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24 Day Challenge Update

24 Day Challenge Update

Time for an Advocare update.  I hope you’re ready for this. I’m only four days into my Advocare 24 Day Challenge and let me tell you, I AM SOOO EXCITED for the results.  Down 3 and a half pounds, feeling energized, and drinking more water […]

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

This is it folks!  I finally decided to get my butt into gear thanks to my good friend Becky.  She constantly helped motivate me when we worked together, but ever since she left me I have let myself loosen up a bit when it comes […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you had a great New Years Eve…and possibly a kiss at midnight. Looking back at 2013, what are you – Most thankful for? – Happy you accomplished? – Wished you would have tried or accomplished? I lot of people […]

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #5

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #5

Recipe #5 Greek Quinoa Salad This salad is great on it’s own or you could pair it with Greek chicken kabobs! Serves: 8-10 as a side salad Ingredients 3 cups cooked quinoa (cooked in half chicken broth and half water) ½ cup red pepper, diced […]

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #4

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #4

Recipe #4 Hearty Curry Squash Lentil Stew (in the crock-pot) Pull out the slow-cooker! This stew is made in the crockpot so you can toss everything in and then forget about it for a while! It is a very filling yet healthy stew. Cuisine: NOTE: […]

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #3

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #3

Recipe #3 Cute Little Turkey Meatloaves Miniature turkey meatloaves made in a mini muffin pan. Cute and satisfying. (makes 7 muffin sized loaves)   Ingredients  1/2 lb lean ground turkey 1/4 cup carrots, diced finely 1/2 cup onion, diced finely 1/4 cup olives, roughly chopped […]

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #2

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #2

Recipe #2 Thai Chicken Salad with Amazing Peanut Sauce This is seriously one of my all-time favorite salad recipes. I was blown away with this one and hope you will be too! Ingredients Chicken: 2 small chicken breasts sprinkle of garlic powder squeeze of lime […]

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #1

Beautifully Nutty – Recipe #1

Well, hello there to all of Jen’s Brunette Anthem readers! My name is Melanie and I am a dietitian who shares recipes, healthy living tips, and other randomness over at Beautifully Nutty. I was lucky enough to meet Jen at this year’s Healthy Living Summit […]

Olives ‘n’ Wine

Olives ‘n’ Wine

As promised, here is my first ever guest post.  Enjoy!!   Hi! I’m Becky from over at Olives ‘n’ Wine – a blog where I share my passion for keeping a balanced life through eating well, tasting great wine, staying active, and traveling to new places – and I’m excited […]

ENERGYbits Giveaway

ENERGYbits Giveaway

It’s a pretty quick turnaround but I decided to sign up for the St. Paul Monster dash on October 26th.  Now that summer has come and gone I needed to stay motivated and keep fit throughout the fall and winter months. Outside of CrossFit training […]