Salmon on the Grill. Easy, Fast and Healthy

By | June 27th, 2017|Recipes|

Grilling is my favorite way to cook fresh fish, especially Salmon!  I feel like it's easy to get the perfect texture and degree of “done-but-not-overcooked” using any grill and aluminum foil.  The BONUS, is:  cleanup is super easy too. Want perfectly cooked Salmon (or any fish) every time?  Just follow these tips:  For every inch [...]

Delicious Protein Powder – The Struggle is Real

By | June 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Back in 2012, Chris Barnett noticed I was lightheaded during a workout and asked me about my protein intake.  I thought I was getting enough, but he recommended I also add a protein shake once a day.  I was already doing a green smoothie with fresh spinach every morning, so it was easy to just [...]

Braised Cuban Flank Steak

By | May 29th, 2017|Recipes, Uncategorized|

This is a recipe that Chris Barnett sent out in an email to all Dream Body members.  Shawn and I love flank steak, and prepare it in a variety of ways!  When our kids were growing up, we skied every Saturday, and often we tossed a flank steak in the crock pot before we left [...]

Work to Failure and Beet Cupcakes

By | May 15th, 2017|Dream Body Fitness, Lifestyle|

Failure can be a good thing.  In the gym, we do reps to failure because that builds strength. Because we work until we fail - we succeed. My daughter McKenna and I doing yoga on Mother's Day. This is something I did with the kiddos when they were little, but now the roles are [...]

Healthy Chocolate Mousse – Made With Aquafaba (Garbanzo Bean Water)

By | April 21st, 2017|Recipes|

I was surprised when my daughter said I could make Chocolate Mousse with the water from the can of garbanzo beans!  She hadn’t played with aquafaba, so of course I had to!  It makes a super light and fluffy Chocolate Mousse, which is a much different texture from the thick and heavy Avocado Chocolate Mousse (for that [...]

Healthy Peanut Butter and Chocolate – Just in Time for Easter

By | April 13th, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

Easter is coming up fast, and I’m making a plan!  As you know, my husband Shawn, gave up sugar the first of January this year, and to date - he’s lost 21 pounds!  That’s pretty significant, because his total goal is to lose 24 pounds.  Just giving up soda and treats has made a huge [...]

Absolutely Delicious Vegan Loaf – A Great Protein Meal!

By | April 8th, 2017|Recipes|

I am not a vegan, but I love vegan food.  When my kids were young and learning about dinosaurs, my oldest daughter was explaining the difference between herbivores and carnivores to her younger siblings. I asked her what I was and she responded, “Oh Mom, you’re an Omnivore, because you eat EVERYTHING!”  I could not [...]

Easy, Creamy, Healthy, Cauliflower-Based Soup for Spring

By | March 28th, 2017|Recipes|

Spring means new and tender fresh vegetables that must be made part of my meals! Spring also means cold and rainy days that alternate with sunny days, and leave me confused. Cauliflower can help with that. For me - that means SOUP! I feel like soup in the Spring is different from other seasons.  It [...]

Shawn Finally Cheats

By | March 16th, 2017|emotional, fitness|

You may remember that on January 1st, my husband Shawn stopped eating processed sugar.  Shawn likes healthy food, and eats pretty well most of the time - and, like most people, has a treat or "cheats" occasionally. Over the last couple of years though - that “occasional” treat increased in frequency and soda became a [...]

How to Organize Your Move and Still Eat Clean

By | March 6th, 2017|emotional, Lifestyle|

We’ve just officially become “empty nesters”, which is an even mix of sad and thrilling.  Having our family home up for sale was the next logical step because we no longer wanted or needed a big house and yard to take care of. It got real when a buyer showed interest early in February, and [...]