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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father's Day right around the corner, I wanted to take the time to share with you a list of 32 gift ideas.On Amazon, at Walmart, Target or even your local running store:1. Foam Roller2. Massage Gun3. Running socks like Bombas or Swiftwicks4. Running shoes5....

Tiny Change

Tiny Change

   A healthy lifestyle really starts with one tiny step.  I recently read an article about a lady who set out to get healthy.  She started by walking and was inspired by a challenge at her office.  This walking challenge for her turned into a step challenge which...

Crock-Pot Lemon Chicken with Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives

Crock-Pot Lemon Chicken with Tomatoes & Kalamata Olives

This easy crockpot meal from EatingWell will easily become your favorite on a busy evening.  There is minimal prep and the meal is not only healthy but loaded with taste.  The lemon juice and zest add a lightness to the meal making it pefect for a warm, Spring day or...

Martha’s Current Favorite Recipes

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

You will not believe these brownies are made from black beans!  This delicious recipe is by Joy Food Sunshine. These brownies contain minimal ingredients and are packed with protein, potassium, fiber and iron.  If you are on a gluten and dairy free recipe, this...

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili

I recently made this turkey chili from Two Peas and Their Pod. It is excellent!  Not only is it easy to prepare but the cooking is all done by the crockpot and there was minimal clean up!  This recipe makes 10 servings so it is perfect for a gathering with friends and...

2-Ingredient Protein Candy

2-Ingredient Protein Candy

You will absolutely LOVE this simple, sweet treat from Nest and Glow. The two ingredients needed, chickpeas and chocolate, makes this dessert easy to make and inexpensive.  It is a great filling snack that's perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up. This recipe is...

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3 Things I do to Fall Asleep

     It takes my husband, Lee, a while before he is asleep at night and he often wakes up around two in the morning.  Falling asleep and staying asleep is easy for me.   He once asked me how I do...

Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

You will absolutely LOVE these pancakes from Modern Honey.  They are delicious and healthy and perfect for that someone on a gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free diet.  The pancakes are light and...

2-Ingredient Protein Candy

You will absolutely LOVE this simple, sweet treat from Nest and Glow. The two ingredients needed, chickpeas and chocolate, makes this dessert easy to make and inexpensive.  It is a great filling...

Slow-Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

You will absolutely LOVE this "load-and-go" slow cooker chicken recipe from Adam Dolge in the Eating Well Magazine, January/February 2019.  It is the perfect stew for a cold, January day.  It can be...

Hoppin’ John

Being from the South, I was so glad to find this incredible recipe for Hoppin' John from Well Plated by Erin. Here's what she says about this traditional Southern style Hoppin’ John recipe: A...

51 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Want to give the gift of health this year? Spreading health is never a bad thing, and because of that I am sharing my list of 51 Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas at all price points. Packet of classes to...

Chicken Chili Verde

This Paleo Chicken Chili Verde recipe from A Spicy Perspactive is a lean, low-carb green chili recipe that is gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free — definitely one of my absolute favorites,...

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

I made this Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe from Cookie + Kate a few times this past summer, and it was always a huge hit. It's great with tortilla chips or as a topping for some delicious fish tacos....

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