Mason Jar Salad: Greens & Ancient Grains (Copycat CoreLife Recipe)

This mason jar salad recipe is inspired by the delicious greens & ancient grain salad found at CoreLife Eatery. It’s filled with vegetables, quinoa, chickpeas, super greens, and dressed with balsamic vinegar dressing. This make-ahead salad in a jar recipe is perfect for weekday lunches. Over the weekend my oldest daughter Emma wanted to try Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Prep and Weigh-in {April 23rd, 2018}

Hallelujah the sun is finally shining in Buffalo, NY!! Woohoo! Yesterday, I actually went for a run outside  and spent a few hours enjoying the sunshine with Mike and some friends – it was a glorious day. I can’t remember the last time I was outside for that long. October, maybe? Spring is finally here Continue reading →

17 Convenience Foods I Use on Meal Prep Day

One of the biggest complaints I get from people about meal prep is it takes too much time. A couple years ago I wrote a post on the 5 things I do to keep meal prep simple. Each tip still rings true today, but there’s one more I’d like to add – I’m not above Continue reading →

Rotisserie Chicken: 7 Ways to Use this Cheap Bird on Meal Prep Day

One way I keep meal prep day simple is by picking up a Rotisserie chicken to use in recipes. Sure it’s easy to throw chicken in a crockpot to make buffalo chicken, Mexican chicken, salsa chicken, or basic shredded chicken but there are some weekends I don’t have the time or don’t feel like cooking Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Prep and Weigh-in {April 16th, 2018}

It’s weekly meal prep and weigh in time! I CAN NOT believe that it’s April 16th. Do you know what else I can’t believe? That I’m looking out my window right now seeing SNOW and sleet. The weather in Buffalo, NY has been horrible. It truly feels like spring or summer will never get here. Continue reading →

6 Boss Rules to Keep Daily Exercise a Priority

Would you be surprised to know that in the beginning of my weight loss journey I didn’t exercise at all? Yep! In fact, I lost my first 20 – 25 lbs without any form of daily exercise – I didn’t even step on the treadmill one time. I guess the saying that weight loss is Continue reading →

7 Super Smart Ways to Create Healthier Food Habits When You Have Zero Time

Here’s the thing…we all have to eat. Whether we’re crazy busy, or have tons of time on our hands, there needs to be time during the day when we eat. So it’s not a matter of whether or not we eat it’s what we choose to eat in the time we have. Therefore, the goal Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Prep and an Announcement {April 9th, 2018}

Hey hey! I hope the start of April is treating you well. Over here, in Buffalo, NY, Mother Nature has not been kind. We had a HUGE wind storm last week and it’s been snowing on and off since the 1st. UGH! It feels like the warmer weather will never be here. Last week, it Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Prep and Weigh In {March 26th, 2018}

Hey there! Well I’m on time this week with my meal prep post. Woot woot! I don’t know why, but I feel so accomplished when I get my meal prep post written and posted on my blog in a timely manner. Well, I know why. Because then I can focus on other things instead of Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Prep and Weigh In {March 19th, 2018}

WHAT….A….WEEK! Let me just say this. Sunday was great! Even after going out for St. Paddy’s day on Saturday I still had the energy and motivation to stick with all my routines. I prepped food for the week, did laundry, straightened up, looked over my calendar, and some of my other Sunday habits. Needless to Continue reading →