Healthy Pumpkin Cookies For You, OR Mail The Ingredients to Someone You Love

By | October 12th, 2017|Recipes|

A friend brought some pumpkin cookies over and told us they were healthy.  We are fully aware that “healthy” has many different levels, and our definition isn’t necessarily the same as how other people look at their food.  Did we eat them?  Absolutely!  I wasn’t going to insult my friend, and there were only six [...]

Your Kids Have Started School – Have you Covered These Three Things?

By | September 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  The first couple of weeks of school are down, and you've settled into a routine.  That's good!  Now that they're starting to settle in - be sure you've got some important things covered This is the FIRST year in a long time I haven’t had one of my babies starting school.  Our oldest turned [...]

Fresh, Homemade Pesto Grown in Pots

By | August 10th, 2017|Recipes|

This is the first summer in more than 12 years that I haven't had a garden.  We sold the big house where we finished raising our hoodlums, and downsized our living space, AND our outdoor space.  So far, we absolutely love the freedom that gives us - but that doesn't mean I can't still grow [...]

Homemade, Healthy Jam Without Sugar or Pectin

By | July 10th, 2017|Recipes|

I love to make healthy and delicious freezer jam (without sugar or pectin!) this time of year when the berries, cherries, peaches and nectarines are plentiful and inexpensive.  This jam is easier than any other version I've ever done, AND is actually good for you.  It's really not jam at all - because it doesn't contain any [...]

Clean “Cheesecake” in a Jar for Independence Day

By | July 1st, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|

I love block parties on the Fourth of July.  What better way to celebrate our freedoms than to visit and play with friends and neighbors, children and grandchildren.  That day is also (usually) a “cheat” day because somehow holidays have become synonymous with junk food.  It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a completely [...]

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 [...]