White Bean Chipotle Hummus

White Bean Chipotle Hummus- a smooth, creamy, guilt-free dip with the perfect kick of spice!

Happy Friday! You guys have got to try my newest hummus creation, White Bean Chipotle Hummus. It is a winner, for sure- smooth, creamy and guilt-free with the perfect kick of spice! I pretty much always have some type of hummus in the fridge and I typically choose to whip up my own. It's so quick and easy, there's really no excuse not to enjoy homemade hummus. I like Read More »

Cruciferous Crunch Salad with Avocado Dressing

Cruciferous Crunch Salad with Avocado Dressing- a crunchy delectable salad that's filled with cancer-fighting veggies.

Hi, guys! On Monday, I shared my long list of favorites from Trader Joe's, aka----> the coolest grocery store around. I decided to take a few items from Trader Joe's and demonstrate how to create a fabulous meal, the Cruciferous Crunch Salad with Avocado Dressing. Trader Joe's Cruciferous Crunch Collection includes chopped kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage Read More »

Easy Skillet BBQ Chicken

A quick, tasty, balanced meal is exactly what I'm after and this easy skillet BBQ chicken with Brussels sprouts and sweet potato fries is the perfect fix. The meal comes together in less than 30 minutes, it has tons of flavor and takes very little prep.

Tight on time? That's not a problem with this easy skillet BBQ chicken dinner idea. The whole meal, including Brussels sprouts and Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt can be prepared in under 30 minutes. If your weeknights are anything like mine, I hardly have time to catch my breath; much less make an extravagant dinner that takes all evening long! A quick, tasty, Read More »

Favorite Things at Trader Joe’s

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Trader Joe's is, by far, my favorite place to shop. It's about 45 minutes away from my house, but I still make the trek a couple of times a month because it's just so worth it. What makes Trader Joe's so great? It's like a luxury grocery store without the luxury prices and there's always something new and different popping up. Last time I was browsing TJ's I pulled out Read More »

Brownie Fruit Cups

A rich, fudgy, decadent, oh so tasty brownie filled with even more deliciousness! Let your imagination run wild with these Brownie Fruit Cups.

Happy Friday! How about dessert, this weekend? I think that's a very good idea. And these are perfect because they look fancy, but they're really quite simple. Just imagine a rich, fudgy, decadent, oh so tasty brownie filled with even more deliciousness! Let your imagination run wild with these Brownie Fruit Cups. You can fill your brownie cup with a variety of different Read More »

35 Simple Ways to Take More Steps Every Day

35 Simple Ways to Take More Steps Everyday

Howdy! I hope everyone's week is going great. Mine has been extra busy, but good. I can't lie, though, I'm really ready for this weekend to get here. Did any of you set goals at the beginning of the year to take more steps? Most people realize how important being active is, but sometimes it's easier said than done. It can especially be hard for those of us sitting at a desk Read More »

What I’ve Been Eating Lately

Texas Pecan Coffee

Hey, there! Since I missed you guys last week with What I Ate Wednesday, I decided to compile some recent eats and share what I've been eating lately. Minus a few ads that will eventually go back up, I think the new blog design is complete. I hope you guys are enjoying the new look... I sure am! After staring at the bright pink sidebars, the blog had previously; I'm Read More »

Easy Snack Ideas with Flatout {+ giveaway}

Almond butter + banana + Flatout = snack perfection!

Hi, guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter (if you celebrate) and are recovering from any sugar highs you may have been on. I stayed away from the candy, this year, but had my fair share of cookies! The kids had so much fun coloring eggs and Brad and I sure are enjoying the boiled eggs! I made yet another batch of Curried Egg Salad (my favorite egg salad creation to Read More »

Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad- the traditional egg salad gets a kick of flavor from one of my favorite antioxidant-rich seasonings.

Curried Egg Salad- the traditional egg salad gets a kick of flavor from one of my favorite antioxidant-rich seasonings. If your Easter bunny hides "real" hard-boiled eggs, like mine does, you're going to end up with lots of extras. This curried egg salad is the most delicious way to make good use of all those boiled eggs! Hope you all had a great Easter (if you Read More »