Sundance, a little drama and 2 Ingredient Dessert Dip

Hard to believe its been 2 weeks since this amazing trip - those of you who know me, know that traveling is NOT my thing. I stress, I have anxiety and then add traveling without my boys - well that adds a whole other layer of craziness.

When my coach first talked to me about this idea of a retreat for all the leaders on our team - a trip to celebrate, bond, and learn/grow together - I was  freaked out at the thought of being gone while the boys were in school. But my husband, being the smart business guy that he is, said I couldn't miss it - that it was a rare opportunity for myself and my team. 

So I sucked up all that anxiety, got my shiz together and made it happen!

Sundance Resort - magical!

Easy Peasy Rice and Beans and Coming Clean

Ok, here goes...You know how you have that girlfriend you haven't talked to for ages? You really want to give her a call, but somehow life gets in the way. That's kind of how I feel sitting down to write this post. Slightly embarrassed, but also confident that our relationship is stronger than a few missed phone calls or blog posts!

Somehow, everytime I sat down to write a post, the words just wouldn't come. I literally have over 5 started, but unfinished posts. I was feeling uninspired, cooking lots of the same things over and over and over again - a little bit of the light had gone out on my time in the kitchen.

These past few months have been a huge change for me internally - and truth be told, I don't share too much over here. I've kept it to recipes, tips, and the "how-to's" of eating healthy, feeding your family healthy, and keeping things simple.

Superfood Power Salad with Mango and Avocado

Hi, my name is Lil and I'm addicted to salad. Even as a kid, I loved salad and in particular creating new and delicious salad dressings!

Recently, this particular salad has been the objection of my obsession. Tasty, easy to make and a meal you can feel good about eating. Add some lean protein if you like, but I prefer it vegan - the quinoa and chickpeas pack in all the protein you need for a complete meal.

I'm on Week 2 of 21 Day Fix Extreme (you can follow my journey here) and this salad has been a staple, not only for myself - but my awesome neighbor is just as obsessed. We eat dinner together with our kiddos twice a week and we've made it almost every time, lol! Did I mention we are obsessed???

Neither of us was too keen on the blueberries, so first we went sans fruit - but hellloooo, mango!!!  Perfection!

Speaking of obsessed - anyone else out there on Snapchat??? I have to admit I was skeptical, but honestly - its so much fun and amazing way to connect and really get to know each other - if you're on there, hit me up @liliaslewis and I'll follow you back!

5 Simple Summer Salads

You guys - I know its been a while since I posted - the end of school year is always so crazy! Well, the insanity has come to an end - the boys had what was quite possibly their best year, yet!

Taste of Summer - Starts June 13th!

Its a fact - things are totally crazy here this month! Baseball season is winding down (which means play-offs), the big guy is playing soccer and the not-quite-as-big-guy is playing hockey. Throw in end of school year stuff, birthday, Father's Day and more - you get one hectic schedule!

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!).
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