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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…

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,…

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom is Turning 29!!! Again. March. The month of birthdays in this family ☺. Today happens to mark the most important one of them all. The birth of the woman…

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…

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!!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Dessert Diet

The 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,…

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Caribbean Jerk Chicken

Try this family dinner favorite straight from Chris’ new book, Choose More, Lose More for Life, on shelves May 7th! Caribbean Jerk Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 PORTIONS 4 PORTIONS 6 PORTIONS…

ElizabethStreet.com: Peanut Butter Fudge

ElizabethStreet.com: Peanut Butter Fudge

Read the complete article on ElizabethStreet.com. The trainer behind ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ shares her peanut butter fudge recipe. Check out this indulgent but healthy dessert. Heidi Powell is a trainer…

Gluten-Free Pasta Perfection

Gluten-Free Pasta Perfection

Okay, I can’t let this super-easy family favorite stay a secret for much longer. Time to share a meal we eat every single week, without fail. The best part is…

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Happy National Tortilla Chip Day!

Believe it or not, we DO celebrate such a seemingly-silly day over here at the Powell home – we’ll take any excuse to pair a delicious guac with some hearty…

Spicing It Up with Spicy Pulled Chicken

Spicing It Up with Spicy Pulled Chicken

Studies have shown that spicy food may help heat up your metabolism. Although the actual long-term effects chili and other hot foods have on your the metabolism are a bit…