I love to start my day with a fruit smoothie. 1) It tastes good, 2) It gets me the fruit I need for the day, which can be hard to do in the winter, and 3) It gives my internal parts the fiber and nutrients needed to help me feel "on" and energetic for the day. The beauty of the smoothie recipe is that it is very forgiving. You can add most anything you want and it will still be good. I personally love frozen blueberries, strawberries, and mangos, but they're all good. I like to keep things exciting by trying new fruit when I see it. (Yes, I find that exciting.) Last thing: buy your fruit on sale and freeze it, or buy it in bulk at Target or some sort of Costsco/BJ's. 

Enjoy - and make sure you're getting some fruit each day!
 
 
This is my fiance's go-to dish and it's always a hit. So simple, and so good for you. Now... I hear people saying they don't eat avocados because they're high in fat. True, but it's GOOD fat - the kind that helps lower cholesterol. Check out the many other benefits of this amazing fruit.

All you need is 5 ingredients and 10 minutes. Check out the recipe now!
 
 
My first recipe is online!

Visit the soup section of the website to try out a delicous squash soup recipe. This receipe uses no butter (say what?!?) and is mainly just the squash itself (so this soup will be most flavorful when squash is in season). The ingredients consist of squash (hopefully this is in a squash soup), spices (feel free to experiment with these to suit your tastes), then chicken broth and low-fat evaporated milk for consistency.

Side note on chicken broth. Any type of broth can be very high sodium. You can either make it yourself, or if you don't feel like putting in the time/effort (I usually don't) then I recommend Pacific Brand Low-Sodium Chicken Broth. It has 3% sodium compared to 30%, 40% or 50% sodium.

This recipe is perfect for the fall/winter and will make your house smell awesome.
 
 
With this website I hope to connect with other individuals interested in a healthy and active lifestyle (on a budget). We can share ideas and encourage each other to remain active, healthy, and happy.
-Jessica