Coconut-Coffee Smoothie

When you're from New England - you drink iced coffee year round. Yes, its a thing. Truth be told - I am not a coffee drinker, but when its hot - I crave coconut iced coffee. 

Sadly, this is how my first iced coffee of the season went --- had about 2 sips and boom, spilled everywhere! Bummer!

Luckily, I found a way to quench that craving - no sugar, no empty calories! I came upon this Toasted Coconut Califia Farms Almond Milk at Target --- Oh, my gosh. Deeee-licious and inspiration for making a healthy version of my fave summer drink.

My Famous Cucumber Salad!

Gaaah! I posted a quick photo of this on my Facebook page last night (want to connect? Feel free to pop me a friend request!) and now everyone is asking for the recipe - I won't be winning any awards with this blog post, but I just had to get it up to share this recipe with you guys!

I don't know about you, but we are soooo ready for summer here in New England - its been stop and go with the weather and it finally seems like shorts weather is here to stay! This means breaking out the grill and whipping up some delicious sides - I highly recommend you put this recipe on the menu for your next get together! Crunchy, tangy, and so easy to throw together - you will be making this time and again (just as I have been for over 10 years!).

Healthy Pasta Bake

Sometimes its the easiest recipes that sneak up on us and end up being a favorite. I had no intention of sharing this one on the blog - using whole wheat pasta can be a gamble (um, sorry - but most of the time it tastes like cardboard). However, I've learned to always snap a pic, juuuust in case a recipe is a hit!

Taco Egg Cups

Cinco de Mayo  - is there a more delicious holiday?! I think not! What better to way to start the celebrating, than with these Taco Egg cups? 

Eggs - wonderful eggs. We go through them constantly in our house - and I'm always looking for new and tasty recipes. Keeping lean proteins on hand is essential to staying on track with clean eating and these make a perfect breakfast, lunch, or snack!

Taco Egg Cups

1/2 pound cooked ground beef or turkey taco meat (Homemade Taco Seasoning)
3/4 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/4 cup sliced onion (red, white, or green)
large handful baby spinach
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese (divided)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin tin well with coconut oil or olive oil. (If you have silicone muffin liners, use those!)
2) Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl (reserve 1/4 cup cheese!), making sure the eggs are whisked completely.
3) Using a soup ladle, spoon out the mixture evenly into the muffin tins and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
4) Bake 15-20 minutes until eggs are cooked through and toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
5) Allow to cool completely and carefully remove from muffin tins. Makes 12 muffins.

Store in tightly sealed container in fridge for 3-4 days. One serving = 2 egg cups. Enjoy!

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Spicy Drunken Noodles (21 Day Fix Approved)

We returned home from a mini-vacation yesterday and after 2 days of eating out, I was sooo ready to get cooking again. I left the menu up to my 9 year old, and he chose these drunken noodles. They were a hit last time we made them and to be honest, I think he was just looking for a reason to eat some shrimp! Both my boys have developed a love for shrimp and this recipe does the trick!

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Ok, so Last Week's Meal Plan  may have been my absolute favorite in a long time... Have you ever tried a no-carb or low-carb plan? To be honest, I absolutely do not believe in restricting any one specific food group. My body needs proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. 
BUT - the nutrition plan for my new program, 22 Minute-HardCorps, suggests no carbs after lunch and I decided to go for it!

Meal Plan of the Week

Another week - another meal plan! Guess what - meal planning and eating clean isn't sexy, but the RESULTS are definitely sexy. Nothing is sexier than a woman who's confident in her skin - so while daily (effective) workouts + clean eating are all kinds of unsexy - they are necessary:) and sticking with delicious, family-friendly recipes makes it a whole lot easier!

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