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  • Triple Berry Açaí Smoothie

    Smoothies are an easy way to get a ton of nutrition into your body. You can enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, a pre or post-workout snack, or as a meal replacement. I normally enjoy mine right after I workout. Almost everyday of the week, I enjoy a smoothie, with some of my favorite ingredients.  This […]

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    How to Make A Smoothie Bowl with Added Protein

    For over six months, I’ve been sharing my new nutrition journey, in which I’ve been trying to eat better. I’ve become very conscious about choosing food and snacks that are “better for me” and my overall wellness goals. It hasn’t been an easy! But I’m learning, making changes, and seeing results. One easy way, I […]

  • Winter Charcuterie and Cheese Tray

    For a few years now, charcuterie and cheese trays have been very popular. I’m always looking for ways to make cheese trays better than the last one. I have some tried and true products, I always use and when I have a crowd, I like to try new foods too. To me, cheese trays are […]

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    12 Comfort Food Recipes You Might Want to Eat Soon…

    Winter is almost here and that means it’s time for all the comfort food. Even though I’ve been focused on a “healthier” nutrition journey, I still love comfort food. Pasta, potatoes, rice, cheese, and even soups are some of the things I think of for “comfort” food. What’s your favorite winter comfort food? Let me […]

  • Mini Salted Caramel Brownie Cupcakes

    Now that fall and winter is rolling in, my family and I are spending more time in the kitchen. My daughter is the “up and coming” chef and has an interest in baking. I’m just in the kitchen for mainly safety purposes. Her favorite thing to make is brownies. It’s been convenient to pickup up […]

  • Chicken Fried Rice Recipe + LifeInCheck™ Mobile App Help

    Groceries are expensive and feeding a family can be difficult. Thankfully, in Louisiana, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. According to nationwide stats, in 2019, Louisiana had roughly 500,000 SNAP/TANF households. That’s a lot of families that need additional […]

  • Kid-Friendly Charcuterie Board

    Since back to school looks a lot different this year, we all need more convenient and simple recipes. If you’re making a lot more meals at home, because of virtual school, you need healthy options that are easy to prepare. One of my favorite things to make in the kitchen is a charcuterie board. A […]

  • Paw’s Brown Sugar Ribs

    There are only a few days left in summer but that doesn’t mean grilling time is over. My husband and I enjoy grilling – ribs, sausage, pizzas, fish, you name it, we are happy to grill it. One thing my Dad (“Paw” to my kids) taught me is you can cook anything, any day, and […]

  • End of Summer Grilling Essentials

    Summer is my favorite season! This season is so beautiful in its own way. The flowers are blooming and the long days are the best. Summer won’t be around much longer so we are excited to get outdoors, grill, and enjoy the long days left. We pull out our chairs and all the essentials for […]

  • Cheesy Mexican Melt

    Back to school season is here and there is so much to do. The school year might look a little different this year but some things will remain the same. Meals and snacks are an important part of any school day and we all need brands we can trust for different meals. Sara Lee® is a trusted […]

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    Mango Pineapple Twist

    Yummy, yummy, mango and pineapple cocktail! I love it when I find food at the grocery store and I am inspired to create a recipe. I have never had a mango pineapple cocktail before, until the mangoes and pineapple went on sale at my local grocery store. That is how this cocktail came about…a sale. […]

  • Copycat Chipotle Guacamole

    Do you want to know something surprising? I never liked avocados and definitely not guacamole, until I was in my late twenties. I have no idea why it took me so long to fall in love with both. Of course, my husband and I both feel in love with chargrilled oysters only a few years […]

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