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Recipe Rehab: Mexican Pizza

Recipe Rehab: Mexican Pizza

One of the cool things our Extreme Weight Loss season 5 peeps get to do while they’re with us at bootcamp is to take turns making dinner for each other….

Banana Zucchini Protein Muffins

Banana Zucchini Protein Muffins

The weather still may feel summer sticky, but rest assured fall is just around the corner! With the change in season, comes a whole new batch of amazing seasonal fruits…

Rocco’s Soft Serve Ice Cream

Rocco’s Soft Serve Ice Cream

Okay guys, lets be completely honest…how many times have you turned on EWL, grabbed a heaping bowl of ice cream, and plopped yourself on the couch to guiltily enjoy your…

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

This yummy combo of veggies and avocado is SO tasty and incredibly simple to make – a must for a mother of 4! Paired with our favorite multigrain tortilla chips,…

Coconut Cream Fruit Freezies

Coconut Cream Fruit Freezies

The amazing Erika has been at it again! Check out another one of her awesome healthy—but oh, so yummy—treats just in time for the holiday weekend! And you can find…

Eating in Color: Avocado Smoothie

Eating in Color: Avocado Smoothie

Avocado in my smoothie?? Yes please! I know what you’re thinking…and yes, avocados are normally reserved for salads and Mexican food. You’ll be amazed what happens to this fruit (not…

Easter Brunch: Apple Chicken Hash

Easter Brunch: Apple Chicken Hash

We’ve heard your feedback and know how much you are loving every recipe we’ve shared from the amazing Erika Peterson. Today, we’re sharing her healthy twist on a breakfast favorite…

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

We are huge veggie fans around here! No surprise, right?! We love veggies because they’re super nutritious, very calorie friendly, and yummy! I’m often asked which ones are the healthiest,…

Our New Dessert Diet!

Our New Dessert Diet!

Finally, a diet that allows you to eat any dessert you want, everyday, while still losing massive amounts of weight… April Fools! I’m sorry, but in the spirit of today,…

All About Calories

All About Calories

Calories. You’ll find them in 99.99% of everything you eat and drink. They can be your greatest friends or your worst enemies. Eat fewer than you need and you lose…

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Congratulations to our book winner, Christy Troxell-Thomas Veggies are so awesome that even though they’re complex carbs, we’ve given them their very own group in carb cycling! In fact, you…

My Favorite Fast Food

My Favorite Fast Food

Good ol’ oatmeal, a popular go-to for breakfast since way back in the early 1850’s, is a true nutritional powerhouse. And it’s not just for breakfast anymore—Oh no! Chris and…

Healthy Snack: Fruit Leather

Healthy Snack: Fruit Leather

We are all about finding healthier alternatives to the kid-favorite snacks out there. Today we tackled the ever-so-popular Fruit Roll-Ups. My favorite part about these is that they are JUST…

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookie

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cookie

When I think about Valentine’s Day, I see hearts, the color red and of course CHOCOLATE! This recipe is the perfect Valentine’s Day cheat treat because it includes all of those things!!…

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

“What?!” you ask. “How can I eat healthy and save money? Eating healthy is sooooo expensive!” Actually…no. It’s not. Here’s why: When you eat healthy foods, you feel fuller sooner,…

Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Orange Glazed Poppy Seed Bread

Back again to spread her magic is the one and only, WONDERFUL Clean Simple Foodie – Erika Peterson. How she does it? I don’t know…but what I do know is…

A Powell Perfect Green Bean Casserole

A Powell Perfect Green Bean Casserole

For all you Green bean casserole fans, here’s a healthy, and gluten-free, solution for you! Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole Serves 6 What you’ll need: 16 oz. fresh green beans…

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

I may have found my new indulgence…not just this cake, but ALL of the wonderful recipes from the amazing Erika Peterson. The best part about her recipes is that they…

Cranberry Quinoa Stuffing

Cranberry Quinoa Stuffing

A holiday favorite of ours is back just in time for Thanksgiving! This perfectly sweet and salty combo will make your taste buds dance…and will save you the calories of…

Carb Confusion

Carb Confusion

Confused about carbs and how they fit into carb cycling? Believe me, you’re not alone! Many of my most frequently asked questions are about carbs. And yes, with all the…

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Maple Pecan Sweet Potatoes

Don’t you love it when a healthier version of your favorite fall dishes falls into your laptop? Even my hubby, Chris gives these a “thumbs up.” Are you ready for my…

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

There were many questions about white potatoes after I posted a pic of my potato the other day. People wondering if they were good for you, bad for you, too…

Colorful Cutlery

Colorful Cutlery

How darn cute are these??? Hands down, the prettiest knives I’ve ever seen ;). With the amount of prepping, cooking, and cutting that goes on in our kitchen, a good…

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

I can’t believe October is already here! What does this mean for most of us? Baking season and holiday festivities (along with those unwanted holiday pounds) are waiting for us…

Sweet Potato Brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

You might know Drew Manning from his incredible Fit2Fat2Fit journey or from his appearance on Alyssa’s courageous Extreme Weight Loss episode. You might also know of Drew from his hit book…

Let’s Celebrate Blueberries!

Let’s Celebrate Blueberries!

July is National Blueberry Month, and has been since 2003. “Why,” might you ask, “Should the blueberry deserve an entire official month?” There are lots of reasons why, the most…

Skinny Pancakes

Skinny Pancakes

Skinny pancakes? Yes please! I’ll take a wheat-free, banana-packed, absolutely delicious breakfast ANYDAY…and so will your family! These yummy cakes are easy enough to make with your kiddos alongside you….

Protein Carrot Cake Bars

Protein Carrot Cake Bars

Thanks to my amazing sister-in-law for finding and sharing this no sugar added, protein carrot cake recipe with me! Yes, you are understanding correctly – you CAN eat carrot cake…

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