Archive for 21 Day Fix

21 Day Fix Approved Recipes

This may contain affiliate links. I’m back to the 21 Day Fix program.  Except this time, I’m doing 21 Day Fix Extreme.  If you’re familiar with the program then you know how important the nutrition is to get the results that you desire.  The hardest part of the nutrition for me was my yellow container, which are your grains.  I’m only allowed one serving of grains, which is so hard …continue reading

Berry Coconut Energy Bites

Joe and I are working hard to stick to our resolutions and it’s largely thanks to great desserts like these Berry Coconut Energy Bites.  They taste just like a dessert, but they’re packed with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about eating any time of the day.  Plus, they’re purple, which made my girls want to gobble them up! Berry Coconut Energy Bites Disclaimer: Blendtec provided blenders for the …continue reading


Cranberry & Cilantro Quinoa Salad

I am so excited to welcome Leigh Anne from Your Homebased Mom.  I have had the privilege of working with Leigh Anne on various projects and I absolutely adore her.  Not only are her recipes beautiful, but they taste amazing as well.  Be sure to stop by and enter to win the Blendtec 725 Blender that she is giving away!  As well as check out Cupcakes & Kale Chips for some Healthy Snacks or Love Bakes Good Cakes for some Healthy Meal Ideas …continue reading


Chickpea Buffalo Dip

This is the last week of my three week cleanse and I have learned so much about clean eating and eating healthier.  My largest takeaway is that I have learned how to spin a recipe so that it is gluten and dairy free while still bursting with flavor.  This Chickpea Buffalo Dip is the perfect game day appetizer for Meatless Monday, Monday Night Football. Chickpea Buffalo Dip You can easily …continue reading


Thai Red Lentil Soup

This may contain affiliate links. Thai red lentil soup is a must-make recipe as the temperatures start to lower and the leaves start to fall from the trees. This Thai red lentil soup is a simple vegetarian soup that is ready in just 45 minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal. While this soup packs a ton of flavor from the red curry paste and chili paste, the red lentils …continue reading


Top Healthy Soups

The Fall has definitely arrived here in North Carolina.  I needed to go shopping for long sleeve clothes for Riley during the week because she’s been wearing short sleeve dresses and skirts since April.  I actually enjoy the cooler weather though because it means I don’t have to feel guilty about running the air conditioning while I’m cooking a healthy soup with all the amazing Fall produce that are available. …continue reading


Almond Joy Energy Balls

I officially survived vegan week in my cleanse that I am doing through Danielle Omar’s Nourish Program.  I have learned so much in just a week and I’ve gone from 2-4 cups of coffee and tons of processed foods to absolutely no sugar and sticking to a vegan lifestyle.  The best part, I didn’t hate it!  These Almond Joy Energy Balls definitely helped though because they were my chocolate fix …continue reading


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Celery Soup

Slow cooker sweet potato and celery soup with barley is a must-have meal for a simple weeknight dinner or the perfect appetizer for Sunday supper. As the cooler months are upon us, fresh and hearty soups are the perfect way to warm you up on a cool day! This healthy, vegetarian soup is just what the doctor ordered! Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Celery Soup with Barley   Happy Thursday …continue reading


Chocolate Strawberry Energy Bites

I have two new obsessions in my life an I tried combining them yesterday and it was a total failure.  I’ll explain more in a bit, but are you on Periscope yet?  If not you have to check it out.  It’s like reality TV 24/7.  I’m there as @russej10 and I’m streaming live at least once a day.  My other obsession are these bite size healthy snacks.  I have all …continue reading


5 Tips for Eating Out on the 21 Day Fix

I have received information, product and materials from McNeil Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the makers of PEPCID®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post with Mom It Forward Blogger Network. As many of you know I have worked hard since May 1st to get back into my pre-baby shape.  I have done all while in the midst of a move from NY to NC so there have definitely …continue reading


Healthy Recipes for 21 Day Fix

This may contain affiliate links. I survived my first round of the 21 Day Fix and had some great results.  I learned a ton about my eating habits and about how my muscles needed different exercises to continue to strengthen.  I found that I craved the schedule that the program gave me and I felt great after my first round.  I decided to switch to a piyo and 21 day …continue reading


Summer Fiesta Corn Salad

Packed full of healthy, fresh vegetables, this Summer Fiesta Corn Salad is a delicious way to enjoy the bounty of the season. Kids and adults love the light, tangy and sweet dressing, making it a perfect side dish for your next potluck, cookout, or family dinner! Summer Fiesta Corn Salad Hi, friends! I’m so glad to be visiting you again this month from The Seasoned Mom! As the name of …continue reading

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