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Banana Ginger Smoothie

Smoothies are out there…everywhere! You can’t get away from them, so you might as well join in. However, let’s join in the “right” way! Some smoothies are infused with so much sugar, processed flavors, and absolutely NO nutrition. I prefer a smoothie that is high in protein and fiber, which can make you feel fuller, is nourishing, and has less calories. This recipe includes ginger. I LOVE ginger because of its many benefits. It can be a pain reliever, help with digestion, reduce nausea symptoms, and is an anti-inflammatory. With my recipe, I’ve made it simple for you to make this healthy, wholesome, and tasty treat…

One-Pot Wonders: Chicken and Veggies

There is a new product out there that makes your slow cooker…slow! Tara, our Wellness Contributor, hooked me up with the Instant Pot. Well, you just will not believe this thing! It can roast a five-pound chicken in 30 minutes. (Yes, you read that right!) It replaces 9 kitchen appliances and can pressure cook, slow cook, cook rice, make yogurt, cook eggs, sauté, steam, warm, and sterilize. There are actually 14 different buttons to choose from when cooking with the Instant Pot. It even makes…

Almond Butter Cup Espresso Shake

When I’m busy, I hate the amount of time it takes to consume a snack big enough to actually fill me up. I also hate that it’s hard to find nourishing food that goes well with coffee. So, I created this easy smoothie recipe that has healthy calories AND it has caffeine…

Macaroni Tuna Salad

Summer is not summer until my mom makes this macaroni tuna salad! It’s nice and homeycozy (my new word for the dictionary). When I started making it myself, I got rave reviews! Of course, I “healthed” it up a bit. Here is my version…

Pasta Salad

Believe it or not, Memorial Day is around the corner! I have always loved Memorial Day; not only because my husband’s birthday falls near it, but because it is the beginning of our warmest season! My husband and our kids, Tom and Andrea, RV’d. Memorial Day weekend was the official start of our camping season. It’s great when you have nutritious food, like this pasta salad, when you’re “on the road”. I decided on this recipe after my sister-in-law, Peg, made a delicious pasta salad for a family get-together. Here is my rendition…

Mom’s Golden Buttermilk Bake a Cake

When my son was in elementary school, his teacher had the children write a recipe. I’m not sure if it was a recipe the teacher had and they just wrote it down on a recipe card, or if it was something that was made up in class. However, that recipe that he brought home on a 3 x 5 index card was everyone’s birthday cake for years! Everyone loved Tom’s Bake a Cake. I found that recipe the other day and decided to do my “tweaking”. This is what I came up with…

Protein-Packed Breakfast

I’ve invented another breakfast option for us. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always hungry, especially in the morning. If I don’t fill up properly first thing, my body is in agony until lunch. And no one needs that. Here’s our delicious and nutritious new breakfast…

Gorgonzola Soup

I love soup. Specifically, creamy soup. I find it to be magical. Especially when you pack it full of nutrients and it still tastes delicious. This makes it the perfect snack that fills you up! My latest soup creation is gorgonzola…

Tara Approved Snacks

Since interviewing our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, for the article, “Food Jargon Decoded,” I’ve been trying to avoid eating foods that have sewage in them. It’s not easy. I have a zippy metabolism and need to consume a lot of food. So, I made Tara give me a list of “non-sewage” snacks that are nice and nourishing. Here it is…