Fitness and Nutrition Goals: Where Do I Start?

When you hear “goal setting”, what is the first feeling you have? Mine used to be dread. All I could think about was my end goal, my end weight, how far I wanted to be able to run and how short of a time it would take for me to get there. It was overwhelming, I felt like I was NEVER going to reach my goals. Not a great way to start out, huh? Even though we may dread it, goal setting is an integral part of a successful fitness/nutrition program. However, we can’t let ourselves get overwhelmed with our goals. We need to …

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Greek Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes

These pancakes are high in protein but remain tender and delicious. A single recipe yields approximately 16 pancakes. Double the recipe and freeze extras for weekday meals/snacks. Whole Grain Yogurt & Fruit Pancakes These whole grain pancakes are moist with the perfect amount of rise. You won’t be able to tell they are grain free!Note that the nutrition facts include a cup of strawberry preserves for the topping! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 8 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 …

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Pizza Crust– Easy, Fast and Healthy!

A quick, delicious pizza crust that can be made gluten free! You can make your own pizza in the same or less time as having it delivered. Whole Grain Pizza Crust for the Oven and Grill! This whole grain pizza crust is a favorite because it works really well both in the oven and on the grill. It’s also great for a last minute pizza night because it doesn’t take all that much time to prepare. Usually I can have this on the table before we would have gotten a pizza delivered.  5 from 1 vote Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional …

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Southwest Dip

A simple, delicious dip to serve any time company pops in. We enjoy the sprouted chips found in the Health Market section of our grocer and keep some on­hand for quick entertaining. This serves 4­ – 6 people. Southwest Dip (Quick & Easy) This quick and easy southwest dip is great as a chip dip or a veggie dip.  0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 6 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt1 cup Salsa 1 tsp Mexican seasoning (optional) InstructionsMix all ingredients together in a small …

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Deviled Egg Wasa Snack

With left­over hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, I came up with this variation on deviled eggs. This high protein snack has a bit of crunch which proves satisfying to the tastebuds! Deviled Egg Wasa Snack This is a fun snack where I’ve made deviled egg filling and put it on a wash cracker. It’s a great “clean eating” appetizer! Make it for yourself or adjust the recipe and make it for a crowd! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Course: Snack Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Person Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 egg hard boiled1 …

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Mexican Chicken, A Recipe for your Crockpot

Easy)Mexican Chicken Recipe for the crockpot ( This is an easy chicken crock-pot recipe. You can use this to make burritos, tacos, enchiladas as a topping for taco salads or a filling for lettuce wraps! 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 6 hours Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes Servings: 16 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients2 lbs chicken breast1 can Pinto Bean (salt­-free) 1 can Red Kidney Beans (salt­-free)2 cups Salsa (no sugar added)1 cup organic corn (frozen)1 medium Onion (chopped)dash Cayenne Pepper1 tbsp Mexican seasoning (such as Southwest Seasoning by …

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Kale Tahini Salad

A delicious, crunchy spin on Kale Salad. The cucumbers and oranges add a burst of flavor to the nutty base. Who knew eating your greens could be so delicious! Low Carb Kale Tahini Salad This Kale Tahini salad is a delicious summer kale recipe. 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Course: Keto, Side Dish Cuisine: Keto Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 10 People Ingredients2 large Kale (stems removed)1 cup Cucumber (in small chunks)1/4 cup slivered almond (or chopped pecans/toasted pine nuts/other nuts)1 orange (chopped into small pieces)1/2 cup Feta (or gorgonzola cheese)1/2 cup Lemon Juice1/3 cup …

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Banana Bread Pancakes

Whole Grain Banana Bread Pancakes Banana Bread meets Pancakes. Oh yeah!! Drizzle these with a little maple syrup and you’ve got a delicious and nutritious breakfast that’s both mom and kid friendly. 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Servings: 5 People Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (old fashioned works best)1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or try a gluten free flour)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk2 Banana (the more ripe they are, the better the flavor)1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract1 tbsp Coconut Oil (I prefer Tropical Traditions brand) …

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Pumpkin Granola

Years ago, I discovered granola in the bulk section of my favorite health food store. Our entire family fell in love with it. Until, I read the label and noticed the atrocious amount of sugar present in my store-bought granola! I quickly set out to create my own granola recipe that the entire family would love. This one is a fantastic basic granola recipe. The pumpkin does not add any flavor, but instead allows us to cut back on the amount of oil used in the recipe while adding the nutritional wallop that pumpkin brings to the table. Cooking at …

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Greek Yogurt Bowl

A former ice­ cream junkie, I created this greek yogurt bowl to satisfy my sweet tooth. Now, instead of the ice cream ­­I experiment with different delicious toppings for my greek yogurt bowl! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we do in our home. Greek Yogurt Bowl This is a quick and easy snack—if you use frozen fruit—it will freeze the yogurt and you’ll have some instant healthy Greek fro-yo!  0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Person Author: Tara Wright Ingredients1 cup greek yogurt (0% …