Portable Protein for on the go Workout Snacking #SilkAlmondBlends

Portable Protein for on the go Workout Snacking #SilkAlmondBlends

This post about portable protein has been brought to you by Silk and Tapinfluence but all opinions expressed here are my own. We are a very active family and all of us have our own personal workout regimes.  Depending on the day, you will find various family members at the gym, on the tennis courts, running a 10K, or doing gymnastics in the back yard.  Staying active keeps us in good health but it also means appetites soar, especially when the weather is nice.  Good nutrition is important for everyone but athletes need to really make sure they get the right combination of foods to maintain proper health.  Keeping protein intake up is a good way to build muscle health and give us the energy to make it through our next workout.  Of course, I don't want all that protein to come from meat!  … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating Made Easier at Sprouts Farmers Market #LoveSprouts

Healthy Eating Made Easier at Sprouts Farmers Market #LoveSprouts

I attended a grand opening event at Sprouts Farmers Market and received promotional items to facilitate this healthy eating post but all opinions expressed are my own. If you have been following my blog for a while you will have noticed that I have a weakness for food.  Healthy eating is important to me (with the exception of my fondness for neon orange cheese products occasionally!) but it is not cheap.  I tend to go WAY over budget when doing my weekly grocery shopping because fresh produce can be pricy.  Up until this week I had never visited a Sprouts Farmers Market so when I got invited to attend their grand opening event, I was excited to see what sort of things they offered! Healthy Eating at Sprouts Farmers Market The first thing I learned about Sprouts Farmers Market is … [Read more...]

Gingersnap Energy Bar Recipe to Fuel Your Workout

Gingersnap Energy Bar Recipe to Fuel Your Workout

This no bake energy bar recipe has been sponsored by Stonyfield Organic yogurt.  As a Stonyfield ambassador I receive product coupons to facilitate my recipes.  All opinions expressed here are my own. Several years ago, my husband took up running.  Since then, I cannot even tell you how many miles he has run...around a track, through the neighborhood, over park trails, and through Disney during one of many marathons.  As any avid runner can tell you, when you are training it is incredibly important to make sure you keep your body well fed.  My husband is extremely thin and during marathon training, the weight drops off at an alarming rate.  Yes, I kindof hate him for that!  He gets really sick of protein drinks so I am always looking for creative ways to pack protein and carbohydrates … [Read more...]

Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

Healthy Gluten Free Snack Ideas

This post about gluten free snacks has been sponsored.  I received samples  at no charge for inclusion in this post but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a small amount of money to put towards my blogging adventure. A few weeks ago I decided to try a gluten free diet to see if could help with a few random health issues.  For the first few days of my new gluten free diet I wandered around in a state of hunger and agitation, with a distinct desire to gnaw off my own arm if I didn't get something filling to eat immediately.  I am a snacker and I have come to realize that every single one of my favorite snacks is high in gluten.  Even healthy snacks like granola bars, crackers and … [Read more...]

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

Spicy Yogurt Dipping Sauce with Herb Seasoned Potato Wedges

This seasoned potato recipe with yogurt dipping sauce was inspired by products I received to review at no charge however all opinions expressed here are my own. One of the things I love most about the holidays is the opportunity to get together with family and friends.  Whether it is a big Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas Eve gathering by the tree or a Saturday afternoon of watching football,  having family and friends around makes the season a happier one!  In my house, having guests over means that I must feed them.  Not that they demand it (or at least not all the time!)...but something ingrained in my psyche says that if there are people visiting then I must cook for them.    I love finding easy appetizer recipes that are also healthy.  Not that I don't love a good bowl of queso or a … [Read more...]