25 Shakeology Recipes

25 Shakeology Recipes

Do you love Shakeology as much as I do? I’ve been replacing up to one meal a day with it (ok, ok–sometimes two) for the last few months and I love how it stops my cravings in the evening after dinner. It’s a little tough to come up with fun Shakeology recipes on your own, though, so I thought I’d help you a little. Here are links to my 25 favorite Shakeology recipes: Snickers Gingerbread Man Birthday Cake Shakeology Blueberry Oatmeal Strawberry…

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Greek yogurt and crispy garbanzo beans

Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe from Whole Foods Market

This delicious Grilled Romaine Salad Recipe is courtesy of the Oracle Road Whole Foods Market chef in Tucson, Arizona. As a guest of their media preview day before their Grand Opening this week, we were treated to a sneak peek of this amazing store! Grilled Romaine Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing and Crispy Garbanzo Beans Ingredients: 2 Romaine lettuce hearts Olive Oil Kosher Salt 3 Lemons 12 oz. Greek yogurt (I recommend the Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value brand) Feta…

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Hundred-Foot Journey Recipes

Classic Recipes from The Hundred-Foot Journey

I was able to attend a screening of the Hundred-Foot Journey before it released into theaters and loved it. It’s heartwarming and funny, a great family movie. One of the best parts about the movie for me is the focus on food and family. I love to cook and our family meals are the times we cherish–with the four of us sitting down chatting about the ups and downs of our days. I remember doing this as a child with my…

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Trader Joe's Coconut Bonbon Recipe (with blueberries!)

Trader Joes Coconut Bonbons Recipe (with blueberries!)

Trader Joe’s coconut bonbons are my favorite. Well, anything coconut is usually my favorite, but these take the cake. Here’s my coconut bonbons recipe–with blueberries. Ingredients 2 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shredded 2 egg whites, lightly whisked ½ cup granulated sugar 3 tsp vanilla 12 ounces semisweet chocolate ½ cup blueberries ¼ cup water candy sprinkles (optional) Directions 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, or grease it with butter and flour. 2….

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How to shred chicken in your stand mixer

Life Hack: How To Shred Chicken in Your Mixer

As I was preparing chicken tacos the other night, a friend asked me what I was doing when I put the cooked chicken into my Kitchenaid stand mixer bowl. When I told her I was just shredding it quickly, she was amazed. You can shred chicken in your mixer? Yes! It takes just a few seconds, and is so much easier than pulling it apart with two forks.   I know this is a simple post–basic. But I just learned about this trick…

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20 Boozy Margarita Popsicle Recipes

20 Boozy Margarita Popsicle Recipes

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! These 20 boozy margarita popsicle recipes are sure to be a hit with the adults at your pool parties this summer! Classic Margaritas Skinny Margarita Popsicles by Just a Taste Strawberry Margarita Popsicles by Bakers Royale Creamy Margarita Popsicle Recipe by Host the Toast Classic Margarita Ice Pop by Hostess With the Mostess Did you know that you can find these recipes by searching for Ice Pops, Poptails, Momsicles, and Popsicles?    Margaritas with a…

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Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie with Almond Milk

Supercharged Fruit and Veggie Smoothie With Almond Milk

Smoothies have been a large part of my daily routine for quite some time now. Making a smoothie every day that includes protein, fruits, and vegetables really cuts down on my cravings for snacks at night, making it easier to keep off that extra weight that likes to creep on us after we turn 30. Here is my recipe for my favorite fruit and veggie smoothies with almond milk.   I’ve always used Silk Almond Milk in my smoothies–it has more…

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Oatmeal Energy Cluster Recipe

Oatmeal Energy Clusters from ABCs The Chew

Have you watched The Chew on ABC? It’s like Pinterest for your television! When I saw this recipe I knew it would make a great cookie replacement for my sweet tooth. The Chew’s Oatmeal Energy Clusters You’ll need: 2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt   And here’s how to put them together: 1. In a large bowl, mix together…

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie recipe

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie Recipe

This recipe is by far my family’s favorite. We often make it with coffee ice cream, but cookies and cream is my personal favorite. You’ll need: Greased pie plate 25-30 Oreos (chopped or crushed) 3/4 stick of butter, melted 1 container of cookies and cream ice cream Magic shell for topping 1. Chop the Oreos, then put them in a large bowl. I use a Pampered Chef chopper to do this, but when the boys were little they loved when I put…

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Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu

Quiche Lorraine Recipe from Le Cordon Bleu #100FootJourney

Disney’s new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey arrives in theaters on August 8th! Please enjoy this Quiche Lorraine recipe straight from Le Cordon Bleu chefs!     In Disney’s The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa, settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to…

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50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

50 Creamy Dessert Popsicle Recipes

I think my favorite thing about summer might be making popsicles (or ice pops, as I call them)–you can freeze anything and turn it into a treat! Here are some of my favorite creamy dessert popsicles of the summer. We have a Zoku pop maker and love it, but to be honest… I’m ordering some other ice pop molds just because I love the classic look! Fruit Dessert Popsicles Fruity Creamy Swirly Yogurt Pops from Sophistimom Creamy Coconut and Blood…

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Celebrate summer with grilled pizza (and Drumsticks!)

Celebrate Summer with Grilled Pizza #SummerGoodies

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.  Summer is here, and we are celebrating every way that we can. We love summer because we can enjoy the sunshine a little longer, eat dinner a little later, and spend more time together as a family. Last week, we grilled pizza with the boys and then surprised them with their favorite–NESTLÉ®…

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Nor-Cal Skinny Margarita

Nor-Cal Skinny Margarita Recipe

Lately I’ve been celebrating a bit. I published a book about blogging, you know. There are a million little milestones to celebrate along the way and if I celebrated with a margarita each time, I’d be in trouble. These super skinny margaritas do help a bit, though. They’re delicious, and low calorie. A friend of mine recently introduced me to the Nor-Cal margarita, a margarita that many Crossfit members indulge in because of the low sugar content. They’re yummy, and…

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Easy Guacamole Recipe

Easy Guacamole Recipe

Are you hungry? My signature easy guacamole recipe is heavy on cilantro, and includes only 5 ingredients. Enjoy!   Ingredients 2-3 ripe avocados 1 bunch cilantro 1/2 onion 1 tomato pinch of salt     Chop the veggies. Bigger is better in my opinion.    Smash the avocado with a fork, but don’t smash too much. The best guacamole is chunky guacamole! Mix your veggies together and add a pinch of salt. This is called pico, and is an excellent…

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BOLD Cucumber Sandwich: A no-carb recipe

BOLD Cucumber Sandwiches: No Carb Recipe

My family recently tried the new Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meat and we love them! Their new flavors, Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, Cajun Style Turkey Breast, Maple Honey Ham, and Chipotle Season Chicken Breast are so flavorful that they can easily be used alone without extra sauces and spices. My favorite part? There are no artificial preservatives and no artificial flavors! I’m sharing my recipe for BOLD Cucumber Sandwiches today! To make these cucumber sandwiches, you’ll need: Cucumber, skinned Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh…

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Peanut butter & Chocolate Shakeology Recipe: Add coffee ice cubes for a treat!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

I make this peanut butter chocolate Shakeology drink every other day or so as a meal replacement. It’s a way for me to get all of the nutrients I need and get rid of those cravings I get for sweet stuff during the day. I am usually a huge snacker, and replacing one meal a day with a protein smoothie or Shakeology (I alternate every other day) is the only thing I’ve found that helps me avoid digging for chocolate…

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