Time to Get Muddy

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Fitness challenge time! Every year my husband and I challenge ourselves, outside of the typical workout, with something extreme. Tough Mudder is one of our favorite challenges and it seems to get harder and harder each year. Our dear friend, and fellow fitness lover, Brian also joins us in the mud fest. It’s hard and dirty but SO fun! We...
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Spicy Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Thai Lettuce Wraps
Looking for a low carb, high protein, and ridiculously yummy weeknight meal? Boom. This is it! Believe it or not, I first found a version of this recipe in my Williams Sonoma monthly catalogue. It looked delicious, but as always, I wanted to put my own spin on it. So let’s get to it! Build out your sauce first. Whisk...
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Apple Upside Down Cake

Apple Upside Down Cake
About a month ago I attended a cooking class with co-workers. It was such a blast! They taught us how to prepare a full three-course meal and allowed us to BYOW (bring your own vino!). Nothing says team building like following cooking instructions and drinking! Naturally, this sweet loving girl was on the dessert team. Our task…an apple upside down...
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Buttery Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberry Pancakes
I woke up this morning to a blizzard! Blizzard Jonas to be exact. Now yes, I knew this was coming, it wasn’t a surprise. But, these days how many times are the weather forecast 100% true? Needless to say, I was inspired to make something really yummy and comforting in this weather. Enter…the homemade blueberry pancake! A couple of months...
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Jalapeño Cilantro Shrimp + Mediterranean Quinoa

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This recipe is the perfect example of how yummy can equal healthy too! It’s also a great dish to repurpose for lunch the next day. To be sure this dish is finished in 20 minutes, the first step is to get started on the quinoa. Pour 1 cup of vegetable broth and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan....
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Roasted Sweet Potato + Beets Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
There once was a time when I thought salad would never fill me up or truly satisfy me. I’ve since learned that it’s all about the flavors and the goodies that you pack in that makes it worth while and not just boring sad lettuce. You have to make it festive and interesting, add a zing! This salad is super...
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Oven Baked Salmon + Roasted Brussel Sprouts

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This is such a great recipe for those evenings that you don’t have a ton of time but you want something yummy and healthy. The meal should only take 30 – 40 minutes total, depending on how well you like your salmon cooked. Start off by tearing off a few foil sheets that are about double the size of your...
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Nothing Beats Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie
Ok folks it’s holiday time and while it’s super exciting and filled with family and friends it’s also filled with many….many…MANY cheat days. And you know what, that’s ok, everybody deserves to treat themselves, especially during the holiday season. One of my all time favorite desserts for Thanksgiving is the classic apple pie. I’m talking REAL apple pie not Mrs....
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Halloween 10k Race

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In order to help stay motivated, my husband and I like to give ourselves at least 1-2 fitness challenges for the year that require focused training. This time last year was our first triathlon and this year’s challenges have been Urban Mudder and now running our first 10k. Prior to this race I had not run over 4 miles straight,...
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Halloween Treats

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Halloween happens to be one of my favorite holidays! It always brings back memories of bobbing for apples, going trick-or-treating, and…having my brother scare the bajesus out of me! Today, I still love getting dressed up, screaming at the top of my lungs at scary movies and most of all making spooky treats! So, one day in one of those...
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