Just Me & My Girl

The summer is OVER! Well, the fun part of it is- the part where its blazing hot 24/7 and I still can’t wear pants is still alive and well! 🙂  But my boys are all back in school so it’s just me and pretty little miss together all day and it feels like summer is scooting its way on out.  Most days my life looks NOTHING like I imagined, and somedays I am sitting in bed painting my little girls toes and its just like WOW I always imagined this and its right here happening! My bed seems to be the local congregation spot for our family. Every morning all the kids seem to pile in here, its the biggest coziest bed in the house.    Mabel has been a fan of painting nails forever and lately she wants to paint her own (stresses me out so much, but I love that she wants to […]

Basic Hummus

Hey friends! We LOVE hummus around here, but we are a busy family so we tend to keep it pretty basic and easy, so this recipe is simple – but delicious! INGREDIENTS 2 cans of chick peas, rinsed 3 garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil (I love the flavor of THIS ONE!) Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons) 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 cup cold water 1/4 tsp chives for garnish   DIRECTIONS Blend all above ingredients in food processor or blender, and enjoy with fresh veggies, crackers, pita bread, etc!

Summer Shish Kabobs

Summer is for grilling! We are loving our summer evenings and late dinners together. We have been so lucky to try out some new sauces this summer from Hunter’s Sauces. They have some amazing flavors and we have been using new ones each night for dinner! Here are a few of our favorite Country Boy: This was prob our favorite, we brushed all of of our chicken and veggies with this before grilling and it was the perfect amount to add flavor to our Summer Shish Kabobs. We used peppers, zucchini, corn on the cob sections, onions & chicken and grilled the kabobs for 15 minutes.     We also had a healthy grilled chicken- I marinated our chicken in Caribbean Jerk for about 4 hours and then smoked it on our smoker – I’d been wanting to bump it up a notch above regular BBQ sauce for a while and their new flavor combos are SO […]

Infused Water with Forte Elements

One great way to get your water intake up is to infuse water! I have a million different combos but lately I have really loved lemon & strawberry. Its fresh and simple and so good! I mix my water up in my favorite tumbler found HERE I recently started adding Forte Elements into my water in the morning. It is an amino acid supplement. Amino acids are essential for repairing muscle, giving you energy, boost immune function, prevents against infection, and more. I really like the flavor, the lemon lime 30 pack is my favorite. I also have noticed that I do feel a lot better, especially as I work out more – I don’t feel as sore as I have in the past. The really interesting thing I learned about amino acids is you need more than your body produces! So we all could benefit from supplementing to get more amino acids in our […]

BBQ Chicken Sliders on a Sweet Potato Bun

Summer is for grilling right!? This is one of my new favorite recipes to make on our Traeger Grill!   INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts 1 cup BBQ sauce (Tessemaes is clean!) 1 can sliced pineapple 1/2 cup pineapple juice (I used this from the can) 2 large sweet potatoes (as wide as you can find!) 4 tbsp avocado oil 2 tsp garlic salt DIRECTIONS Start Traeger on Smoke, lid open, until the fire is established (4-5 minutes).   Coat chicken breasts in 2 tbsp avocado oil & garlic salt   Increase the temperature to 450F and let Traeger preheat, lid closed, for 15 minutes. Place chicken breasts on the hot grill and cook 25 – 30 minutes, depending on breast size. Mix BBQ Sauce & pineapple juice.   Cut sweet potatoes and coat with 2 tbsp avocado oil & garlic salt 15 minutes before the chicken is done, splash on the 3 BBQ Sauce mixture. Remove from […]

Clean Cilantro Lime Ranch

Clean Cilantro Lime Ranch Ingredients: 1 cup clean mayo (see recipe below) 1/2 cup canned coconut milk 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp fresh dill 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 cup cilantro 1 lime, juiced Directions: Mix all ingredients into the Clean Mayo & enjoy!   Clean Mayo Ingredients: 1 room temp egg 1/2 fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1 cup avocado oil Directions: Break egg first, add lemon juice, salt & mustard directly on top of the egg and use an immersion blender to mix it up. Slowly add the avocado oil, slow is key! The slower, the frothier. Take about 2 minutes to get it to the desired consistency.  

Baked Salami Caprese Cups

Baked Salami Caprese Cups Ingredients: 36 slices of salami 1 cup diced tomato 1/2 cup sliced olives 1/2 cup fresh basil Balsamic glaze Directions: Press 3 slices salami into muffin tin to fill the cup. Bake at 400 for 10 min. Mix together the remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into cups, drizzle with balsamic glaze & enjoy! Side note, you could easily add mozzarella if you’re not eliminating dairy like me.

Lemon Grilled Shrimp Salad

Lemon Grilled Shrimp Salad Ingredients: 2 pounds deveined shrimp 2 tbsp salt 1/4 cup avocado oil 1/4 cup parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 lemons (juice of & zest!) Directions: Mix all ingredients in plastic bag together and let sit for 2 hours in the fridge. Skewer shrimp onto sticks. Grill on high for 5 minutes with the lid closed. Toss on salad & enjoy! For dressing for the salad I use a lemon garlic dressing.