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The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

Hey friends!  I can’t believe how cold it is already getting and it is only November!  It feel like it should be January with these frigid temps and inches of snow on the ground.  With the cold that also means sickness, ugh!  My family and…

The-Never-Forget Green Smoothie

The-Never-Forget Green Smoothie

Hey friends! Happy Snacktastic Tuesday! Okay, that’s a little obnoxious, but seriously this is the easiest and tastiest green smoothie with only 4 ingredients! 🙌🏼🤗 This makes a filling snack or the perfect pair to any meal. I made this last night for our Monday…

Monday Moves! Treadmill + Weights

Monday Moves! Treadmill + Weights

Hey friends! Are you feeling the pressure that December is flying by and Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye? Ahhh!

The kids are so excited and counting down the last two weeks of school. I can’t believe how short this holiday season feels, it kinda makes me a little sad. I always think to myself, this is the only year my kids will be 7, 9 and 12 for Christmas and want to savor the memories. I keep telling myself this to enjoy this time and ditch the stress.

Anyway, as time is getting crunched, I feel I need to skip my workout in order to get more done during the day. But here’s a great little cardio plus strength workout that can be done in no time.

Feel free to add weights to squats and walking lunges. Arm exercises: bicep curls and chest press will need to have light to medium weights.

Enjoy this combo and feel free to adjust rounds. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

DD

Ditch the Diet – Eat Real Food

Ditch the Diet – Eat Real Food

The word diet has lost its meaning…It is defined as the food you eat, not a cleanse, not consuming a bunch of supplements, not a detox – but real food that nourishes your body! Nourishing foods that make your hair glow. Nourishing foods that make…

Snack Plate Lunch!

Snack Plate Lunch!

I just got home from shopping and I’m starving! Feed. Me. Now. Do you ever have those days? Hehehe, I have many days like this and this plate has a great variety of food to satisfy all my cravings (I had chocolate squares after 😂😉).…

Crock-Pot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Crock-Pot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Hey friends! Tuesdays I generally like to feature a simple snack but since it is a holiday week, here’s a snack pre/post your holiday meal. We are really starting to get ready for holidays here and can’t wait for the season! Who’s with me?!

So…here it is…a super-simple dip that is actually pretty packed with some goodies (super foods!), just saying… I’m all for enjoying all kinds of foods during the holidays but when they are good-for-you AND taste amazing, that’s a pure holiday bonus! 🙌

This seasoning package is from Simply Organic seasonings. Simply Organic Spinach Dip Mix. Sometimes it’s hard to find, but thinking you could sub a ranch dressing seaoning package. I have found it at Hy-Vee HealthMarket and Whole Foods.

Crock-Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients

12oz spinach (I used frozen, thaw and ring out water)

1 can (13.75oz) artichokes, drained

8oz light cream cheese

1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 cup mozzarella & parmesan blend, shredded

1 pkg spinach seasoning

1/2 cup milk

Preparations

Finely chop spinach and artichokes (I placed both ingredients in a food processor). Place all ingredients in a crock-pot and stir together. Heat on LOW for two hours. Serve with crackers, pretzel thins or veggies!

This dip was a hit at my class last week! I’ve been eating it for lunch this past week, and I’m totally counting it as a veggie in my lunch. 🤗

Enjoy friends! XOXO DD

Monday Moves – My Favorite Hiit Workout + Weekly Workout Schedule

Monday Moves – My Favorite Hiit Workout + Weekly Workout Schedule

This was a doozy friends, whew! But honestly I felt great after three rounds. I wrote a version of this HIIT workout but it just didn’t flow, with a few tweaks, here she is! I really love this one! 🤗 I found a 45 sec…

Tazo Tea – Friday Favorite!

Tazo Tea – Friday Favorite!

Awww, the wonderful thing about colder weather is hot drinks!  Target had a great sale this week on Tazo teas, so that means I get to try more!  My favorite flavor is wild sweet orange.  I notice I like to add two bags in my…