5 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Yes I know I recently wrote a blog post that being skinny does not automatically mean being healthy, but some people do need to lose weight. I am also sure that everyone at one point in their life will or have benefited from some weight loss. Even if it was only 3 pounds!

So you want your weight loss to be sustainable, meaning that you lose it and keep it off without losing your mind.

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Rambiling Fridays – Safe, Healthy & Grateful 4th of July

Fourth of July is tomorrow!

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First make sure you have a safe weekend! Be careful on the roads, lots of parties. Also don’t forget about the fur babies home. Make sure they  are confined because a lot of doggies get very nervous and anxious when they hear fireworks and may try to escape. Some dogs will harm themselves trying in doing so. If you have a little fur baby at home, check out the links below to keep them safe at home!

ASPCA 4th of July Safety Tips

PetMD Keeping your Dog Safe

Next make sure you have a healthy weekend. Check out our recipe page for dozens of healthy recipes. I would like to highlight a few, that would be great for an outdoor BBQ or Picnic.

Grilling Fruits – does not have to be only meats and veggies!

Healthy Tips for BBQ Season – Don’t leave the BBQ feeling like a rooley pooley

Grilled Pizza – Please please please try it and report back!

Matt’s burgers – juicy, tender, delicious and of course healthy!

Last, but not least have a grateful 4th of July

Don’t forget the reason we celebrate 4th of July and thank all those who fought to give us independence! Need a little pick me up – try some meditation and mindfulness!

Have a great holiday!

5 healthy tips to stay on track while traveling

I have been craving some wanderlust activity and I am so happy the time has finally come! As you read this, hubby and I are on a road trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  From NY, its a 12 hour car ride which I am half looking forward to, hee hee.  It is very important to us to continue our health and wellness regimens when traveling.  Just because our minds are on vacation, doesn’t mean our health and bodies has to be.  We plan to remain very healthy and active during our 9 day trip.  …

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Basil Blackberry Pancakes

Blackberries are here, blackberries are here!!! As much as it is kinda a bummer when strawberry season is over, it is also super exciting because that means we are in the height of the growing season. Melons, berries, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash etc. There is just so much!

I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies lately because of the shakeology protein powder that I get for being a beachbody coach. I’ve been putting blackberries into the smoothies so I wanted to put my precious berries to a different use! I attempted blackberry pancakes before and they came out good, but not blog worthy. That is how I judge all my recipe creations!

I was also thinking what goes with blackberries and some basil caught my eye. Sweet berries with peppery/semi-sweet basil, Viola!

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Blackberry Basil Pancakes

  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or other type)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 handful of basil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

In small bowl add the blackberries and mash them with a utensil.

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In a larger bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs and coconut milk. Then add the berries and sugar.

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The spoon says a heap of love <3

Chop the basil into tiny pieces and add to batter. Grease a skillet with coconut oil, heat and add the batter. Cook for about 6 minutes or until you start seeing little bubbles in the pancakes. Flip and cook for 3 minutes.

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Top with extra basil for prettiness and extra yumminess!

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I always eat my pancakes with a little bit of greek yogurt on top. Its so good trust me!

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