Prep-ahead recipes

No-bake blueberry jam bars

I have this grand vision of the (very) distant future: I am an awesome grandma and I always have some type of fresh-baked cookies waiting for visitors in the cookie jar. For now, it’s this random Pyrex dish. Each week, there’s something entirely different for snacking: amazeballs, protein fudge, granola bars, cookies, muffins or whatever…

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Plan and Prep: Salad in a Jar

I think we’re doing pretty well at checking things off the summer bucket list. Prepping healthy meals in advance makes it easy to keep healthy habits even while enjoying all the summer fun. Today I’ve got an easy way to prep salads for the week: salad in a jar. I’ll show you just how to…

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Easy, healthy cilantro pesto

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday (and Happy Birthday to my Madre)! 🙂 I unofficially dub this week sauces and spreads week on the blog. First the chia jam, and now this lovely spread: My little herb garden has exploded. The basil is still waiting to catch up with the cilantro, but in the meantime, I was…

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Quinoa Pancakes Recipe

Hi guys! How’s your day going so far? It’s been a great one over here. Not only do I have this great recipe for nutrient-dense quinoa pancakes to share, I’ve taught one Zumba class so far (one to go!) and I was offered a job teaching barre classes. Exciting to see some things in motion. 🙂…

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Clean Eating Tuna Salad

This recipe is inspired by the tasting tiki hut at Trader Joe’s. I’m thankful that they manage to give me a quick little snack when the munchies hit, and they also tend remind me of things I love that have somehow fallen off the radar. Case in point: tuna salad. We were getting our weekly…

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Avocado chicken salad

Hi! How’s your day going so far? I’m so happy you liked the Fit Tuesday workout! We haven’t succeeded in making our Mardi Gras cookies (we went to the store for sprinkles and they had every color except purple, yellow and green!), but maybe we’ll find a King Cake before the day is over. Is…

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Double chocolate 2-minute protein muffin

I have a filling and delicious 2-minute chocolate protein mug muffin recipe for you below, but first- I can’t believe that Winter Shape Up is over!! <3 Thank you again to all of you for your awesome check-ins, feedback, energy and motivation. Our Facebook group was an extra-amazing place to be this past month. I…

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Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Casserole

How’s your day been? Wednesday is writing day, so I spent some quality time at the Love Starbucks. (Zen tea = my fave! I also love Refresh) I came home to play with Livi, and while she went off to cook in her play kitchen, I decided to get some dinner together. After I teach…

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Gingerbread Amazeballs

‘Tis the season for giving, for memories, for making our yard look like a light explosion, for mugs of candy cane green tea while watching “Four Christmases” for holiday-ifying all of my favorite recipes…. The gingerbread amazeball had to happen 😉 Sometimes it’s fun to stick with the usual snack standbys: -egg burritos -salad beast…

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Clean eating sweet potato casserole

Here’s the sweet potato casserole you need at your Thanksgiving table.  Livi and I were planning on going to squadron Thanksgiving on Friday afternoon. She ended up being awake all night Thursday night -teething is the worst- so after playing with friends Friday morning, we came home for naptime. Since she didn’t sleep well the night…

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Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How’s your morning going? Sasha and I had a crazyawesome Soli Beat event last night at lululemon La Encantada. We’re friends with their amazing staff, and they reached out to us to see if we wanted to host a dance party in the courtyard. Of course we wanted to 😉 We…

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Pumpkin cranberry energy bars

Best cure for a case of the Moan-days? A trip to the park to feed the ducks 🙂 I headed to the gym early this morning to get in a water treadmill run for the first time. Per an awesome suggestion, I wrapped my iPod cord up into my bun and clipped it in my…

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