Sweet and Strong

Grandma’s Pancake Recipe

Making home made pancakes is so much easier than you think and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge.  This recipe has been passed down on my mom’s side of the family.  We grew up eating these pancakes on special occasions and now I make them for my husband and I […] Read more…

Interval Treadmill Workout #1

Running has always been my favorite type of cardio.  In college I was totally guilty of setting the treadmill on 6.0 and people watching for 30-40 minutes straight.  While at least I was doing some type of cardio, on a treadmill you really want to be completing speed intervals or increase the incline in order to get a […] Read more…

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I remember growing up my sisters and I always helped my mom with baking in the kitchen.  We did cookies, cakes, brownies, and pies all home made.  We used to argue over who got to lick the dough or batter from the beaters on the hand mixer.  Seriously to this day I have never had a […] Read more…

Paper Plate Ab Workout

Think you need fancy equipment to get a good ab workout?  Think again!  If you have carpet and paper plates this is an amazing ab workout you can do at home.  The paper plates act as ‘sliders’.  If you don’t have carpet you could use towels or ‘sliders’  can be purchased at any sports equipment […] Read more…

It’s Taco Tuesday!

My absolute favorite night of the work week is Taco Tuesday because I LOVE anything Mexican.  We always make some sort of Mexican dish using any meat (chicken, turkey, pork, beef, or fish), Mexican spices (especially chili powder and cumin), fresh vegetables, and I either pair with tortillas, sweet potatoes, rice, or quinoa with our […] Read more…

Tropical Green Smoothie

The weather forecast today in southern MD is literally a messy mix of rain, freezing rain, and snow.  YUCK!  After Christmas I am so over the idea of cold weather and snow (unless it means a snow day and a day off of school).  So I decided to make one of my favorite tropical green smoothies this morning […] Read more…

POPSUGAR Fitness

There are so many great workout videos on the internet, but I hate getting 10 minutes into a video then realizing, this workout isn’t for me. If you want some great free videos check out Popsugar Fitness.  There are great total body workouts and workouts to focus on different parts of your body. Read more…

Top Five Items to Prep

Every Sunday I always dedicate a few hours to prepping food and snacks for the week.  Here are my top five food prep suggestions: 1.  Almonds. I mix together lightly salted and unsalted raw almonds then measure about ten to twelve 1/4 cup servings and place them in small tupperware containers for the week.  My […] Read more…

Dirty Thirty Workout #1

I have no idea where I came across the idea of a ‘Dirty Thirty Workout’ but I love creating these workouts when I am pressed for time because you can get a total body workout in about thirty minutes or less. I create a list of 10-12 exercise and do thirty reps before taking about […] Read more…

Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bites

These Oatmeal Raisin Energy Bits are a great alternative to your afternoon snack or granola bar.  I eat two bites on the way home to give me energy for my upcoming workout.  Ten minutes of prepping will save you money and you will know exactly what is in your afternoon snack. Read more…

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