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 [...]

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 [...]