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    Scale Still isn’t Moving?

    If you are working out on the daily, hitting your minimum required steps (10,000), getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and the scale isn’t moving then it’s time to take a close look at your diet. You make think you are eating healthy but the truth is, you don’t know the entire picture UNTIL you look at the entire picture. With something as important as your diet you can’t just walk around without a plan or at least a glance. You would never take a road trip without at least looking at the map, now would you? So why are you messing around with your health? Please don’t just guess…

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    The Habits ScoreCard

    We have heard a lot about habits, goal setting, and how it takes 21 days to begin a new habit BUT have you ever really learned how to adapt a new habit that you can easily do? Let me tell you why I ask this crazy question. I am reading a wonderful book that I highly recommend to anyone that is trying to adapt any kind of habit, it is called Atomic Habits by James Clear. He really breaks down the reasoning of why things become habits and others don’t. The Why behind a habit It all comes down to automation. I told you it was an easy concept. How…

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    Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

    I love Italian food, give me all the bread and pasta in the world BUT I cannot get away with it like I used to. So when I find a healthier version of lasagna that I can actually eat and SHARE that is an amazing event. You won’t believe this recipe. I found the original at Cafe Delites which by the way if you don’t subscribe to her blog you need to. I get a lot of my recipes from her site. She has “Julie approved” recipes that I make for my family and pass along to clients and plenty of quick slow cooker recipes.     This slow cooker lasagna…

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    Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

    If you are in the mood for all things Fall and Pumpkin then this pumpkin protein smoothie is just want you need. This recipe was inspired by Erin Opera and I just made some changes to fit my needs. You can make this several different ways to fit your dietary needs. If you are dairy free then omit the yogurt and whipped cream and if you want less sugar leave out the whipped cream on top. This is perfect for a mid day snack when you need some protein and want something delicious and it is much better for you then sugar filled pumpkin lattes. Ingredients: • 6 ice cubes…

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    Chicken Sausage & Veggies Easy Meal

    Who has time to cook a lavish meal these days? Not me, that’s for sure at least not during the week; but I still want to eat healthy and well balanced meals. I love my recipes to be under 30 minutes and it has to be a well balanced with protein, vegetables and of course delicious.. This easy meal fits all the above criteria and it can be done in about 20 minutes TOPS. This is also the perfect type of meal to cook in bulk for a well planned meal prep. This way you have it readily available for a couple of meals. I suggest doubling the recipe if…

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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…

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    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…

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    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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    Protein Pancake Greatness

    One of my favorite well balanced meals to have for breakfast is my Protein Pancakes. These are not only delicious they are quick and easy. You can mix it up any way you like with the different fruits or even add some raw walnuts or pecans on top. Sometimes the simplest ingredients can create the best meals. Ingredients: 1 whole egg 2 egg whites 1/4 cup of Milk or Almond Milk 1/4 cup Oats (I used Gluten Free Oats from Sprouts) 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 5 Organic Strawberries Butter Coconut Oil Directions: Melt a 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in a pan. In the meantime mix eggs, oats, and milk…

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    The Beauty of Broccoli Soup

    I have never been a fan of soup. I have a ton of friends who think I am crazy because it is considered one of life’s beautiful comfort foods. For whatever reason this weekend I was craving a warm bowl of soup so I started researching some different recipes that sounded tempting to me. This is when I came across a broccoli and cheese soup. I found one that looked appealing so I used it as my base recipe and then I added my own little twist and man, was it a home run. If you are a soup lover or just want to try a hot bowl of comfort…