Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins

Fall is here and we all know with the season comes baked goods and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. I literally crave it all once the crisp weather appears. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem, but for the last 6 months I have been clean eating and meal-prepping to slim the waist down and tone up my muscles. Trying to not cave into sweets is a struggle I am not proud.

Not too long ago I saved a post from one of my favorite health and fitness Facebook pages, The Betty Rocker. She shared an article for a 5-Step Food Prep and Recipes Guide For a Lean, Healthy Body and I decided to revisit the article to see if there were some new recipe ideas to try. One recipe stood out from them all— Gluten Free Pumpkin Protein Muffins.

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Quick and Healthy Taco Casserole Recipe

taco casserole

Taco casserole’s are probably one of my favorite, go-to meals. Not only is the meal completely easy (hello, casserole), but it’s a meal I don’t feel guilty eating. One of my favorite things about a taco casserole is the fact that it’s quite honestly hard to mess up and you can add or omit as much or as little as you like.

Everything about this meal sends my taste buds into heaven. The stacked layer of flavors blend so well together. If you are in need of a really quick, easy and delicious meal, give this taco casserole a try! [Read more…]

Refreshing Summer Sangria

Refreshing Summer Sangria

The weather is warming up, so refreshing cocktails are on the mind! MY hands down favorite drink when we are out grilling, hanging out by the pool or having a picnic in the park is a chilled glass of Sangria!

This delicious wine cocktail can be made so many different ways with so many different combinations, and I have a lot of delicious recipes but this particular recipe got raving reviews from everyone, including my very picky husband who declared this the “Best Sangria I’ve ever had…ever.” [Read more…]

The Most Refreshing Strawberry Margaritas

I am always on the hunt for the perfect summer drink. A drink I can enjoy while sitting on my backyard patio taking in that perfect summer breeze that hits our home in California. With strawberries being my favorite summer fruit I try and incorporate it in as many recipes as I can, especially cocktails.

During the summer my husband and I like to use the BBQ as much as possible and needed a simple drink to make while we grilled our chicken kabobs. Since we had tequila sitting in our pantry, I knew it had to be a drink we could make with it. So combine my craving for strawberries and there was the perfect time to try out a new strawberry margarita recipe I had in mind.

strawberry margarita

The strawberry margarita was an incredibly easy drink to make. It was delicious, refreshing and guilt-free since the ingredients were all natural, minus the alcohol of course. I would make the strawberry margaritas again in a heart beat, maybe next time I will incorporate some pomegranate juice to give it a little tart kick. YUM! [Read more…]

Red, White and Blue Sangria

I have recently become obsessed with sangria. There are  just so many ways to make it especially in the summertime when there’s an endless amount of fresh, ripe fruit available. One of my favorite sangria recipes was created by our very own Emily. Seriously try it, you won’t regret it.

So with 4th of July just days away I thought it would be appropriate to create a sangria that could be served on this holiday. Not only is this sangria yummy and patriotic, it is also incredibly easy to make.

I do have a question for all you sangria lovers though… do you eat the fruit while you are drinking, after, or not at all?

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