Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

One of the staples in American households! If you love cheese, macaroni and a little spice, you will love this recipe!
What you will need:
1.5 c. gluten-free elbow macaroni
3 T. butter
2 T. gluten-free flour
½ tsp sea salt
Dash pepper

Butternut Squash Pancakes

Who doesn’t like pancakes! Here is a healthy and hearty recipe for pancakes that can be eaten in the morning, snack or lunch!
What you will need (makes 20 cakes):
2 c. peeled and grated butternut squash (1 lb squash)
2 c. grated potato (about 2 medium)
1 medium red onion, grated (1/2 c)

Savory Corn Quinoa Casserole

Quinoa is the new craze and it can be delicious! Try this casserole out with the family and watch the smiles on their faces!
What you will need:
5 c. cooked quinoa
4 c. corn
1 red pepper
1 c. kale/spinach (finely chopped)
2 green onions (thinly sliced)

Cheat Sheet to Sleep

What is one of the most important aspects to health and ALWAYS looked over… you guessed it: Sleep! Sleep is just as important, if not more important to your health and wellness, as exercise and nutrition. Sleep gives your body a chance to recover, a chance to catch up, and a chance to process the day. Sleep directly impacts your mental sharpness…

Did Popeye Have it Right?

He had something going on with those crazy big arms! Was spinach really the cause though? Absolutely! Not only is spinach great for you, it is easy to add to any meal! Popeye was a genius, by consuming the spinach he did he was adding sometimes years to his life. Included is my Favorite Spinach Salad and Protein Shake!

It’s Time to Play

Do you remember recess? Recess was the best time in elementary school right?!? It was a time of fun, it was a time to play! Why as adults do we forget about recess? Why don’t we play more often? I think we should take a stand right now and start a revolution for grown up recess! Playing should be crucial daily activity for everyone to do.

Rent and Run

Rent and Run… What is that?
Now I do not consider myself a “runner” but I do enjoy it from time to time. One of the best things about running is that it is a great time to get lost in your thoughts, or just block them out and turn your brain off. Now, if you are like me, I struggle with this. I get bored. Either my brain goes a million miles an hour…

Is GroupX for You?

Need some motivation, crunched on time, like to play with friends? Group exercise might be for you! Watching the trends of fitness in the more recent years, group exercise is king! It used to be you could only go to a class at a large gym like 24 Hour Fitness or Crunch. Nowadays there are smaller group fitness facilities popping up all over the place!

Slave vs. Son

34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
John 8:34-36New King James Version (NKJV)
Slave… This word has many meanings…

Obedience

22But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices
or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15:22 New Living Translation (NLT)
God wants 100% obedience. In this…

Running Late? Go Greek!

You know the feeling.. You either hit the snooze alarm one too many times. Forgot about an important meeting or just accidently slept in. You are barely awake throwing clothes on, thinking to yourself, “did I remember to put on deodorant?” Well here is a quick, simple, problem solver for that growling tummy on the way out the door!

15 Min Breakfast Scramble

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like spending a lot of time cooking or eating breakfast unless it’s a weekend brunch! With that being said, here is an easy breakfast that you can cook, eat, and clean all of the dishes within 15 min!
Cook time should be around 7 min. Eat time 6 min. Clean time 2 min. Done and Done.

Upper Body Band Work

Bands… One of the best portable workout tools out there. They come in any size and can fit in anything from a suitcase to a handbag. Here is a quick upper body workout that works shoulders, chest, back and will get your heart rate up! This workout will blast your upper body and will also help with posture. It should take no longer than 20 min, have fun!

Hydrate. Hydrate…Hydrate.

Water is one of the most over looked aids to living healthy! Are you having low energy? Is your brain foggy? Are you constantly hungry? Water could be the issue! Although there are multiple benefits of having proper hydration, today we will discuss the top three: having energy, brain clarity and less hunger. Remember to drink, drink… drink!

Fancy Footwear

Question: What is something you use all day, absorbs all of your body weight, and you pound on? Your feet!
Another question: What would you more likely spend money on: Nikes or Steve Maddens? Well, the logical answer would be the one that would protect your foot the best for the type of activity that was completed… Right?! Ha!

The Wrong Kind of Chicken

Yes, you HAVE TO WORKOUT YOUR LEGS! Gentlemen, do not be the guy with the huge upper body and chicken legs. Ladies, having a little “junk in the trunk” is a good thing! We as a people have to come together and realize that it may be the most stressful body part to work, but it’s totally worth it!
Here are just some of the benefits to…

Let’s Do Life

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