Favorite Recipe Friday: Mozzarella Turkey Meatloaf

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for awhile, but we always eat it up before I remember to take a picture of it! It’s so delicious and filling. A side of roasted vegetables pairs nicely with this cheesy loaf. Ingredients 1 lb ground turkey 1 c. bread crumbs 2 tsp. Italian seasoning 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 4 oz. mozzarella sliced […]

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Top 10 Thrifty Wins: November

One thing I love about these monthly Top 10 Thrifty Wins posts is that it forces me to find SOME kind of financial positives when looking back at the month. All wins count, no matter how seemingly small they might be. Reflecting on the past month’s finances motivates me to keep going and do even […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Easy Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables will change your life! I tossed some of my favorite veggies together with some spices and oil and popped them in the oven. Magic happened, and in 40 minutes I had crispy-tender, decadent morsels of nutrition. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes 1 c. mushrooms, sliced 2 carrots, peeled […]

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11 Frugal Habits That Save Us Thousands

Rick and I have learned so much over the past 8ish months since beginning our quest for financial freedom. (We’ve paid $44,000 in student loans since April!) I thought I’d share some of the habits we’ve developed since beginning our journey that have helped us to save thousands. 1. Eating in. We didn’t eat out […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Do you have some leftover cranberries from your Thanksgiving dinner? Use them up in this sweet and tangy chicken recipe. This chicken is great in a sandwich, in a salad, or alongside some roasted fall veggies. Ingredients: 2.5 lbs chicken breasts 1/2 c. fresh cranberries 1 Tbsp. dried Italian herbs For the Marinade: 1/3 c. […]

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4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

‘Tis the season to give thanks! Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and it’s a perfect time to talk about gratitude. Last week I posted about holiday stress and how being grateful and staying positive can help manage stress. I also made up my mind that I wasn’t going to give in to the pressures of the holiday […]

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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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