Sweet and Strong

Classic Marinara Sauce

I never really imagined myself preparing my own pasta sauce.  I thought it was only a tradition for Italian families.  So I used to always buy the generic marinara sauce at the grocery store because it was cheap and made for a quick and easy dinner. My husband enjoys spending time in the kitchen as well […] 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…

New Year. New You……

After we all ring in 2015 with family and friends, I’m sure many of us will begin our new year resolutions or goals. I thought this would be a perfect time to start writing my blog because I wanted to create a realist perspective on food and fitness.  I used to set the following new […] Read more…

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