Low-Calorie (or No-Calorie) Snack Hacks To Satisfy All Your Cravings

Uncategorized Jul 10, 2019

You’re trying to eat healthy.  You’re trying to resist all the ‘bad’ foods you really want to be eating.  I know - IT’S HARD sometimes isn’t it?!  ...*thinks of summertime*

I am going to let you in on a couple of my saving grace, go-to snacks hacks, for those times when I really want to be eating a dozen doughnuts, but I should be eating something with a little (or 5000) less calories! 

Not all of these are the healthiest, most nutrient...

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7 Healthy Ways To Cook Chicken So It Doesn't Taste Like A Cardboard Box

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2019

Cardboard tasting, dried out chicken - YUCK!  Who’s been there? I know I have overcooked my chicken a time or two when I first started cooking!  Nothing is worse than getting dinner ready, 

you’re starving, your kids are screaming because they’re starving and you sit down, take a bite and you just. keep. chewing.  And chewing. And chewing. DAMMIT! WHYYYY?!  

Sorry family - it’s dried out chicken again tonight.’ Let's never say that...

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6 Tips to Add Variety to Your Meals

This might come as a shocker to you but, YOU DON’T HAVE TO EAT THE SAME BORING FOOD EVERY WEEK!  Crazy, I know.  

Do you get into a routine and find yourself going out to the same restaurants or cooking the same things at home?  I’ve been there! I used to eat potatoes in various forms, ever.single.day!  But over the years, I’ve learned how to spice things up in the kitchen and let me tell you, I never get bored with my meals!

Ok, ok, I’ll...

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6 Tips To Grocery Shop For Healthy Food On A Budget

It is a HUGE misconception that eating healthy is expensive!  It definitely can be, but GUESS WHAT - it doesn’t have to be! 

I am going to share 6 tips that will save you money at the grocery store and you’ll still be feeding your family healthy, wholesome meals! I am willing to bet that you’re not already doing all of these things.  So get on it and save your hard earned money for that family vacay you’ve been wanting to take!

Even if you just...

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Grilling Bacon Is An Important Part Of Life

Uncategorized Dec 15, 2018

What makes preparing holiday meals (and leftovers!) wayyy more fun than stressing in the kitchen surrounded by chaos? Grilling!

I'm re-heating some leftover sweet potatoes and grilling some bacon (yes, grilling some bacon) atop @kingsford charcoal — mesquite flavor!

Why bacon and why sweet potatoes?! Because of this recipe: mash up your leftover sweet potatoes, chop up your grilled bacon, and mix them together. You don't need ANY other ingredients for this creation!

And why grilling...

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Free potato, bacon, and corn chowder recipe

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2018

It’s fall, y’all!

 

Okay, okay… you caught me. It’s pretty sunny and mild here in California, BUT… it’s still fall, and to honor the season, I’ve got a delicious (and warm) chowder recipe for you today. 

 

This recipe is incredibly simple, AND the ingredients cost way less than eating out (just sayin’).

 

Here’s how to whip it together:

 

Chop 1/2lb red potatoes and bring to a boil until softened.

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Dogs + making a difference

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2018

If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably seen that every week, my husband Mike and I take dogs from our local shelter (@pricelesspetrescue) on a hike! The dogs are SO happy to get out and get some exercise!

It’s quickly become my favorite day of the week, and has made SUCH an impact on me that I decided to do more! I started donating 100% of ALL Jazzy Cookbook sales to these rescue animals. 

You guys… just by posting about this on Instagram, we’ve...

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What you should know about portion sizes…

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2018

There’s a lot of talk about “portion sizes” and “portion control” in relation to eating healthy / losing weight.

 

Some people say to eat a lot of small meals, others say eat a few large meals, and there are others who say something in between!

 

Can I get real with you?

 

Portion sizes are somewhat of an imaginary concept. What matters is energy in vs. energy out!

 

If we’re looking at the big picture, it doesn’t matter...

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How to stay positive & optimistic.

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2018

I get asked all the time how I stay so positive and optimistic, so today, I’m sharing my secret sauce!

 

But before I do, I want to set the record straight…

 

I’m human. And as a human, I am not immune to days where I feel “off” or icky or whatever else you want to call it. But this ONE thing keeps me from staying in that negative space all day.

 

And that’s gratitude.

 

It’s hard to be down in the dumps when we have SO many...

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Free recipe alert! Zucchini pizza bites

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2018

If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE pizza — and while I maaay be iffy about sharing my zucchini pizza bites, I am 100% NOT iffy about sharing the recipe for this deliciousness! 

 

This recipe is perfect for kiddos, perfect for a snack, perfect to eat all by yourself (I volunteer as tribute ). But the best part about it? It’s perfectly easy to make!!

 

Here’s how you do it:

 

First, make a homemade pizza sauce by combining 4 oz tomato...

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