and modified it to fit my nutritional requirements to make it trainer approved… Go ahead give it a go and let me know what you think….   Ingredients:  2 bananas 1 cup all natural peanut butter (you could use almond butter) 2 eggs 1/4 cup honey 2 scoops of protein powder ( I used BSN Sythna 6 chocolate) 1 cup of oats 1 TBSP vanilla extract…