Recipe Videos

Grandma Hatch’s Homemade Caramel Recipe

Grandma Hatch’s Homemade Caramel Recipe

This is my Grandma Hatch's caramel recipe and it is the BEST caramel recipe I have ever tried.  These make for an awesome, inexpensive teacher gift, neighbor gift, etc.  I make these every single year for Christmas and they are a huge hit.  Just make sure that you really watch your pot while it is boiling, you have to make sure to keep stirring the entire time or else you can easily burn the caram ...[Read More]

The Best (and easiest) Way to Cook Rice without a Rice Cooker

Rice

This is the way we cook our brown rice and it is so good this way! Ingredients: -4 cups beef or chicken broth (32oz) -1 cup brown rice -1 cup quinoa (or if you don't have quinoa you can just do another cup of brown rice) Instructions: In a medium pan mix together broth, rice, and quinoa.  Turn on your burner and bring liquid to a boil.  Once boiling, stir and then reduce heat to low and cover with ...[Read More]

Baked Flounder with Brown Rice

Flounder Brown Rice

    This is a meal that we make all the time.  I can throw it together faster than I could cook a frozen pizza and it's just a really easy, simple meal. I keep the large bags of wild caught flounder in our freezer (we find them at Sam’s Club) so that I can make this quick dinner in a pinch if I don’t have anything else prepared.  The flavor of flounder is very tender and mild and doesn’t ...[Read More]

The BEST Way to Hard Boil an Egg

Hard Boil an Egg

  The BEST way to hard boil an egg! We boil 18-24 eggs each week, and have tried every possible version out there on how to hard boil eggs. This way, hands down, is the best. The shell never sticks to the egg when you do it this way! Share with a friend who you think might like this tip. PS - Members of my site get a new healthy recipe each Monday.  This week, I shared my absolute favorite He ...[Read More]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (a 15-second video)

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    How to cook spaghetti squash! 1) Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds 2) Line a cookie sheet with foil and bake with the skin up at 375 for 40 minutes 3) Once baked, the inside will easily scoop out in strands similar to cooked spaghetti 4) Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce and enjoy! Share with a friend who would like this! Here is the link for my Easy 30 Minute Homemad ...[Read More]

Chicken Chili!

Chicken Chili Natalie Hodson

Members only recipe! I love this chili recipe.  It isn't extremely spicy and I did that on purpose so that my kids would eat it too, but if you like your chili with more of a bite, feel free to add some extra jalapeno or red pepper flakes. Low-Fat Chicken Chili Makes ~10 servings Ingredients: 1.5 lb chicken breast, trimmed of fat/tendons and diced into ½ inch cubes (appx 680g) (1) 7oz can chopped ...[Read More]

10-Day Meal Plan!

Meal Plan

    Members Only Post!! Each Monday, members of my site will be getting a new, healthy recipe to try.  This week, however, I am taking it a step further and sharing with you a 10-day meal plan program that I created and regularly use myself.  This is the same meal plan found in my Strong Start 10-day jump start program and includes recipes that my entire family enjoys.  The beauty of thi ...[Read More]

Photo Shoot Countdown

Membership

I have some fun news for members of my site (to find out more about become a member click here).   As many of you know, I haven't been able to work out for the past four weeks since my surgery (you can read more about the surgery I had here).  I just got the clearance from my doctor yesterday that I am able to start working out again, starting slowly.  I will be at the Arnold Sports Festival March ...[Read More]

35 Calorie Sweet Cabbage and Apple Salad

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Members Only Post! I hope you will love this delicious sweet cabbage and apple salad as much as I have lately.  I have been eating this often because it is low in calories but high in volume, meaning it has a lot of fiber and makes me fill full without putting me into a calorie surplus.  If I am trying to lose weight, or create a calorie deficit, it is really important to me that I find a lot of h ...[Read More]

Cookbook Release Date

I am so excited to finally announce that our cookbook is being released TOMORROW!   I teamed up with Ellen Whitney to create a cookbook sharing our favorite and most popular, healthy dishes. With this book, we show you how “healthy” does not have to be synonymous with bland and boring. You can still savor the foods you love and reach your fitness goals, it just takes a little experimenting in ...[Read More]