Favorite Recipe Friday: Orange Pomegranate Salad

Need to take a dish to pass to Thanksgiving this year? This salad makes a light, sweet and tangy side. It looks like a lot of steps, but it really doesn’t take long at all! And look at how pretty and colorful it is! Ingredients For almonds: 1 tsp. butter 2 tsp. honey ½ c. sliced almonds For dressing: 2 […]

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8 Ways to Cut Holiday Stress

I have a good time and enjoy many aspects of the holiday season: Turkey Trot, Hallmark movies with Gretchen Wieners, getting together with family, singing Christmas carols and Christmas Eve mass, to name a few. However, the stress that comes along with this time of year gets to me and sometimes clouds the joy and […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Lemon Chicken Soup

Rick and I both had colds this week, and this lemon chicken soup really hit the spot. The orzo seems to make it a little thicker and comforting. I’ve also made this soup without the orzo, which is still a tasty option if you’re watching the carbs. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 onion, diced […]

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What a Weight Loss Coach Learned About Paying Off Debt

I have been a health coach for a weight loss program for the last 3+ years, and I’ve learned so much from my patients                    about paying off debt. That sounds kinda odd. It’s not like my patients are all financial advisors trading money advice for weight […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Taco Pie

This is one of my favorite recipes from childhood. Such a comfort!   Ingredients: 1 frozen pie crust, baked according to package directions 1 lb. ground turkey or beef 1 tsp. olive oil 2 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. cayenne 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 c. salsa 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: October

We stepped up our game after a spendy September. I’m really proud of what we accomplished this month and I feel like we got our gazelle intensity back. Some of these wins were big, and others seemed so tiny they might not really seem like wins. I think it’s important for me to recognize them […]

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Meatless Monday: Chickpea Tomato Soup

This is that last week of the Meatless Monday series! I really enjoyed making more meatless meals this month. It was easier on the wallet and many meals were a lot quicker to make since I didn’t have to prep any meat. This week, I made an aromatic tomato soup with chickpeas and spinach. I […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

I love it when you can make a complete healthy meal in one casserole dish. Soooo easy. This casserole is a cheesy mix of vegetables and chicken with a little crunch from some water chestnuts. Healthy comfort food! Ingredients 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, halved 1 tsp. ground black pepper 2 10-oz. bags frozen cauliflower rice 1 12-oz. bag frozen […]

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10 Tips to Cut Your Holiday Spending

I know, I know, it’s not even November yet, and I’m posting about the holidays. It might seem a little early, but it’s good to be prepared for this money-zapping time of year. This year has great potential to be lighter on the wallet if you’re armed with these 10 tips to help you spend […]

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Meatless Monday: Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Fair warning: this Meatless Monday’s going to heat things up. This recipe’s a great mix of spicy and sweet. The crunch of the cashews adds a nice variance in texture, and it’s chock-full of veggies! If you don’t like a lot of heat, cut out the red pepper flakes. Ingredients 1 tsp. olive oil ½ […]

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