Recipes

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]

Massive Giveaway!!! (Win a free Kitchenaid, training programs, and much more)

True Lemon Giveaway

Eeek!!  I am so excited I can finally announce this to you guys!  I am doing a massive giveaway with True Lemon, Hip2Save, and Favorite Family Recipes.  The Grand Prize winner's prize is valued at over $600!!  There are also a ton of other runner-up prizes we are giving too.  If you've followed my blog for a while you know that I love True Lemon products - it's one of the ways I am able to drink e ...[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]

Valentines Day!

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With Valentines Day being tomorrow, it's a reminder to tell those you care about just how much you love them. What's the one gift you always want to give to loved ones? Health. Help someone special in your life get a kick-start, or keep going strong, with a healthy lifestyle through inspiration by the 42 recipes in the eCookbook I co-wrote with Ellen Whitney, Delight Your Appetite. 64 pages filled ...[Read More]

4 Week Shred – Day 6 (Legs & Cheat Meal)

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        Today I have a cheat meal or off-plan meal written into the program and I am really looking forward to it.  I am six days into the program and already counting calories is getting old.  I don't usually count calories and I don't really recommend that people do it on an every-day-basis because I think you can get really obsessive over it and it can be so time consuming. ...[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]

Lazy Man Sweet Potato Recipe

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 Sweet potatoes are SO inexpensive right now! My grocery store has them for 25 cents a pound!  This is my favorite 'lazy man' (or woman) sweet potato method. Two steps: 1) wash sweet potatoes 2) throw in crockpot Done! Cook on high for 4 hours until soft. I threw in a few red potatoes here and will mash them all up together for dinner with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Enjoy! PS - A lot of peo ...[Read More]

Healthy Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole

  Members Only Recipe!! This may be the BEST recipe I have ever crafted.  Seriously, it took all my will power not to immediately go back for seconds.....and thirds.  I tried something new while filming this video and it failed miserably, will you guys forgive me?  I tried filming this with my iPhone instead of my nice camera and the quality came out pretty bad.  I learned my lesson and will ...[Read More]

Marinated Beef Kabobs – Secret Family Recipe!

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  Members only recipe! This is a secret family recipe that I had to beg and plead to share with you guys.  It is so good!  Seriously.  My husband has even considered opening a food stand business outside bars on the weekend selling these kabobs.  They are a huge hit in our house and our 'go-to' meal when we entertain and have guests over.  You can substitute the steak for chicken if you prefe ...[Read More]