Breakfast Recipes

Tried & True Holiday Candy Recipes

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  Most of the recipes you see on my website are healthy and nutritious recipes.  But, true to the tagline on all my posts this blog is about showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.  For me, balance isn't about being perfect 100% of the time, but rather about eating healthy and exercising most of the time, and enjoying treats in moderation too. Christmas is one of thos ...[Read More]

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Thai Peanut Turkey Lettuce Wraps 2

When I first started eating healthier after I had gained 65lbs during my first pregnancy, I knew that I needed to find a way to fix my sweet tooth.  I didn't know how to cook and I was terrible at baking, even when I was following recipes.  I knew that I had to learn to get creative in the kitchen, even if it meant a lot of bad experiments in the process.  It was during this time that I really lea ...[Read More]

Banana Pancakes (video)

Banana Pancakes

  In this Members Only video, I show you how to make delicious and healthy banana pancakes.  These are a family favorite and are a great meal to cook in bulk for a quick grab-and-go meal later in the week. ----------------------------------------

Double Chocolate Protein Shake (video)

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In this Members Only video, I show you how to make my favorite pre-workout shake.  It tastes great, is packed with fiber, and isn't too heavy so it shouldn't upset your stomach before your workout. I usually make this 20-30 minutes before my workout. -1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk -1 scoop MRM rich vanilla whey -1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder -2 handfuls spinach (can't taste it) -7g chia ...[Read More]

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Pancake with Quest Bar bites added

This morning while making banana pancakes for the kids, I added a cut up Quest Nutrition cinnamon roll bar to my pancake. So. So. Good. Try it and let me know how you like it!   Banana Pancake Recipe (single serving) 1 banana, mashed 4 egg whites 1/3 c. oat flour Splash of almond milk Dash of cinnamon   Mix ingredients together and cook like regular pancakes. This makes 4 small pancakes ...[Read More]

3 Healthy Breakfast Ideas that Your Kids Will Love: Guest Post from Lynn Manning!

Lynn Manning

I became online friends with Lynn Manning a while back and I love following her blog and reading her posts.  I love how she shows a real-life approach to helping women stay fit and healthy, and she does a great job showing how she manages her nutrition and exercise all while balancing a business and taking care of two young girls.  Here is a little bit of info about Lynn: "My husband (Drew Manning ...[Read More]

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Yesterday I posted this picture on my Facebook page with the caption: "Do you have a friend expecting a new baby soon? Any of my healthy freezer meal recipes that I have on my website (click here to see the list) would be a great thing to bring over for dinner for a new mama. They are all fairly easy to make and freeze well if there are extras. I also always like to bring something for them to eat ...[Read More]

7 Ways To Help Your Kids Eat A Healthier Breakfast!

Yes, please!! 7 ways to help your kids to eat a healthier breakfast – some awesome ideas in here from a fit mom of two young kids. #nataliehodson

Day 3 of my 30 Days of Blogging Challenge! Sorry for the website issues earlier. I had a temporary restriction put on my website because of some heavy traffic and optimization/caching issues. My host server told me it would be an ‘easy’ problem to fix and when I opened up the link with the instructions to fix it all the code looked like a foreign language to me. Luckily I have an awesome brother w ...[Read More]

Protein Packed Blueberry Cereal

For some reason I was really craving cereal this morning! So, post workout I tried this concoction and loved it! I took 3 rice cakes and broke them up in a bowl (4 rice cakes for male serving size). Added 1/4c. frozen blueberries. Then I made a protein shake with 1 scoop whey protein (I use MRM brand Rich Vanilla flavor) and 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Poured over the 'cereal' as the mi ...[Read More]

Spicy Spinach Egg Whites

Here is my breakfast this morning and what I eat pretty much every morning for breakfast. 6 scrambled egg whites with spinach and black pepper with salsa on top. 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (not instant oats) cooked with a dash of almond milk and 1/4 cup frozen blueberries. I think this tastes really good and I don't really ever get tired of it. If I want to mix things up I will make my blueberry p ...[Read More]